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Topic: Mobile

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

IHeartRadio's Vending Machine Turns Instagram Photos Into Swag Targets college students' nostalgia for hometown radio

IHeartRadio is touring the country with a T-shirt vending machine that accepts Instagram photos as payment. The marketing effort has racked up 5.7 million impressions—likes, shares, views—in the first week…

October 24, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

Here’s Why Automakers Are Ahead of the Game in Digital Honda tests new tool for programmatic Facebook ads

For years, automakers were synonymous with branding-based advertising, but the shift to digital has steered more of them toward direct-response marketing. Of course, sizable ad budgets help, but there’s more…

October 21, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

Mobile Ads Could Make or Break the Yahoo-Tumblr Marriage Will marketers buy in?

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer's $1 billion bet on Tumblr is undergoing a fresh wave of scrutiny thanks to a disgruntled investor as well as persistent questions from marketers. And later…

October 21, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

Portland's Coffee Addicts Will Be First to Test Starbucks' Order-Ahead App Rolling out at 150 stores

Starbucks is preparing to field-test a mobile app that lets customers preorder their lattes from a smartphone before even walking into the store, avoiding long lines at the counter. In a…

October 20, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

16 Months After Acquisition, Yahoo Hasn't Made Tumblr Uncool Exec says his team has been able to 'maintain our independence'

There's a large portrait of wild horses in the elevator lobby at 35 East 21st St., Tumblr's home in New York. And 16 months after Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer frankly…

October 20, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

Snapchat Pictures Hacked From Third-Party Site More than 200,000 photos of teenagers reportedly posted

Hackers have reportedly breached hundreds of thousands of Snapchat photos from a third-party site. On Sunday, more than 200,000 photos of teenagers were posted online, per The Guardian. The breach affected…

October 13, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

This Kate Spade Store Is Still Being Built, but You Can Shop Online Right at the Construction Site Also serves up personalized digital content

Brick-and-mortar stores almost always seem to be under construction or renovating, but why should that stop consumers from shopping? Kate Spade will open a new store at The Mall at…

October 10, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

Christmas Shopping Starts in October for 26% of Shoppers Stores respond with earlier discounts

Google’s new Holiday Shopper Intentions survey finds that 26 percent of all shoppers start searching for gift deals not in the days leading up to Thanksgiving—but before Halloween. Retailers are…

October 10, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

Here’s What 8 Digital Execs Predict for Mobile in 2015 From new data-tracking tools to growth in video

From new data-tracking tools to the growth of video and native ads, mobile marketing has made great strides. But with progress comes new, complex challenges. It was clear from all…

October 6, 2014, 8:28 AM EDT

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