The selfie: Is it here to stay, or just a fad? – Mobile Marketer

The selfie: Is it here to stay, or just a fad?
It may be regarded as a fad by some, but the selfie has very real, long-term value for marketers and smartphone makers, who are coming out with selfie-friendly phones.
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Garth Brooks’ launch of GhostTunes.com reflects sour note with iTunes
Garth Brooks is the latest artist to embrace mobile in a changed music-industry landscape, by launching GhostTunes.com, a competitor to Apple’s iTunes that lets customers download and stream Brooks’ and others’ music through a platform and device of their choice.
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GameStop delivers mobile video coverage of Expo via Twitch
GameStop is teaming up with leading video platform Twitch to stream its annual Expo to fans worldwide via mobile and gaming devices.
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Snuggle cozies up to social to update 30-year-old mascot
Sun Products Corp.’s Snuggle brand is making a big social push throughout September as part of an overarching campaign to make the brand’s 30-year-old mascot relevant to a new generation.
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Hello Vino uncorks in-app tap-to-call feature
Mobile wine marketplace application Hello Vino has added an in-app call button that connects users to a live telephone operator ready to answer questions and make recommendations.
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States garner top marks for using mobile to streamline services
Michigan, Missouri and Utah topped publisher e.Republic’s Digital States Survey in their use of digital technologies, including mobile, to serve residents and streamline operations.
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