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  • Apple, BlackBerry, and Google: The next round of gadget leaks has begun

    3 July 2015, 3:55 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    iPhone 6S, BlackBerry Venice, and GG1 are just the start.
  • OnePlus Cardboard virtual reality headset is now open for orders — and you only pay for shipping

    3 July 2015, 6:08 am by: Paul Sawers

    OnePlus has officially launched its own virtual reality headset made out of cardboard.
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of the future is full of artificial intelligence, telepathy, and virtual…

    2 July 2015, 9:30 pm by: Guia Del Prado, Business Insider

    In fact, some of that technology is already here.
  • Sony files patent for weird selfie technology that reads your facial expressions

    2 July 2015, 7:15 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The technology also offers ways of creating timelines of various emotional events -- represented by images -- throughout the day.
  • Apple patent suggests peer-to-peer payments could come to Apple Pay

    2 July 2015, 1:19 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The patent describes a system whereby one device user can send a payment to another user's device securely and at no cost.
  • Using data to target effectively can boost mobile ad engagement as much as 50x

    2 July 2015, 11:40 am by: Jon Cifuentes

    VB EVENT: If you're getting the right data, targeting has a compounding effect as you drill down to the exact audience that wants and needs your product.
  • Personalization: Everyone knows it’s important…but how do you do it well? (webinar)

    2 July 2015, 10:30 am by: VB Staff

    VB WEBINAR: If you got a dollar every time a marketer mentioned the word 'personalization', you'd be able to retire as a marketer. But for all the talk, most marketers still find the whole practice exceedingly difficult.
  • New Steve Jobs biopic is shaping up to be Apple’s worst nightmare

    2 July 2015, 7:23 am by: Chris O'Brien

    The first official trailer depicts Jobs in full jerk mode, thanks to Aaron Sorkin's script.
  • Vainglory leaves beta with 1.5M monthly active players — a rarity for a mobile MOBA

    1 July 2015, 5:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Mobile MOBA game formally launches today on iOS and Android.
  • ‘Beauty in a box’ startup Birchbox finally launches on Android and gears up to go global

    1 July 2015, 12:27 pm by: Paul Sawers

    Almost two years after launching on iOS, Birchbox has finally brought its beauty and grooming ecommerce service to Android.
  • Snapchat now lets you tap to view snaps and stories, add nearby friends

    1 July 2015, 12:10 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Snapchat no longer makes you press and hold the screen.
  • Zynga’s NaturalMotion revs up its first look at CSR2 mobile racing game

    1 July 2015, 9:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    PREVIEW: NaturalMotion is aiming to make a mobile drag racing game that is as ultra-realistic as a console title.
  • Hear how Forbes is adapting to its growing millennial audience at MobileBeat 2015

    1 July 2015, 8:30 am by: VB Staff

    VB EVENT: Today, Forbes has 18 million smartphone-only visitors, most of whom are under 35. Discover how Forbes met this shift toward mobile millennials with a shift in strategy at MobileBeat, July 13 and 14.
  • Apple’s Beats 1 is a simple concept, but that’s what makes it genius

    1 July 2015, 8:16 am by: Paul Sawers

    Apple Music launched yesterday alongside its new Beats 1 radio station, which could be a minor masterstroke from the Cupertino company.
  • India will pass U.S. to become world’s second largest smartphone market by 2017

    1 July 2015, 6:53 am by: Chris O'Brien

    A new report says India will become the world's second-largest smartphone market by 2017, behind only China -- and displacing the U.S. to third.
  • Only 33% of app marketers use in-app messaging, but they get 3.5X higher retention

    30 June 2015, 7:26 pm by: John Koetsier

    While average engagement with in-app messaging is only 28 percent, engagement with messages triggered by user actions achieve 56 percent engagement.
  • YouTube for Android and iOS now supports 60fps video

    30 June 2015, 5:53 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    The higher frame rate is great for fast-action videos, but it's particularly awesome for video games.
  • Hands-on with Apple Music: I’m impressed. Here’s why

    30 June 2015, 5:44 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Apple's ace in the hole here is your existing iTunes membership, your credit card on file, and most importantly, your music history.
  • How to make sure you don’t get charged for Apple Music

    30 June 2015, 3:41 pm by: Ruth Reader

    Here's how to shut off Apple Music's auto-renew feature, so that you can actively decide whether you want the service or not.
  • Firefox 39 arrives with Hello link sharing, smoother animation and scrolling on OS X, better Android…

    30 June 2015, 2:40 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Firefox 39 is out.
  • Mobile ad tech takes center stage at Cannes Lions Festival

    30 June 2015, 1:44 pm by: Guillaume Lelait, Fetch

    SPONSORED: This year's awards added extra weight to the debate around great creative fuelled by data and technology.
  • The first band played on Beats 1 calls Zane Lowe ‘an absolute legend’ for playing their song

    30 June 2015, 12:31 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Spring King is loving life today.
  • 90% of your mobile users suck (here’s how to fix that)

    30 June 2015, 12:09 pm by: John Koetsier

    The solution is two-pronged: an engagement marketing strategy and a systematic retention plan that starts the moment a user installs your app.
  • Two major roadblocks inhibiting a single customer view

    30 June 2015, 11:09 am by: Reeyaz Hamirani, Gigya

    SPONSORED: From a product and marketing standpoint, consumers are looking for frictionless and highly-tailored experiences -- no excuses.
  • Apple Music streaming service launches with iOS 8.4

    30 June 2015, 10:57 am by: Mark Sullivan

    The new service will be available on iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch), Mac, and PC. This fall, Apple Music will also launch on Apple TV and Android phones.
  • Mobile product execs from Evernote, Workday, and Yelp to share their knowledge with MobileBeat 2015…

    30 June 2015, 9:30 am by: VB Staff

    VB EVENT: For the event, being held July 13 and 14 in San Francisco, the list of speakers just keeps growing.
  • E.U. will abolish mobile roaming charges by June 2017 and net neutrality will be ‘enshrined’ in…

    30 June 2015, 7:46 am by: Paul Sawers

    Roaming charges will be abolished across the European Union by June 15, 2017, and net neutrality will be enshrined in law even sooner.
  • Mobile video advertising viewability: Advertisers vs publishers vs ad networks?

    29 June 2015, 3:05 pm by: Irfon Watkins

    GUEST: Brands like Kellogg's and Unilever are skeptical over Google's claims of 91 percent viewability rate in YouTube, reportedly prompting some to withdraw spend until more transparency is provided.
  • The 56 best tablet apps: The Tabby Awards announces 2015 Winners and Users’ Choice

    29 June 2015, 11:10 am by: Patrick Pierra, The Tabby Awards

    SPONSORED: An international panel of app experts and over 100,000 public votes helped select the best tablet-optimized apps for Android and iOS.
  • Google Maps to get U.S. railroad crossing data to help avert accidents

    29 June 2015, 9:35 am by: Paul Sawers

    Google Maps will start alerting drivers when they approach railroad crossings in the U.S.

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