Most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in the United States don't have mobile-friendly communications and services for customers. Fifty-nine percent of U.S. SMB websites aren't set up for customers to research and make purchases on their mobile devices.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 1/27 including: Apple's possible adoption of mobile payments, a recent boost in Microsoft's Surface sales, CPG brands' use of mobile marketing to reach customers, semiconductor growth due to wearables and IoT devices and Sprint's new course of action in job cuts.
Mobility and big data will combine to transform the way firms do business, particularly how they relate to their customers, predicts Forrester Research.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 11/20 including: controlling presentations via Windows Phone 8 devices, domination of iPad users in mobile online sales, retailers beef up mobile technology and strategy, the effect BYOD, MDM, big data and app management have on enterprise mobility and the latest in the Samsung/Apple patent case.
Increasing mobile demand on the part of consumers indicates a growth in mobile marketing opportunities. Yet, many companies aren't focused enough on their brand's mobile presence. The Drum presents several reasons mobile marketing is lagging compared to more traditional marketing channels.
Digital commerce and payment processing services firm First Data acquired consumer loyalty platform Perka for an undisclosed consideration.
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Mobile application marketing costs increased 6 percent in August, reaching their highest recorded level to date, mobile user acquisition platform Fiksu reports.
An overwhelming majority of consumers say they would consider handing over personal information to mobile marketers, a new mBlox survey reveals. Eighty percent of respondents worldwide told mBlox and survey partner Millward Brown Digital that downloading a company's app to their mobile device also meant they would be open to receiving location-based text or push notifications from that same company.
Fast-food giant McDonald's is trialing a new mobile ordering and payment application at selected locations in the Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas markets, Bloomberg reports.