Editors from Mashable and The Wall Street Journal talk digital strategy and what their publications are doing to stay relevant in the mobile age.
Archives: February 2014
Funded by Google, Robinhood is a new finance app that offers commission-free trading. That’s right, no fees whatsoever. How is this possible? The company is like a bank – it can actually make money simply by having it. So, by moving your money around, Robinhood can make its own profit. This is what the app has to say about traditional brokers:
The European Commission is investigating the term “free” as used for apps that contain in-app purchases. The consumer policy group representing the European Union is holding talks with Apple, Google and app makers in developing new policies that would require free apps to be completely free, with intentions of targeting terms like “Buy Now” or “Upgrade Now” from free-to-play apps.
Most branded mobile apps have been designed for utility, but the ZBi platform enables companies to use mobile apps to deliver content and communicate with customers.
Ashton Kutcher is following in the footsteps of Alicia Keys formerly of Blackberry and Lady Gaga of Polaroid. He was just hired by Lenovo as a “product engineer.” Kutcher will be drawing from his experience as playing the role of Steve Jobs, but he was also studying biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa when he quit school to pursue his modeling career. Read more
As email and social media messages keep getting shorter, studies of message length continue to uncover behavioral data useful in the design of social-media platforms.
There’s been lots of contention around Facebook advertising recently, so Facebook decided to give its marketing platform an overhaul. But will it make a difference?
There’s yet another selfie app, but this time it’s going for the cutest subject of them all: babies. If you have them, or know where you can access one, download this selfie app, and you can help them join the self-portraiture trend.
The Baby Selfie Android app costs $0.99 for each download, and gets your child’s attention by flashing cute images and graphics – like owls, foxes, etc. Think of it like a digital peek-a-boo photobooth for the crib.
Now that the Olympics are over, Tinder’s probably not getting as much attention from athletes, but they are definitely getting our attention in this parody. Made by College Humor, the screen captures below allow us to imagine the possibilities: what if Disney Characters used the popular hook-up app, Tinder.
After shutting down this week to “protect the site” and its users, the MtGox Bitcoin exchange announced this morning that it’s officially filing for bankruptcy protection.