Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.” Those words were spoken by Steve Jobs when he unveiled the iPhone in 2007. He was partially right. While it was the iPhone that jumpstarted the smartphone industry, it was the introduction of the first third-party apps a year later that really […]
A new report from app store analytics firm App Annie this morning offers insight into the most popular – and profitable! – iOS applications of all time. Not surprisingly, the most downloaded app to date is Facebook, which also places elsewhere in the top 10 list thanks to its other mobile properties like Facebook Messenger (#2), Instagram […]
One of the lesser-known, but potentially groundbreaking, features arriving in the new version of Apple’s next mobile operating system, iOS 9, is support for “content blocking” extensions in Safari. While that label doesn’t sound too dazzling in and of itself, users who install content blocking apps will see dramatic speed improvements when surfing the mobile web, thanks to […]
Big digital players released second-quarter earnings numbers last week, and many other enticing interactive statistics came to the forefront. Here are the eight most interesting, data-driven developments we came across – read article here.
Google’s Jason Spero refers to consumer actions on mobile devices as signals, rich with information that tells marketers a great deal—if they are on the lookout for them.”I have more marketers that I’m convincing to be curious about those signals than marketers who are overusing those signals to the point of abuse [like invading privacy],” […]
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Facebook continues to apply pressure to Google’s ad business, showing that the social network’s boldness is paying off, according to new research from Adobe. Adobe looked at the last three months in digital advertising, as it does at the end of every quarter, and highlighted some key shifts in the industry, including a slowdown in Pinterest’s […]
Instagram’s search just got a lot more like Twitter. The company’s latest update completely overhauled the app’s search and Explore features to make it easier to find posts around specific events, places or themes in real time. The new Explore menu is a major departure from previous versions of the feature, which surfaced photos and […]
Istagram’s ad business is growing up fast thanks to a boost of new technology from Facebook. The photo-sharing app with more than 300 million users and counting is opening up to potentially millions of advertisers, with more ad styles and sophisticated targeting tools first honed by its parent company. Instagram is launching ads with “Shop Now” […]
Today there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and while growth has been levelling off in developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, it’s not stalling altogether by a long shot. By 2020, globally there will be 6.1 smartphone users led by huge growth in less mature markets. And with 6.1 billion smartphones in circulation, we […]