A report says that there were 30 million near-field communications-enabled smartphones shipped in 2011. The number nearly matches the number of stories hyping hyperlocal, the mobile wallet, and the check-in.
Apple responded to the new iPad’s charging woes. Could this issue bring the most beloved brand down? Please. But I’m sure some are writing that to serve as linkbait.
Groupon supposedly is hiring an “army” of engineers. Will they make sure the flying trapeze offers don't get us smushed?
AT&T is testing a "plus" loyalty program with discounts on non-Apple stuff, dedicated support (as opposed to lackadaisical support), and $10 Starbucks cards. Too little, too late? Not even three Venti’s?
Another report says that 87 percent of iPhone 4S owners use at least one Siri feature per month. A month? That is hardly telling. I skip lunch once a month. That means nothing.
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For those who observed The Day Of Unplugging – the iPhone 5 was introduced. On top of that, Siri had a baby. I followed the “event” through my nine devices and computers.
Did you note that Coke is using SMS for a contest during NCAA Tournament telecasts? Not apps, the mobile web, nor augmented reality. It's about reach and inclusiveness.
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My thinking on hotspots is if someone is going to pay when WiFi is available in more places, the service should just work. Why doesn't it?
Supposedly 220 tablets have been introduced. I’m guessing the "average" consumers can't name more than the iPad and Kindle Fire.
20 percent of sports content during the NCAA tourney has been seen on smartphones and tablets. This trend is discussed extensively by ESPN in my Mobilized Marketing book.
There are about 15 million Foursquare users. By my count, about 14 million of them show me their check-ins on LinkedIn. It makes no sense.