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 […]

Almost Half of Christmas Gifts Will Be Bought Online in the UK

Almost Half of Christmas Gifts Will Be Bought Online in the UK

Researching and buying presents online has become the most popular method among Britons aged 16 and over who know how they’ll be buying there Christmas presents, with 45 per cent of the £24.4bn spend this year likely to go online. According to research by RadiumOne, this year is also likely to be a multi-channel Christmas, […]

Bentley app reads emotions to create personalised car designs

Bentley app reads emotions to create personalised car designs

Bentley Motors, the luxury car brand, has introduced an app that creates a personalised car design, based on the user’s passions, lifestyle and personality type. The Bentley Inspirator uses emotion recognition software that creates an individually designed car. It has been created by VML London, which used emotion metric algorithms built using data from 3.4 […]

Target’s New Website Helps Trick-or-Treaters Find Best Candy Haunts in the Neighborhood

Target’s New Website Helps Trick-or-Treaters Find Best Candy Haunts in the Neighborhood

Americans have many, many options nearby to buy their Halloween candy, so Target is offering a little technological fun to get an edge on the competition. The Minneapolis-based chain debuted Treatster, a social-minded website that’s designed for desktop and mobile devices and lets viewers search for the best trick-or-treating locations in their neighborhoods. When viewers […]

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