Building engaging and secure mobile apps 

We live in the era of Big Data, where the Internet of Things and smartphones are ubiquitous. Each month we adopt new applications that require us to enter personal information, share our geo-coordinates, or ask to observe our browsing habits. Obviously, the main goal that marketers are pursuing is to collect social profile data and[…]

Supply Chains Ramping Up Their Mobile Investments 

Regardless of industry, corporations in the U.S. this year are looking to position more resources into their mobile efforts.New reports from digital enterprise services firm PointSource say that the vast majority — 91 percent — of companies surveyed across verticals are looking to invest in mobile this year, with 86 percent of them ready to put[…]

More than 1 billion users access Facebook on mobile daily

I’d almost be willing to bet a million dollars that you have a Facebook account. Of course you do, because Facebook revealed in its second quarter earnings today just how many people use Facebook every day. According to the report, as of June 30th, it had over 1.7 billion monthly active users (MAUs) – an[…]

Nearly Half Of Brands, Agencies Still Don’t Have A Mobile Strategy

It seems shocking, but 48% of companies and 46% of agencies participating in a study from Econsultancy, in partnership with Adobe Marketing Cloud released Friday, still don’t have a mobile advertising and marketing strategy. Some 32% of companies and 43% of agencies say they have a strategy, but it’s not well defined. About 60% of[…]

Sephora Is Driving Mobile Sales With Tinder-Like Features and Digital Mad Libs

Sephora has led the pack in mobile beauty retailers for a few years, and now it’s taking a page from games and pop culture to help re-launch the Sephora Collection—its private label brand.Sephora’s mobile and desktop site now includes two new features—dubbed “swipe it, shop it” and “beauty uncomplicator” that help shoppers whittle through thousands[…]

A rising tide of sophisticated mobile malware threats 

Much has been said and predicted about mobile security and the growing threat landscape. However, one thing beyond question is that mobile malware is maturing, placing it on par with threats faced by traditional computing.The many types of mobile malwareThreats that have been typically associated with the PC environment are now evident in the mobile[…]

Snowden develops an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has come up with a concept iPhone case that could prevent the government from finding the user’s location.clouds 616122 1920Master Class: 3 ways to fast-track your journey to the cloud (with podcast and video)Listen, watch and learn as FCC CIO David Bray explains how to leverage change agents when[…]

Petition urges Apple not to release technology for jamming phone cameras

More than 12,000 people have signed an online petition asking Apple not to deploy technology that would allow third parties like the police to use it to disable cameras on user phones under certain circumstances.Apple received a patent for the infrared technology in June but bagging a patent does not necessarily mean the company is[…]

Half of Connected Devices in US Homes Are Mobile

Smartphones and tablets account for more than half of internet-connected devices in US households, according to research. That’s in line with an overall trend of dual internet access for the vast majority of users in the country—via both PCs and mobile devices.Share of Connected Devices* Owned by US Households, Dec 2015-March 2016 (% of total)SHARE[…]