Mobile

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

Veritone Debuts AI-Enabled Ad Revenue Solutions for the Media Industry (MESA)

Veritone announced the full commercial launch of the company’s VeriAds network – a robust suite of revenue solutions that enables radio and television broadcasters, podcasters ... More

Google Teams With The Boxoffice Company on Enhanced Movie Ticketing System (Deadline)

Google and The Boxoffice Company, a collection of entertainment and tech businesses owned by French digital media giant Webedia, have teamed up to enhance the process of buying mov... More

NFL Nets 109% Annual Global Mobile Viewership Growth (SportsPro)

The number of people who watch National Football League content on a mobile device has more than doubled in the past year, according to new research. Data from the report indicates... More

Adobe Brings Fonts to iOS in Creative Cloud Mobile (Adobe Blog)

Creating rich typographic experiences across surfaces gets easier today with an update to Adobe’s Creative Cloud mobile app for iOS. For the first time, all fonts included with C... More

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Picks T-Mobile as Wireless Launch Partner (Variety)

Quibi, the short-form mobile TV service founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, announced a pact with T-Mobile to be the official telecommunications partner for its April 2020 launch. T-Mob... More

The Next Big Tech Battleground is Your Ears (The Verge)

One of the most interesting and fastest-moving areas of personal technology over the past few years hasn’t been smartphones, tablets, or even smartwatches. Rather, the action and... More

Verizon Media Expands Shortform Video Business (THR)

Verizon Media is expanding its shortform video business with the launch of the In the Know Network, which will offer up bite-sized updates on everything from the latest on positive... More

Quibi Makes a Deal With ESPN (NYT)

The sports network, part of the Walt Disney Company, has agreed to join the likes of NBC News in providing content for the soon-to-launch short-form video platform from Jeffrey Kat... More

‘Hey Siri’: You Can Now Ask to Play Music ‘With Spotify’ (Billboard)

iPhone and iPad users with Apple iOS 13 software can now ask Siri to play songs on Spotify, thanks to a new update to the app. After downloading the latest version of Spotify, user... More

SAP, GK Software Develop Unique Retail Solutions (MESA)

SAP announced an extended partnership with international retail application specialist GK Software SE to deliver industry-specific solutions. The partnership includes the comprehen... More

ZEE5 Chooses Applicaster to Enhance App Experience (Rapid TV News)

India-based global over-the-top service ZEE5 has revealed that it is to deploy Applicaster technology to transform the way it delivers content to mobile audiences. The partnership ... More

Survey: Online Holiday Shopping to Overtake In-Store for First Time (Bloomberg)

For the first time, consumers in the U.S. plan to do more of their holiday shopping online than in physical stores, according to a new survey.... More

How TikTok Holds Our Attention (New Yorker)

On the popular short-video app, young people are churning through images and sounds at warp speed, repurposing reality into ironic, bite-size content.... More

Adobe Fresco is a New iPad App for People Who Can’t Draw (FastCompany)

You used to draw more, and Adobe knows it. Surveying more than 2,500 people in the U.S., the company learned that while half of us reported painting and drawing every week as child... More

Thomson Expands India Business With Audio Products Launch (ETRetail)

Technicolor, the owner of the Thomson brand, has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Envent Worldwide for the development of the audio range of products in India.... More

Apple Sees Long-Term Potential for Cryptocurrency (CNBC)

Apple has become a big player in mobile payments since releasing Apple Pay for the iPhone in 2014 and moving deeper into the market with last month’s launch of Apple Card in part... More