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It’s OVER, the Internet IS Broken

Nov 21, 2014 - No, a celebrity photo didn't break the Internet, but it is changed forever. Read on to discover how. Comments

Snapchat Partners With Square for Peer-to-Peer Payments

snapchat-logo Nov 18, 2014 - To allow users to snap money to each other, Snapchat has partnered with another company to create a feature for the first time, though some experts question the pairing. Comments

Miami Dolphins Embrace Yo App - Will Other Brands Follow Suit?

yo-logo Nov 13, 2014 - By adopting Yo into their social strategies, brands can offer content through push notifications delivered directly to users' locked home screens, which is very valuable marketing real estate. Comments

Taylor Swift "Coincidentally" Launches App After Pulling Music Off Spotify

taylor Nov 12, 2014 - Just one week after pulling her music off Spotify, Taylor Swift partnered with American Express to launch a new app that promotes the album, while allowing fans to interact with its latest music video. Comments

Leveraging Beacons to Create Great In-Store Experiences – 10 Tips

iBeacon Nov 10, 2014 - Using beacon technology could help marketers create personalized, in-store experiences for consumers this holiday season. Comments

Why Do Smartphone Users Download Apps Only to Ignore Them?

shutterstock-200250458 Nov 4, 2014 - Nielsen research finds that while most consumers download dozens of apps for smartphones and tablets, very few apps are actually being utilized across mobile devices. Comments

Taco Bell's New App Lets You Order From Your Phone

shutterstock-216709294 Oct 29, 2014 - To draw attention to its app, which was just released nationwide after a beta-test in five California locations earlier this year, Taco Bell blacked out its social media accounts. Comments

FireChat Aims to Heat Up Mobile Marketing in Emerging Regions

firechat-icon Oct 26, 2014 - Crisis has fuelled FireChat's success across Hong Kong and Taiwan, but the app's creator is looking to India as the key market entry point for Asia as a new channel for brands to reach large, unconnected audiences. Comments

Twitter's Digits Ditches Passwords

Twitter Logo Oct 24, 2014 - Digits, a new app development tool from Twitter, makes it possible to sign in to an app with a phone number instead of a username and password, opening up global possibilities for app marketers. Comments

Japan’s Line Gets Ready for Its Next Act: Becoming a Global Tech Player

shutterstock-131306483-japan-s-line Oct 22, 2014 - It is the world's third largest app, and yet few have heard of Japan's Line outside of Asia. Comments

The Rise of the Paid Social Network Business Model

hands-catching-money Oct 22, 2014 - There's a growing acceptance of pay-for-play in the digital and, more specifically, social worlds. How will you adapt to the new model? Comments

Diversifying Beyond YouTube Is Not Enough to Boost Online Video Revenue

YouTube is the world's largest video-sharing website Oct 21, 2014 - There are huge opportunities for online video beyond YouTube, but you need to be careful with your strategy and make sure you're not flying blind. Comments

IAB Highlights Best Campaigns From All Over the World

shutterstock-111655109 Oct 10, 2014 - In its first "What Works & Why Global Insights Report," the Interactive Advertising Bureau focuses on 18 award-winning advertising campaigns and what they did well. Comments

The Top Technologies You Need to Juice Your Post-Holiday Sales

hands-catching-money Oct 9, 2014 - Marketers need to invest in iBeacon technology and apps, mobile-enabled systems, better analytics, and more in order to succeed in 2015. Comments

Square Order Uses Mobile to Offer Coffee on Demand

shutterstock-192636923 Oct 8, 2014 - Square is enabling customers to pre-order a cup of coffee so that their beverage is ready when they arrive at the shop. Comments

The Home Page Is Dead and Microsites Are the Future - What That Means for New gTLDs

home-page-is-dead Oct 8, 2014 - Brands can use their gTLDs to unchain themselves from the home page concept, and redirect consumers to microsites, landing pages, search, and apps. Comments

Groupon Pays Customers to Grocery Shop With Snap App

snap-screen Oct 7, 2014 - Groupon users can now download Snap to get cash back on everyday grocery purchases just by uploading pictures of their receipts. Comments

Sears Aims to Boost Business by Keeping Customers at the Curb

shutterstock-189193784 Sep 23, 2014 - Sears' Shop Your Way allows customers to make returns and exchanges from inside their vehicles by integrating the company's website, mobile app, and brick-and-mortar stores. Comments

4 Rules to Consider When Battling the Marketing Heavyweight, Wearables

business-fight Sep 22, 2014 - Wearables will provide local marketers with a host of new opportunities. Here are four rules to consider when thinking about how to apply this 'marketing heavyweight' to your business. Comments

Macy's Brings Location-Based Deals Nationwide With Expansion of iBeacon

shutterstock-77841820 Sep 19, 2014 - Implementation of location technology is just one example of Macy's new omni-channel improvements, which also include smart fitting rooms and enhanced apps. Comments

Proximity Marketing With Beacons

Mobile Targeting Sep 19, 2014 - Beacons have the ability to accelerate the mobile shopping experience and create increased engagement with consumers. Here are some examples of companies utilizing the technology to influence purchasing behavior. Comments

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