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Dolphin Browser Secures $30 Million Led by Changyou

San Francisco, US, July 16, 2014 – MoboTap Inc. (“MoboTap”), the mobile technology developer behind the Dolphin Browser, has secured a new $30 million round of funding led by Changyou.com Limited (“Changyou” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CYOU), a leading online game developer. “We went from a small startup to a company with 100 million users […]

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Raise Your Hands, Who Wants a Facebook Phone?

Built primarily for the desktop since its inception, Facebook is now jumping hard and quickly on to the mobile bandwagon — which happens to be its weakest spot. From a slow and buggy smartphone app to a small and fiddly browsing experience of its website. Even though a Facebook phone has been rumored to be […]

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Facebook’s Engagement Dips 34%. Have You Been Spending Less Time On It?

So where have you been spending most of your social media time lately? Because according to a recent poll by Ipsos, 34% of Facebook users said they are less engaged on the social network than they have been in the recent past. Only 20% of members are spending more time on the site. The survey […]

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Add-on Digest: Smart Speaker

You’re doing the daily commute to work and want to keep up with the latest news and events from your favorite website but you can’t look at your phone . Introducing Smart Speaker — your very own incredibly smart personal assistant that will do the following: 1. Read out your selected webpage text in Dolphin Browser. […]

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Mobile: Facebook Releases Facebook Camera. Is it Cool or a Clone?

News have been abuzz about Facebook recently. Mostly around the fact that it was the most anticipated tech IPO of the decade which quickly fizzled into a spiral of scandals and lawsuits — all within a week of its NASDAQ listing on May 18th. On May 24th, hardly a week after its IPO, Facebook released […]

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Samsung is World's #1 Mobile Vendor. Loses $10 billion After Apple Changes Chip Supplier

The numbers are out. Samsung became the world’s number one handset vendor in Q1 2012, snatching the top position from Nokia who has held the number one spot for 14 years since 1998. Recently, Samsung also unveiled its Galaxy S3 phone in Europe that’s been getting a lot of positive review so far on its intelligent […]

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Hello Waterproof Mobiles, Goodbye Drop In Toilet Mishaps!

The Dolphin Team was in Barcelona a couple of months ago to attend the Mobile World Congress (MWC) and we presented some key highlights of the show. One of them in particular intrigued us, Hz0 — a company specializing in waterproofing your mobile phone via a protective coating. Exhibiting at CTIA recently, they showcased a […]

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Meet 7 Cool Moms In Tech – Happy Mother’s Day 2012!

Who says you can’t run a successful company, launch a new company, attend board meetings and pitch your startup to investors while changing diapers all at the same time? In conjunction with Mothers Day, we’d like to introduce you to 7 uber successful and cool moms who work in tech that have done all of […]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Unveiled in Europe. Android’s Latest Threat to iOS?

Here’s the latest Android scoop for you — Unveiled on May 3rd in London, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been generating a ton of buzz online and getting a lot of press attention. One of its most talked about feature is its 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution. Considered “best in […]

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Why Do You Love Your iPhone or Android Phone?

We scoured the web recently to find out what iPhone and Android users are like in general and what makes you tick. Turns out iPhone users are more likely to have a graduate degree and make more than twice the amount of money (over 200k) compared to Android users (50 – 100k) but Android lovers […]

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Thinking & Mind Reading Phone Not Too Far Off From Reality. Want One?

Did you see our recent April Fools post about Dolphin Brain — a feature which allows you to control your phone? Ironically enough, this phone is not a far fetched idea at all. In fact, it’s already in the works. Handset maker, LG is already creating a “thinking Smartphone” — one that will adapt to your habits […]

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86% of Job Seekers Use Mobile To Search. Do You Do It Too?

Have you ever applied for a job through your smartphone? If you have not, here are some interesting information about those who have. Did you know that 86% of job seekers with a smartphone use it in one way or another during their job search process, out of which: 65% use it to search for […]

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Mobile Shopping: Websites Still More Popular Than Apps. Which One Do You Use?

According to Nielsen, mobile shopping has captured 60% of smartphone users. After surveying around 5,000 users, mobile websites are are beating apps when it comes to conversion — from research to finding retail locations to coupon redemption. A key insight from this research found that smartphone owners of both genders prefer retailers’ mobile websites over […]

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Mobile Apps: The Myth of Holiday Season Downloads

Having spent many years in eCommerce, the holiday shopping rush in the United States normally begins the day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday. From this day on right up to a couple of days before Christmas is when businesses traditionally make the most money. A lot of times, this is also the period […]

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Smartphone Owners Now Outnumber Users of Basic Phones

In January, we wrote a blog post 2012: The Tipping Point for Mobile which predicts that mobile sales (including tablets) will outnumber desktop and laptop sales this year. Well, we didn’t have to wait long for a milestone to occur. As of February, smartphone owners now outnumber users of more basic phones. 46 percent of the […]

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Mobile Rules the Internet 2012

Considering the sales of mobiles are expected to outnumber PCs it comes as no surprise that internet usage for 2012 will be changing dramatically as well. Based on the numbers predicted for sale of mobile devices and mobile internet usage predictions — mobile is the next frontier of scale. As smartphones and tablets get cheaper […]

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Have Webcam Will Shop – Image Recognition Checkout Ideal for Mobile

Found that perfect pair of shoes online? Great! Now get the credit card out of your wallet, put it in front of the phone camera and then proceed to click the “buy” button through your mobile phone or tablet. Online payment company Jumio recently launched Netverify — an image recognition technology that turns any webcam into a secure […]

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12 Mobile Factoids for 2012. Did You Know That…

1) 70% of all mobile searches result in action within 1 hour. 2) In Africa, mobile access will be more widespread than access to standing water. 3) Mobile coupons get 10 times the redemption rate of traditional coupons. 4) 77% of job-seekers are using mobile apps in their search. Android is the most-used OS for these on-the-go job […]

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Mobile and The Power of Local

The internet — an amazing space that has managed to obscure all boundaries of time and space for communication and access to information. However, when it comes to search relevance and follow-up action, the local web represents the single largest opportunity for national brands. According to Balihoo, the local web is a growing ecosystem of online […]

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Mobile Shopping Valentines Stats 2012

After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the holiday with the second highest spend. This year was no exception with $17.6 billion spent. A chart by  NRF’s 2012 Valentine’s Day survey conducted in January shows how tablet and smartphone owners were planning to incorporate mobile solutions into their Valentine’s Day purchases. Based on the information above on research and […]

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How Americans Use Their Phones in Purchasing Decisions

According to a recent Pew Internet study, more than half of adult cell phone owners used their cell phones while they were in a store during the 2011 holiday season to seek help with purchasing decisions — during a 30 day period before and after Christmas. Here are some interesting habits by Americans when it […]

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Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 Snapshots

It’s been a busy week in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. From gadgets being unveiled to product announcements that are shaping the future of mobile, Team Dolphin have been here on-site to keep up with the developments in the mobile world. Based on what we have seen and heard, we wanted to share with […]

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Mobile Internet Devices Will Outnumber Humans This Year

According to Cisco’s Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast — “by the end of 2012, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on Earth, and by 2016 there will be 1.4 mobile devices per capita. There will also be over 10 billion mobile-connected devices in 2016, exceeding the world’s population at that time (7.3 […]

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The World of Mobile Phones: Mobile Ownership by Country

Are you one of those who enjoy random information and facts especially when it comes to technology? If so, you’re in luck because today’s random factoids are about mobile phones and geography. In Saudi Arabia and Russia, those who own mobile phones have more than one mobile phone in use. Did you know that in China, […]

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I'm Going to Disney World!

We have picked a winner for the Dolphin Disney Giveaways…. (drumroll please) Congratulations Paul Dawn! An avid users of Dolphin, this Georgian has been using Dolphin since late 2009 when we were just knee high to a grass hopper. After testing out numerous competitors (we won’t name who), Paul combed the internet and found Dolphin […]

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