IAB launches quiz and guides to improve the ad industry’s digital literacy

IAB launches quiz and guides to improve the ad industry’s digital literacy

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has launched an online quiz for practitioners to measure their knowledge of industry jargon as part of a push to improve the sector’s digital literacy. Along with the quiz, IAB Australia has also released three new glossaries designed to improve understanding of video, audio and mobile metrics. Vija Solanki, the IAB’s CEO, said the decision to create […]

Google may be introducing a Snapchat Discover-like feature

Google may be introducing a Snapchat Discover-like feature

Google is reportedly developing a feature, based on its AMP (accelerated mobile pages) service, that works in a similar way to Snapchat’s Discover section. Stamp, a portmanteau of ‘Stories’ and AMP, will see publishers create visually-oriented content through a series of ‘swipeable’ slides including text, photos and video – according to the Wall Street Journal. The […]

J. Walter Thompson Brings 19 Crimes’ Wine Bottles to Life via a New Immersive AR App

J. Walter Thompson Brings 19 Crimes’ Wine Bottles to Life via a New Immersive AR App

Treasury Wine Estates’ brand 19 Crimes recently collaborated with creative technology company Tactic and J. Walter Thompson SF to release a wine label unlike any other. Using augmented reality (AR), the San Francisco-based Tactic developed an innovative 19 Crimes app for iOS and Android devices. The easy-to-use technology brings the torrid stories of each bottle to life by animating […]

Datami’s Brand Sponsored Data Connects 25 Million Mobile Customers

Datami’s Brand Sponsored Data Connects 25 Million Mobile Customers

Mobile engagement specialist Datami announced it has enabled more than 25 million consumers to engage with leading brands through the use of sponsored mobile data and data rewards. Datami’s extensive consumer reach, based on a unique network of partnerships with some of the world’s largest mobile operators, represents unmatched commercial scale within the sponsored data sector. Explosive adoption […]

Uniqlo Now Sells Clothes Through Vending Machines

Uniqlo Now Sells Clothes Through Vending Machines

Japanese fashion giant Uniqlo has taken a leaf out of Snapchat’s playbook by putting its clothing in vending machines – much like Spectacles – in a bid to improve sales. The Fast Retailing-owned retailer intends to install 10 of the clothing vending machines in markets across the US over the next few months, with locations […]

Pinterest Makes it Easier for Users to Search

Pinterest Makes it Easier for Users to Search

Pinterest said it is making a bigger push into search by launching Pinterest Search and Lens on users’ home feeds to cater to increasing mobile and visual searches among consumers. This includes a new search bar at the top of the home feed in the Pinterest iOS app that allows users to simply type what they’re […]

Skype and PayPal team up with new Send Money feature

Skype and PayPal team up with new Send Money feature

Online payment service PayPal announced it is partnering with instant messaging app Skype to allow users in 22 countries to send money within a conversation via a new feature called Send Money. According to Microsoft, as of August 2, Skype users chatting with contacts in the latest version of the Skype app can swipe right, tap Send Money […]

Unity Selected as Zynga’s Exclusive Mobile Game Rewarded Advertising Partner

Unity Selected as Zynga’s Exclusive Mobile Game Rewarded Advertising Partner

Unity Technologies, the largest global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games, announced it will exclusively power Zynga Inc.’s mobile game rewarded advertising. The partnership gives Zynga access to Unity’s world class advertising platform, which serves more than 25 billion ad requests per month to more than 1 billion unique users around […]

China’s DiDi to back small Uber rival Taxify in Europe, Africa

China’s DiDi to back small Uber rival Taxify in Europe, Africa

Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing is investing an undisclosed amount in Estonian online taxi firm Taxify to help it expand in Europe and Africa, where it has gained share in some cities against US player Uber. DiDi Chuxing will invest in and collaborate with Taxify to support the latter’s further expansion across its regional markets, […]

OLAmobile acquires mobile performance marketing startup IconPeak for $10M

OLAmobile acquires mobile performance marketing startup IconPeak for $10M

In what looks like a pretty decent exit for German company builder Makers, two of its incubated startups have been acquired by performance marketing platform OLAmobile. The deal, for a combined price of $10 million, sees IconPeak and its subsidiary BidderPlace join OLAmobile to help the latter increase its presence within the mobile performance marketing space. The exit represents a […]