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Topic: Mobile

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…

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…

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…

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…

Online Video and Mobile Now Make Up 20% of Mondelēz's Global Spend

Part of plan to hit 50% in North America by 2016

Mondelēz International's announcement earlier this week that it will allocate 10 percent of its advertising budget to online video now means 20 percent of the snack brand's global spend goes to…

Groupon's New App Delves Into Cash-Back Grocery Deals

Couponing in the digital age

Groupon, the website known for offering deals on everything from laser hair removal to designer sunglasses, is moving into the supermarket arena. The daily discount site now offers grocery deals…

Mercedes Generated 54% More Traffic by Running Ads on 2 Major Social Sites

Claims it's first to try simultaneous Facebook and Instagram promos

Within digital marketing, Facebook is largely seen as a direct-response advertising platform while Instagram is used primarily for branding. Today, Mercedes is sharing results from a social-heavy campaign, claiming to…

Are Tablets Just as 'Mobile' as Smartphones?

Market researchers say yes, but ad players think it's controversial

Nearly three years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed that the "iPad's not mobile....It's a computer. That's a different thing." Since then, Apple's iPad and competitors such as the Amazon…

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