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 […]

Global Smartphone Demand Hits New High as Sales Price Rises

Global Smartphone Demand Hits New High as Sales Price Rises

Global smartphone demand totalled 347 million units in 2Q17, up four percent year-on-year, marking the strongest second quarter on record, according to new research.  The study, from GfK, indicates that emerging Asian countries led the demand growth with a 13 percent year-on-year increase, followed by Central and Eastern Europe at 11 percent, and Latin America […]

Nielsen: Mobile more accurate than PC at targeting people

Nielsen: Mobile more accurate than PC at targeting people

Online campaigns struggle to target women. The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector struggles most to reach targets. Mobile tends to be more accurate than PCs when it comes to successfully serving ads to the age and gender advertisers intended, according to a study of 60,000 campaigns across 20+ countries by measurement company Nielsen. The data, collected […]

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 […]

Vungle and Amazon Appstore to Bring Industry-Leading User Acquisition Solution to Fire Tablets

Vungle and Amazon Appstore to Bring Industry-Leading User Acquisition Solution to Fire Tablets

Vungle, the leading performance marketing platform for in-app video ads, announced the upcoming release of a software developer kit (SDK) for Amazon’s popular Fire tablets. Vungle, working together with Amazon Appstore, will bring its industry-leading user acquisition and monetization platform to Fire tablets. According to analyst firm IDC, adoption of Amazon devices increased 1,200 percent year over […]

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 […]