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For Whom Are Wireless Payments Most Essential?
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According to North American Bancard, a juggernaut provider of merchant services to more than 180,000 businesses in North America, the flea market scene is where the growth of mobile payments has turned business-as-usual completely upside down… but …

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Facebook Now Making $0.80 Per Mobile User
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Facebook released new country specific active user counts earlier today. It offered figures for the US and UK, saying that other countries would release them at their discretion. What these data show is that 79 percent of Facebook’s daily active users are mobile in the US and 83 percent in… Please visit Marketing Land for […]

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More Than 40% of Americans Use Facebook Every Day
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Facebook unveiled new U.S. user metrics on Tuesday, announcing that more than 128 million users log into the web version of the site every day. That’s more than 40% of all Americans On mobile, that number drops slightly to 101 million (nearly 33%) but still demonstrates how popular Facebook’s mobile version is to users See […]

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Leave Your Charger at Home, Urine Will Power Your Phone
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Your pee is more powerful than you think. Scientists have successfully generated electricity from human urine, enough to partially power a cellphone At the very least, it’s a charger you won’t lose, or forget to bring with you when you leave the house. See also: Need a Tooth Replaced? Urine Might Solve Your Problem Image: […]

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Sphero Robot Introduces Version 2.0, Focused on Kids
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An updated version of Sphero, a robotic ball that can be controlled by most smartphones, is available for preorders on Wednesday. Sphero was launched as a mobile gaming peripheral by Orbotix two years ago. The motorized, tennis-ball sized robot interacts with devices through Bluetooth and can work in tandem as a drivable toy and a […]

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Study: Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones Globally for First Time
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A 46.5% jump in sales prompted smartphones to outsell feature phones globally for the first time, according to a Gartner study. Assessing sales for the second quarter, the researcher estimated that smartphones accounted for 51.8% of mobile phone sales across the world. Sales of feature phones declined 21% to 210 million units See also: How […]

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Tackling The Tablet — A Mainstay For Consumers, A Must-Do For Marketers
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Whether you’re an early adopter or still admiring from a distance, there is no doubt that tablets are becoming increasingly prevalent among consumers. Sure, not everyone you know has one, and they have not quite reached the smartphone’s fact of life ubiquity. But, the truth is… it… Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.

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Topsy Offers Developers More Insight Into Your Twitter Data
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The Twittersphere is a gold mine of information. With more than 99% of tweets sent out publicly — many of them containing at least some shred of your personal identity — a lot of valuable user data floats around cyberspace. The issues come with sorting through it all Beginning Tuesday, San Francisco-based social analytics company […]

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