Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix was the world’s top earning non-game mobile app in 2017, according to SensorTower’s new year-end report, with Tinder finishing second. Netflix saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510m last year according to the report, representing a 138% increase or about 2.4 times the $215m users spent in the app during 2016. Netflix was also […]

Mobile commerce more popular among users in APAC than in other regions, according to Twitter

Mobile commerce more popular among users in APAC than in other regions, according to Twitter

Mobile commerce is taking off among Twitter users in Asia Pacific, after a study commissioned by the social media company found that across 15 countries, approximately two in three users are most likely to browse and make payment on mobile than their counterparts in US and Europe. The report, which delves into mobile shopping behaviours […]

Facebook takes on Yelp and Foursquare with Facebook Local

Facebook takes on Yelp and Foursquare with Facebook Local

Continuing its quest to replicate business models and out-innovate the competition to be an ecosystem player, Facebook has relaunched its Events app. Now re-branded as Local, the standalone app represents the social side of social networking, allowing users to find events that match their interests and proximity. With 88% of its revenue stemming from mobile, […]

Apple Accepts WeChat Pay In Bid To Boost Sales In China

Apple Accepts WeChat Pay In Bid To Boost Sales In China

Apple will now accept WeChat Pay as a payment method for App Store and iTunes purchases as it seeks to boost sales in China. The move comes months after Apple and WeChat owner Tencent fell out over Apple’s stance on in-app purchases. In a statement to Chinese media, Apple said the company is “dedicated to providing multiple […]

How Rakuten Marketing helped BoxFresh smash Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign

How Rakuten Marketing helped BoxFresh smash Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign

Men’s footwear brand Boxfresh soared above Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign to disrupt highly competitive market, working with Rakuten Marketing. Boxfresh was to re-establish its brand in UK and German markets and drive repeat business among online customers. Established in 1989, Boxfresh played a part in igniting the rise of streetwear as we know it today. […]

Growth in mobile ad spend leading to decline in ad viewability levels

Growth in mobile ad spend leading to decline in ad viewability levels

The increase in mobile advertising spend is contributing to a decline in ad viewability levels, according to the latest quarterly benchmark report from ad verification company Meetrics. While mobile advertising has recently helped the UK’s digital ad spend surpass the £10bn mark for the first time, other forms of digital advertising are now showing signs […]

Kodak pulls mobile wiping stunt on unknowing Londoners

Kodak pulls mobile wiping stunt on unknowing Londoners

Kodak has joined forces with Imperial Leisure to take to the streets of London with a custom charger as part of a stunt ‘wiping’ people’s mobile phones. The experiment, a collaboration between the creative agency and the Kodak Moments app, revealed how people react when their phones are wiped by mistake. Promoting the fact that […]

Dunkin’ Donuts debuts with Waze’s Order Ahead feature to boost brand loyalty

Dunkin’ Donuts debuts with Waze’s Order Ahead feature to boost brand loyalty

US doughnut company Dunkin’ Donuts has become the first brand to partner with Waze, a Google-owned traffic and navigation app, for its ‘Order Ahead’ feature. Through the partnership, members of Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks rewards program will be able to order their favourite Dunkin’ Donuts products by connecting to its mobile ordering feature through the […]

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