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Android is expected to be the top global mobile ad platform by the end of the year, according to the latest quarterly analysis from independent mobile advertising network InMobi. Read Original Content
Google this week released a new tablet based online catalogue that promotes mobile shopping through devices. Google Catalogs includes content from Anthropologie, Bare Escentuals, Bergdorf Goodman, Crate and Barrel, L.L. Bean, Lands' End, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Sundance, Tea Collection, Urban Outfitters and Williams-Sonoma. Read Original Content
A Georgia hospital is using Quick Response codes in its advertising to make it easier for women to schedule mammograms. Read Original Content
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Portio Research reports that the mobile application user base is expected to hit 256 million people by 2015, growing at 37 percent yearly. Read Original Content
A survey by JiWire reports that 63 percent of UK participants are willing to give up personnel information in order to receive relevant updates on their mobile devices. In the United States that number is 60 percent. Read Original Content
ConAgra Foods has partnered with Phil Lempert, a.k.a. the “Supermarket Guru” to launch an iPhone app that allows customers to shop with more awareness by accessing the app for weekly tips on new trends and savings opportunities. Read Original Content
Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. and financial services company Citi are teaming up on a new app that lets Citi's reward-program customers redeem points by scanning UPC codes at Best Buy stores. Read Original Content
Resulting from the increased number of global smartphones, InMobi reports there has been a 35 percent growth rate of North American global-mobile ad impressions compared to the previous quarter. Read Original Content
eMarketer reports that U.S. marketers will spend 48 percent more on mobile advertising in 2011 as compared with 2010, and social networking sites will experience 55 percent ad revenue growth this year. Read Original Content
Mobile advertising is set to explode over the next few years, according to a new report from Borrell Associates, going from $10.2 billion this year to $51.4 billion in 2016. Read Original Content
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