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Mobile commerce service broadens at Amazon with subscription ebooks

Mobile commerce service broadens at Amazon with subscription ebooks

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This new feature comes with a monthly price tag of $9.99 and allows for unlimited book and audio book downloads. For avid readers and people who adore listening to their books on MP3 players and in their cars during their commutes, every day, Amazon has opened up a brand new mobile commerce and online shopping service. That said, this one differs from its Prime Instant Video and Prime Music “add-ons” because of its … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, United States

Google Glass creator drawn in by Amazon

Google Glass creator drawn in by Amazon

Following the launch of the online marketplace’s first smartphone this wearable technology expert has been lured in. The expert at the head of the wearable technology development project for Google Glass is now moving over to one of the company’s direct rivals, Amazon, following the release of their Fire Phone smartphone. One of the Google X directors, Babak Parviz, posted about the move on his Google+ page. Parviz had been one of the heads at the secretive research … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Technology News

Mobile commerce may successfully monetize Twitter

Mobile commerce may successfully monetize Twitter

Twitter encounters a problem with advertising Twitter is having a problem with advertising and this problem is linked to how many people are actually using the social media platform. Recently, Twitter has become a niche platform, reporting some 255 million monthly active users as of March. By comparison, Facebook reported 1.28 billion monthly active users during the same month. Advertisers are beginning to spend more money on other social media platforms, leaving Twitter behind. The solution … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends

Mobile marketing battle launched between Amazon and FTC

Mobile marketing battle launched between Amazon and FTC

The massive online marketplace is fighting the Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchases. Amazon.com Inc. has decided that it is not going to take the new FTC mobile marketing policies for in-app purchases sitting down, and has decided to fight the requests that the regulator has made for the company to comply. Other companies that have received this same request, such as Apple, have already settled over this controversial issue. The center of this conflict is a common … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Trends, United States

Fire Phone could rock the mobile technology world

Fire Phone could rock the mobile technology world

Amazon smartphone causes concerns for some companies in the mobile space Amazon has released information concerning its new smartphone, called Fire Phone, and this new device may have Samsung and LG Electronics worried. The Fire Phone is equipped with a wide variety of features that have come to be expected in the mobile space, but it is also designed with online shopping in mind, unlike its counterparts. Because Amazon holds a commanding position in the e-commerce … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Technology news from BlackBerry will soon bring 240,000 apps to Amazon

Technology news from BlackBerry will soon bring 240,000 apps to Amazon

The struggling handset maker has just struck a licensing deal with the massive online marketplace. BlackBerry Ltd. has now announced its latest technology news which involves a new deal with Amazon.com Inc., which will give the handset manufacturer the ability to offer 240,000 Android applications from the app store at Amazon. The move will give BlackBerry 10 mobile device users the ability to download some of the most popular Android apps. The technology news will become active as … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, United States

Amazon Fire smartphone unveiled

Amazon Fire smartphone unveiled

The massive online marketplace has finally revealed its long awaited smartphone. After months of rumors that have been flying about a possible smartphone from the online shopping giant, the Amazon Fire has finally been unveiled by the company’s CEO, Jeff Bezos. The mobile device features a 4.7 inch display and is presumably based on the Kindle operating system. The Amazon Fire has an HD display and a Snapdragon 2.2 GHz quad core processor. It will become available for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, United States

Alibaba sets its sights on mobile commerce

Alibaba sets its sights on mobile commerce

Alibaba’s future may now be intertwined with mobile shopping and payments Alibaba, one of China’s largest and most influence online retailers, has submitted its initial public offering files, which have been made available for public viewing. Mobile is mentioned some 254 times in the filings, underlining the company’s strong interest in mobile commerce. Notably, other companies that could rival Alibaba, such as Amaon and eBay, also have an interest in the mobile commerce space, but they … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments