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June 13, 2017 13/06/2017

Are Mobile Payments Here to Stay?

While it initially got off to a slow start, the mobile payment market is now growing at a dizzying pace. In 2016 alone, U.S. consumers bought $47.6 billion of physical goods via remote mobile payments. Across Europe, mobile payment use increased 200% from 18% in 2015 to 54% in 2016. Furthermore, in the U.S., mobile wallets are expected to surpass...
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June 6, 2017 06/06/2017

4 Technology Trends that are Shaping Consumer Behavior

Technology is fundamentally transforming the way humans live their everyday lives. This includes how people interact with the brands with which they do business, as well as how those brands cater to the needs and desires of their customers. Specifically, there have been a number of different advances in technology that are slowly but surely changing the way consumers behave,...
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May 22, 2017 22/05/2017

How Alexa and Google Home Will Transform the Way We Shop and Live

While they can’t seem to agree on a final number, experts are predicting that anywhere from 24 to 50 million units of Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers will be sold by the end of 2017. That’s a pretty impressive growth rate, particularly for products that haven’t been on the market for that long. The reality is, people everywhere...
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May 16, 2017 16/05/2017

What Does Facebook’s Venture into AR & VR Mean for the Industry

Facebook has officially doubled down on their belief that virtual reality (VR) is going to become the next big thing. During its recent F8 developer conference, the social media giant began to venture even further into the concept of augmented reality (AR) with its announcement that many of the applications used daily by billions will be getting new AR capabilities...
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May 11, 2017

Softonic Tech Times: What’s Next for Social Media?

Technology, as we know it, is almost like a living, breathing thing. It’s fluid and ever-changing. As such, it’s logical to expect that the tech arenas of today – particularly social media – will also continue to evolve. Thanks to things like smartphones and wearables, our social networks have become a part of who we are as a society, but...
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April 28, 2017

Softonic Tech Times: Why Now is the Best Time in History to Travel

Over the past few decades we have witnessed the world of travel evolve right before our eyes. Not only are we now able to get to and from our destinations faster and more comfortably, but advances in consumer technology has now made travel easier, more convenient and far more personalized than ever before. Thanks to breakthroughs like mobile applications and...
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February 19, 2016

Hello Mobile Premier Awards!

How do you find the world’s best app of the year? Simple, you head to the biggest hubs of innovation on every continent to pick the cream of the crop, then you put them together in the same room and pit them against one another in an all-star galactic battle of epic proportions. That’s the Mobile Premier Awards in a...
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February 19, 2016

Gearing up for Mobile World Congress 2016!

Every once a year, the world of mobile technology descends upon Barcelona to present their next big ideas and show off their latest gadgets in what is arguably the largest and grandest event on the mobile technology calendar. And what an event it promises to be with the seismic shifts in mobile technology we’ve witness over the past 12 months....
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February 22, 2015

What we’ve learned about mobile gamers

2015 has been a huge year for mobile games. New titles are churned out at an alarming rate but how well do we really know the people that are downloading and playing them? We set out to find out more about the gamers that love and play their favorite games on the go, and some of our findings really surprised...
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