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  • Survey Reveals Most Common Reasons Consumers Use Merchant Apps

    23 July 2014, 10:49 am by: Admin

    A new survey about digital wallet usage from Thrive Analytics also contains findings about why consumers download and use merchant apps. While nearly 90% of time with mobile is spent "in apps," most consumers don't have many (or any) retailer apps on their…
  • Preview of Place Conference 2014

    21 July 2014, 2:27 pm by: Greg Sterling

    When we launched the Place Conference late last year we felt that the time was ripe to hold an event that started to engage discussion around indoor location. But not simply indoor location; we wanted to "connect the dots" between indoor location, broader…
  • Lines and Cash Are Two Big Payment Pain Points for Consumers

    14 July 2014, 4:45 pm by: Greg Sterling

    PayPal recently released survey data on e-commerce and mobile payments. There were more than 15,000 respondents from a range of countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, UK and the US.…
  • Report: M-Commerce on Track to Hit $50B This Year

    9 July 2014, 2:27 pm by: Greg Sterling

    Custora released some new data on mobile e-commerce drawn from “over 100 online retailers, 70 million consumers and $10 billion in transaction revenue.” Based on transaction volume to date in 2014, the company predicts that mobile e-commerce will hit…
  • Over 57% of US Homes Have No Landline or Don't Use the Landline

    9 July 2014, 1:05 am by: Greg Sterling

    New data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) from the National Center for Health Statistics, now reflect that 41% of US homes have no landlines -- only mobile phones. These data are from the period July 2013 through December 2013.…
  • Tiny Collection of Apps Dominating the Mobile Universe

    2 July 2014, 5:18 pm by: Admin

    Yesterday Nielsen released data (which has strangely now been pulled from the site) showing that smartphone users were spending about 30 hours per month in Q4 2013 on mobile apps. That was up from just over 23 hours in the previous . . . quarter? year?. The…
  • Webcast On-Demand: Top 5 Things Marketers Need to Understand about Location and Privacy

    2 July 2014, 11:39 am by: Derek Top

    Webcast On-Demand…
  • Google Project Tango and aisle411 Team Up for Augmented Reality Shopping

    30 June 2014, 12:05 pm by: Admin

    Project Tango is Google's new 3D mapping technology. It uses the smartphone's camera, gyroscope and accelerometer to do indoor mapping (based on SLAM -- simultaneous localization and mapping).…
  • The Outlook for (Monetizing) Wearables

    27 June 2014, 12:18 pm by: Greg Sterling

    Before we can truly discuss the outlook for wearables we need to see Apple's iWatch and how much it costs. There are already a dozen or so smartwatches in the market, chief among them the Pebble and Samsung devices. Most of them have already failed.…
  • If Ad Spend Matched Time Spent Mobile Ads Would Be Worth $29B This Year

    26 June 2014, 3:02 pm by: Greg Sterling

    Earlier this week comScore reported that mobile devices (smartphones + PCs) were responsible for 60 percent of total digital media time in the US (chart at right). Traditional TV is still the king in the US in terms of overall consumer time spent. …

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