Placed report studies the use of smartphones when grocery shopping

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Analytics company Placed has released its newest report, measuring the growing use of smartphones while shopping, specifically when used by US mothers. The report gathered data from over 5,000 women, and found that 80 percent of respondents now use their smartphones to conduct “grocery shopping activities.”

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Mobile analytics company Mobidia studies mobile shopping habits through 2013

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A new report from mobile analytics company Mobidia and Yankee Group has analyzed mobile shopping over the course of 2013 and the recent holiday shopping season. The report shows 90 percent of consumers are interested in mobile coupons and shopping, with up to 66 percent of ‘advanced’ mobile consumers using their shopping apps to receive coupons, check product reviews, receive text offers, respond to daily deals and more.

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xAd: Mobile search activity 24% higher on Christmas Eve than Black Friday

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Mobile-location ad platform xAd has released its latest report on mobile usage, identifying a new trend called Mobile Eve, when retail related mobile search activity is at its highest. Mobile Eve is actually Christmas Eve, and, according to xAd, sees this search activity to be 24 percent greater than on even Black Friday.

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Boxed wholesale shopping app expands nationwide [Interview]

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After the release of Boxed on the East Coast of the US earlier this year, the wholesale shopping app has now expanded to cover the entire country. Formed by former executives from Zynga, Adap.tv and Flurry, Boxed brings its bulk-purchase shopping experience to users without the need for membership fees.

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MEF finds value of mobile purchases on the rise in Global Consumer Survey 2013

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Mobile commerce company MEF has released the findings of its third annual Global Consumer Survey, which measured mobile usage patterns across 13 countries and more than 10,000 consumers. The study found 65 percent of mobile users globally have purchased goods and/or services from their mobile device.

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Adroit Digital: Millennial moms will embrace mobile shopping this holiday season

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Advertising company Adroit Digital has today announced the results of its holiday shopping survey, which measured the way moms are going to do their holiday shopping online this season. The survey found that 71 percent of moms are responsible for 75 percent or more of all gift purchases during the holiday season, creating ample opportunities for retailers (and mobile app developers) to capitalize on their increased shopping.

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Tapjoy: Mobile shopping habits expected to grow this holiday season

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Mobile ad network Tapjoy has released an infographic detailing the way smartphone users utilize their mobile phones during the holiday shopping season. Its survey found that 35 percent of respondents will use their devices to research products before a purchase, and that 29 percent will ultimately make holiday shopping purchases online this year.

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Photopon: Attach photos to coupons and share them with friends on iOS

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With the amount of mobile coupon users on the rise, Photopon looks to capitalize on the growing popularity of mobile coupons by making them social and fun to send to friends. The Photopon app on iOS has been redesigned for Version 2.0, allowing users to find nearby deals, attach their own personal photos to those deals, and then share them with others.

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Two out of three holiday shoppers research gifts online before purchase

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With holiday season closing in fast, ad-tech company Videology has released an Infographic that looks at the online trends of consumers, finding that 71-percent of survey respondents will purchase at least one holiday gift online this year. In addition, two out of three shoppers research potential gifts online before purchase, with 5-percent using their mobile device or tablet to do their research. (more…)

Wix introduces platform for mobile website development

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HTML5 web-development platform Wix has today announced a new mobile solution for its worldwide user base, allowing them to create mobile-optimized versions of their websites without altering the traditional desktop version of the site(s).

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