App Store kicks off 2018 with record-breaking holiday season

App Store kicks off 2018 with record-breaking holiday season

App Store customers around the world made apps and games a bigger part of their holiday season in 2017 than ever before, culminating in $300 million in purchases made on New Year’s Day 2018. During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made purchases or downloaded apps from the App Store, […]

Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Consumers spent $196 million on apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions on Christmas Day 2017 across the App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The report, while excluding Android revenue in China, represents a 12.3 percent increase over 2016’s spending of approximately $174 million. That speaks to a still-growing market for […]

Apple acquires music-recognition app Shazam for a reported $400M

Apple acquires music-recognition app Shazam for a reported $400M

Apple officially confirmed it’s acquiring the music recognition app Shazam, according to Buzzfeed. The purchase is the latest acquisition for the world’s largest tech company. First launched in 1999, Shazam has grown significantly over the last several years. Once specifically devoted to music recognition, Shazam now accepts audio and visual clips to identify songs, movies, and […]

Chinese app developers account for a quarter of global App Store earnings

Chinese app developers account for a quarter of global App Store earnings

1.8m developers using Apple’s platform in China have earned a total 112bn yuan (£12.5bn), representing around a quarter of total global App Store earnings. The figures were revealed by Apple chief executive Tim Cook in a speech given yesterday to a public cyber policy forum, organised by the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC), which oversees internet regulation […]

iPhone X sells out in under an hour as preorders begin

iPhone X sells out in under an hour as preorders begin

Apple says demand for its new iPhone X, its most advanced version so far, is “off the charts” after consumers rushed to preorder the smartphone on Friday, with first-day deliveries in the US selling out in 38 minutes, according to experts. The iPhone X comes in two models with different amounts of storage and is […]

Mobile Has Largely Displaced Other Channels for Email

Mobile Has Largely Displaced Other Channels for Email

The world of email marketing has changed pretty significantly over the past five years. Where desktop clients like Outlook were once a more important delivery medium, readers of email are now in the thrall of mobile clients and webmail services like Gmail. In fact, new research from Return Path found that more than half of emails worldwide […]

Apple, Google and Android are Most Relevant Brands to UK Consumers According to the New Prophet Brand Relevance Index

Apple, Google and Android are Most Relevant Brands to UK Consumers According to the New Prophet Brand Relevance Index

Global consultancy Prophet  today announced the results of the third annual Brand Relevance Index ®, a ranking of the most relevant brands in consumers’ lives today. Apple and Googlemaintained their standings as the top two most relevant brands in the UK for the second year. New entrants in the top ten: Android, Dyson and Lush, squeezed out John Lewis, Disney and WhatsApp. The top ten most relevant brands are: […]

IronSource launches ‘world’s first’ gaming AR ads

IronSource launches ‘world’s first’ gaming AR ads

In-app video advertising platform IronSource has launched the ‘world’s first’ AR ads for games, after harnessing the power of Apple’s ARKit to develop the ads while it was still in beta. The ads are designed and produced entirely in-house by IronSource’s Playworks studio, which is focuses on the creation of playable and interactive ads designed around 3D […]

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