Alexa is arriving to Amazon’s Android shopping app

Alexa is arriving to Amazon’s Android shopping app

Amazon is set to roll out Alexa to its main shopping app on Android, after introducing the artificial intelligence virtual assistant to the iOS version of the app earlier in 2017. The introduction of the feature to Android was first spotted by Ford senior software engineer Nick Schwab, and Amazon later confirmed to TechCrunch that it would indeed integrate Alexa […]

Google’s Mobile Search App to include personalised ‘feed’

Google’s Mobile Search App to include personalised ‘feed’

Google announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company into more direct competition with social networks such as Facebook. Google, the world’s largest search engine and a unit of Alphabet Inc, said the changes would […]

Blippar brings Facial Recognition technology with AR face profiles

Blippar brings Facial Recognition technology with AR face profiles

Blippar, the Augmented reality and computer vision technology company is thrilled to announce the beta launch of Halos, Blippar’s Augmented Reality Face Profiles. This new in-app feature builds on our existing facial recognition technology and allows users to create and customize their own AR Face Profile, called a ‘Halo’. This, makes facial recognition technology directly accessible […]

Shazam Unveils “Brand Takeovers” for Full-Screen Ad Experiences at Scale

Shazam Unveils “Brand Takeovers” for Full-Screen Ad Experiences at Scale

The Shazam Brand Takeover leverages native-app functionality and enables brands to literally “take over” the app’s entire screen in individual markets for a full day, reaching Shazam’s hundreds of millions of global users. Brands can now participate in the entire Shazam user flow—from home screen to listening screen to track result—which is initiated 25 million […]

Amazon takes on WhatsApp with “Anytime” messenger

Amazon takes on WhatsApp with “Anytime” messenger

Amazon is reportedly developing an encrypted messaging app called Anytime, designed as a direct competitor to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other popular messaging apps. According to a report in AFTV News, the encrypted service could integrate SMS, video and voice calls, stickers, gifs and emojis, games, photo sharing, ‘@mentions’ and photo and video filters. The service […]

Facebook Messenger offers bot developers new messaging tags

Facebook Messenger offers bot developers new messaging tags

Facebook has created five new messaging tags, which enable bots created for its Messenger platform to respond to customer actions in specific ways and send messages outside of the 24-hour window usually allowed for interactions. The new tags enable Messenger bots to provide users with updates about existing appointments, events in computer games or sports they are […]

AKQA’s Potato unveils Blue Whale project for The Natural History Museum

AKQA’s Potato unveils Blue Whale project for The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum opens its doors to reveal an awe-inspiring blue whale skeleton as the star of its redeveloped central space, Hintze Hall. As part of the project, audiences are invited to discover more about the whale in both its natural and preserved environments via a new digital experience which is part of a […]

Facebook brings display ads to Messenger

Facebook brings display ads to Messenger

Facebook is launching display ads in Messenger globally, after tests in Australia and Thailand back in January. As of July 11, businesses will be able to buy Messenger ads as an additional placement option when buying Facebook ads through the Adverts Manager and Power Editor platforms. Initially, only traffic and conversion objectives will be supported, […]

Shazam appoints new Head of Global Marketing Solutions

Shazam appoints new Head of Global Marketing Solutions

Shazam are extremely excited to welcome Alexis Rodriguez as their new Head of Global Marketing Solutions. Based in Shazam’s NYC office and reporting to CRO Greg Glenday, Alexis will oversee the Integrated Marketing, Partner Marketing and Creative Services teams. Alexis Rodriguez is an accomplished creative executive with over 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience […]

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