Foursquare Announcements Coming at SXSW

This week, we posted an article about some comments Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley made about competing with Facebook. He responded to this, and we exchanged a few tweets. Bottom line: expect multiple announcements from the company at SXSW.  In a recent interview on CNBC, Crowley said, "They’re [Facebook] a huge platform and a big competitor, […]

Nokia’s OVI Store is China’s Favorite Mobile App Store

A study conducted by iResearch showed that Nokia’s OVI Store is the most frequently visited mobile application store in China. The OVI Store had 65.2 percent of mobile users who frequently access the store, followed by China Mobile’s Mobile app store at 57.7 percent. If you haven’t already known, China is the world’s largest mobile […]

Trend Micro Releases Security App For Android

Earlier this week, a company called Trusteer determined that mobile users are three times more vulnerable to phishing attacks compared to people sitting in front of desktops.  Now, in a move that’ll perhaps help address that problem (and others), Trend Micro has released its first security app for the Android platform. The app, called Mobile […]

Mobile Usage in Japan, United States and Europe [INFOGRAPHIC]

In terms of mobile usage, Japanese is the most connected group as compared to Americans and Europeans. That is the conclusion drawn from the infographic created by Metagrafic powered with comScore data. ‘Connection’ here is defined as the proportion of the mobile users who use connected media (users who have browsed, accessed applications or downloaded […]

Yahoo Tests New Local Site for Mobile Users

Yahoo has launched the new Yahoo Local for Mobile experience in beta.  "At Yahoo!, we’re all about harnessing the massive power of the web and the ever-expanding capabilities of connected devices to create engaging and personally relevant mobile experiences for our users," says Irv Henderson, VP of Product Management for Yahoo Mobile and Connected Devices. […]

Smartphones Will Get a Workout from Holiday Shoppers

Nearly half of the consumers polled in an IDC survey said they will use their smartphones to compare prices while shopping this holiday season. Another 32 percent said they also plan on accessing online reviews from their mobile devices. In a separate study, Yahoo! found that two-thirds of all mobile users intend to use their […]

What a Girl Wants: More Mobile Shopping, Survey Says [STATS]

Mobile shopping company miBuys conducted a survey of 1,600 women on mobile phones and found that the overwhelming majority of them were open to more mobile marketing and mobile shopping. These respondents love using the mobile web overall, this study shows; 94% said they even use their phones to surf even when they’re at home […]