Mobile

Voice: Tech Industry’s Next Big Platform Shift (Forbes India)

The smartphone as a platform revolutionized life in the past decade. The world became so accessible—it was freedom like never before. Texting as a default means to use the smartp... More

Mobile Game Spending Expected to Hit $100B in 2020 (THR)

The mobile gaming industry is expected to continue its growth into 2020, data and analytics provider App Annie predicts in its annual State of Mobile report.... More

What the Death of iTunes Says About Our Digital Habits (The Atlantic)

We started the 2010s obsessed with our electronic hygiene—and ended them a nation of digital hoarders. Eleven ideas about the decade that killed iTunes.... More

The Appetite for Live Streaming is Bigger Than Ever (The Verge)

It would be easy to assume that because competition is so stiff among live-streaming platforms — for talent, for eyeballs — that the market is zero-sum. But as it turns out, th... More

Quibi is Either a Clever Gimmick or the Future of Entertainment (Gozmodo)

The new streaming service, dreamed up by Jeffrey Katzenberg, founder and CEO of Dreamworks and one of the architects behind Disney’s golden age in the early ‘90s, is a mobile-f... More

Quibi Versus the World (The Verge)

Can Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman change everything about video on your phone?... More

Quibi Bets on a Future of Quick Clips, Tiny Screens (Wired)

TV, but on phones! You know—for kids? That’s it. That’s the pitch. The company making that pitch is called Quibi—a portmanteau of “quick bites.” Its product: less-than-... More

Grammys to Stream Red-Carpet Preshow Exclusively Via Twitter (Billboard)

For the first time in Grammy history, fans can tune in to the red carpet preshow on social media. The Grammys announced Wednesday (Jan. 8) that Grammys Live From the Red Carpet, fe... More

Apple’s Story is Shifting Thanks to the Massive Success of AirPods (CNBC)

Apple’s App Store growth appears to have slowed in 2019, a potentially negative sign for the company’s focus on growing its services business to offset weaker iPhone sales. But... More

CES 2020: Whitman, Katzenberg Reveal Final Details on New Streaming Service Quibi (CNBC)

Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed the final details of their streaming service Quibi. The service will launch on April 6 for $4.99 per month with ads or $7.99 per month f... More

Apple’s App Store Had Gross Sales Around $50B Last Year, but Growth is Slowing (CNBC)

Apple announced that it has paid $155 billion to developers since 2008, up from $120 billion disclosed in January 2019. That means the company’s App Store had total sales maxing ... More

Netflix Expected to Bring Mobile-Only Plan to More Markets (THR)

India became the first country in the world where the streaming video giant launched such an offering, costing $2.99 per month, to take on local rivals and drive user growth in a p... More

Marvel Conquered Movies – Can it Do the Same With Audiobooks? (Wired)

Over the past decade, few institutions in the pop culture universe have dominated the conversation as much as Marvel. It wrapped things up in 2019 with Avengers: Endgame, which bec... More

CES 2020 Audio Predictions: Expect More Noise-Canceling Headphones, 3D Music (Digital Trends)

CES is always full of mystery. That’s what makes it so much fun — and so terribly difficult to prepare for. That said, while we’re always in for some surprises, it doesn’t ... More

Led by Apple, the Wearables Market Has Doubled Since Last Year (Axios)

The market for wearables — from smartwatches to souped-up headphones — is surging. Last quarter, sales rose 96% from a year earlier, per IDC.... More

Twenty Mobile Trends for 2020 (ZDNet)

A high-level summary of 15 trends on what we expect to happen and five trends of what will not happen.... More

Verizon Media, Serena Williams Launch Shoppable Video Series (MESA)

Verizon Media together with global sports icon Serena Williams announced an exclusive shoppable video series expanding S by Serena’s “Everybody, Every Body” content released ... More

Mobile Game Spending Hits Single-Day Record of $70M on Black Friday (THR)

User spending on mobile games in the U.S. hit an all-time single-day high of $69.7 million on Black Friday. Combined revenue across both Google Play and App Store was up 25 percent... More

Why Design Will Make or Break the 5G Revolution (Quartz)

We are on the cusp of a communication revolution that—depending on who you ask—should take the world by storm in the next few years. Telecom companies and hardware manufacturer... More

Dolby Launches Atmos Music Consumer Campaign

Dolby has launched its first consumer campaign around its multi-dimensional sound technology, Dolby Atmos, with the first campaign video debuting Nov. 24 at the 2019 American Music... More