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Smartphone, internet use at record high in US: survey
Smartphone, internet use at record high in US: survey

More than three-fourths of American adults now use a smartphone, helping to boost internet adoption to a record level, a survey showed on Thursday...

16 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Top five mobile trends to help you plan for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Top five mobile trends to help you plan for 2017

This is not another "year of the mobile" trends piece - that ship sailed five years ago. If you do not have a mobile presence then you really should not be playing in the digital space...

By Lynette Hundermark 10 Jan 2017

Smartphone with Google 3D Tango from Taiwan's Asus
Smartphone with Google 3D Tango from Taiwan's Asus

Taiwan-based electronics group Asus announced on Wednesday it was launching a new smartphone which uses Google Tango 3D technology and allows users to experience augmented and virtual reality...

6 Jan 2017

China's TCL out to revive BlackBerry smartphones
China's TCL out to revive BlackBerry smartphones

Chinese electronics company TCL Corporation was at CES on Wednesday with a plan to revive BlackBerry handsets knocked from the mobile phone throne by Apple and Google...

6 Jan 2017

Apple removes New York Times app from China store
Apple removes New York Times app from China store

Apple has removed the New York Times from its China app store, the tech giant said, after authorities told the company the app breached regulations...

6 Jan 2017

Global launch by Huawei of new mid-range smartphone
Global launch by Huawei of new mid-range smartphone

Chinese electronics giant Huawei announced on Tuesday a global launch of its mid-range Honor 6x smartphone which includes dual-lens camera technology and is aimed at young consumers...

4 Jan 2017

Data prices respond to market economies
Data prices respond to market economies

Compared to other technologies, smartphone usage is still in relative infancy, but growing as network access increases and real data prices fall. However, some feel that the rate of progress is not rapid enough...

By Luke Muller 22 Dec 2016

Burger King launches AR game at restaurants
Burger King launches AR game at restaurants

Burger King has launched its augmented reality (AR) game, Defend The King at its restaurants around South Africa. The AR games are designed to be short and easy to play...

21 Dec 2016

Trace Mobile hits 1.1 million subscribers, extends to high definition on DStv
Trace Mobile hits 1.1 million subscribers, extends to high definition on DStv

Trace, an urban entertainment brand that offers TV channels, FM radios, mobile services, events, etc., to millennial and young adult audiences in 180 countries, has reached 1.1 million subscribers in South Africa with its Trace Mobile and has launched Trace Urban, a high definition music channel on DStv.

21 Dec 2016

Ad fraud in mobile apps can't be ignored - get our new research
Ad fraud in mobile apps can't be ignored - get our new research

In-app advertising has ballooned in volume and importance as consumers are spending increasing amounts of time on their handheld devices.

Issued by Sizmek 20 Dec 2016

Smiley-faced success for Japan's emoji creator
Smiley-faced success for Japan's emoji creator

From a humble smiley face with a box mouth and inverted "V's" for eyes, crude weather symbols, and a rudimentary heart -- emoji have now exploded into the world's fastest-growing language...

20 Dec 2016

MetropolitanRepublic wins Sony Mobile South Africa digital account
MetropolitanRepublic wins Sony Mobile South Africa digital account

Sony Mobile has chosen MetropolitanRepublic as its new digital agency in South Africa...

Issued by MetropolitanRepublic 19 Dec 2016

Make the most of 2017 with impactful SEO
Make the most of 2017 with impactful SEO

E-commerce is the place to be! Today, the world has become a smaller place and everyone is connected online. The internet has become a booming and highly profitable platform for every big and small business...

By John Dion 16 Dec 2016

Team Swipe in action...
Bringing great ideas to digital life with Swipe.Apps

With the tag line, "Great ideas deserve to live", Swipe.Apps was born. Swipe Interactive's CEO Hendri Lategan explains why they aim to lead native app development in South Africa and why user experience is crucial in keeping users engaged for longer and coming back for more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2016

10 years in mobile win Direct Marketing of the Year Awards
10 years in mobile win Direct Marketing of the Year Awards

Mobitainment was selected as 'SME of the Year' and founder, Candice Goodman, the 'Direct Marketer of the Year' at this year's Assegai Awards...

Issued by Mobitainment 13 Dec 2016

Using apps to drive holiday sales
Using apps to drive holiday sales

Facebook recently launched dynamic ads for mobile app installs. App marketers will now have the ability to use dynamic ads to drive mobile app installs by targeting people who recently browsed their products...

13 Dec 2016

Team Vicinity Media.
Location-based ad accuracy beats scale with Vicinity Media

Vicinity Media's COO, Neil Clarence, explains the shocker that "huge scale and billions of impressions don't always benefit the advertiser". Watch out, Google and Facebook...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

The mobile landscape - looking at 2017 and what e-retailers could expect
The mobile landscape - looking at 2017 and what e-retailers could expect

Truth be told, we've been waiting for quite some time for the inevitable 'mobile boom' all the trend analysts, commentators and everyone in-between has been telling us about for the last six years...

By Graham Du Plessis 9 Dec 2016

Almost 400 firms pledge to protect mobile consumers in South Africa
Almost 400 firms pledge to protect mobile consumers in South Africa

Formed to represent and self-regulate the then fledgling wireless content and applications industry, WASPA continues to ensure proper consumer protection in an ever-changing technological landscape...

7 Dec 2016

Mobitainment hosting a mobile marketing qualification course with mCordis
Mobitainment hosting a mobile marketing qualification course with mCordis

Do you want to be a trailblazer in the mobile space? Join Mobitainment and mCordis in March 2017 for the first industry-accredited Professional Qualification in Mobile Marketing...

Issued by Mobitainment 6 Dec 2016

Red Cross launches its app today
Red Cross launches its app today

The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) has launched its new app today, 5 December 2016, to digitise and optimise its services to humanity...

5 Dec 2016

123RF
Forget mobile-first, your customer is demanding mobile-always

As smartphones reach saturation point in developing markets and make up a significant part of phone ownership in developing nations, customers are demanding an entirely different way of engaging with brands...

By Nirmal Nair 2 Dec 2016

Forget searching - chatbots take information to people on World AIDS Day
Forget searching - chatbots take information to people on World AIDS Day

info4africa and Always Active Mobile have launched a new messaging service for South Africans in need of health and welfare support services...

Issued by AAM – Always Active Mobile 1 Dec 2016

123RF
Mobile has friends in all the right places

Now that South Africa has become the 17th international market to feature its very own edition of the current global media superstar - the Huffington Post...

By Herman Cremer 1 Dec 2016

BBC News app adds vertical video experience
BBC News app adds vertical video experience

BBC has launched a daily vertical video news product, allowing users to swipe through a curated list of 'videos of the day' and get an up-to-date summary of the day's news in an easy-to-consume and engaging format...

29 Nov 2016

EMEA Smarties Awards for Liquorice and Unilever
EMEA Smarties Awards for Liquorice and Unilever

The Good Breakfast Challenge campaign created by Liquorice, a DigitasLBi company, and global FMCG company Unilever for Blue Band Kenya, won a bronze award at the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) EMEA Smarties Awards...

25 Nov 2016

MMA EMEA 2016 Smarties winners
MMA EMEA 2016 Smarties winners

Campaigns from the length and breadth of the EMEA region were winners at last night's MMA EMEA Smarties Awards - a true celebration of talent...

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 23 Nov 2016

AAM scoops a mobile marketing award with Tsogo Suncoast Casino
AAM scoops a mobile marketing award with Tsogo Suncoast Casino

At the recent Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Smarties Awards held in Durban, Always Active Mobile (AAM) and Tsogo Suncoast Casino were honoured with a prestigious award for their livingTSOGO Moments campaign...

Issued by AAM – Always Active Mobile 22 Nov 2016

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