Twitter to Test Doubling Tweet Length to 280 Characters

Twitter to Test Doubling Tweet Length to 280 Characters

Twitter is trialling an increase to its tweet character length that sees the limit doubled to 280 characters from the normal 140 characters. The test is being rolled out in all languages to a small group of users except for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese – because they can convey more information in a single character […]

Airbnb and Resy Team Up to Offer In-App Restaurant Reservations

Airbnb and Resy Team Up to Offer In-App Restaurant Reservations

A great meal shared with friends, old or new, can make a trip special. That’s why, starting September 22, you can book a table at nearly 650 restaurants across the United States directly through Airbnb, powered by Resy. The ability to book reservations at a curated selection of restaurants is part of our ongoing commitment […]

Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays has teamed up with Apple to become the first UK high street bank to introduce the ability for customers to make payments using their voice through Siri. Siri has been integrated into the Barclays Mobile Banking app, meaning iPhone and iPad-using Barclays customers no longer need to open the app to pay existing payees and mobile […]

Google adds Questions & Answer feature to Maps and Search

Google adds Questions & Answer feature to Maps and Search

Google has introduced a feature to Maps and Search that helps people find out all they need to know about a location they have searched for. With Google’s ‘Questions & Answers’, people are able to ask questions, get answers, and answer other people’s questions about places on Google Maps. The most informative questions and answers […]

Uber rolls out its in-app tipping feature to the UK

Uber rolls out its in-app tipping feature to the UK

Uber is bringing its in-app tipping feature to the UK, after rolling it out to the US as of the company’s 180 days of change. Tipping is a feature that has long been called for and drivers may now feel adequately rewarded for their service. Customers are given the option to tip their driver once the […]

YouTube unveils in-app messaging to become the video watercooler again

YouTube unveils in-app messaging to become the video watercooler again

YouTube is facing off strident competition from Facebook to be the defacto place where people talk about social video – and to do this it is releasing an in-app messaging service. In a blogpost, the company, using Justin Bieber’s record breaking single ‘Despacito’ as a prime example, said it wants users sharing videos directly with friends and […]

Snapchat offers “Advanced Mode” for advertisers

Snapchat offers “Advanced Mode” for advertisers

Snapchat has revamped its self-service advertising tool with an “Advanced Mode” designed for larger brands looking to conduct bigger campaigns at scale. The Advanced Mode for its Snapchat Ad Manager works in a similar way to Facebook’s Power Editor, giving brands more tools to build, manage and scale their campaigns faster and more efficiently. Advanced […]

Pinterest Makes it Easier for Users to Search

Pinterest Makes it Easier for Users to Search

Pinterest said it is making a bigger push into search by launching Pinterest Search and Lens on users’ home feeds to cater to increasing mobile and visual searches among consumers. This includes a new search bar at the top of the home feed in the Pinterest iOS app that allows users to simply type what they’re […]