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Music Streaming Services Continually Growing in Popularity

Streaming services, even if it’s just an awareness of them, are at an all-time high in terms of consumer demand. Even in 2013, audio streaming services in the US grew 32 percent, as listeners streamed 118 billion music units. It …

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Mobile Devices Now Comprise 66% of Email Opens – Study

A new study by Movable Ink for the Q1 2014 US Consumer Device Preference Report found that fewer people are opening emails on their desktops. Following the continuing trend, the study says, is that people are opening emails on mobile devices …

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Facebook is Moving into Mobile

Facebook is going mobile. As if Facebook didn’t already have a controlling lead over most other social media platforms, the social media giant has declared its new priority: dominating the mobile field. At the F8 Facebook Developer’s Conference in San …

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Among Teens, Instagram More Popular Than Twitter, Facebook

Twitter and Facebook no longer reign supreme among the teenagers online today. The crown for most-used social media platform has been passed to Instagram. The news comes after a study called “Taking Stock with Teens” from Piper Jaffray, an assent …

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Starbucks Unveils Tipping from their App

Starbucks, the coffee chain who is no stranger to debuting revolutionary business technology ideas, launched today on their app the ability to tip baristas. The company has long been pushing customers to download their iPhone app and sign up for …

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Android’s phenomenal growth

Android has experienced phenomenal growth, according to a report by GlobalWebIndex (GWI), climbing from 27% in 2012 to 65% in 2013. It’s rise in 2013 makes the mobile OS the dominant operating system of mobile users globally. The usage of the OS has …

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Slow Decline of Web Use on Mobile Devices

Those in digital marketing may need to consider (if they haven’t already) capitalizing on advertising not just in browser space, but in apps as well. With the continuing rapid influx of time spent on apps on mobile devices, their annual …

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Easier web development with Google Plus sign-in

Google recently released new updates for Google Plus sign-in to make it easier for web developers to build applications that include the passport system to create accounts on third-party websites. The new updates include: Support for all Google account types. …

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What is OK Google?

Google has released a new capability that allows for a hands-free searches on a PC using a Chrome browser extension. Prior to this release of OK Google, a user would have to manually tinker with selecting their microphone to do a …

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Facebook acquires startup Onavo and establishes an Israeli presence

Facebook announced their acquisition today of Israeli-based mobile application start up Onavo. The company made their name with mobile utility iOS apps that help users manage and extend their data plans, particularly the very popular Onavo Extend. They have also …

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Google Launches Web Designer, a WYSIWYG Application for Creating HTML5 Ads.

Google recently launched Web Designer, a “professional-quality design tool,” now officially in public beta for Mac and Windows. Google created Web Designer to allow advertisers to easily create HTML5 ads for mobile and desktop. Web Designer aims to be the …

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Netflix Won the Battle, But Will Amazon Win the War

When we think of streaming movies online, the leader of the pack is Netflix.  This video streaming giant has grown to outsize the memberships of Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, iTunes, and HBO Go combined. At almost 30 million members (compared …

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Can Adobe predict the virality of Facebook posts?

Adobe recently launched a new predictive social publishing tool, Adobe Social, that helps marketers predict the ROI generated from a Facebook post before it goes live. Adobe Social explores social engagement and makes a recommendation regarding the best moment to …

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Smart mobile device users are addicted to Facebook and other apps over surfing

Mobile and tablet users with Android and iOS devices spend an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes per day on their devices. A new report by Flurry Analytics, Flurry Five-Year Report: It’s an App World. The Web Just Lives in It, …

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Before coffee is the iPhone

According to a new survey from IDC and sponsored by Facebook, 89% of 18-24 year old smartphone users pick up their mobile device within 15 minutes of waking up. And, perhaps more astonishingly, 74% grab their mobile phone immediately after waking up. The survey …

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Beyond tablets for education: meet digital paper

A Canadian university has unveiled the unlikely offspring of what you would get if you crossed a Kindle with a paper notepad. This new tech marvel is an education tool that preserves the tactile qualities of paper and the benefits of a …

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Largest day for iOS and Android device activation

This Christmas was the largest day for iOS and Android device activation ever, according to mobile analytics company Flurry. The presents under the tree this year were more iPhones, iPads, Galaxy’s, Kindle Fires, etc than ever before.  Ultimately 17 million new …

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The Not-So-Free Google Apps for Business

Google Apps is a powerful tool for Business that integrates mail, calendars and documents all within the familiar Google interface.  For businesses with a limited amount of users and email inbox size, businesses could sign up for an account at …

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