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iPhone sales should essentially level off this year

iPhone sales should essentially level off this year

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Analysts are predicting that this year will see nearly no growth at all for the Apple smartphone. If there’s anything Apple has never needed to worry about before, it’s been its iPhone sales, as the popularity of the brand has been very strong from the time that the smartphone was first invented. However, analysts are now predicting that this year’s sales growth will be just slightly more than 1 percent. When all is said … Read entire article »

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Ad-supported iTunes Radio brought to an end

Ad-supported iTunes Radio brought to an end

Apple is phasing out its advertising based streaming music service in favor of a subscription based one. Apple Music will be replacing iTunes Radio, altogether, as Apple has decided to phase out the ad-supported service in favor of using its program that is completely subscription based. This is the latest step in the music streaming industry that seems to be dividing between subscriptions and ads. iTunes Radio has been in existence since 2013 but rolled out only in … Read entire article »

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Ford may use mobile technology to make you safer behind the wheel

Ford may use mobile technology to make you safer behind the wheel

The automaker’s Wearables Lab may one day alert vehicles when drivers are becoming sleepy. Automaker, Ford, has now launched a new Automotive Wearables Experience Lab, which is located in Dearborn, Michigan and which has been designed to provide a place where mobile technology such as smartwatches can be used for improving the safety and ease of driving. Ford is far from the only car company that has stepped into testing wearable technology. Other auto manufacturers that are experimenting … Read entire article »

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Mobile games to see explosive growth in China

Mobile games to see explosive growth in China

Report predicts the massive growth that the mobile gaming market is expected to see China’s mobile games industry is expected to see extraordinary growth in the coming years. A new report from the China Game Industry Annual Conference shows that the revenue generated by mobile gaming has reached $7.94 billion. This represents an 87.2% year on year increase. Many Chinese consumers have begun showing a great deal of interest in mobile gaming because it represents a … Read entire article »

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Kabam to focus more heavily on its popular mobile games

Kabam to focus more heavily on its popular mobile games

Kabam sells off first generation mobile games and publishing business to Gaea Mobile Prominent game developer Kabam has sold off its classic mobile games and third-party publishing business to China’s Gaea Mobile in an effort to focus on its largest and most successful games. Kabam has established a strong position in the mobile games space and many of its games have managed to find a great deal of success among consumers. The company’s expansive focus, however, … Read entire article »

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M-commerce apps seek improved mobile security

M-commerce apps seek improved mobile security

As a growing number of companies focus on encouraging smartphone shopping, a need for protection rises. As m-commerce and other new technologies such as smartphone wallets grow in popularity, consumer advocates are sending out cautions to consumers that they need to place a greater focus on mobile security in order to protect their sensitive information and identity data from thieves. Shopping over a smartphone uses a considerable amount of personal information which may not be kept safe. The … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology played an important role in holiday shopping

Mobile technology played an important role in holiday shopping

Consumers turned to their smartphones more than ever, this year, to quickly find what they needed. While a growing number of consumers are still getting attached to the trend toward shopping online, mobile technology has been carving a growing portion of that market for itself as people used their devices to find the products and services they wanted this year. A new report has shown that consumers enjoyed using their smartphones to buy holiday presents. It doesn’t come … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce exploded on Amazon over the holidays

Mobile commerce exploded on Amazon over the holidays

According to recent data compiled by comScore, smartphones and tablets play a vital role with that online marketplace. This holiday season, mobile commerce played a more important role than ever at Amazon, as shopping over that company’s mobile app increased by more than double when compared to the same time in 2014. Moreover, almost 70 percent of the shoppers heading to Amazon did so using a mobile device. Cyber Monday saw a tremendous spike in mobile commerce activity, … Read entire article »

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Consumers in mature markets are embracing mobile payments more aggressively

Consumers in mature markets are embracing mobile payments more aggressively

Half of all consumers may opt to use their mobile devices to purchase products by 2018 Half of all consumers in mature markets are expected to be using their smartphones and wearable devices to make mobile payments by 2018, according to a new report from Gartner. Innovation in mobile applications and services will likely have a major impact on traditional business models, forcing merchants to take steps to better engage mobile consumers. More consumers are beginning … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology can reduce a carbon footprint

Mobile technology can reduce a carbon footprint

Recent predictions have said smartphones and similar tech slash emissions by 180 million metric tons. According to a report that was recently released by Carbon Trust, the use of mobile technology is contributing to the ability to avoid the addition of 180 million metric tons of carbon emissions into the air throughout Europe and the United States. That amount represents about five times the level of emissions that are required to operate mobile networks. The report stated that … Read entire article »

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