Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sales of Mobile Phones in All Regions Except APAC Declined in Q1’13

A rather dry but essential read. In summary, other than APAC, phone sales have declined slightly. First quarter of the year may not always be a true indication as people tend to splurge in Dec. So it’s too early to say. But if the trend continues, it could just mean that telcos have not unlocked […]

Already at $74 billion in 2013, Asia Pacific to become the largest region for mobile payment by 2016.

PROPELLED by rapid growth in Singapore, South Korea and developing markets such as India, Asia-Pacific mobile payment transaction values will grow 38 per cent this year to reach US$74 billion, according to research agency Gartner. Speaking to BizIT, Sandy Shen, research director at Gartner, noted that by 2016, Asia-Pacific will overtake Africa to become the […]

Survey Identifies Hurdles to Making Travel Purchases from Mobile Devices

Travelers are regularly searching for flights, hotels and ground transportation using mobile devices, yet less than half are making mobile purchases.   New research from FlightView digs into the mobile purchasing behavior of 3,186 travelers, revealing the shocker: more than 80 percent of respondents say concerns about mobile security and transaction interruptions no longer stop them […]

YouTube’s mobile fortunes take-off as smartphone content consumption grows

YouTube’s mobile advertising sales skyrocketed in the first half of 2013 as marketers looked to reach consumers where digital content is being consumed – on their smartphones and tablets. YouTube, like other social media sites, is experiencing significant growth in mobile use as its user base increasingly migrates their social activity from desktop to smartphones. […]

Sherwin-Williams flaunts color-matching app via print ad

I thought this is another nice example of how mobile and print can work well for consumers. Although our eyes are on our mobile a few hours in a day there is still a huge number of hours that they are not. And most often, people still rely on print  for inspirations when it comes […]