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Topic: Smartphone

How Sony's Walkman Changed the World

Before CDs and MP3s, this little machine made music portable

Andreas Pavel was getting tired of being laughed at. It was 1977, and the German-born inventor had made appointments at all of the major electronics companies—Yamaha, Grundig, ITT, etc.—and each…

4 Mobile Innovations That Are Hastening the Decline of Desktops

Smartphones are radically changing digital design, advertising and production

Earlier this winter I joined several hundred investors at Helsinki's annual Slush event, which started in 2008 as a cozy gathering of Nordic entrepreneurs and has since grown into a…

The 15 Digital Trends Getting the Most Buzz Online

But will they go mainstream?

It's impossible to predict which new digital trends and technologies will rise to the level that they become a part of our daily lives. But by looking at those with…

Moto Makes You Master of Your Own Whimsical Phone Lab in This Handcrafted Spot

Droga5 gets inventive once again

Droga5 likes building elaborate, full-scale sets for its Motorola spots rather than relying on computer effects and camera tricks. This approach seems especially apt in "The Maker," a minute-long clip…

Apple Appears to Be Moving Into the Mobile Wallet Market

Credit card deals position company to integrate digital ads and e-pay

Speculation that Apple will debut a digital wallet on the upcoming iPhone 6 reached a crescendo over Labor Day weekend. Numerous publications detailed patent searches and tips from people "familiar…

Ad of the Day: A 3-Second Fall Is 60 Seconds of Fun for the Moto E

Droga5 slows time in fanciful phone spot

It seems inevitable that ad agencies will someday run out of innovative ways to launch new smartphones. But today is not that day. Droga5 created a charmingly whimsical 60-second spot for…

New Ad Exchange Delivers Mobile Video

Expect in-app commercial interuption

Get ready for more in-app messages like this: “and now a word from our sponsors,” as ad company Vungle today launched an in-app video ad exchange that will serve commercials…

How Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Will Tackle the News

Site will include infographics, videos and even films

News organizations have always treated data as simply a complement to the news, but freshly relaunched FiveThirtyEight is flipping that idea on its head. Hot topics are secondary to stats…

The Second Screen Super Bowl

Brands bet big on hashtags to convert television viewers into a social media audience

As those $4 million, 30-second ads flash across flatscreen TVs this Super Bowl Sunday, brands that bet big on the final NFL game of the season will be more focused on…

Google's Wood Phone Finally in the Wild

Real bamboo option now available

Google’s Moto X phone was launched this summer, but one model has been kept from the public: he bamboo version. The Moto X is Google’s first smartphone born completely out of…

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