Tag Archives: mobile commerce

Do I really need to build an app?

Intelligent people with lots of mobile industry experience still debate this topic aggressively, which is understandable given the stakes. All of us in the industry can see users surging toward mobile. The question is how best to serve those users: app or web (or both)? In this post, I’m not going to answer the question. […]

Quick hits: Yahoo and Facebook focus on mobile engagement, plus CES 2013 takeaways

Here are some quick hits on recent news from Facebook and Yahoo, as well as a post mortem on the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Google vs. Facebook, Yahoo: Diverging approaches to growing the mobile advertising business I recently wrote about Google’s latest earnings announcement – you can read it here – and mentioned both the […]

Why 1,000 app developers just might propel the American car industry back to leadership

Last week, Ford unveiled its developer program at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. A developer program targets software developers and typically includes tools they can use to create apps, as well as get design advice, testing and technical support, and distribution opportunities. Ford reported that over 1,000 developers registered in the program’s […]

The advertising economy in mobile, part 3: Five Commandments of Mobile Advertising and Promotion

In parts one and two of this three part series, I wrote about the mobile advertising economy’s smaller size, relative to TV and digital. I also shared views on why the mobile advertising economy lags its older siblings. In today’s post, I’ll offer some practical advice for those considering a leap into the mobile economy, […]

Is “showroom” shopping really such a threat?

Best Buy’s stock price erosion, which you can see in this stock chart covering the last three years, has been the subject of a lot of business press lately. Typically, no one reason can account for a company’s slump, but in this case, one problem crops up time and again: “showrooming,” or the consumer practice […]