Facebook Stories to test ads as user count tops 150M

Facebook Stories to test ads as user count tops 150M

Facebook has announced that its Stories platform has 150 million daily active users, and that it’ll begin testing ads on Stories in the US, Mexico and Brazil. The video ads are 5 to 15 seconds long, and users have the option to skip them. Facebook can automatically reformat ads on the News Feed with borders […]

Safeguard Philippines Goes Mobile Interactive and Launches AR App

Safeguard Philippines Goes Mobile Interactive and Launches AR App

Safeguard Philippines goes full interactive as the soap brand takes it marketing game a notch higher with augmented reality (AR). Showing that it’s serious about digitising its marketing campaigns, the nation’s number one soap brand launches its first-ever AR video application through Fuse.it. A free augmented reality and customisable video app for smartphones, Fuse It […]

Target’s AR ‘studio’ helps you try on makeup at home

Target’s AR ‘studio’ helps you try on makeup at home

Target has unveiled a Beauty Studio feature that uses augmented reality to try a selection of cosmetics (including lipstick, blush and eyelashes) on Target’s desktop and mobile websites as well as kiosks in 10 retail stores. Tech from YouCam maps the products to a shopper’s face either in real-time or through a photo. Target is […]

Zappar and Philip Normal deliver an AR-powered t-shirt to celebrate the Royal wedding

Zappar and Philip Normal deliver an AR-powered t-shirt to celebrate the Royal wedding

Fashion designer Philip Normal has joined forces with artist Jock Mooney and Zappar, an augmented reality (AR) app, to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with an AR-powered t-shirt. The t-shirts, which went on sale this week, have a zapcode embedded in their design – enabling users of the Zappar app to scan […]

YouTube launches its own music streaming service

YouTube launches its own music streaming service

YouTube is entering the crowded music streaming market with its own subscription service set to launch later in May 2018. Aptly named YouTube Music, the platform will offer listeners two options, following by example of it’s soon to be competitors, including an ad-supported, free version or an ad-free experience costing $9.99 per month. According to […]

Shutterstock and IBM Make it Easy for Marketers to Build Engaging Digital Experiences Using AI

Shutterstock and IBM Make it Easy for Marketers to Build Engaging Digital Experiences Using AI

IBM’s Watson Content Hub (@IBMCommerce) Integrates Shutterstock Content and Editor https://t.co/W4LJKLwLRM pic.twitter.com/jOifNfMG7V — Shutterstock (@Shutterstock) May 17, 2018 Shutterstock, a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced it is working with IBM to better enable marketers to build engaging media campaigns. Now, using IBM’s Watson AI […]

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