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  • Android pulls away from Apple in the smartphone subscriber race

    / Mobile Commerce

    Android pulls away from Apple in the smartphone subscriber race

    Although Apple had been encroaching on the Google operating system last year, Android in Q1 had a modest gain in its percentage of smartphone subscribers to 52.2% from 51.5% in Q4 2013. But retailers need not shift their mobile strategies yet, a comScore executive says.

    Posted 05/15/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    Although Apple had been encroaching on the Google operating system last year, Android in Q1 had a modest gain in its percentage of smartphone subscribers to 52.2% from 51.5% in Q4 2013. But retailers need not shift their mobile strategies yet, a comScore executive says.
  • New York City drugstore pilots tracking via Apple’s iBeacon

    / Mobile Commerce

    New York City drugstore pilots tracking via Apple’s iBeacon

    Duane Reade, a chain of drugstores owned by Walgreens, rolls out an in-store tracking program to 10 Manhattan locations with the release of its new iPhone app. The app uses Bluetooth-powered beacons to pinpoint customers and present location-based offers.

    Posted 05/06/2014AbCallardPost a comment

    Duane Reade, a chain of drugstores owned by Walgreens, rolls out an in-store tracking program to 10 Manhattan locations with the release of its new iPhone app. The app uses Bluetooth-powered beacons to pinpoint customers and present location-based offers.

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  • Google connects search ads to mobile apps with new AdWords updates

    / Marketing

    Google connects search ads to mobile apps with new AdWords updates

    A new feature lets a retailer take a shopper directly to a page within its mobile app, rather than to a page on a mobile web site. For now, it only works on Android phones, as Google knows which apps an Android user has installed. Google says it will add the service to other phones, although one expert says that could take a while.

    Posted 04/28/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    A new feature lets a retailer take a shopper directly to a page within its mobile app, rather than to a page on a mobile web site. For now, it only works on Android phones, as Google knows which apps an Android user has installed. Google says it will add the service to other phones, although one…

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  • It was a less than stellar 2013 online for many Top 500 manufacturers

    / E-Retailers

    It was a less than stellar 2013 online for many Top 500 manufacturers

    Not Apple, of course, but other consumer electronics brands suffered online and offline in 2013. Apparel makers, however, wore the year well.

    Posted 04/25/2014Jon LovePost a comment

    Not Apple, of course, but other consumer electronics brands suffered online and offline in 2013. Apparel makers, however, wore the year well.

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  • Amazon surpasses Apple and Hulu in the streaming video race

    / Marketing

    Amazon surpasses Apple and Hulu in the streaming video race

    The retailer is still behind both Netflix and YouTube, though, according to data from streaming technology provider Qwilt. Amazon says its Prime members watched nearly three times as many videos in 2013 as in 2012.

    Posted 04/08/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    The retailer is still behind both Netflix and YouTube, though, according to data from streaming technology provider Qwilt. Amazon says its Prime members watched nearly three times as many videos in 2013 as in 2012.
  • Grabbing app glory

    Grabbing app glory

    Retailers and developers who've nabbed the high-profile Featured App or Best New App spots in Apple's App Store offer tips on how to appeal to Apple's tastemakers.

    Posted 04/02/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Retailers and developers who've nabbed the high-profile Featured App or Best New App spots in Apple's App Store offer tips on how to appeal to Apple's tastemakers.

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  • Android tablets outsell iPads: So what?

    / Mobile Commerce

    Android tablets outsell iPads: So what?

    For retailers, news that Android tablets outsold iPads for the first time in 2013 is not very significant. Data provided exclusively to Internet Retailer by eight web merchants show that consumers who use iPads are still browsing and buying in 2014 far more than those using Android devices.

    Posted 03/05/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    For retailers, news that Android tablets outsold iPads for the first time in 2013 is not very significant. Data provided exclusively to Internet Retailer by eight web merchants show that consumers who use iPads are still browsing and buying in 2014 far more than those using Android devices.

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  • Talk about mobile, Apple lovers now can drive an iCar

    / Mobile Commerce

    Talk about mobile, Apple lovers now can drive an iCar

    A new SUV from Volvo runs iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple’s CarPlay links an iPhone to the vehicle’s large dashboard monitor, which offers touchscreen and voice command access to apps ranging from phone and messages to maps and streaming music.

    Posted 03/03/2014Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    A new SUV from Volvo runs iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple’s CarPlay links an iPhone to the vehicle’s large dashboard monitor, which offers touchscreen and voice command access to apps ranging from phone and messages to maps and streaming…
  • Newegg takes cues from Apple in its new iOS 7 app

    / Mobile Commerce

    Newegg takes cues from Apple in its new iOS 7 app

    The retailer revamped the app’s look and functionality based on the latest updates Apple released to its mobile operating system. It also added mobile-exclusive deals.

    Posted 02/27/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    The retailer revamped the app’s look and functionality based on the latest updates Apple released to its mobile operating system. It also added mobile-exclusive deals.

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  • Mobile devices account for nearly a third of web traffic

    / Mobile Commerce

    Mobile devices account for nearly a third of web traffic

    Internet browsing from smartphones and tablets grew 35% year over year from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, when it accounted for 31% of all web traffic, according to Walker Sands. More than half of mobile traffic to web sites comes from links in natural search results.

    Posted 02/06/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    Internet browsing from smartphones and tablets grew 35% year over year from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, when it accounted for 31% of all web traffic, according to Walker Sands. More than half of mobile traffic to web sites comes from links in natural search results.

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