Tumblr takes on Facebook and Periscope with live video

Tumblr takes on Facebook and Periscope with live video

Tumblr has partnered with YouTube to launch a live video streaming service, as the Yahoo-owned firm looks to capitalise in the growing popularity of live streaming video, such as Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live Video. The new tool lets Tumblr users live stream video directly to their followers’ Dashboards, and will also send out push […]

Instagram now has 500 million users

Instagram now has 500 million users

Instagram is getting bigger. Still. The photo-sharing app, owned by Facebook, now has 500 million monthly active users, the company said Tuesday, which is up from 400 million last September. That’s 100 million new users in roughly nine months — the same nine-month window it took to grow from 200 million to 300 million users, […]

Microsoft Boosts Its Chatbot Future By Acquiring Wand Labs

Microsoft Boosts Its Chatbot Future By Acquiring Wand Labs

Microsoft made headlines by plunking down $26 billion for LinkedIn. Now it’s announcing its second acquisition of the week: For an undisclosed sum, the company has bought Wand Labs, a Silicon Valley-based startup that declares its mission is “to tear down app walls, integrate your services in chat, and make them work together so you can […]

Video Advertising Bureau: Mobile apps get boost from TV ads

Video Advertising Bureau: Mobile apps get boost from TV ads

According to a study from the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB), TV is a significant driver of traffic for mobile apps. The “What’s App’ning” report, the third from the VAB on the connection between TV advertising and online traffic, indicates a 77 per cent correlation between TV advertising and traffic for 60 popular mobile apps. Examining […]

Liquid Communications a Perfect Match for Happn

Liquid Communications a Perfect Match for Happn

Paris-based dating app Happn has selected Liquid Communications as its agency of record following a competitive review. Liquid will conduct a Canada-wide communication plan for Happn, which will include media relations, strategic partnerships, influencer campaigns and events to increase brand awareness and active users in Canada. The agency will also promote Happn’s “See You There” […]

Facebook has a secret football game hidden inside Messenger

Facebook has a secret football game hidden inside Messenger

Social network celebrates the Euros with another hidden game you can play on Facebook Messenger Getty Facebook is forcing everyone to download its Messenger appFacebook has another game hidden in Messenger Football fans will be pleased to learn there’s another hidden game inside the Facebook Messenger app.It’s an addictive little game that has you practicing […]

Sanpellegrino And OgilvyOne’s Map App Encourages Wandering

Sanpellegrino And OgilvyOne’s Map App Encourages Wandering

Navigating a city with your smartphone can be stressful, and in your quest to find the quickest route from point A to point B, you often miss tons of interesting sights along the way. Sanpellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages wants to change that with a new mapping app that encourages you to discover new spots. Through […]

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