IBM Food Trust Expands Blockchain Network to Foster a Safer, More Transparent and Efficient Global Food System

IBM Food Trust Expands Blockchain Network to Foster a Safer, More Transparent and Efficient Global Food System

 IBM announced growing adoption of its food supply chain network, IBM Food Trust. The blockchain-based cloud network offers participating retailers, suppliers, growers and food industry providers with data from across the food ecosystem to enable greater traceability, transparency and efficiency. The network is now generally available after 18 months in testing, during which millions […]

Facebook Marketplace gets new AI tools for its 2nd Anniversary

Facebook Marketplace gets new AI tools for its 2nd Anniversary

To celebrate the second birthday of its Craigslist and Gumtree-like feature, Facebook has added new AI-powered features to improve the experience for both buyers and sellers. Now, when people upload an item they want to sell, Marketplace’s AI technology will automatically choose a category for the item to be listed in and offer a pricing […]

Leading digital asset exchange OKEx participates in Bidooh’s ICO

Leading digital asset exchange OKEx participates in Bidooh’s ICO

Bidooh (the “Group”), a real-time, real-audience, digital billboard advertising platform, announced that one of the world’s largest digital asset exchanges OKEx has participated in its Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”). Bidooh launched an ICO pre-sale of its cryptocurrency, DOOH Token, on 1 October 2018. OKEx uses blockchain technology to optimise the provision of financial services to […]

Former Comcast Director joins SBDS as VP of Business Development, Northern Europe

Former Comcast Director joins SBDS as VP of Business Development, Northern Europe

DataTech services provider SBDS, announced Steve Langdon, former director of international market development and business insight at Comcast, has joined its London office as Vice President, Business Development, Northern Europe. Langdon will play a central role in the company’s ambitious growth plans, with his strong broadcast, publisher and telecommunications background. He will be tasked with […]

Yahoo aims to reinvent messaging with Together

Yahoo aims to reinvent messaging with Together

Less than four months after it killed off its Yahoo Messenger product, Verizon-owned Oath is introducing a new messaging platform called Yahoo Together. Designed for group chats between family, friends and interest groups, the platform allows users to separate out conversations into different topics, similar to IRC chat. “Have you ever been in a group SMS […]

Brandwatch & Crimson Hexagon merge to create new AI-driven products to help decision-maker better understand their consumer

Brandwatch & Crimson Hexagon merge to create new AI-driven products to help decision-maker better understand their consumer

Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon, two leaders in the social intelligence space, announce the signing of a merger agreement. This merger, expected to close in Q4, creates a c. $100 million annual recurring revenue business that will move forward as Brandwatch. “In this digitally connected world, our vision is to transform how organisations understand their consumers […]

Yonder Media launches spoof “ChatBot Media Planner” to highlight lack of original thinking in the industry

Yonder Media launches spoof “ChatBot Media Planner” to highlight lack of original thinking in the industry

Yonder Media, the agency formed earlier in 2018 by The Beyond Collective, has created a spoof ChatBot Media Planner that claims to offer clients a perfect replica of their current agency service in Chatbot form. Calling itself “the world’s first chatbot-powered media planning tool”, it offers to analyse each advertiser’s specific requirements before producing a […]

AliveNow teams with Toys“R”Us for Geoffrey the Giraffe Facebook AR camera filter

AliveNow teams with Toys“R”Us for Geoffrey the Giraffe Facebook AR camera filter

Toys“R”Us Asia has launched their first ever Facebook Augmented Reality Camera Filter for Toys“R”Us Hong Kong. Developed by leading creative tech agency, AliveNow, this fun and colourful AR Camera effect gives fans the chance to adorn themselves with features of Toys “R” Us’s famous mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe. This playful AR camera experience is also […]

Iconeme launches virtual ‘high street takeover’ in Notting Hill

Iconeme launches virtual ‘high street takeover’ in Notting Hill

Technology and design firm Iconeme is collaborating with participating retailers in London’s Notting Hill to launch a personalised virtual ‘high street takeover’ that delivers promotions and offers to shoppers’ phones. The takeover, which will cover Notting Hill’s busy Ledbury Road and Westbourne Grove, includes retailers like Derek Rose, Melt, Hari’s, Melissa Odabash, Petit Bateau, Toast and Dinny […]