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Topic: Mobile

Why Mobile Payments Are a Millennial Must

And how brands can stay ahead of the curve

With the arrival of Apple Pay and Facebook reportedly mulling peer-to-peer payments, the established system of exchanging currency for goods and services is experiencing disruption. A new study by JWT said…

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…

7 Big Stats From Facebook's Q3 Earnings Report

Ad sales continue to drive growth

Facebook's advertising sales jumped 64 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period year, as the company maintained momentum from earnings reports earlier this year. Here are 6 other…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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