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 […]

Big Performance Gaps Persist in Marketers’ Digital Skills Development

Big Performance Gaps Persist in Marketers’ Digital Skills Development

Despite fast-rising digital-marketing budgets, consumer companies continue to lag in the development of essential digital-marketing skills, particularly in high-impact channels and capabilities, such as mobile, video, and testing. In fact, they have shown no overall improvement in the last 18 months, according to a new survey by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which found that […]

Transform time with the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

Transform time with the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

TAG Heuer, in close collaboration with Intel, Google and AKQA, introduce TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45. With built-in GPS, fully water-resistant to 50m and fitted with Android Pay, this timepiece combines pioneering technology, modular design and Swiss watchmaking craft, to create a watch that is perfect for every moment of any day. TAG Heuer Connected […]

M&C Saatchi Mobile enters into a formal Global Partnership with Google

M&C Saatchi Mobile enters into a formal Global Partnership with Google

M&C Saatchi Mobile announced that it has entered into a Global Partnership Agreement with Google to strengthen the relationship, ensure its clients continue to have access to best in class mobile first digital solutions and scale advertising across their range of products. The partnership will begin by building upon the extensive work already being conducted […]

Mobivity Joins Early Access Program from Google to Bring RCS Messaging to Businesses

Mobivity Joins Early Access Program from Google to Bring RCS Messaging to Businesses

Mobivity Holdings Corp., the provider of SmartSuite, an award-winning mobile marketing and customer engagement platform, announced they are joining a new early access program for RCS (Rich Communications Services) business messaging from Google. The new program, designed for brand marketers, will help businesses upgrade their mobile messaging from SMS to RCS, delivering more detailed and […]

Ansible Unveil The MDEX, Ranking the World’s Most “Mobile Ready” Brands

Ansible Unveil The MDEX, Ranking the World’s Most “Mobile Ready” Brands

Ansible, the mobile marketing and technology agency of IPG Mediabrands, in partnership with YouGov, the global market research firm, and Powered by Google, has launched the inaugural MDEX, ranking the world’s most “mobile ready” brands based on five dimensions across both mobile presence and performance. The MDEX’s framework was built and developed over a six […]

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