Mobile

5 Reasons Why You Need to Refocus on Mobile Intelligence this Year (MicroStrategy Blog)

According to a recent study from the productivity software provider RescueTime, avid smartphone users now average four and a half hours a day on their mobile devices. The same stud... More

Quibi’s Streaming Service App Launches in App Stores for Pre-Order (TechCrunch)

Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off its app only a month ago during demos of its ... More

Adobe Celebrates Photoshop’s 30th Anniversary With New Desktop, Mobile Features (TechCrunch)

Adobe’s Photoshop celebrates its 30th birthday today. Over that time, the app has pretty much become synonymous with photo editing and there will surely be plenty of retrospectiv... More

Netflix’s Mobile Opportunity (MCN)

Netflix, already focusing heavily on its international opportunity as the U.S. market matures, will likely get most of its future growth from three key areas, with mobile broadband... More

Adobe Brings More Desktop-Quality Photoshop Tools to the iPad (Engadget)

Photoshop turns 30 today, and Adobe is celebrating with some worthwhile updates to the photo-editing app on both the desktop and iPad. The company has been focused on improving tha... More

Can Quibi Build a Brand From Scratch Amid Stiff Streaming Competition? (Next TV)

Quibi is trying to create a unique approach to entertainment, focused on mobile, short-form, episodic video displayed through an innovative “turnstile” interface that fills you... More

Video to Explode Over Mobile, Fixed Networks to 2023 (Rapid TV News)

A new study forecasts that two-thirds of the global population will have internet access by 2023, with 5.3 billion global internet users on 29.3 billion connected devices, with ave... More

Wearable Tech Market is Maturing, But Still Outside of the Mainstream (Verdict)

Wearable tech is an emerging sub-market in the Internet of Things theme but has yet to establish itself in the IoT mainstream, due to limited interoperability and underdeveloped se... More

Podcasting 2020: Business is Booming (The Cutaway)

Podcasting is in a gold-rush phase. Experts say to join the industry now before it's flooded.... More

T-Mobile, Sprint $26B Deal Approved by Judge (USA Today)

Sprint and T-Mobile have moved yet another step closer to a merger, and it could lead to consumers paying more for wireless plans. A federal judge in New York on Tuesday approved t... More

Report: eSports Jobs Grew 87% in 2019 (VentureBeat)

The eSports industry is growing fast, and the number of jobs available grew by 87% in 2019, according to a survey by esports jobs website Hitmarker. It said that the number of avai... More

Is Podcasting Overhyped Among New Technologies? (MediaPost)

Spotify's planned acquisition of podcast startup The Ringer has renewed recent attention on podcasting, and the possibilities for publishers to extend their brands among a growing ... More

Spotify Spending Big on Podcasts (Marketplace)

Spotify announced Wednesday that it’s purchasing The Ringer. On Spotify’s earnings call CEO Daniel Ek talked about escalating user numbers and his excitement about the recent a... More

Twitter Hits 152M Daily Users, Stock Soars (Billboard)

Social media giant Twitter on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenues, underpinned by improved growth as its number of daily active users rose 21 percent to reach 15... More

Sony Music Expands Footprint in Podcast Market (Billboard)

Sony Music is further expanding its footprint in the podcast world through a global partnership with Somethin' Else, the U.K.'s biggest independent audio and podcast producer. Term... More

Arsenal Football Club Transforms Live Video Backhaul With AWS (MESA)

Since its founding in 1886, UK-based Football Club Arsenal has garnered an estimated fanbase of more than 100 million worldwide, and today, social media and digital video play a cr... More

Quibi’s Giant Bets (Monday Note)

Quibi is the boldest venture Hollywood has seen in its recent history. It involves multiple breakthroughs in every area: narrative, production and the business model. Here is a bre... More

How Verizon 5G and the NFL are Reinventing Mobile Gaming (Personal Tech)

As the football season marches toward one final showdown, an equally fierce competition has been raging away from the gridiron. Part of a two-year innovation partnership, Verizon a... More

Verizon, NFL Partner on New NFL OnePass App Features for Super Bowl LIV (MESA)

As part of their innovation partnership, Verizon and the NFL have jointly developed applications that will come to life for fans at Hard Rock Stadium within the NFL OnePass app. Al... More

It’s a Subscription World Now: Top 100 App Subscription Revenue Surged to $4.6B Last Year in the U.S. Alone (Fast Company)

If you’re one of the people who laments how every digital service seems to be moving toward a subscription-based model, we’ve got some bad news for you: Consumer willingness to... More