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Nearly 200 Million Americans Now Own Smartphones

comScore Nearly 200 Million Americans Now Own SmartphonesSmartphone ownership has never been greater in the United States. That’s one of the key takeaways in the latest report from comScore.

A leading provider of digital media analytics, comScore has just released fresh data from its MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, which highlights key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry — in this case for July 2015.

All told, Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 44.2 percent OEM market share.
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Google To Make Major Mobile Announcement September 29th?

Google To Make Major Mobile Announcement September 29thWord on the street is that Google wants to upstage Apple this month.

If so, Google will have its work cut out for itself as the iDevice maker is poised to unveil a slate of new and refreshed offerings next week, including the purported “iPhone 6s”.

But Google doesn’t want to be disregarded on the global mobile stage. Consequently, the rumor mill says that on September 29th, Google will unveil two new smartphones.

These two devices — one from LG and another from Huawei — will be the tech giant’s counter punch for iPhone 6s.
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Juniper: Retail Spend on ‘Internet of Things’ to Reach $2.5 Billion by 2020

The Internet of things market connected smart devices tag cloudAccording to Juniper Research, new data suggests that retailers seeking to capitalize on IoT (Internet of Things) technologies will spend and an estimated $2.5 billion in hardware and installation costs by 2020, a massive increase over the previously estimated $67 million.

Hardware spend includes such technologies as Bluetooth Beacons which enable visibility as well as the ability to push relevant information to consumer smartphones. It also includes RFID (radio frequency ID) tags which aid real-time asset tracking, reduced labor costs, and dynamic pricing according to stock levels and online pricing.

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GIV Mobile Touts Philanthropic BLU Advance 4.0 Android Smartphone

GIV Mobile Touts Philanthropic BLU Advance 4.0 Android SmartphoneGIV Mobile, if you’re not familiar, is a consumer conscious no-contract wireless service that operates on the nationwide 4G LTE network of T-Mobile USA, Inc., reaching 96% of Americans.

GIV Mobile now offers five “fast and affordable plans” that are billed as being reliable options for families. It is also the first wireless service to donate 8% of every customer’s monthly plan to charity, on a BLU Advance 4.0 Android Smartphone.

The BLU Advance 4.0 is an entry-level Android smartphone with a 5 megapixel camera, vibrant 4″ touch display and 4 GB of internal storage. Customers are given the option to select up to three charity organizations to receive 8% of their monthly plan amount. GIV partners with a number of charities ranging from Alzheimer’s Association to American Forests.

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Google’s Logo Gets a Facelift

Google's Logo Gets a FaceliftThere’s something different about Google. Have you noticed?

Well, we don’t have to guess about what’s new. Google was more than willing to admit the obvious.

“Google has changed a lot over the past 17 years—from the range of our products to the evolution of their look and feel. And today we’re changing things up once again,” a blog post from the Internet search giant reads.

The big change? A new font for the Google logo.

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From Google+, Hangouts & WiFi — Google Revamps its Social Experience

From Google, Hangouts & WiFi — Google Revamps its Social ExperienceThe following is guest contributed post by Deidre Bakker-Riches, owner of a boutique marketing firm and consultancy, Twlv31 Marketing, and the Head of Communications for Las Vegas advertising agency, Up All Day Creative Solutions (originally published by Mobile Leaders Alliance).

It was June 2011 when Google unveiled its latest product — a new social endeavor designed to compete with the likes of Facebook and Twitter, better known as Google+. From that point forward the search engine giant catapulted itself into the social media realm and Google+ had all the buzz.

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Amazon Goes Underground: Launches Store Offering ’Really Free’ Android Apps

Amazon Goes Underground Launches Store Offering ’Really Free’ Android AppsCould it be true? Amazon has is digging deep with its launch of a new app store called “Amazon Underground.”

Amazon’s pledge is to provide Android consumers with a compendium of top apps that are 100% certifiably free – with no hidden in-app purchases required.

A genius marketing ploy? Perhaps. The digital doyen made sure an email got to consumers, emphasizing that the new underground mall offers more than “ten thousand dollars in apps, games, and in-app items that are actually free.”

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