Apple announced that it would partner with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard to offer its own credit card. The Card is built into the Apple Wallet app on iPhone, offering customers a familiar experience with Apple Pay and the ability to manage their card right on iPhone. The Apple Card will come without any late fees, … Continue reading Apple Launch a Credit Card with no Fees
Just when many PS+ members already felt let down by the considerable low-quality service that is the PS+ membership, Sony made an update to their latest “free games” blog post and sent emails to respective members regarding a price change to the current PS+ model. As of September 22nd, the company will be upping the … Continue reading SONY announces increase in PS+ Pricing. How will this affect the service?
BlackBerry (BBRY) is a mobile company that has been failing miserably to keep up with relevance with competitors like Android and iPhone. Several months back, however, BlackBerry took the oath of “if you can’t be em’: join em’” and released the BlackBerry Priv: their first Android powered smartphone with classic BBM apps, and Android 5.0 … Continue reading BlackBerry Priv sales out
Google’s services are not available in China, but that isn’t stopping it from making a significant investment in a company based on Chinese soil. The U.S. search giant is backing Mobvoi, a three-year-old company specializing in mobile voice technology. The duo already have business ties. Mobvoi is the company that Google picked to bring Android … Continue reading Google Invests In Mobvoi, Its Android Wear Partner In China
It’s often said that content is king, but in a typical marketing department you have a hodgepodge of content. That could include carefully-crafted web copy, blog entries and FAQs along with user-generated ratings and reviews. For many companies, at least some of this content is spread out across the site without any real connection between … Continue reading New SAP Tool Aims To Fuse Content and Community With eCommerce
The shift from PC to Mobile is now in full swing. With “65% of all mobile phones sold being smartphones”, according to the June 2014 Ericsson Mobility Report, no longer is Mobile the future of communications, but rather the ‘present’, and the means by which information is consumed is now becoming more and more mobile. … Continue reading Why growing businesses MUST embrace SMS Text Marketing – Especially in 2015
Let’s take your attention on the same-sex marriage legalized in the US away a little bit and bring it to a smarter move that can take your business to a new all-time high. uniXclusive has introduced a student discount card that allows students to acquire goods and services at a cheaper rate (less than what … Continue reading Why Smart Businesses should embrace uniXclusive Discount Card Partnership Program
Google’s Sundar Pichai essentially used today’s Mobile World Congress keynote to let the cat out of the bag for a whole host of interesting Google projects, including Android Pay, a new mobile payments framework that will look to succeed where Google Wallet failed. This time, they’ll be mostly leaving the apps themselves to developers, and … Continue reading Android Pay Will Get You Back To Your Position As A Developer
#Apple has been Told to pay $532.9 Million for Breaching Gaming-Related Patents Infringement A Federal Jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay out just under $532.9 million in a patent infringement case brought by Smartflash LLC regarding technology that the company said iTunes used without permission. Apple had attempted to argue … Continue reading #Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9 Million after losing Lawsuit over wireless Messaging
At the end of July, Flipkart (The largest E-commerce service in India) raised a massive $1 billion, and less than six months later the Indian e-commerce company is ending off the year with another $700 million round. The round includes money from existing investors DST Global, GIC, ICONIQ Capital and Tiger Global, and new backers … Continue reading India’s E-Commerce Giant Flipkart replenishes with a $700 million round
A new study by the research firm Frank N. Magid Associates shows that the popularity of Facebook for teenagers in the US between 13 and 17 have dropped down to 88%. The study had also found that a decline in popularity for all age groups has lowered to 90% this year, as opposed to the … Continue reading Facebook is dropping in Popularity with Teens Again, Study Shows
Instagram has reached over 300 million active users, a tremendous milestone for the company. Across the abundance of users, there are roughly about 70 million photos shared each day, accompanied by 2.5 billion “likes.” Since March, the active user count for Instagram has grown over 100 million. Quite fast and quite good indeed. This also … Continue reading Instagram now bigger than Twitter with 300 Million Users
Last week the CEO of Apple Tim Cook wrote a public essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, in which he proudly proclaim that he considers “being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” The essay has attracted mix reaction from media, customers & fans alike. Hence, EwtNet has taken to the tab once more to analyze how … Continue reading Why Apple CEO Tim Cook’s open ‘gay’ confession matters to the world
On Friday of last week, Google boss Larry Page sent out a memo to staff that Sundar Pichai – the man responsible for Android, Chrome, and Google Apps, will be taking on the responsibility of even more Google products. These products include Maps, Search, Research, Commerce, Ads, Infrastructure, and Google+. Page said that the move … Continue reading Larry Page; the main man of Google; puts Sundar Pichai in control of more of Google’s products.
If you’ve been in the market for OnePlus One, the hugely impressive $299 Android smartphone that is available by invite only — thus far — then your luck is in. The startup has announced that it will make its first smartphone available to all members of the public, but for a one hour window only. The … Continue reading OnePlus $299 Smartphone Will be on Sale for One Hour on October 27
Facebook does plan to monetize Messenger through payments, but it’s going to take its time to do it right. Regarding Messenger, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on today’s Q2 earnings call that “over time there will be some overlap between that and payments”. He stressed that “The payments piece will be a part of what will help … Continue reading Facebook Says Messenger And Payments Will Eventually “Overlap” But Don’t Hold Your Breath
From simple text links to rich media ads, Google has continued it’s bid to optimize revenue for it’s publishers and subsequently gain more advertisers. According to a blog post in Adsense official blog, Google has rolled out two brand new ad sizes – 970 x 250 Billboard and the 300 x 1050 Portrait – that will … Continue reading Two More Ad Sizes For Adsense Publishers: You Can Earn Bigger!
According to a report on Techcrunch, job outsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com has put down a portion of the money it raised from its IPO last fall on buying Warrior Forum, a marketplace and forum for digital marketing professionals. Freelancer.com filed for an IPO last October, with the aim of raising ~$14.2 million — noting at the … Continue reading Freelancer.com Acquires Digital Marketing Marketplace, Warrior Forum for $3.2M
Microsoft is almost ready to put Windows XP out to pasture, but the popular operating system refuses to die. The latest worldwide numbers from Net Applications show Windows XP market share actually grew by 0.25 percentage points in January, compared to the month previous. This is the first time Windows XP has gained in market … Continue reading Windows XP gained market share in January (or did it?)
Some consolidation in the world of mobile commerce. Monitise, a UK-based company that works with the likes of Visa to build and roll out mobile payment solutions, has acquired mobile commerce technology provider Pozitron for $100 million in an all-share deal. This is about inorganic expansion: Pozitron is based in Istanbul, Turkey and is most active … Continue reading Monitise Buys Turkey’s Pozitron For Up To $100M To Take Its Mobile Money Network To The Middle East