A tweet begins with "starting to think about your holiday mobile strategy?” Hello. Try to get going over a red Starbucks cup. And make it for 2016, but start now.
Speaking of which, mobile payments now account for 21% of transactions at Starbucks.
Adobe said that, for the first time ever, the majority of online holiday shopping visits in the U.S. – 51% -- will be on mobile devices. Adobe forecast almost a third of all sales taking place on mobile devices.
Digitally mature firms are three more likely to drive double digit revenue growth than other businesses: Forrester.
Mobile video ads are getting 66% of the total mobile ad spend, per AppLovin and AppsFlyer.
68% of adults now have a smartphone, nearly double the share in mid-2011, according to Pew. 92% of all U.S. adults own a cellphone of some sort.
According to Strategy Analytics, global shipments of smartphones grew by 10% from Q3 2014 (323.4 million units) to Q3 2015 (354.2 million). However, the 10% figure marks the slowest growth rate within the past six years since the global recession in 2009.
Amazon's Rich Koehler: "If it takes more than three taps to reach any part of your product catalogue, it basically doesn't exist.”
Apple has sold about 1.22 billion iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, says VC Benedict Evans. Roughly 725 million are in use.
Fitness trackers and smart watches will make up two-thirds of wearable device shipments next year: eMarketer.
My diet must be taking. I haven't seen a promoted tweet about gut bloat for two days.
The iPad tops the Best Buy survey of most desired tech gifts. Whoa, aren't tablets on decline given popularity of larger smartphones, and perceived "good enough" previous purchases?
Another tweet said that mobile is the operating system to our lives. I guess the "remote control for life" descriptor is old news.