Airbnb Just Expanded Its App Significantly, Adding Local Experiences and Restaurant Reservations

Airbnb Just Expanded Its App Significantly, Adding Local Experiences and Restaurant Reservations

Airbnb announced that it is expanding its scope significantly, moving from a home-sharing business to a “holistic travel” company, said CEO Brian Chesky at the Airbnb Open event in Los Angeles. It rolled out a new feature called Trips as part of an app update designed to provide travellers with a one-stop shop. The feature […]

Google Debuts Minimal, Illustrated Campaign For Its Powerful Collaborative Apps

Google Debuts Minimal, Illustrated Campaign For Its Powerful Collaborative Apps

Google has launched a new campaign to promote ‘G Suite’ from Google Cloud that includes apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar. ‘G Suite’ makes it easier for people within companies to collaborate no matter where they are located around the world. The campaign is the brainchild of New York-based agency Anomaly and includes works […]

Twitter Introduces Snapchat-style QR Codes

Twitter Introduces Snapchat-style QR Codes

Twitter has introduced a new way of connecting to user accounts on its service: QR codes. Users can generate a QR code within the app, including their choice of profile picture. When another user scans the code – either using the device camera or by choosing a screenshot with it in – it links directly to the account […]

Direct Line tackles darkness with Fleetlights: GPS drones that light your way home

Direct Line tackles darkness with Fleetlights: GPS drones that light your way home

Direct Line has created a way to make people safer in darkly-lit areas: Fleetlight drones that light your way on the path ahead. The prototype service: a fleet of flying torch drones, are responsive to an individual’s movements and controlled via a bespoke app. As the ‘Fixer’ brand, Direct Line wanted to solve the issue […]

Location Player xAd Acquires WeatherBug, Raises $42.5M

Location Player xAd Acquires WeatherBug, Raises $42.5M

Location-based mobile ad network xAd has acquired WeatherBug, the companies said on November 15. WeatherBug operates a live weather website and app with more than 20 million unique users, as well as a network of more than 10,000 private automated weather stations across the country. It’s a page out of IBM’s book. Big Blue bought […]

BBC Earth releases the ‘Story of Life’ app – the largest digital collection of Sir David Attenborough’s work

BBC Earth releases the ‘Story of Life’ app – the largest digital collection of Sir David Attenborough’s work

November sees the launch of an ambitious project to bring Sir David Attenborough’s breath-taking archive to new generations of fans. The Story of Life is a free app from BBC Earth featuring the largest ever digital release of Sir David’s globally renowned work and will be available to download on Thursday 17th November from app […]

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