Three set for ad-blocking trial

Three set for ad-blocking trial

Three, the mobile carrier, will trial a feature during the week of June 13-20 to block ads for subscribers in the United Kingdom. The test will last for 24 hours, during which the carrier will essentially flip a switch for subscribers who opt into the trial, and prevent some ads from being delivered to their […]

Instagram adds Business Profiles

Instagram adds Business Profiles

No one really knows how many people have actually had a chance to see one of their Instagram posts. They know the potential audience based on how many people follow their Instagram account, but they have no idea how many people are checking their feeds soon after that photo or video is posted or how many […]

Periscope unlocks community moderation to hammer abuse

Periscope unlocks community moderation to hammer abuse

Live streaming app Periscope has made moves to clamp down on the real time abuse which sometimes saturates broadcasts on the system. The app claims to have seen great growth in recent months but admitted that it was lacking in ways to combat spam and abuse. As a result, it has rolled out a tool […]

Tablet usage declines across world as smartphones dominate

Tablet usage declines across world as smartphones dominate

The ongoing rise of smartphones and the mobile web are having a real impact on levels of engagement with tablets, according to new data. The research, from Global Web Index, suggests that while tablets have enjoyed healthy growth in recent years, recently there has been a marked decline in usage iof these devices. Since 2011, […]

Spotify Introduces Sponsored Playlists

Spotify Introduces Sponsored Playlists

Music streaming service Spotify has introduced a new marketing feature, enabling brands to sponsor the 400-plus playlists the company curates, reaching and engaging target audiences through the passion point of music. The feature was unveiled with Kia Motors sponsoring the New Music Friday playlist to introduce its new Kia Sportage model. Through the sponsorship, Kia […]

Snapchat Plans to Redesign Discover

Snapchat Plans to Redesign Discover

The new look will allow publishers including Vice, Daily Mail, BuzzFeed and Cosmopolitan to show off their content instead of the current logos. It is understood that the revamp could be as soon as next month, according to VentureBeat. The site also said that the new look is being shared with people on the site. […]

Google Expands Mobile Push With Ads in Its Maps App

Google Expands Mobile Push With Ads in Its Maps App

Google for the last few years has been working to prioritise mobile, not only trying to enhance the user experience for consumers but giving advertisers more ways to reach them. Now the company is making another leap in its mobile ad offering, rolling out ads in its Maps app. The new products, announced at the annual […]

Royal Mail’s new app sends postcards from your phone

Royal Mail’s new app sends postcards from your phone

Royal Mail has launched its first consumer app, called Swapshots, which can customise, print, post and deliver photos within three days. The app is free and available to download from Google Play and the App Store. The cost of using the service is 85 pence per image. Credit can be bought either via a debit […]

IMAX Partners with Google to Solve VR’s Content Problem

IMAX Partners with Google to Solve VR’s Content Problem

IMAX has partnered with Google to develop a ‘cinema-grade’ VR camera that can be used to record 360° video at a comparable quality to IMAX films. The camera will be specifically built to make use of Jump, Google’s platform for creating and viewing 360° stereoscopic video. As it makes its biggest step yet into VR […]