Mobile Payments Set to Soar in China with Arrival of Samsung Pay

Mobile Payments Set to Soar in China with Arrival of Samsung Pay

Chinese consumers enamored of the convenience and power of mobile payments learned this week that Samsung Electronics and China UnionPay are jointly launching Samsung Pay in China. Billed as being a “simple, safe and easy-to-use mobile payment service,” Samsung Pay works virtually anywhere you can swipe or tap your card in China. According to the […]

Snapchat Testing Ads That Contain Advertorials Like Listicles

Snapchat Testing Ads That Contain Advertorials Like Listicles

Snapchat has started testing ads that let marketers like AT&T attach branded articles containing text, images and GIFs to their 10-second video ads. Snapchat’s advertising business has only been around for about 17 months, and in that time its ad formats have been pretty basic: 10-second vertical videos slotted between posts in its Live and […]

Snapchat Goes 2.0 with Major Messaging Revamp

Snapchat Goes 2.0 with Major Messaging Revamp

Snapchat has launched ‘Chat 2.0’, a major update for the social app’s ‘Chat’ messaging functionality. The update introduces audio calling, 200 emoji-style stickers, and short video and audio ‘notes’, looping clips which can be up to 10 seconds long. Chat’s video calling feature has also been updated to be more intuitive. These changes bring Chat closer in line with Facebook’s […]

Instagram Extends Videos to 60 Seconds

Instagram Extends Videos to 60 Seconds

Instagram is extending the maximum length for videos from 15 seconds to 60, and enabling users to create single videos from multiple clips. These changes follow a 40 per cent increase in time spent watching videos on Instagram over the past six months. Longer videos have been available to advertisers since February, but will now […]

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