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2 December 2015

How Mobile won Black Friday

With the dust now settling on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are likely to be a few puzzled faces in the retail departments of the UK’s favourite brands this week – especially the ones who didn’t anticipate the shift to digital. As has been widely reported in the press, Black Friday and Cyber Monday both set records, but …

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1 December 2015

Tamar’s #DigitalHistory – The Story of Snapchat

Here at Tamar, we’ve been marking our 20th year by looking at digital networks who have been around as long as we have – and how they got to where they are today. So far we’ve looked at Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Our latest subject is a site which has tripled its user base in the …

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15 June 2015

5 potential consequences of Adblock on iPhone

Last week, Apple announced that the latest set of changes to Safari, it’s internet browser, would allow users to use Adblock on iPhone and iPad. Of course, Adblocking’s been around for a while on desktops. It is incredibly popular, with an estimated 140 million people using it, especially among the younger demographic. As online usage is increasingly edging towards mobile, the introduction …

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18 March 2014

Scrabble – Epically failing online since 2008. But why?

In these days of social gaming, it’s easy to assume that every game ever invented has the opportunity to take on a new lease of life. In lots of cases, this is true – Only this morning I was sat on my train to work, listening to the unmistakable ‘jingle jingle’ soundtrack of a child playing Sonic the Hedgehog on …

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25 February 2014

How is WhatsApp worth $19 billion?

  Last week, Facebook announced the purchase of mobile messaging app WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion. The deal was divided into several chunks, including $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in Facebook shares and an additional $3 billion in WhatsApp stock. Unsurprisingly, the exorbitant deal has been widely discussed, with many experts questioning the valuation of the app as …

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20 November 2013

mChristmas – Native browser vs App, how do you choose?

There’s little argument that this is going to be a mobile Christmas for etailers. We’re undoubtedly at an inflexion point for ecommerce with handheld devices rapidly taking over from PC-based browser access. And whilst smartphone growth continues, it is tablet usage that is leading the way. More than half of all tablets sold in the UK last year were bought …

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12 November 2013

mChristmas – how retailers can make the most of mobile

Last week saw us begin our focus on mobile with our mChristmas series. Mobile internet use globally is scheduled to surpass PC browser-based use by the end of this year. And nowhere is this more keenly felt that in the world of ecommerce. John Lewis saw 50% of their traffic on Christmas Day last year coming from mobiles and tablets. …

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4 November 2013

We’re dreaming of an mChristmas…

Pretty much every year since the invention of the mobile phone has been dubbed “the year of the mobile”. It’s now a pretty standard cliché. But 2013 is looking like a genuine turning point with Gartner predicting that mobile Internet use will surpass PC browser-based Internet use by the end of the year. Nowhere is this shift to mobile more …

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1 October 2013

Digital December: Crack the Christmas Crowds Online

Whilst many of us are clinging on to the last rays of sunshine, and hoping for a mild autumn, the retailers amongst us are busy planning their Christmas and New Year campaigns, readying themselves for what for most will be the busiest time of their year. Planning special offers, finalising brochures and redesigns and probably even briefing their team on …

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21 June 2013

The Big Facebook Product Announcement…Video for Instagram.

Yesterday, as previously rumoured, Facebook announced that Instagram has released an update enabling users to create 15 seconds of video. Of course, being Instagram, your videos can be filtered with a choice of 13 specifically designed filters. Exciting right? Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has promised that Instagram video incorporates, ‘everything we know and love about Instagram, but it moves.’ One of …

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