Google’s reservation-booking Duplex AI arrives for some Pixel owners

Google’s reservation-booking Duplex AI arrives for some Pixel owners

Google has expanded the number of users that have access to its much-hyped, and criticised, AI that can place reservations for people. A spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat that Duplex — Google’s artificially intelligent chat agent that can arrange appointments over the phone — has expanded from a “set of trusted tester users” earlier this year […]

PerceptIn brings mobility to DOOH advertising with the DragonFly Intelligent Advertising Vehicle

PerceptIn brings mobility to DOOH advertising with the DragonFly Intelligent Advertising Vehicle

 PerceptIn, a world-class full-stack visual intelligence company focused on robotics, announced that it will make its DragonFly Intelligent Advertising Vehicle available to select companies in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2019. The DragonFly Intelligent Advertising Vehicle offers early adopter advertisers and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies a digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising experience […]

New ClickZ and Kenshoo research: Marketers focused on stories, mobile and Amazon ads for 2018 holiday push

New ClickZ and Kenshoo research: Marketers focused on stories, mobile and Amazon ads for 2018 holiday push

ClickZ, a digital marketing publication, in partnership with Kenshoo, a global leader in marketing technology, published a new report, Digital Advertising Trends for the 2018 Holiday Season, which shows advertisers at U.S. brands are expanding budget and reach for the 2018 holiday season by putting more advertising dollars toward social media Stories, mobile, and Amazon ads while […]

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 […]