The O2 Arena is being turned into a 5G test bed

The O2 Arena is being turned into a 5G test bed

The O2 Arena in London will be turned into a testbed for 5G networks later this year, allowing visitors to experience the possibilities of next generation networks. Operator O2, which has agreed a ten-year extension to its sponsorship of the iconic venue in North Greenwich, will start with select locations within the O2 before providing blanket […]

Singapore bank OCBC launches ‘conversational’ voice banking

Singapore bank OCBC launches ‘conversational’ voice banking

OCBC, a Singapore-based bank, has launched the ability for customers to do day-to-day banking tasks via the app and Apple’s Siri. According to the bank, customers with the app can now log on and command Siri to help with banking tasks by using their voice. Using the service, users can check their bank account balances, […]

Facebook is making ad metrics clearer on its platforms

Facebook is making ad metrics clearer on its platforms

To give businesses more insight into the measurement tools used to calculate the impact of advertisements on its platforms, Facebook has introduced new labels on some of its metrics. “Starting today, we will begin labelling some metrics in Ads Manager as ‘estimated’ or ‘in development’, to provide more clarity on how they are calculated and […]

Viber links up with Sprinklr to give brands access to the app’s 900 million users

Viber links up with Sprinklr to give brands access to the app’s 900 million users

Social media marketing platform Sprinklr has integrated with Viber, a cross-platform instant messaging app, giving brands the chance to reach the app’s over 900m users. Through the integration, brands will now be able to reach, interact, and engage with customers on Viber and analyse their interactions directly via Sprinklr. Brands can post text, images, stickers, […]

Twitter’s new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam

Twitter’s new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam

Twitter’s spam bot issue isn’t new, but it came to a head when it was revealed that thousands of Russian troll accounts used the platform to influence the 2016 Presidential elections. Now, the company has announced a set of changes and new developer guidelines meant to fight off automated actions and to make it harder […]

Mobile shopping apps are driving retail sales, according to Criteo’s latest global commerce study

Mobile shopping apps are driving retail sales, according to Criteo’s latest global commerce study

Commerce marketing technology company Criteo has released findings from its Global Commerce Review for Q4 of 2017. It analyses shoppers’ activities, behaviours and preferences across all devices and browsing environments. The report, which highlights a growing reliance on apps among shoppers, reinforces the “mobile-first” mindset, and will help inform omnichannel commerce marketing strategies worldwide. Criteo […]

Level’s activity-tracking smart glasses to launch in March 2018

Level’s activity-tracking smart glasses to launch in March 2018

 VSP Global announced the launch of Level smart glasses, featuring activity-tracking technology seamlessly embedded inside the temple of an optical frame. The technology tracks activity via an accompanying smartphone app, and as users reach daily step goals they earn points redeemable for a donation of vision care services to individuals in need. “We’re thrilled to […]

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