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. […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

France launches terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016

France launches terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016

Euro 2016 kicks off on Friday and is expected to attract somewhere in the region of two million visitors over the course of a month. But with France still reeling from two major terrorist attacks, one in January 2015 and another one ten months later, the country remains on a high terror alert. Given the […]

Copa90 launches Euro 2016 Guide on Facebook Messenger

Copa90 launches Euro 2016 Guide on Facebook Messenger

Copa90 has created the ultimate Euro 2016 Guide for fans as a Facebook Messenger chatbot. The Facebook Messenger bot is a first for Copa90, and is designed to house all the key information and news that every fan needs to know during the tournament. The Euro 2016 Guide features content from Copa Collective members, including […]

New York Times ‘Exploring’ Ad-Free Model

New York Times ‘Exploring’ Ad-Free Model

The New York Times is “exploring the possibility” of offering consumers an ad-free digital subscription package, chief executive Mark Thompson has revealed, as the publisher seeks new ways to combat the rise of ad-blocking technology. Speaking at the IAB Ad Blocking & User Experience Summit, Thompson described how the New York Times was using pop-ups […]

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