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The Mobile Marketing News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile marketing that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Marin Software, a digital advertising management company, found in its quarterly U.S. Online Advertising Quarterly Report, that 18 percent of paid search clicks come from mobile devices. Read Original Content Kiip, a startup allowing brands to promote themselves in mobile apps through rewards and contests, has raised $11 million in Series B funding. The company sells its approach as a smarter, more engaging approach to mobile ads, wher... (more)

Big Data – Business Value

With every passing day, Big Data assumes new strength as a significant force in our industry. Someone even said that Big Data is transforming business same way IT did few decades ago. The overall revenue (includes hardware, software, service) for Big Data is said to be around $5.1B in 2011 and includes players such as IBM, Intel, HP, Fujitsu, etc. This is hard to fathom! But pure-play revenue coming from players such as Vertica, Aster, Cloudera, Greenplum, 1010Data, etc. is valued at $468M in 2011. Then someone said the projected revenue from Big Data will reach an astounding $53B by 2017 (source- Wikibon), growing to $10B in 2013, $32 in 2015 and $48B in 2016. We can argue on these numbers, but let us agree that this will be quite big. Why is that? We all know about data growth. Facebook with 900M users in April, 2012 did analytics on 25PB (petabytes) of compresse... (more)

IBC 2009 Exhibitor Profiles

IBC 2009 takes place Sept. 11 - 15, 2009 at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam. Business Wire is the official news wire for IBC 2009. Breaking news releases, advisories, photos, and multimedia are available at, Business Wire's trade show, conference, and event news resource. Listed below are IBC 2009 exhibitor profiles.   Company: A & C LTD Stand: 11:E10 Media Contact: Frank Fletcher Phone: 44 (0)20 8427 5168 E-mail: [email protected] Web:   A & C is an Academy Award Winning manufacturer of robotic camera systems for TV & Film. It has accumulated extensive experience in designing and manufacturing Remote Camera Systems over twenty five years.   Principle products are the POWER-POD, PEE-POD & TRACK-POD ranges.   Options include full memory playback with Touch Screen Control.     Company: ADI video technologies, ltd. Stand: Hall 5, stand... (more)

Global 3D Printing Market will Reach $8.6 Billion by 2020; 3D Printing Stocks Directory Update

NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --, ( ) a global news source covering leading sectors including tech, issues an updated directory for 3D Printing stocks for investors following the sector. According to a recent report titled "3D Printing Market (Technologies, Materials, Applications and Geography) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Forecast-2013-2020", the global 3D printing market will reach $8.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 20.6% from 2014 to 2020. The surge in growth is primarily due to rising demand for faster and more efficient ways to manufacture complex design objects using a wide array of materials. Source: 3-D Printer Stocks - August 2014  Arcam AB h... (more)

International Datacasting Corporation Selected to Provide Content Distribution System for Telmex Digital Signage Network

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/22/07 -- International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) and Media Innovations, an affiliate of CIE-one of the largest entertainment and commercial advertising companies in Mexico, announced that IDC's state-of-the-art Datacast XD content distribution and management system was selected to provide content distribution for Telmex's digital signage network. Telmex, one of Latin Americas largest telecommunications companies, will use IDC system at it retail store locations throughout Mexico. Media Innovations will generate advertisements and promotional videos files for their customer Telmex and send them to Telmex's central site using International Datacasting's XD Portal, a module of the Datacast XD system. The files will then be automatically distributed to all of the Telmex retail sites with the use of IDC's SFX2100 multimedi... (more)

Frank Shines Launches Digital Signage Journal on Ulitzer

Frank Shines launched Digital Signage Journal today on Ulitzer. A former Air Force officer, IBM executive and Ernst & Young consultant, Frank Shines has flown Air Force jets, trained and competed with Olympic athletes and traveled the world as an award-winning business adviser to Fortune 500 executives. Frank has been published by John Wiley & Sons (The Controller's Function: "Performance Measurement" Chapter, 1999) and is the author of a book examining the impact of the next generation of the Internet and its impact on individuals and organizations (The New Science of Success: How to Outsource Proof Your Job in a Web 2.0 Economy, 2007). Mr. Shines is currently the President of Skill of Success, a consulting firm which provides next generation Web apps and business skills to small businesses and individuals. Frank holds a BS in Management from the US Air Force Academ... (more)

Making the Right Digital Signage Software Decisions

There are some 300 companies out there selling digital signage software, and Lord knows how many more home-grown, in-house solutions. So ... how do you make sense of it and make the right decision for your company? I sell the pots and pans for one of those software firms. That means I have a vested interest not only in winning business but also steering people to other solutions when it's clear my pots and pans aren't the ones to use. I can't afford to chase no-hopers. And I have also spent way more time in the industry being on the other side of this – launching and running networks, and sorting out what way to go with my own company’s technology choices. I am by no means THE expert on this stuff, but with a new year approaching, tightened budgets and tough, tough investors, this is as good a time as any to provide some guidance. For the purpose of this exercise, l... (more)

Is a Smartphone a Digital Signage Player Too?

Spotted this on Engadget, which was picking up on an iSuppli analysis of the build cost of the new Google Nexus One smartphone. iSuppli reports a preliminary estimate of $174.15 for the cost of materials needed to build each handset. The research firm also congratulates Google on keeping a bill of materials comparable to most recent smartphones while having "the most advanced features of any smart phone ever dissected by iSuppli's Teardown Analysis Service." Costliest of all things was the 1GHz Snapdragon ($30.50), followed by the AMOLED display ($23.50) and memory ($20.40) from Samsung. The Bluetooth and 802.11n WiFi transceiver cost $8.20, and perhaps the most egregious spend was $12.50 on a 5-megapixel camera that many of us might never use. Like many people in the industry I have been watching the evolution of these phones and thinking they will pretty quickl... (more)

iPad on Ulitzer - How To Jump On the iPad Buzz

iPad on Ulitzer There were two kinds of technology companies issuing press releases today. Goofball ones that were somehow oblivious to Apple's planned announcement, and thought it was just another day and their stuff would get the usual attention. And those who watched the announcement of the iPad and realized there was excitement to leverage, and put together their own announcement. Now just about anyone in digital signage making an announcement that somehow tied in to the iPad would be regarded with giggles, but Nanonation is one of only a few companies in the space that actually have some genuine Apple ties, history and chops, so to speak. In the hours after the celebrated tablet was announced, Nanonation issued a release saying its propellerheads were all over this thing. Software developer Nanonation announced plans to support and develop new customer-facing applica... (more)

The Good Thing About Standards

“The good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from.” – Dr. Tanenbaum And so we picked SMIL, an open web standard developed by the W3C (the fellows that brought us HTML, CSS and all the other things that make the internet work) for our new light-weight digital signage player which, thanks to Microsoft Silverlight, runs on a variety of platforms such as Windows, OS X, Linux, Symbian and Windows CE. As some of you may remember, we released SMIL support for our Oxygen media platform a few months ago. Since then a lot has happened! Our partner IAdea has rolled out a few hundred units of their XDS-100 players that are managed by our platform. Furthermore we are working with many partners and customers to roll out more SMIL-based digital signage installations. We see great future for SMIL in the Digital Signage industry, because it makes it easier to... (more)

On DRM and Piracy

This morning I happened to be standing within earshot of a couple men in their 60s who were having a casual conversation. I've heard these folks talking before. If I were to rank their computer experience, I would have to put them into the category of people who are typically the butt of jokes of entry-level support technicians worldwide. These are the guys who pay the Geek Squad to come to their house to set up their WiFi and their HD TV. There's nothing wrong with this, mind you - I just want to nail home the point that the people I'm about to discuss are average joes, with less than average computer skills. So one guy starts complaining to the other that the subtitles on this movie he was watching weren't working properly. I didn't think too much of it and went about my business. Then I hear that he is talking about the VLC player and he's complaining that the s... (more)