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Square Just Made Three Huge Moves in One Week Launches social payments and partners with a competitor

Between Apple Pay, branded apps and partnerships with payment companies, mobile payments are gaining traction with marketers. And clearly, the mobile payment company Square doesn't want to be left behind. Within…

November 25, 2014, 11:59 AM EST

Victoria's Secret Wants to Win Over Millennials With Its Own Mobile Messaging App 'Pink' lets you talk and shop

Victoria's Secret wants to see what today's millennials are talking about with a new twist on mobile messaging. At the same time that practically all millennial-minded marketers are using Snapchat, Line,…

November 20, 2014, 3:00 AM EST

Study: Mobile Marketers Should Pay Attention to China Where 71% of consumers watch videos on the go

Much has been made of cord cutters—consumers who ditch television sets to watch videos on smartphones and tablets—and how advertisers can grab their attention. But while U.S. broadcasters and companies…

November 12, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Urban Outfitters Tries Pinging Your Phone in the Fitting Room Can beacons boost sales and cool factor?

Once the hip place for college kids to load up on ironic T-shirts and random tchotchkes, Urban Outfitters is now trying to get some of its coolness back through mobile…

November 4, 2014, 12:51 PM EST

Does Mobile Marketing Actually Work in the Real World? Wading through the murkiness of location data

When you walk into the mobile advertising firm xAd’s headquarters in New York, you'll notice a pair of digital screens showing maps of the United States. On the left, a…

November 4, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

Let's Hack Problems at Conferences, Not Just Talk About Them Turning event goers into doers

I've been to my share of conferences and events this year, including SXSWi, TEDx, Massachusetts Creative Economy Summit, Massachusetts Conference for Women, Design Museum, Smarty Network, General Assembly and most…

November 2, 2014, 11:02 PM EST

Taco Bell Explains Its Social Media Blackout and How It Lit Up Mobile Orders Within Hours Diners used new app at 75% of stores

One day after launching a mobile payment and ordering app, Taco Bell says its stunt to shut down social media had some initial success. On Tuesday, 90 percent of the chain's…

October 30, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

Why Did Taco Bell Just Wipe Out Its Social Media Accounts? An unorthodox approach to launching an app

Taco Bell made a bold move today to grab the attention of hungry millennials. It darkened its social media pages (even appearing to wipe out its 1.4 million Twitter followers and erase…

October 28, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

CVS Pulls the Plug on Apple Pay Only the latest to nix mobile payments

Just days after Rite Aid discontinued its use of Apple Pay, CVS has followed suit. The pharmaceutical company announced on Saturday that it would no longer accept payments through Apple's…

October 27, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

How T-Mobile Trashed Its Own Industry and Gained 22 Million Subscribers in the Process CMO sees opportunity because wireless 'still blows'

Over the past 18 months, T-Mobile has rolled out seven different campaigns under its Uncarrier messaging that aggressively targets competitors by debunking the wireless industry in hopes of gaining market…

October 23, 2014, 6:25 AM EDT

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