ID TECH and Worldnet achieve EMV certification through First Data

ID TECH and Worldnet achieve EMV certification through First Data

ID TECH, one of the leaders in payment-peripheral technology, and Worldnet, a leading provider of enterprise grade Omni-channel Payment solutions, combine to provide EMV chip-card acceptance to cloud-based merchants, unattended kiosk manufacturers, retailers, and mobile merchants have received EMV certification through First Data. The certification using the GoChip EMV SDK encompasses all the ID TECH’s products […]

Telefónica’s Axonix acquires leading UK geolocation data startup Statiq

Telefónica’s Axonix acquires leading UK geolocation data startup Statiq

Telefónica’s programmatic trading platform, Axonix, has acquired British mobile geolocation data startup Statiq. The investment has been driven by Axonix’s scale and diversification strategy and will give the Spanish telecoms company a wealth of data to better target consumers. Statiq launched in 2013 and has built a portfolio of partners ranging from demand side platforms […]

Mobile agency Ansible launches in Philippines

Mobile agency Ansible launches in Philippines

Ansible, a mobile marketing and technology agency under IPG Mediabrands, has been launched in Philippines, its fifth office in the APAC region. The agency has 23 offices in 15 countries globally. As a specialist agency, Ansible offers strategy, media planning and buying, marketing and analytics besides UX, creative, technology, development and enterprise solutions. Its MiBeacons […]

Pocket launches iMessage app for sharing your favourite stories

Pocket launches iMessage app for sharing your favourite stories

The read-it-later app Pocket launched an iMessage app extension today for users to share their favourite stories without leaving messaging app for iPhones. Nothing fancy, but if you use Pocket and share stories you’ll appreciate this new feature. Pocket announced the news on March 9 in a blog post. To get Pocket for iMessage you can […]

Alibaba set to make $24 billion from mobile adverts by 2019, according to new report

Alibaba set to make $24 billion from mobile adverts by 2019, according to new report

E-commerce site Alibaba took 40.3 percent of all money brands spent on mobile advertising in China in 2016, equivalent to $11 billion, according to new figures. Search engine Baidu received almost 20 percent of mobile ad spend last year ($5.5 billion), while social network Tencent got 11.6 percent ($3.2 billion), according to online reports from […]

Nearly 25% of small businesses not using social media

Nearly 25% of small businesses not using social media

A significant number of small- to medium-sized businesses have not yet adopted social media, according to new research. In a recent survey of small business owners/managers, 24% said they currently don’t use social media for their business, while 8% don’t ever expect to use social media. The survey was conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B […]

More Than a Third of UK Ad Spend Going Mobile in 2017

More Than a Third of UK Ad Spend Going Mobile in 2017

Mobile ad spending in the UK will reach almost £7 billion ($9.45 billion) this year to represent more than a third (36.6%) of UK media ad investment, according to eMarketer’s latest UK ad spending forecast. Overall digital ad spend will grow 11.0% in 2017 to £10.89 billion ($14.70 billion), accounting for 57.9% of total media […]

Yahoo text-based chatbot sets reminders and shopping lists for family

Yahoo text-based chatbot sets reminders and shopping lists for family

Yahoo has unveiled a new text-based chatbot, called ‘Captain” designed to coordinate logistics between family members, without needing download an app or buy extra hardware. The tool uses a text-based system that sets and sends reminders as well as updates shopping and to-do lists without the need to download separate applications. Currently, Captain is only […]