Blippar partners with Magnum for Singapore AR campaign

Blippar partners with Magnum for Singapore AR campaign

AR (augmented reality) technology company Blippar has teamed up with Unilever’s Magnum ice cream brand and Mindshare to launch its first Asia-Pacific campaign using its AR digital placement (ARDP) unit. The ‘Make My Magnum’ experience allows users to create their own personalised Magnums—by selecting from a list of 18 toppings—on their smartphones using Blippar’s ARDP. […]

How to combat Mobile Device Fraud: Is Blockchain the answer?

How to combat Mobile Device Fraud: Is Blockchain the answer?

Identifying mobile fraud in the mobile ecosystem can be a challenge for advertisers and Agencies alike. We are seeing increasingly more new fraud methods designed to exploit the system, such as Install Fraud and Click Fraud. DeviceID Reset Fraud has recently been launched by mobile attribution and marketing analytics platform AppsFlyer to give the advertiser […]

Hike brings internet to smartphones, without mobile data

Hike brings internet to smartphones, without mobile data

Mobile messaging service Hike just launched Total, a new service that lets Android users in India make payments to businesses and transfer money, read news, book train tickets, and chat with their contacts on the platform – all without mobile data. The company, which claims 100 million users on its platform, has been working for […]

Uber rival Grab acquires Indian startup to bulk up its mobile payment platform

Uber rival Grab acquires Indian startup to bulk up its mobile payment platform

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab today said it has acquired Bengaluru-based payments startup iKaaz to strengthen its payments platform. Grab, which competes with the likes of US-based Uber, said the “rich functionality of iKaaz mobile payments platform and its experienced leadership team will accelerate feature development and partner integration of GrabPay (its payments platform)”. It, […]

BMW acquires Parkmobile parking app to help tackle city traffic

BMW acquires Parkmobile parking app to help tackle city traffic

BMW has acquired Parkmobile, an app that provides guidance and services for those looking for parking in North America, including on-street and garage parking payments and spot reservation. BMW Group had already held a minority investment in the company, and owned its Parkmobile Group Europe affiliate, but today it increased its holdings to reach majority […]

Nielsen adds measurement for YouTube mobile app in UK, France and Germany

Nielsen adds measurement for YouTube mobile app in UK, France and Germany

Nielsen ​announced ​it ​has ​introduced ​advertising measurement ​on ​YouTube’s ​mobile ​app ​through its ​Digital ​Ad ​Ratings ​service in ​the ​UK, ​France, ​and Germany. The ​service, ​which ​expands ​Nielsen’s ​current ​measurement  coverage ​of ​YouTube ​ads ​on desktop ​and ​mobile ​web  browsers, ​will ​now ​provide ​marketers ​independent ​and  comprehensive cross-device ​measurement ​of ​advertising  audiences ​on ​YouTube ​across […]

Lyft opens its ride-booking Concierge service to all businesses

Lyft opens its ride-booking Concierge service to all businesses

Lyft has finally opened up Concierge to businesses and organizations of all sizes. The program allows members to hail rides for other people, giving companies a way to offer that extra touch of service to customers, especially those who can’t call for a ride themselves due to one thing or another. Concierge launched in 2016 […]

TAG Heuer covered its smartwatch in real diamonds

TAG Heuer covered its smartwatch in real diamonds

Watchmaker TAG Heuer has revamped its 18K white gold Connected Modular 45 smartwatch with no less than 589 baguette-sized diamonds — 23.35 carats’ worth in fact — and it can be yours for a mere $197,000 (£143,000). The watch, which takes the title of most expensive smartwatch in the world, is basically just 2017’s $1,600 […]

Vodafone Pug delights Premier Badminton League viewers with Augmented Reality

Vodafone Pug delights Premier Badminton League viewers with Augmented Reality

Television viewers and spectators at Sunday’s grand finale at the Vodafone Premier Badminton League broke into impromptu smiles when they realized they had unexpected company. Lending an entirely unique experience to complement the nail biting match, were the adorable Vodafone Pugs in ‘augmented’ avatar. This is the first time that augmented reality has been seen […]

Lego partners with Tencent to create games and a social network for children in China

Lego partners with Tencent to create games and a social network for children in China

Toymaker Lego has struck a partnership with Chinese internet behemoth Tencent to collaborate across a broad range of digital content and platforms. In making the announcement, Lego said it was seeking to increase the awareness of digital safety among children and parents in China, and to provide Chinese children with “fun, creative and most importantly […]