The number of mobile gamers in the United States has broken the 100 million mark

mobile gaming

Newzoo, an international market research firm, has released a new report that is drawing attention to the rapidly growing popularity of gaming over mobile devices. It was entitled “Mobile Games Trend Report”, and it showed that the number of people in the United States who use their smartphone, tablet computer, or iPod Touch mobile devices for playing video games is now greater than 100 million. What Newzoo found was that among the American gamers who played on their mobile devices, 69 percent used their smartphones, while 21 percent were using…

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QR Codes on Steroids

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What’s a QR Code? They are those rather odd looking black and white square barcode now appearing in your magazines, newspapers and on your favorite products. By scanning them with an app on your phone they can open websites. Truth is we believe the QR code is just a bit, well, boring. Why not shake it up – perhaps add 3D layers, and sound? That humble QR code can do so much more for you if it’s an onvert™ code. Onvert can do everything a QR can do plus 3D…

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U.K. town of Reading to experience QR code and NFC pilot

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QR codes and NFC technology are now involved in the first British out-of-home (OOH) advertising pilot program that is occurring on a large scale in that country, involving 13 different brands in the entire city of Reading. Kinetic, an OOH media agency, has partnered with Zappit technology provider and JCDecaux in a pilot program of the use of advertising that uses QR codes and NFC technology. They chose the Berkshire county city of Reading because it is among the most tech-savvy populations in the country. Now, the campaign has covered…

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Experts recommend that businesses not ignore Boomers’ money

Mobile Marketing

According to experts in mobile marketing, businesses are wasting their money by focusing exclusively on younger customers while building their campaigns, instead of targeting older demographics which have more money to spend. Businesses have become so attached to the idea that young people are the ones who use their mobile devices most frequently that they are entirely missing out on the most rewarding marketplace, the Baby Boomer generation, which has significant amounts of disposable cash just waiting to be spent. Managing Director Steve Downes, from Juice Digital, which is the…

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CommerceTel Corporation announces its selection as the UFC mobile tech partner

Ultimate Fighting

Award-winning proprietary mobile marketing solutions and technology provider, CommerceTel Corporation, has announced that it has been selected by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in order to provide mobile marketing strategies for device users, such as text alerts, voting, and initiatives for in-venue and in-broadcast special offers. The UFC is currently the sports organization with the most rapid growth worldwide, providing the top events for mixed martial arts (MMA) that are available to nearly one billion homes around the globe. The UFC was first broadcast on network television in November 2011,…

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JiWire study shows 21 percent of shoppers search for coupons while in a store’s location

Mobile Coupons

JiWire has released a new report that shows the results of their recent study that illustrate how important it is to retailers to provide locally relevant content to mobile users who are near or within one of their store locations. The JiWire “Mobile Audience Insights Report” showed that 80 percent of mobile users would like to see locally relevant marketing from retailers. At the same time, it also indicated that 3 out of 4 mobile users have an increased likelihood of taking an action following the receipt of a location-specific…

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mobiManage announces launch of mobile content management system for apps and websites

Mobile-Commerce

mobiManage has announced the release of the second generation of its mobile CMS systems, precisely four years after the initial American release of the original systems. This latest release includes upgrades to the feature designs and a completely new engine. IT offers a single platform on which Android and iPhone apps alike, as well as mobile websites and tablet products can all be managed. These latest upgrades also provide capabilities for adding features for mobile marketing to an app or website, including QR codes and NFC tags, banner ads, and…

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AT&T study results show that small businesses are using more mobile

Mobile Marketing for Small Business Owners

The results of a recent survey by premier communications holding company, AT&T, called the “Small Business Technology Poll” have just been released, and they show that small businesses are continuing to use an increasing amount of the latest wireless technologies, such as 4G devices, tablet computers, and GPS navigation mobile apps. Within the poll, it was also discovered that 96 percent of small businesses are using wireless technologies as a part of their regular operations, and almost two out of every three of those businesses (63 percent) said that it…

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Constant Contact takes on mobile marketing to an entirely new degree

Mobile Marketing

Constant Contact has announced that it will be embracing mobile marketing to a much greater degree with a new partnership with DIDMO, the developers of the Magmito cross-platform solution for mobile app creation. Though it wasn’t too long ago that the primary focus of the teams at Constant Contact was on services that provide email marketing, the company has now widened its potential and its offerings so that it will have the opportunity to achieve much more significant growth than their customers – past and present – may have expected.…

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Facebook announces partnership with Bango for mobile payment services

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Facebook, the largest social network in the world, has announced that an agreement has been signed between it and Bango, and analytics and mobile billing company based in the United Kingdom. The technology at Bango concentrates on an increasing consumer market of smartphone owners who use their devices to access the internet and who are using their devices more frequently for making purchases and other online transactions. The white-label products from the company are able to collect mobile payments for the purchase of online services and content, and can also…

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