Mobile Minutes: Mobile security; Amazon’s music streaming; Twitter sells movie tickets; Are apps required?
Exclusive: Amazon is preparing to launch streaming music service – sources
Amazon.com Inc. is preparing to launch a standalone music streaming subscription service, placing it squarely in competition with rival offerings from Apple Inc. and Spotify, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
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Twitter claims it’s helping to sell one in 10 movie tickets in North America
Twitter has been a boon for Hollywood — if we believe a Twitter-commissioned study by MarketShare on tweets and ticket sales, that is. According to that study, Twitter helped to sell almost one in 10 tickets in North America over the last four years.
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Does your business really need a mobile app?
No one seriously doubts that mobile is the future of the web. We crossed the point at which a business could blithely ignore mobile users a couple of years ago.
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