Ashton Kutcher & Motorola put people’s smartphone addiction to the test

Ashton Kutcher & Motorola put people’s smartphone addiction to the test

Motorola teamed up with actor-turned-startup investor Ashton Kutcher in this new commercial that aims to illustrate people’s dependency on their smartphones. Participants were invited to sit alone in a square cubicle facing a large mirror, with their hands placed on a transparent tabletop. Their mobile phone was left on the table, placed between their hands, […]

Mobile Video Ad Spend has Almost Tripled in 2015

Mobile Video Ad Spend has Almost Tripled in 2015

Mobile video is more popular than ever, with a study from AppLovin and AppsFlyer showing that use of the format has grown 190 per cent in the first three quarters of 2015, and shows up to 40 per cent higher user retention than non-video formats. The figures back up a Business Insider Intelligence report from […]

Mii avatar chat app to spearhead Nintendo’s first foray into mobile

Mii avatar chat app to spearhead Nintendo’s first foray into mobile

Nintendo has unearthed details about its landmark entry into mobile gaming, revealing its first title, a free-to-play chat app called Miitomo. The app, produced by mobile developer DeNA, enables the Nintendo community to communicate with each other using their customisable Mii avatars. Details of what the game will entail are few and far between and […]

Blippar Acquires AR Try-on Platform Binocular

Blippar Acquires AR Try-on Platform Binocular

Ad platform Blippar, which delivers AR content and experiences triggered by real-world objects and tags, has acquired augmented reality firm Binocular, which creates AR applications and specialises in virtual try-on technology. Binocular came to the world’s attention last year when it won the Cannes Lions Bronze award for best use of technology for its work […]

Giffgaff’s House of Horrors Will Scare You Out of Your Mobile Contract

Giffgaff’s House of Horrors Will Scare You Out of Your Mobile Contract

giffgaff, the multi-award winning, contract-free mobile network has released an immersive short film entitled ‘House of Horror’ to reveal the everyday fears of its members. giffgaff’s House of Horrors is a two-minute, horror film created based on a simple Facebook post back in August, which asked giffgaff members to share their greatest fears. The five […]

Toys R Us gamifies print with interactive Christmas catalog

Toys R Us gamifies print with interactive Christmas catalog

Toy R Us has introduced a number of digital elements, including augmented reality, to its festive magazine to ensure children keep flicking through its extensive 96 pages. Marking the point where augmented reality meets traditional shopping, eight toy-laden spreads in the catalog, entitled the ‘The Great Big Toys R Us Book of Awesome’, come to […]

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