Monthly Archives: May 2011

97% of #Android #App Downloads in April were Free, Says Chomp

97% of Android Downloads were Free Paid Downloads on iOS Increased 3.8% During this past month, 97% of all Android downloads throughout its search properties were free apps, and that number has increased by 2% over March, the company says. … Continue reading

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ACT and sQuid join forces to launch #NFC and #mobile solutions

Two UK firms involved in contactless ticketing and payments have joined forces to launch NFC and mobile phone-based solutions. Transit specialist Applied Card Technologies (ACT) and digital payments company sQuid have merged under a new corporate umbrella, Smart Transactions Group, in a deal valued at … Continue reading

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How Social Shoppers Share Local Deals

In a Q1 2011 survey of its Wi-Fi Media Channel users, JiWire found that 44% made a purchase from a social shopping deal site, such as Groupon or LivingSocial, at least once a month. That includes 14% who do so … Continue reading

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Official Google Blog: Coming soon: make your phone your wallet

Google Wallet is a key part of our ongoing effort to improve shopping for both businesses and consumers. It’s aimed at making it easier for you to pay for and save on the goods you want, while giving merchants more … Continue reading

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A Gamification Framework for Interaction Designers

As the critics point out, some gamified products are just poorly executed. Just because you saw something in a game once doesn’t mean it’ll be fun in your product. But I think that most of the critics of gamification fail … Continue reading

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Google Expected to Debut New Mobile Payments System for Android Tomorrow

According to a report published late Tuesday from Reuters, sources close to the Internet search giant say Google will unveil a new mobile payment system this week. The mobile payments system will run on the Android operating system and be available … Continue reading

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The Internet Is 20% Of Economic Growth

The whole report is downloadable as a 50-odd page PDF here, but we've pulled out the best charts for you. They're fascinating.  But where it's most striking is how much it contributes to GDP growth: 21% in mature countries, more in … Continue reading

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Download: LBi/bigmouthmedia Innovations in Retail white paper

Home Download now LBi/bigmouthmedia Innovations in Retail white paper The white paper, authored by digital experts across both LBi and its media arm bigmouthmedia, draws in knowledge of trends in digital retail, explains their impact and looks into how they … Continue reading

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A Website To Cut Your #CreditCard Processing Fee – Sites To Use

FeeFighters is a shopping comparison site for credit card processing and it saves 40% on average on businesses credit card processing. Site provide easy to use UI and you will get bid within minutes of joining it.If you are a … Continue reading

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#Foursquare and #Groupon Planning Distribution Deal – AllThingsD

The arrangement is likely to see Groupon deals targeted to Foursquare users’ check-ins. Mobile app users who tell their friends that they’re in the vicinity of a venue offering a discount are obviously prime customers. Social distribution could help Groupon … Continue reading

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