• Chitika Says Apple Claims 65% Share of Mobile Web Traffic

    A new report from Chitika is pointing to a powerful degree of dominance by Apple in the mobile web space. According to the latest data revealed on Thursday, Apple devices are responsible for more than half of all mobile web traffic in the U.S. and Canada today. “With the iPhone and iPad,” Chitika says, “Apple …   Read More

  • Google Spruces Up Chrome Browser for iOS

    Google today is rolling out the red carpet for its refreshed Chrome browser for iOS. The new features will allow Apple iPhone and iPad users to share webpages from all the major social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Google+. This update corresponds to a recent Google+ release that bestowed the ability open links inside Chrome …   Read More

  • TextMarks Walloped with Major SMS Spam Settlement

    TextMarks and co-defendant Heartland Automotive Services have reached a proposed settlement with consumers in response to the alleged test message spam they blasted out to mobile devices last year (see text message on right). Heartland Automotive Services is the largest Jiffy Lube franchisee in America. Derek Johnson, CEO of Tatango, says the proposed settlement of …   Read More

  • Report Says Google Facing Massive Fine for Privacy Breach

    Reports surfaced Tuesday that suggest Internet search giant Google will face a substantial penalty as punishment for allegedly bypassing user privacy settings for countless individuals using Apple’s Safari browser. “Members of the Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a consent decree that will allow Google to settle the agency’s investigation but admit no liability,” one …   Read More

  • Mozilla to Challenge Safari in iPad Browser War

    Mozilla has gone browsing in iPad territory. According to a new report from CNET, Mozilla is currently developing a new Web browser that will challenge Safari. The namesake behind the Firefox desktop Web browser is actively readying “Junior,” which is billed as “an iPad browser that makes browsing more fun, more ergonomic and re-thinks browser …   Read More

  • Groupon Gobbles Up Ditto in Latest Daily Deal Giant Acquisition

    This week, daily deal giant Groupon announced that it is acquiring social recommendation and discovery app Ditto. For Groupon, this is just the latest in a line line of acquisitions and bold moves that continues to make the company a major force in this burgeoning market. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.   Read More

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    Mobile Web Browsing Dominated by Apple’s iOS

    2011 was a good year for Apple’s mobile operating system. According to the most recent data made available, last year ended with iOS having secured a 52% market share of mobile web browsing. Net Market Share reported Monday that Android – Google’s popular mobile operating system – significantly trails iOS with regard to leading mobile …   Read More

  • eMarketer: US Mobile Advertising Spend to Grow 47 Percent in 2012, Reaching $1.8B

    New forecasts out from eMarketer peg mobile advertising spend in 2012 at $1.8B, growing a healthy 47% during the year. A majority of the growth will be attributed to search and display (banners, rich media and video) ad units, in addition to continued adoption of smartphones, tablets and mobile Web usage.  “Mobile advertising is no …   Read More

  • 3Seventy Launches SaaS-based Multi-Channel Platform to Allow SMBs to Leverage SMS, Mobile Apps & the Mobile Web

    It was announced today that 3Seventy, a company specializing in mobile CRM solutions, has launched a brand new SaaS-based enterprise mobile solutions platform targeted towards small to medium sized businesses. The new platform, dubbed “3Seventy Local,” is designed to bring enterprise-level mobile solutions — including targeted SMS messaging in addition to mobile Web and mobile …   Read More