mobile devices

Google Plans Its Own Ad Blocker for Chrome

On an advertising-supported medium like the worldwide web, programs that prevent ads from being seen impose big costs on both the advertisers and the websites that depend on advertising for ...
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Americans Spend 5 Hours a Day on Their Mobile Devices

U.S. consumers used their mobile apps 11% more in 2016 than in 2015, and the time spent using apps rose by 69%. That amounts to a whopping five hours a day ...
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Another Report of Delays in Shipping Apple iPhone 8

Earlier this week we noted a story from DigiTimes suggesting that shipments may be delayed several weeks for the new iPhone everyone expects to launch in September. Drexel Hamilton analyst ...
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Comcast Offers Mobile Service, YouTube Takes on Cable TV

Media giant Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) on Thursday announced the launch of its Xfinity Mobile wireless service, putting the company in competition with established carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and ...
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Microsoft Surface Takes Top Spot in Tablet Satisfaction Survey

In its latest ranking of tablet devices, J.D. Power is sure to rankle enthusiasts of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad. Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Surface took the top spot ...
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Can Apple Do Without Imagination?

While most of us were asleep Monday morning, U.K.-based Imagination Technologies Group said the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) "is of a view" that the U.S. company won't be using Imagination's ...
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How the Major Unlimited Data Plans Stack Up

It did not take long, but all the major players in the telecom industry have been whipped into a frenzy following a cascade of new unlimited data deals. Although there ...
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T-Mobile, Verizon Top Mobile Network Rankings

Now that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) have once again added unlimited data packages to their mobile phone plan options, this is a good time ...
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Holiday Season E-Commerce Spending Hits $109 Billion

Year over year, e-commerce spending rose 18% in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $109.26 billion from $92.51 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015. While online spending from desktop ...
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mobile pay

Global Mobile Payment Market Expected to Approach $800 Billion in 2017

News reports about the 2016 holiday season were dominated by the explosion in online sales. And while that's absolutely true, the majority of retail sales remains with brick-and-mortar stores. The ...
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App Media Consumption Up Nearly 40% Year over Year

In the past two years, media consumption by means of mobile apps has nearly tripled in the United States. At the end of 2014, an average U.S. user spent 46 ...
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Barnes & Noble Releases $50 Nook in Bid to Salvage E-Reader Business

Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) NOOK e-reader sales have been slaughtered recently as the company falls hopelessly behind Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) due to the success of its Kindle. ...
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Apple Expected to Be Top Tablet Company in 2017

It is not the same as leading the huge smartphone market in sales worldwide, but Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will hold that distinction among tablet manufacturers, with a full quarter ...
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mobile pay

Mobile Payment Service CurrentC Could Be Finished

Back in 2014 a number of retailers funded a mobile payment plan called CurrentC that was being developed by a retailer-supported consortium called Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX for short). The ...
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Fossil Wearables: Too Much, Too Late?

Fashion accessory maker Fossil Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) announced Tuesday morning that the company plans to introduce more than 100 new wearable products under eight different brands in time for the ...
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