Brandwatch introduces Iris, an AI-powered analyst

Brandwatch introduces Iris, an AI-powered analyst

 Brandwatch, the $100 million, world-leading social intelligence company, announced it’s newest innovation: Iris. Iris is an in-app AI-analyst that reduces the time it takes to answer a question by providing users with complex data science solutions at the click of a button. Iris automatically analyzes large conversations happening online and explains what caused them. […]

Facebook launches short-form video TikTok clone

Facebook launches short-form video TikTok clone

Facebook has quietly released an app aimed at competing with TikTok, the 15-second video app that merged with Musical.ly earlier in 2018, as it looks to bring teenagers back into its user base. Word that Facebook was developing the app surfaced last month when TechCrunch reported that Facebook was building a standalone video product for users to record […]

Napa Valley Film Festival gets traction in a social advertising campaign by Crowd

Napa Valley Film Festival gets traction in a social advertising campaign by Crowd

The Napa Valley Film Festival, taking place November 7-11, is an annual celebration of food, film, and wine, lighting up the towns of Napa, Yountville, Calistoga and St. Helena at the most colourful time of the year. Independent global creative agency Crowd was tasked to create digital marketing campaigns that would help streamline a more user-friendly purchase process. Crowd designed a bespoke landing […]

Pre-school game apps target children with ads, says C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Pre-school game apps target children with ads, says C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Consumer and public safety groups have sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, calling on the agency to investigate the pre-school app market, after a new study revealed that 95% of such apps include at least one form of advertising. First published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the study by researchers at […]

7-Eleven is testing new ‘scan-and-go’ technology in the US

7-Eleven is testing new ‘scan-and-go’ technology in the US

7-Eleven is making more moves to go cashierless — or at least give customers the option to. Starting November 14, stores in Dallas will have scan-and-go technology built in the company’s mobile app, so customers can scan and pay for items on their phones. “Scan & Pay” is meant to build customer loyalty in the […]

Royole unveils Flexpai foldable, three-screen smartphone

Royole unveils Flexpai foldable, three-screen smartphone

Royole, a little-known US handset maker, has unveiled the world’s “first commercial foldable smartphone” at an event in Beijing. The FlexPai features a fully flexible 7.8-inch fully flexible display that can be arranged as two split screens, plus a third ‘edge screen’ or one larger one. It can be used folded or unfolded, which the […]

Criteo acquires Manage, strengthening its mobile marketing solutions

Criteo acquires Manage, strengthening its mobile marketing solutions

Criteo, the advertising platform for the open Internet, announced it has acquired Manage. Criteo is adding Manage and its mobile app install solution to complement its existing app business and further strengthen its end-to-end advertising solution, addressing the entire consumer journey from awareness and consideration to conversion. Manage is a Silicon Valley company with an […]

Uber launches subscription service for cheaper rides

Uber launches subscription service for cheaper rides

Uber has begun rolling out a monthly subscription service in order to offer frequent riders more consistent pricing whenever they choose to use the ride hailing service. Uber users in Los Angeles, Austin, Orlando, Denver, and Miami will be the first to gain access to the service called ‘Ride Pass’. The will enable riders to […]

Uber Has Set a Target Date to Use Drones for Meal Delivery

Uber Has Set a Target Date to Use Drones for Meal Delivery

Uber has joined a growing list of companies keen on using drones for delivery. It wants to integrate the technology into UberEats, its meal-delivery service, and envisions dropping off its first drone-delivered dinners as early as 2021. The company better known for ride-sharing revealed earlier in 2018 that it’s keen to utilise drone technology for […]

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