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Facebook unveiled “Facebook Home” this week, along with special Android-powered HTC smartphones. WIll the social network will change the face of mobile, or is this merely a gimmick? Plus: why some analysts think Microsoft may succeed in the mobile enterprise.
News and Insights
Home: Facebook’s Bold New Vision For Social Smartphones – Fast Company
Facebook Home isn’t quite an app, but it isn’t an OS either.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Home, Money, and the Future of Communication – WIRED
The social network’s founder on how Facebook is upping its mobile game.
Apple to Begin iPhone Production This Quarter – Wall Street Journal
Apple is reportedly working on a refreshed iPhone, as well as a cheaper model.
Retailers Leveraging Mobile to Deliver Hyper-local In-store Advertising – Mobile Commerce Daily
Retailers are using indoor location tech to learn more about their customers.
Nordstrom Aims for Increased Mobile Spending via App Updates – Evins
A look at how the retailer is influencing “digital word-of-mouth marketing.”
Inside Citi’s Mobile Strategy – Digiday
The financial institution unveils its mobile banking strategy for consumers.
The Top 5 Things the Mobile Enterprise Needs – VentureBeat
Industry executives voice the need for security, apps, BYOD, and more.
CIOs Must Move From ‘Mobile First’ to ‘Mobile Only’ – CIO
Four forces, CIOs say, are coming together to define the future of mobile.
The 5 Biggest Mistakes in Mobile App Marketing – KISSMetrics
Best practices in mobile app design, marketing, user retention, and more.
Microsoft to Make Leaps in the Mobile Enterprise – CIO
35% of enterprises are planning to develop apps for the Surface tablet.
2.4 Billion Computing Devices Will Ship This Year, Forecasts Gartner – CIO
Android is expected to remain the most dominant operating system.
The Mobile War is Over and the App Has Won – VentureBeat
Flurry Analytics: 80% of mobile time spent in apps, mobile web left behind.
CPG Brands Up the Mobile App Ante – eMarketer
3 out of 10 CPG companies have implemented more than 5 apps.
Sizing Up Mobile Use By Form Factor – MediaPost
Flurry Analytics analyzes at app use on tablets, phablets, and smartphones.
54.3% of Androids Run Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean – GigaOM
Over half of all Android devices are finally running Android 4.0 software or better.