On its surface, the app economy has led smartphone owners to an era of wanting for nothing. Lost? Download one of hundreds of map apps for the quickest route to Point B. Lonely? A treasure trove of apps can point you toward nearby singles, teach you a few pick-up lines then book movie tickets and restaurant reservations for the first date. All access, all seemingly complementary. Beneath the user-friendly interfaces, apps are quietly collecting payment for their services. Whether it’s identifying your location, a backdoor entrance to your address books or a glimpse inside your smartphone camera, apps and the third-party companies that have paid their way into the app’s infrastructure are stockpiling personal information to create individual consumer portraits designed to bring advertisers
WASHINGTON — When Apple Inc. introduced its pay-by-smart phone feature last fall, the company touted the simplicity of the setup. All shoppers needed to do was wave their iPhones in front of a special scanner at the cash register — no need to fumble
US online music streaming sales beat CDs for the first time - Digital marketing news and research from Digital Strategy Consulting - Sales generated by online streaming exceeded CD sales in the US for the first time ever in 2014, according to new data.
Sales of diesel-powered passenger cars are down substantially so far this year, just as they were in 2014. Looking at the data, it appears that buyers looking at a new car that isn’t an SUV or a light commercial are abandoning the once in-vogue idea of going for a diesel...
Apple, known for keeping its product developments under the strictest of lock-and-key, gave ABC News exclusive access into its top secret health and fitness lab, where only Apple employees became test subjects for the new Apple Watch.
Apple engineers, managers and developers have been secretly volunteering for the past year in this state-of-the-art lab to participate in rowing, running, yoga and many more fitness activities in order to collect data for the Apple Watch’s inner workings.
“[The employees] knew they were testing something, but they didn't know it was for the Apple Watch,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operations. “We hooked them up with all the masks and so forth, but we would put on an Apple Watch covered up.”
Enterprises large and small are at risk from insecure mobile apps and mobile malware, particularly those that allow employees to bring their own devices to work. To give IT tools to combat these threat, IBM is bringing together technology from two of its recent acquisitions--Fiberlink and Trusteer.
Apple clearly sees a huge opportunity in disrupting the cable TV experience. However, one analyst thinks Apple's ultimate goals might be very different than they appear on the surface. - Andrew Tonner - Tech and Telecom
All businesses, regardless of what they offer in terms of products or services, are similar in that their success is directly linked to sales volumes and their capacity to increase those numbers in the future.
Rapper and business mogul Jay-Z has an old idea that he’d like to try out on the new music business. Prior to the official announcement of his acquisition of the Swedish streaming music service Aspiro, the magnate held a giant pow-wow with some of the movers and shakers of the music [...]
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