YouTube tightens monetisation rules for video creators

YouTube tightens monetisation rules for video creators

Google has announced stricter entry requirements for its YouTube Partner Program, which allows publishers to make money from their videos. Earlier, publishers required 10,000 total views to join the programme. But from Tuesday, channels that want to get into the programme will also need to have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of view time in the […]

WhatsApp introduces separate app for businesses

WhatsApp introduces separate app for businesses

WhatsApp has launched a separate app designed for use by small businesses to more easily connect with customers. WhatsApp Business adds key features like dedicated business profiles for details like email address, business description, store addresses, and website; smart messaging tools like greetings, quick replies, and away messages; and metrics for how many messages were […]

Google inks patent deal with Tencent

Google inks patent deal with Tencent

Google has yet more news from China after the U.S. search firm announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent. The terms were not disclosed, but Google said the tie-in with Tencent, which is valued at over $500 billion, covers “a broad range of products and technologies” and is “long-term.” The two firms […]

Global app downloads surge to 175 billion in 2017, India second largest market after China

Global app downloads surge to 175 billion in 2017, India second largest market after China

India downloaded more apps than the US in 2017, a new report by app analytics provider App Annie has revealed. Riding on increased smartphone penetration and dirt-cheap 4G data access, India accounted for nearly 58 billion of the world’s 175 billion app downloads in 2017. Only China, the world’s largest internet market, is ahead with […]

Top 10 worldwide operators claim 76% of cellular IoT market

Top 10 worldwide operators claim 76% of cellular IoT market

A new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight says that the ten leading global mobile operator groups have a combined market share of 76 percent in cellular IoT. The top players reported a combined active base of 407 million cellular IoT connections at the end of H1-2017. China Mobile was number one with […]

InMobi acquires Los Angeles based AerServ for $90 million

InMobi acquires Los Angeles based AerServ for $90 million

InMobi, one of the world’s largest independent mobile advertising platform, announced the acquisition of AerServ for $90 million in cash and stock to create the industry’s first mediation platform with a unified programmatic auction for mobile in-app publishers. This acquisition will enhance monetisation for publishers globally and further enhance the InMobi Exchange, a premium mobile […]

Sizmek Partners with Tapad to Power Global Cross-Device Reach with Best-in-Class Privacy

Sizmek Partners with Tapad to Power Global Cross-Device Reach with Best-in-Class Privacy

Tapad, a leader in cross-device marketing technology, announced a new global partnership with Sizmek, the largest independent buy-side advertising platform delivering impressions that inspire. By integrating the Tapad Device Graph, Sizmek will enhance its AI-powered predictive capabilities to deliver accurate, cross-device messaging at global scale in a privacy-safe environment. Combined with Sizmek’s existing data enablement, creative […]

The rise of ‘marketing attribution’: 81% of organisations now tracking customer journey

The rise of ‘marketing attribution’: 81% of organisations now tracking customer journey

The global adoption of marketing attribution has increased though majority of business still struggle to act on insights, according to a new survey. The research, from Econsultancy and AdRoll, quizzed 1,000 brand marketers and agencies across Europe, North America, Japan and Asia-Pacific. The 2017 State of Marketing Attribution report provides detailed insight into a marketer’s perspective […]

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