Mindshare’s POV on Facebook’s new Lifestage app

Mindshare’s POV on Facebook’s new Lifestage app

Background: Facebook recently launched a new app called Lifestage. Created by Michael Saymen a 19 year old Product Manager, Lifestage is a social network aimed at video loving teens, ultimately reinventing what Facebook would look like if it was built around the currency of today’s digital world of snackable video. Lifestage mimics the early days […]

MoPub’s Global Mobile Programmatic Trends Report: Four years of growth and new opportunities for buyers

MoPub’s Global Mobile Programmatic Trends Report: Four years of growth and new opportunities for buyers

This quarter’s report marks the four year anniversary of MoPub‘s Mobile Programmatic Trends Report (find the first report here). Since that time, the landscape for in-app mobile advertising, particularly through real-time bidding exchanges like MoPub Marketplace, has changed dramatically in terms of players, technology standards, and even platforms. On MoPub Marketplace alone, monthly ad impressions […]

How chatbots will help mobile marketers

How chatbots will help mobile marketers

Since 2014, there have been more mobile devices in the world than desktop computers, and people spend more time browsing the internet on their smartphones than on their desktops. So companies simply cannot ignore mobile as a channel to reach their consumers. Today, marketing departments focus a meaningful part of their time and budget on […]

Why size matters with mobile ads

Why size matters with mobile ads

Social platforms are providing longer ad units, but bigger isn’t necessarily better, writes a strategy team from Possible Earlier this year, Instagram and Twitter announced something odd: longer ad units. Twitter enabled skippable 30-second ads, while Instagram cleared the way for gargantuan 60-second Super Bowl-style ads. One can, perhaps, see an argument for this. Mobile […]

The Next Must-Have Smartphone Feature

The Next Must-Have Smartphone Feature

Google’s new location-sensing system will make augmented reality far more useful. Smartphones can tell you when to depart for the airport to make your flight, provide voice-guided directions on the way there, and route around traffic jams. But if you wanted to get audio directions to a specific counter at the airport, you’d be out […]

Google launches FaceTime competitor, video-calling app Duo

Google launches FaceTime competitor, video-calling app Duo

During its developer conference this year, Google announced two new apps designed to take on incumbents in video calling and chat: Duo and Allo. Perhaps the fastest and most accurate way to describe Duo is as a cross-platform FaceTime competitor. Duo’s pitch is that it’s simple and will work on both iOS and Android, even […]

Rio 2016 has a lot to teach us about the future of mobile

Rio 2016 has a lot to teach us about the future of mobile

The preparations for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games are well documented, from building infrastructure to battling corruption, pollution, and disease. But as the Games wind down, a different kind of work begins: analysis to understand what this year’s Summer Olympics can teach us about consumer engagement. Leading up to this summer’s Olympics, Phunware conducted […]

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