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Mobile Payments Are Finally A Reality Thanks To Apple

Apple Pay A song lyric from “All That Jazz” comes to mind following Apple’s big announcement about mobile payments on Tuesday: “Everything old is new again.” Amid rumors and leaks surrounding the new Apple phone, operating system and peripherals, Apple clearly saw – and took advantage of – the looming perfect storm in mobile payments that’s been swirling… Read More


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A 12.9″ iPad Could Make 2015 The Year iOS Breaks The Mobile Mold

ipad-air-vs-ipad-mini A new Apple iPad is in development, according to Bloomberg, with a 12.9-inch display that adds around 3-inches to the size of the iPad Air in terms of diagonal screen dimensions. Such a device would be a lot larger than Apple’s current top tablet overall, and is apparently already gearing up for a production run starting in the first quarter of 2015. We’ve long heard rumors about… Read More


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Roomlia Takes On HotelTonight With Mobile Hotel Reservations App

roomlia Today Roomlia has launched into the App Store to provide the fastest hotel booking on mobile. Started by two former Expedia employees, Michael Reichartz and Jim Ferguson, Roomlia offers discounted hotel rooms up to seven days in advance with only a few clicks to complete booking. Unlike Expedia and its counterparts, Roomlia links you directly with your chosen hotel the moment you book, as… Read More


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Three Trends That Will Make A Difference In Mobile Payments

shutterstock_196910813 In the summer of 2008, I was in Paris delivering a mobile payments presentation to the CEO of a French bank. At the end of the meeting, he asked me when we would see more than 50 percent of retail payments transactions in developed markets go through mobile. With unbending confidence, I responded that within the next five years the majority of consumer transactions in developed markets… Read More


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Motionlead Makes Mobile Ads Effective Again Thanks To Interactive Design

Billboard Ad Meet Motionlead, a French startup that wants to make mobile ads sexy again. When the team first developed a meme reader for the iPhone, it got really frustrated with the state of mobile ads. Traditional ad banners are both ineffective and ugly. That’s how Motionlead started. “On all our campaigns, we have a click rate above 10 percent for call-to-action buttons,” co-founder… Read More


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Samsung’s Head Of Mobile Design Resigns After Galaxy S5′s Poor Reception

Glam_Galaxy-S5_Gold_02 Samsung Electronic’s head of mobile design, Chang Dong-hoon, has resigned following criticism about the Galaxy S5 smartphone’s lack of pulchritude. Though the Galaxy S5′s design did not actually deviate too far from earlier models, its looks and textured plastic back were roundly lambasted by reviewers. Read More


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Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Running In A Real, Native App

protoio-devices Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that let you view your prototypes in the most realistic manner possible. What that means for end users is… Read More


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Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile

2014042501-1 Today Pinterest announced two new mobile products: Guided Search to lead you on chains of explorations, and a third one that will be unveiled in a few minutes, and Custom Categories for making it easier to browse your way to cool stuff through a dynamic interface. Guided Search is now available on iOS and Android. Custom Categories will slowly roll out across devices in the next few months. Read More


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Larger Phone Screens Drive Mobile Video Consumption

No, it’s not an hilarious analyst April Fools’ Day joke. Although, the elementary logic may suggest otherwise: larger screen phones — such as phablets — are a key driver in increased mobile video consumption. Read More


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Ex-Spotify Engineers Raise $2.2 Million For Lookback, A Mobile App Screen Recorder For User Testing

A team of ex-Spotify engineers have raised $ 2.2 million in seed funding for Lookback, a platform allowing developers to record onscreen activity within mobile apps – and even record the user’s face and voice, so they can explain what they’re doing when they encounter a bug or some other problem. The round was led by European investor Lakestar, and saw participation from Index… Read More


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