Twitter (TWTR) Will Collect Mobile App Data from You, Unless You Do This... Nov 26, 2014 04:36PM

Just as fast as Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) said it would be collecting app data from mobile users, there's a workaround out for Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iOS.

(Sorrt Windows Phone and BlackBerry users.)

TheNextWeb offered up the following solutions on Wednesday:

Android

First tap the three dots (overflow icon) in the top right-hand corner. Then tap Settings from the dropdown and choose the account you want to remove from ad-based targeted ads. Scroll... (continue reading...)


Twitter (TWTR) Will Start Gathering App Data from Users' Mobile Devices Nov 26, 2014 04:17PM

(Updated - November 26, 2014 4:17 PM EST)

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) starting to gather data about apps on users' devices, according to Bloomberg headlines. The company is said to be gathering app data in order to better target advertisements.

UPDATE - The following was posted to Twitter's website on Wednesday:

To help build a more personal Twitter experience for you, we are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver... (continue reading...)


Apple (AAPL) is Curbing iPad Usage with Larger-Sized iPhone 6/6+ Smartphones Nov 26, 2014 03:09PM

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) appears to be cannibalizing itself, at least in terms of potential iPad sales.

The latest data set from GetPocket.com shows that iPhone 6/6+ users are utilizing their new smartphones versus an iPad tablet. The site first looked at how iPhone 5/5S users spent their time reading, with 55 percent of content being consumed on an iPhone versus an iPad.

With Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android users, given the larger size of the screens on many devices, about 80... (continue reading...)


Watch Out, Zucks! Study Shows Teens Becoming Less Interested in Using Facebook (FB) Nov 26, 2014 02:51PM

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) usage is down in the one segment that the social media giant would like to see rise: teens.

According to a recent study by GlobalWebIndex, citing its GW Social report, about 66 percent of teens (aged 16 to 19 years) in the U.S. and U.K. said they were using Facebook less frequently. Of the total 12,500 respondents surveyed, about 50 percent said they were on the site less often.

While the teen group hasn't left the site, the overall consensus is that... (continue reading...)


Altria Group (MO), Reynolds American (RAI) Investors Take Notice as Adult Cigarette Smoking Drops to All-Time Low Nov 26, 2014 01:22PM

While the trend of cigarette smoking is pretty widely known, investors in Altria Group (NYSE: MO) and Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) will be paying attention to headlines from the CDC that adult cigarette smoking rates hit all-time lows.

The CDC said today that cigarette smoking rate among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013.

That is the lowest prevalence of adult smoking since the CDC's Nation Health Interview Survey (NHIS) began... (continue reading...)


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