Google takes aim at Slack with new Hangouts update

Google takes aim at Slack with new Hangouts update

Alphabet-owned Google sent a message to Slack on Wednesday, saying that its workplace messaging platform—Hangouts Chat—has officially launched. Hangouts Chat functions in similar fashion to Slack and other workplace messaging platforms, but also provides a slew of other Google products such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar and Cloud Search. Google also says it will use […]

Paste Music and Daytrotter made a free app for live music lovers

Paste Music and Daytrotter made a free app for live music lovers

You have a few options when it comes to streaming music and whether you’re subscribed to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal or something else, there’s a lot of music right at your fingertips. But live recordings offer their own sort of listening pleasure, and while you may find some on those streaming services, Paste Music thinks […]

Alibaba partners NTU Singapore to establish its first AI research institute outside China

Alibaba partners NTU Singapore to establish its first AI research institute outside China

Alibaba Group has joined forces with the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU) to establish Alibaba’s first joint AI research institute outside China. The five-year, multi-million dollar collaboration will see 50 researchers from both organisations working together. As part of the partnership, NTU will combine its human-centred AI technology with Alibaba’s Natural Language Processing (NLP), […]

Twitter launches Bookmarks, a private way to save tweets

Twitter launches Bookmarks, a private way to save tweets

Twitter has announced the official launch of a new Bookmarks feature, which is designed to allow Twitter users to save tweets for later access. All tweets now feature an updated “share” icon that’s used for both bookmarking and sharing tweets, and Twitter says the share icon is meant to make it easier to save and share […]

UK mobile contactless spending reached £975m in 2017, according to Worldpay

UK mobile contactless spending reached £975m in 2017, according to Worldpay

126m in-store contactless purchases were made via mobile devices in the UK last year, with spending passing £975m. According to payment processing company Worldpay, this spending accounted for a 328 per cent year-on-year growth of in-store mobile spending in 2017. The supermarket sector saw 59 per cent of all in-store mobile transactions, while pubs, bars, […]

India-based music streaming service Gaana raises $115M led by Tencent

India-based music streaming service Gaana raises $115M led by Tencent

Chinese technology giant Tencent is leading a $115-million, or Rs 740-crore, financing in music streaming service Gaana. Times Internet, Gaana’s parent, will also make further investments in the service, a company statement issued on Tuesday said. Times Internet is a part of the Times Group which publishes The Times of India. The maiden external financing […]

Amazon Prime Music service is now available in India

Amazon Prime Music service is now available in India

Amazon has launched its Prime Music service in India, giving its Indian Prime members access to 10s of millions of songs across international and Indian music labels in over 10 languages including English, Hindi, Tami, Punjabi, Bengali, and more. The eCommerce giant introduced its Prime service to India about 18 months ago – though it […]

RhythmOne: 55% of raw ad opportunities blocked by adtech companies due to suspicious traffic

RhythmOne: 55% of raw ad opportunities blocked by adtech companies due to suspicious traffic

RhythmOne, a global advertising technology company, has announced the release of the Q4 2017 installment of its “Programmatic Insights Report – Spotlight on Quality” series. Based on an analysis of the 2.8 trillion average monthly ad opportunities RhythmOne’s programmatic platform processed from October to December 2017, the report provides insight into quality trends and invalid […]