Tinder Ties The Knot with Humin

Tinder Ties The Knot with Humin

Dating app Tinder has tied the knot with Humin after being drawn to the San Francisco-based start-up’s contact management expertise. Whilst terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed it is understood that Tinder will essentially requisition Humin’s east coast base for its San Francisco office – with senior staff all transferring to Tinder. This includes […]

SoundCloud Launches Subscription Service

SoundCloud Launches Subscription Service

Online audio streaming platform SoundCloud has launched a new subscription service, SoundCloud Go, that provides ad-free access to an expanded music library for consumers using its app or online version. The service enables users to save audio offline, and grants access to extensive back-catalogues for three major labels and over 20,000 independent record companies. The […]

Pin This: Social Site Pinterest Now Testing Video Ads

Pin This: Social Site Pinterest Now Testing Video Ads

Ad industry sources reveal that Pinterest’s “long-awaited video ads” are here. “Pinterest had been considering how it could implement video ads for months,” noted Garett Sloane in a post for Digiday. “Promoted video pins are being tested among a small group of users, and internally at Pinterest, according to one source briefed on the tests.” […]

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 […]

Tapjoy Aims to Bring Nuance to Mobile Ad Mediation

Tapjoy Aims to Bring Nuance to Mobile Ad Mediation

Monetisation platform Tapjoy has announced partnerships with a number of the industry’s leading ad mediation companies, including MoPub, Fyber and AerServ, with the aim of bringing more sophisticated user-level segmentation and predictive analytics to their platforms. The partnerships will enable app developers to leverage mediated ad demand in conjunction with advanced tools aimed at improving ROI […]