Category Archives: bad practice

Apple investigated over moves to close our alternate payment options.

According to the Wall Street Journal and MacObserver, Apple’s recent moves to prevent applications running on iPad and iPhone sending people outside the “Apple Payment Channels” to pay for extra content, subscriptions or services have been referred to the DOJ. … Continue reading

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If real-time reporting in mobile advertising is key, why aren’t more businesses demanding this?

Ben Tatton-Brown, CEO at Ringring Media has some interesting  insight into how brands and businesses measure the success of their mobile advertising and marketing – or not to be precise!  This post in MSearchGroove.com exposes a huge hole in the mobile … Continue reading

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Privacy complaint should not hold back mobile marketing

Last week, a complaint was filed by two consumer rights groups in the US regarding privacy issues, claiming deceptive practices were prevalent throughout the mobile advertising industry. The Center for Digital Democracy and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group filed … Continue reading

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Chocolate that makes me see red!

Some big companies really miss the point of mobile. I often travel to London and one of the simple pleasures on the return train journey is a cup of coffee, a Kit Kat and a seat. (I’m easy to please … Continue reading

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The “Great phone number harvesting scam”

There has been a great deal of interest in UK mobile phone number harvesting and it is increasingly being referred to in the mobile industry as “the next subscription scam”. I thought it would be useful to outline what the … Continue reading

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