De Beers bids to make brand more ‘approachable’ with in-store iPad app

De Beers bids to make brand more ‘approachable’ with in-store iPad app

De Beers is launching an in-store iPad app aimed at making buying diamonds a more personal experience and opening up the brand to new customers. The “For You, Forever” app, developed with mobile marketing company Somo, lets customers compare the different styles, cuts and weights of diamonds using technology called “Iris” and customise the style […]

HMV revamps digital presence with mobile app launch

HMV revamps digital presence with mobile app launch

HMV is revamping its online music strategy as it launches a new digital music store and smartphone app that aims to convince shoppers of the worth of owning music rather than streaming it as it continues its recovery after being bought out of administration earlier this year. The app, which is available for iPhone and […]

Nokia unveils new cat-ty tweet after discovery cat’s paws unlock the iPhone 5s

Nokia unveils new cat-ty tweet after discovery cat’s paws unlock the iPhone 5s

Nokia UK has tweeted in response to the news that cats paws are able to unlock the iPhone 5s through its fingerprint sensor Touch ID. We aren’t cat-proof either… http://t.co/Awwvrzy54z pic.twitter.com/Y9X1ej1qmH— Nokia UK (@nokia_uk) September 23, 2013 The tweet follows an experiment by TechCrunch, which saw a cat’s paw successfully unlock the device, created to […]

Twitter acquires mobile ad specialist MoPub for $350m

Twitter acquires mobile ad specialist MoPub for $350m

Twitter has acquired the mobile-focused ad exchange, MoPub, for a reported $350m (£223m). MoPub’s technology lets mobile application publishers manage their inventory and optimize multiple sources of advertising — direct ads, house ads, ad network, and real-time bidding through the MoPub Marketplace — in a single product. The deal represents the micro-blogging site’s largest acquisition […]

The Brand Union and Digit update Vodafone’s look

The Brand Union and Digit update Vodafone’s look

WPP consultancies The Brand Union and Digit have created a new ‘visual brand identity’ for Vodafone. Vodafone’s existing logo is retained, and a bright red flexible rhombus shape has been added. This anchors to Vodafone’s roundel, and can be used in moving or static forms. Vodafone says the new rhombus positions the company ‘as a […]