Walmart Executive VP
March 26, 2013 - News event at the San Bruno, Calif., headquarters of @WalmartLabs, its digital commerce arm. "The point, Mr. Ashe said, is to offer Walmart products anywhere a consumer wants to shop, whether in stores, online or on a phone." Walmart plans to further integrate mobile e-commerce into its in-store experiences during the next couple of years, said Walmart.com president and CEO Joel Anderson during his June 6 address at the 2012 Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.
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Bloomberg, February 21, 2013
"IBM is doubling its investment in mobile technology in 2013." The branding push, called "Mobile First," is the company's "stake in the ground" as its clients shift their work load to tablets and smartphones, Leblanc said.
Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty will move employees and resources to mobile technology as part of the investment, said Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President of Middleware Software at IBM.
Facebook Earnings Call on May 2, 2013
"Users check their smartphones 100 times a day"
Late Apple CEO
Interview with Steve Jobs at D8, All Things Digital, on June 1, 2010.
In 2010, Steve Jobs predicted, "I think PCs are going to be like trucks.
Less the people will need them; and this going to make some people uneasy."
Thursday, April 18, 2013
EBay CEO on Earnings and Outlook: John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay, discusses the outlook for his company and online retail with CNBC's John Fortt. "The mobile device is really becoming the central control device of people's lives, so we're orienting a lot of our products and innovation in that area."
"Mobile is increasing the way people are shopping and paying," said Donahoe, who estimates that eBay will see over $20 billion in mobile payments in 2013.
Interview with CBS this morning, February 18, 2013.
"My mistake was not having the right mobile strategy at the right time."
Mobile Beat 2013
"Late last year, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told techsters her big gameplan for the company: Making Yahoo accessible and relevant to a mobile-first culture. In today's earning call, Mayer highlighted a string of acquisitions: Snip.it, Alike, Jybe, and Summly. These buys were brokered "to build world class technology and engineering teams in mobile and personalization," the company said in its earnings statement. "Responsive mobile design: Other changes, the company stated, revolved around design. The revamped, pared-down Yahoo.com homepage was built with smartphones and tablets in mind."
October 24, 2012
"In 2013, mobile devices will pass PCs to be most common Web access tools"
Quartz Interview, January 22, 2013
"Last year, Google officially endorsed the responsive design approach over standalone mobile sites. The kind of mobile phones we have now, the state of the art, are a little bit beyond, and those experiences should work on those devices as well. I'd like to see us move in that direction."
Mobile Marketer, April 17, 2013
"Mobile is as important, if not more important, to marketers than television. While many in the advertising world would agree with Ms. Sandberg, others are not so sure mobile has reached its full potential yet or that it will ever replace TV entirely." Speaking at an event in London this week, Ms. Sandberg said that the size of the mobile phone audience makes it a mass medium with significant importance for marketers. The statement was made at a time when Facebook is looking to significantly ramp up its mobile advertising business as its user based continues to migrate to smartphones.
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