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  • Google may be set to leapfrog Apple in mobile payments with Android Pay

    27 May 2015, 11:57 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    OPINION: The company may announce Android support for fingerprint readers, and support for loyalty programs in Android Pay.
  • B2C messaging on WhatsApp: A mobile marketer’s dream

    27 May 2015, 9:00 pm by: John Haro, Vibes

    GUEST: Facebook is thinking about allowing B2C messaging on WhatsApp. With the app now reporting 800 million monthly active users, marketers are hoping Facebook flips that switch soon.
  • Microsoft starts cleaning up the Windows Store by removing apps that don’t comply with latest…

    27 May 2015, 5:50 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    The Windows Store is getting a spring cleaning.
  • Jawbone sues Fitbit for stealing its talent and trade secrets (updated)

    27 May 2015, 4:50 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    One independent recruiter is quoted in the lawsuit as saying, "Fitbit's objective is to decimate Jawbone."
  • Athenahealth adds 3 startups to its accelerator program: Hale Health, Lifesquare, and PatientPop

    27 May 2015, 4:46 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Aside from funding, the startups will get free office space and access to Athenahealth's network of doctor customers.
  • Chrome 43 for Android arrives with touch to search, faster Google Wallet checkout, and no more…

    27 May 2015, 3:59 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Chrome 43 is now out for Android.
  • Apple exec: Native Watch app development kit is coming June 8

    27 May 2015, 1:57 pm by: Dylan Tweney

    Apple will release the software development kit for creating native Apple Watch apps in a bit more than a week, at its WorldWide Developers' Conference in San Francisco.
  • Xiaomi officially opens for online sales in the U.S. and Europe from June 1, but still no phones

    27 May 2015, 1:39 pm by: Paul Sawers

    China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced its official entry into the U.S. and Europe with the news that its online store will be launching on June 1.
  • Mobile marketing and what it takes to be a power enterprise player (webinar)

    27 May 2015, 1:32 pm by: VB Staff

    VB EVENT: AEG's Scott Carlis, Universal McCann's Gregg Colvin, and VB's John Koestsier share the critical strategies to optimize the mobile channel at an enterprise level -- including the best tools to do it with.
  • Facebook rolls out Messenger payments in NYC, adds new features

    27 May 2015, 1:26 pm by: Harrison Weber

    Facebook's payments rollout continues.
  • Apple is reportedly readying a Google Now competitor codenamed Proactive

    27 May 2015, 1:23 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The new tool integrates iOS 9 search data, augmented reality maps, and Siri.
  • Microsoft launches document-scanning app Office Lens for Android phones out of preview

    27 May 2015, 12:16 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    You can download this brilliant app from Google Play.
  • Scopely teams up with Ireland’s Digit Game Studios to grab bigger slice of $30B mobile game market

    27 May 2015, 12:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Scopely's latest partnership is with the maker of Kings of the Realm.
  • Google Search starts indexing iOS apps

    27 May 2015, 11:15 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Just like on Android, iOS users will soon be able to open content surfaced from mobile apps directly in Google Search on their mobile device.
  • How to rally around the customer and skyrocket growth (webinar)

    27 May 2015, 11:10 am by: VB Staff

    SPONSORED: Learn how pairing marketing automation with internal team communication tools can be the magic formula to providing exceptional customer experience.
  • Introducing GamesBeat 2015: Playing the Game of Thrones

    27 May 2015, 10:15 am by: Dean Takahashi

    VB EVENT: Our next must-attend game industry event takes place Oct. 12-13 in San Francisco.
  • 5 tips for outstanding mobile advertising experiences

    27 May 2015, 7:10 am by: Terry Koh, Supersonic

    SPONSORED: This article is part three of an ongoing content series called “Maximizing Mobile Ad Monetization” presented by Supersonic. With an increasingly complex mobile ecosystem, the series will guide publishers to take back the reins and navigate the…
  • Mobile web market will triple in size to $850B by 2018, says Digi-Capital

    27 May 2015, 1:00 am by: Mark Sullivan

    While mobile device markets move toward their saturation points, mobile services are booming.
  • Engagement to die for: Snapchat has 100M daily users, 65% of whom upload photos

    26 May 2015, 9:58 pm by: Dylan Tweney

    Snapchat has such engaged customers that chief executive Evan Spiegel doesn’t even bother counting the app’s monthly active users. He counts daily -- and even hourly -- users.
  • Succeeding in China — where 91% of the 34K mobile games released since October have failed

    26 May 2015, 4:05 pm by: Jeff Grubb

    China is all about competition, gambling, and -- increasingly -- women.
  • How Apple’s Force Touch feature could be hugely useful to iPhone users

    26 May 2015, 2:32 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The feature debuted on the Apple Watch, is now built into the trackpads of Apple's new MacBooks, and is expected to move to other Apple devices.
  • Microsoft partners with LG, Sony, other OEMs to sell Android tablets featuring Office, OneDrive,…

    26 May 2015, 1:28 pm by: Jordan Novet

    More efforts to bring Microsoft apps to Android devices.
  • Windows App Studio now lets you build Windows 10 apps

    26 May 2015, 12:50 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Anyone can now build Windows 10 apps.
  • Twitter’s live video-streaming app, Periscope, is now available on Android

    26 May 2015, 10:29 am by: Paul Sawers

    Two months after the iPhone version came out, Twitter has finally launched its live video-streaming app for Android.
  • Legacy Republic’s new mobile app gamifies your video and photo albums

    26 May 2015, 9:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    EXCLUSIVE: Legacy Republic's new app incentivizes people to save their memories in online video and photo albums.
  • Infinit brings its slick P2P file-transfer app to iPad

    26 May 2015, 8:59 am by: Paul Sawers

    Infinit is taking a big step forward in its mission to become the file-transfer app of choice with the news that it's launching a version for iPad.
  • Microsoft announces Phone Companion app for Windows 10 and teases Cortana for Android and iOS

    26 May 2015, 8:40 am by: Paul Sawers

    The new Phone Companion app for Windows 10, announced today, will connect your PC to whatever smartphone you use.
  • Is Skype a telecom operator? That’s one question a Belgian court wants answered

    26 May 2015, 8:17 am by: Paul Sawers

    ANALYSIS: Is Skype a telecom operator akin to AT&T or Verizon, or is it a software company that simply permits the transfer of communications over the Internet? The answer will determine whether Skype must divulge customer data.
  • Top 20 Greater Boston “Growth CMOs” — here are the nominees

    26 May 2015, 7:00 am by: Matt Marshall

    VB EVENT: Today we’re announcing the nominations for the top 20 CMOs in New England. In all, 37 people made it on the list. Many of them are known marketing stars, from both massive brands and fast-growing startups. Included, for example, are Anne…
  • Remedy veteran starts new Finnish game startup

    26 May 2015, 4:23 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Oskari “Ozz” Häkkinen has started a new mobile-game and app startup called Futurefly.

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