Apple is in preliminary discussions to integrate foursquare local data into its fledgling Maps platform for iOS, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Google will sunset mobile loyalty card application Punchd in mid-2013, roughly two years after acquiring the startup behind the service.
Amazon is rolling out new push messaging capabilities enabling Kindle Fire application developers to alert their customers to software updates and new features.
AT&T Mobility is partnering with brands including Gap, Staples, Zales, Neiman Marcus, Duracell, Motorola and Discover to introduce AT&T Alerts, a free, location-based deals notification program launching nationwide.
Verizon Wireless introduced Verizon Selects, a new program using location, Web browsing and mobile application usage data to serve targeted promotions to opt-in subscribers.
The FCC has ruled that a single opt-out text confirmation sent after a consumer drops out of a company's mobile marketing program does not violate the terms of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Flurry completed a fourth round of funding totaling $25 million, increasing total investment in the mobile app analytics firm to $51.6 million. In addition, the company said it is on pace to file an IPO as early as next year.
Daily downloads from Apple's App Store increased 33 percent in the weeks following the Sept. 21 launch of the company's iPhone 5, according to mobile user acquisition platform Fiksu.
A growing number of voices are suggesting the death of SMS, impeding or otherwise, is greatly exaggerated. In fact, firms like Tyntec are encouraging developers to capitalize on the potential of SMS as a way to acquire and retain customers
Consumer privacy advocates are calling into question a new Verizon Wireless program that offers marketers information on subscribers' mobile Web and application usage patterns.