The New York Times to launch slate of VR films, will give out 1M+ Google Cardboard viewers for free

The New York Times to launch slate of VR films, will give out 1M+ Google Cardboard viewers for free

The New York Times will distribute Google Cardboard virtual reality (VR) viewers to its home-delivery newspaper customers in the U.S. as part of a new campaign. The media giant has partnered with Google for the initiative, and will deliver more than one million of the units to readers’ homes over the weekend of November 7-8. […]

Microsoft releases dual screen photo-messaging app for iOS

Microsoft releases dual screen photo-messaging app for iOS

Microsoft Garage has created a quirky new photo-messaging app for iOS that promises to make sharing more intuitive by featuring a vertically split screen, enabling the sender to take a photo and type a message over the top half, with the recipient replying on the lower half. Twist is designed to make the user experience […]

LinkedIn shows off Project Voyager, its new flagship mobile app

LinkedIn shows off Project Voyager, its new flagship mobile app

LinkedIn recently gave a first look at a new version of its flagship mobile app. Internally known as Project Voyager, the app for mobile web, iOS, and Android is still in beta and won’t be available for another few weeks. LinkedIn chief executive Jeff Weiner gave a presentation on the new app during the LinkedIn […]

72andSunny Amsterdam & Google Help You Rediscover Paris with New Campaign

72andSunny Amsterdam & Google Help You Rediscover Paris with New Campaign

To celebrate the arrival of autumn 72andSunny Amsterdam and Google are launching the second edition of ‘Les Heures Magiques’ (‘The Magic Hours’) on October 15th: a social campaign and interactive mobile experience that invites Parisians to 31 nights full of inspiring activities to experience after sunset in Paris. Collaborating with both the City of Paris, […]

Facebook Prepping Suggested Video Feature

Facebook Prepping Suggested Video Feature

Facebook has confirmed plans for a new Suggested Videos feature that will suggest other videos a Facebook user might want to watch when they finish watching a video from their Newsfeed. In a blog post, Facebook VP of product management, Will Cathcart, says that while the company is still in the early days of testing, […]

Google tells brands to spend 24% of TV ad budgets on YouTube

Google tells brands to spend 24% of TV ad budgets on YouTube

Brands’ cost-per-reach is optimised when 24 per cent of a TV advertising budget is allocated to YouTube, said Eileen Naughton, Google’s managing director of UK and Ireland operations, at the Brandcast event on October 13. The Brandcast event, held at the Battersea Evolution and attended by representatives from around 900 companies and agencies, was aimed […]

Twitter Expands Pre-roll Video Ads

Twitter Expands Pre-roll Video Ads

Twitter’s new CEO Jack Dorsey was among the presenters at an event recently in New York, which saw the social network roll out a new series of video ad features for publishers and marketers, expanding the company’s Amplify ad program considerably. Publishers who post videos on Twitter will now be able to more effectively monetise […]

Happy Finish & GroupM APAC Sign Strategic VR Agreement

Happy Finish & GroupM APAC Sign Strategic VR Agreement

Happy Finish, a pioneer and world-leader in augmented reality and virtual reality, announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group owned by WPP. Happy Finish’s offices in India and China will work closely with GroupM’s content teams across the Asia Pacific region to help develop creative solutions […]

Playboy to cease publication of ‘passé’ female nudity

Playboy to cease publication of ‘passé’ female nudity

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has taken the dramatic decision to back a ban on female nudity within his soft porn bible after agreeing with critics that full frontal shots are ‘passé’ in a world of ubiquitous online porn. The new edict will come into effect from March 2016, when the title will pursue ‘provocative’ […]