Rovio Entertainment reveals new premier licensing program for Angry Birds franchise in North America

Rovio Entertainment reveals new premier licensing program for Angry Birds franchise in North America

Rovio Entertainment, in partnership with its licensing and brand management agency, Evolution, has unveiled a sweeping program of premier licensing partnerships in North America for its flagship Angry Birds franchise. This extensive line-up of new, renewed and ongoing deals, uniting a diverse array of retail product manufacturers and categories, represents the next step forward for […]

Diageo Unveils ‘Happy Hour’ Skill for Amazon Alexa Celebrating One of the Most Spirited Hours in the Day

Diageo Unveils ‘Happy Hour’ Skill for Amazon Alexa Celebrating One of the Most Spirited Hours in the Day

The happiest hour is when friends can share great drinks over great conversation, and what better location to gather than in the comfort of your own home? With Diageo’s new ‘Happy Hour’ skill, available for users 21 and over on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, at-home entertaining becomes easier and more experiential. For the at-home bartender there’s always […]

Cheetos launches ‘Cheetos Vision’ AR app at SXSW

Cheetos launches ‘Cheetos Vision’ AR app at SXSW

 Cheetos, the snack brand from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, is inviting fans to see the world in a whole new light – a dangerously cheesy one – thanks to the new ‘Cheetos Vision‘ app launching at SXSW 2018. Available on the App Store, Cheetos Vision is an artificial intelligence-powered camera that turns everything a mobile […]

OpenX says Google’s Exchange Bidding has led to 48% revenue lift for publishers

OpenX says Google’s Exchange Bidding has led to 48% revenue lift for publishers

A case study published by OpenX shows that publishers on its platforms using Exchange Bidding – Google’s answer to header bidding – have seen an average yield increase of 48% in the 12 months since the two started working together. In June, OpenX announced its status as a Google Exchange Bidding beta partner, but the adtech firm says it’s […]

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 […]

Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix was the world’s top earning non-game mobile app in 2017, according to SensorTower’s new year-end report, with Tinder finishing second. Netflix saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510m last year according to the report, representing a 138% increase or about 2.4 times the $215m users spent in the app during 2016. Netflix was also […]

Dogology promotes digital dog training with AR out-of-home campaign

Dogology promotes digital dog training with AR out-of-home campaign

OUTFRONT Media Inc. announced a campaign for Dogology, Inc., a New York city based virtual dog training startup, that showcases the ability to use augmented reality in out-of-home campaigns, along with out-of-home and mobile advertising creative developed by OUTFRONT’s in-house creative boutique, OUTFRONT Studios. Between December 25, 2017 and January 12, 2018, OUTFRONT’s out-of-home displays […]

Samsung phones will have functioning FM chips from now on

Samsung phones will have functioning FM chips from now on

Samsung is the latest company to team up with NextRadio to bring FM service to its new phones. The company will unlock FM chips in all its upcoming smartphones in the US and Canada. The bulk of smartphones around the world are manufactured with an FM chip, but hardware makers often do not unlock them. […]

Top 10 worldwide operators claim 76% of cellular IoT market

Top 10 worldwide operators claim 76% of cellular IoT market

A new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight says that the ten leading global mobile operator groups have a combined market share of 76 percent in cellular IoT. The top players reported a combined active base of 407 million cellular IoT connections at the end of H1-2017. China Mobile was number one with […]

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