Mobile Minutes: Amazon, social media, Twitter, the future of mobile


Amazon expands middleman role in latest online payments push Inc will start managing subscription payments for start-ups and other companies – the latest in a series of quiet moves the e-commerce giant has made into PayPal’s turf over the past year.
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The well-followed on social media cash in on their influence
Brands and advertisers, looking for ways to reach audiences beyond television screens and magazine pages, are turning to people with many followers on social media and paying them to pitch products online. The social media stars, in turn, are finding that working as a conduit for a brand can be quite lucrative sometimes generating more than enough money to live on.
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Twitter acquires Namo Media to beef up mobile advertising business
Twitter announced in a blog post on Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Namo Media, a mobile advertising startup, in a bid to boost its advertising revenues and to complement its earlier acquisition of MoPub, a mobile advertising exchange business, for $350 million.
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How mobile changed the game and questions about its future
Mobile ended Microsoft’s dominance, saved Apple, made Facebook and could upend Google. So what’s next?
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