Google tests Triangle App to help track and manage mobile data

Google tests Triangle App to help track and manage mobile data

Google has launched Triangle, an Android app for managing mobile data usage, in a pilot in the Philippines. Triangle enables users to monitor their data usage and, for participating networks, check their remaining balance. Perhaps the biggest draw, though, is the ‘Data Saver’ feature for controlling unwanted background data. Users can block individual apps from […]

Google experimenting with VR ad formats on mobile devices at Area 120

Google experimenting with VR ad formats on mobile devices at Area 120

Researchers at Google’s experimental unit, Area 120, say they’ve built their first version of a digital advertising format designed specifically for mobile, virtual-reality applications. The unit showed a prototype of the still-nameless product in a blog post co-authored by Google product manager Aayush Upadhyay and associate project manager Neel Rao. The demonstration video showed a cube floating […]

biddible unveils new Google AdWords Auditing Tool to improve transparency of paid search performance

biddible unveils new Google AdWords Auditing Tool to improve transparency of paid search performance

A suite of new [free] auditing software has been released to improve transparency of paid search performance. The suite of tools created by biddible also aim to efficiently report on the effectiveness of Google AdWords spend, in under 60 seconds. The free software [biddable tools] will become the first free suite designed to simplify, identify […]

AKQA Announces Future Lions 2017 Winners

AKQA Announces Future Lions 2017 Winners

AKQA announced the winners of Future Lions, the official student awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Future Lions attracted more than 2,100 students from 64 countries, making it the most successful year to date. The five winning ideas and teams are: Ask the Candidates for CNN Team: Yeon Sang Yoon and Jin Sug […]

Google turns focus to customer loyalty on Android Pay

Google turns focus to customer loyalty on Android Pay

Google has introduced a loyalty API that enables merchants that accept Android Pay to provide customers with offers, rewards, and information about new items. The Card Linked Offers API provides a new channel for businesses to deliver targeted offers, once a person has added their loyalty card to Android Pay. US bakery company Panera Bread […]

Android surpasses Windows as world’s most popular OS for internet usage for the first time

Android surpasses Windows as world’s most popular OS for internet usage for the first time

Android has surpassed Windows as the world’s most popular operating system for internet usage for the first time, according to new statistics. The data, from web analytics company StatCounter, indicates that Google’s mobile OS topped the worldwide OS internet usage market share in March with 37.93%. Windows-running devices, meanwhile, accounted for 37.91% of internet usage […]

Messenger takes on Apple & Google by offering real-time location sharing

Messenger takes on Apple & Google by offering real-time location sharing

Facebook Messenger has incorporated real-time location sharing within the communication tool for the first time, enabling users to broadcast their whereabouts to a friend in one hour intervals. The added functionality brings Facebook into contention with similar tools offered by Apple’s own iPhone messages app and Google Maps. The functionality was prompted by an observation […]

Pottery Barn debuts augmented reality furniture app

Pottery Barn debuts augmented reality furniture app

Pottery Barn is launching an augmented reality app, called 3D Room View, that lets customers visually try out living room furniture before they buy it. The 3D Room View app works with Google’s Project Tango, a platform that uses motion tracking, area learning, and depth perception to allow mobile devices to understand their position relative […]

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