After a brief retooling your weekly mobile news round up is back. As always its brought to you by our friends at Mutual Mobile and the letter C (because C is for cookie, and who doesn’t like cookies!).
This week, mobile industry analyst Mary Meeker presented her annual report on the state of the industry. We take a look at the key trends. Plus: mobile’s major influence on retail, both in-store and out.
News and Insights
Mary Meeker Peers Into the Future of Mobile, Wearables and Facebook – New York Times, We take a look at the major themes from the KPCG analyst’s annual report.
Apple’s Tim Cook Points To Dearth Of Multiple-Use Wrist Gadgets – Forbes, At a recent conference, Cook voiced skepticism about wearables like Glass.
Here’s What to Expect From Apple at WWDC 2013 – WIRED, Upgrades to iOS, OS X, hardware, and a whole lot more.
Walmart Takes Contextual, Pragmatic Approach to Mobile – Forrester, Walmart’s mobile approach has paid off in sales, loyal customers, and engagement.
Google Is Learning How Smartphones Impact In-Store Shopping – Fast Company, People who consistently use smartphones while shopping spend 25% more.
Google Won’t Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People’s Faces – TechCrunch, A recent announcement from Google is eliminating the Glass “creep factor.”
7 Cool Consumer Technologies Coming Soon to a Cubicle Near You – CIO, Augmented reality, natural user interfaces, and more entering the enterprise.
The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual – Fast Company, Coming soon: always-present computers that will anticipate, augment your behavior.
If You Bought An ‘iWatch’, You’d Check it ~95 Times Per Day – Business Insider, Why an Apple smartwatch could be big business.
13 Alarming Stats About Retail in Digital – Digiday, Mobile and digital is forcing retailers to redefine how they market and sell to consumers.
Smartphone Adoption Tips Past 50% in Major Markets Worldwide – eMarketer, Over half of mobile phone users in 6 countries have switched to smartphones.
3 Reasons Why the Tablet is Set to Replace Your Laptop and Desktop – TabTimes, IDC’s latest report predicts tablet shipments to grow 59% this year.
The Wallet is Doomed! – Mobile Payments Today, PayPal’s recent study shows that 83% of consumers prefer digital payment methods.
The Forecast for Google Glass – Business Insider, BI predicts Glass will reach 21 million annual unit sales by 2018.