New Fitbit-style smartphone app aims to help reduce number of university dropouts

New Fitbit-style smartphone app aims to help reduce number of university dropouts

A new Fitbit-style smartphone app is aiming to help reduce the number of university dropouts and enhance students’ learning experience. Universities from across the UK are trialling the app – developed by higher education (HE) technology company, Jisc – which records students’ learning activity, allowing the university to step in should they veer off course. […]

How O2 is using dark social to personalise digital communications

How O2 is using dark social to personalise digital communications

Dark social is an increasingly important source of referral traffic. According to new research from RadiumOne, dark social dominates how people share and interact with online content on smartphones. Its research found that dark social channels account for 77% of shared content via mobile phones, with just 23% coming from public social networks. And when […]

Are mobile ads within map applications a must-have location-based strategy?

Are mobile ads within map applications a must-have location-based strategy?

As retailers hunker down on perfecting their location-based marketing techniques, the tactic of integrating mobile advertisements with directions to bricks-and-mortar stores via map applications may be the strategy they are searching for. Although ads for strictly mobile or digital promotions are often times at the top of retailers’ sought-after marketing initiatives lists, the importance of […]

MTV uses Twitter to gauge how well it’s doing on Snapchat

MTV uses Twitter to gauge how well it’s doing on Snapchat

Publishers are out to crack the code on how effective their Snapchat photos and videos are, and some are leaning on Twitter for insights. At a panel organised by Northside Festival this week, MTV execs talked about how the publisher is programming short-form content for the mobile app geared toward millennials. MTV is one of […]

Apple taps into Euro 2016 frenzy with ‘Shot on iPhone’ spot

Apple taps into Euro 2016 frenzy with ‘Shot on iPhone’ spot

Apple has marked the kick-off of the Euro 2016 championship with a spot showing the beauty of football, as part of its ongoing “Shot on iPhone” campaign. The ad is soundtracked by Little Sims’ Wings, and showcases a montage of football-related shots by iPhone users. The spot is part of Apple’s long-running “Shot on iPhone” […]

‘Robot doctor’ app Babylon diagnoses health problems

‘Robot doctor’ app Babylon diagnoses health problems

  A top British entrepreneur thinks he’s solved the problem of our over-stretched NHS – a personal robot doctor you can access with the click of a button. Ali Parsa, founder of the Babylon health app, claims his new device is safer than visiting a doctor or nurse when you’re worried about any undiagnosed symptoms. Babylon is being […]

Twitter and TfL team up for instant Tube disruption alerts

Twitter and TfL team up for instant Tube disruption alerts

From today, London’s Tube and train passengers can get travel alerts sent to their phone, thanks to a partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and Twitter. In what’s being described as a “world first” by the travel authority, the new service will notify travellers via a direct message if there are severe delays on their […]

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