ByteDance launches video chat app to challenge Tencent’s WeChat

ByteDance launches video chat app to challenge Tencent’s WeChat

ByteDance, the Chinese company behind popular short video app TikTok, has decided it is time to take on Tencent in China’s messaging app game. The world’s most valuable startup has launched a video messaging app in a space dominated by WeChat. The app, named ‘Duoshan’, works in a similar way to Snapchat, enabling users to send videos […]

Kiip Integrates with the Purchase Decision Network, Giving CPG Brands Exclusive Access to Shopping List Data

Kiip Integrates with the Purchase Decision Network, Giving CPG Brands Exclusive Access to Shopping List Data

Kiip, a leading mobile marketing and app monetization platform, has partnered with the Purchase Decision Network (PDN), the only ad platform purpose-built for CPG brands, to give CPG advertisers enhanced data for targeting everyday shoppers across mobile devices. The integration makes Kiip the first ad network partner with access to PDN’s exclusive shopping list data, which includes […]

Square launches SDK to help mobile developers take in-app payments

Square launches SDK to help mobile developers take in-app payments

Square, the payment app founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, now enables developers and sellers to process payments with the platform in their mobile apps. The Square In-App Payments Software Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to begin taking payments from users with just a few lines of code. The SDK is available on iOS, Android, […]

Tencent to launch voice assistant for WeChat users

Tencent to launch voice assistant for WeChat users

Chinese social media and gaming behemoth Tencent Holdings is set to introduce a voice-activated assistant for WeChat, offering greater convenience to users of the messaging service in tasks such as playing music, ordering food and hailing a ride. Citing comments made by WeChat executive Zhou Jie during a company event, Bloomberg reports that the new […]

Over half of consumers use mobile apps when shopping in-store, according to Yes Marketing

Over half of consumers use mobile apps when shopping in-store, according to Yes Marketing

Whether it’s to find and redeem coupons or to locate sale items, more than half of consumers (57 percent) have used a retailer’s mobile app while in-store, indicating that the industry has reached a tipping point in consumers’ cross-channel expectations, according to a new study by Yes Marketing. However, while mobile commerce is becoming the new […]

UNHCR wants you to step up and be counted for refugees around the world in new campaign

UNHCR wants you to step up and be counted for refugees around the world in new campaign

Each day, war and conflict forces thousands of families to flee their homes. To reach safety, these refugees walk more than 1 billion cumulative miles across the globe each year. Matching this insight with the global fitness trend, the latest campaign from Hello Charlie, Great State, and the UN Refugee Agency encourages people to connect […]

CooTek Introduces a Daily Step Competition Program into its Step Tracker App

CooTek Introduces a Daily Step Competition Program into its Step Tracker App

CooTek, the developer of the popular pedometer app, Step Tracker, has introduced a new Daily 5,000 Steps Competition program into the app. With the integration of Daily 5,000 Steps Competition, Step Tracker is now an all-in-one platform where users can receive fitness-related content, interact with friends, and achieve personal fitness goals. The Daily 5,000 Steps […]

Shutterstock’s Contributor Site and Mobile Applications now in 21 languages

Shutterstock’s Contributor Site and Mobile Applications now in 21 languages

Shutterstock, a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, announced that its contributor-facing website and mobile applications are now available in 21 languages, aligning with the languages already available on the Shutterstock customer-facing site and its new developer portal. “Our contributor community plays an indispensable role in the success of […]