The German city of Augsburg has installed floor traffic lights for smartphone addicts. According to a German newspaper that calls such addicts “smombies”, the move followed these accidents: a 15-year-old girl in Munich was run over by a tram while looking at her smartphone with headphones in; in nearby Augsburg, on two recent occasions, pedestrians have been hit by street trains while looking at their phones.
Facebook has passed 1.65 billion monthly active users with 54% accessing the service only on mobile. Meanwhile, the company reports $5.38 billion in revenue, 79% from mobile advertising.
Apple may be working on a way to show friends your autocorrect mistakes, the Verge reported. Apple’s autocorrect mistakes or mine?
DeWalt, known as a drill maker, has introduced a rugged MD501 smartphone.
Vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones 1Q16 up slightly from the 334.3 million units in 1Q15, marking the smallest year over year growth on record: IDC.
Amazon is liable for in-app purchases made by kids, a court determined.
Apple pointed to 451 research saying that there's "94 percent customer satisfaction for Apple Watch." They didn’t ask me, but I would definitely be in the other camp.
Despite a “down quarter”, Apple sold 395 iPhones per minute.
Unlockd raised $12 million to lower one’s mobile phone bill in exchange for viewing ads.
In 2016 mobile payment transactions could total $27 billion, up 210%, IBM reported.
Walmart Canada’s responsive redesign has boosted conversion by 20%, according to the company.
Interesting stats from Forrester: only 37% of brands use mobile paid search advertising; just 23% have unique mobile content; and just over one in five send push notifications.
comScore found that for every $6 spent online shopping in the fourth quarter of 2015, one of those dollars was spent viaa mobile device.