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Auto-Play Ads Coming to Facebook Audience Network

Aug 11, 2015 - Facebook has just made app advertising a little bit easier by offering new features to its Audience Network including carousel ads and desktop video app ads. Comments

Shell and PayPal Offer Mobile Payments at The Pump

shell-gas Jul 23, 2015 - Today, the gasoline conglomerate is rolling out its “Fill Up & Go” mobile payment service across hundreds of retail stations in the U.K. Comments

How OpenTable Leverages Data to Create a Holistic Dining Experience

opentable-logo Jul 1, 2015 - In this Q&A, Joseph Essas, OpenTable's chief technology officer, explains how he and his team use data to provide value for both diners and restaurateurs. Comments

Twitter Follows Facebook With Autoplay Videos in Timeline

Twitter Logo Jun 16, 2015 - Twitter is officially rolling out autoplay video in a user’s timeline, taking on its biggest competitor Facebook. But you'll be able to switch it off. Comments

Apple to Upgrade Siri and Update Maps

apple-watch-public-transit-apple-maps Jun 9, 2015 - At Apple's keynote during the Worldwide Developers' Conference, the company introduced plans to upgrade Siri's voice search capabilities and make Maps more efficient. Comments

Pinterest to Add Buy Button for Revenue Generation

pinterest-tablet-image Jun 2, 2015 - Pinterest has unveiled transactional pins. Will its “Buy Button" work better than Twitter’s and Facebook’s version? Comments

Tumblr Lets Brands Run Ads in Users’ Dashboards for 24 Hours

tumblr-landing-page-image Apr 16, 2015 - Nike is the first company to test out Tumblr's new ad offering, which allows marketers to serve ads in users’ dashboards for a full 24 hours. Comments

Industry Isn't Quite Ready for Mobile Measurement, Says MRC

mobile-measurement Mar 30, 2015 - While discussing mobile measurement at the IAB Marketplace, George Ivie, CEO of the Media Rating Council, said standards regarding viewability haven't yet caught up to mobile technology. Comments

Pinterest Teams Up With Apple to Promote App Pins

pinterest-log-in Feb 12, 2015 - App Pins will let Pinterest users download external apps without leaving the platform. Comments

Bud Light Offering Delivery Service Just in Time for the Super Bowl

bud-light-button-anheuser-busch Jan 22, 2015 - Beer company Anheuser-Busch is introducing a home delivery service for its popular Bud Light brand. The "Bud Light Button" is a new app that allows users to order drinks on their smartphones. Comments

Facebook at Work Won't Include Ads - For Now

facebookvspinterest Jan 14, 2015 - Facebook reveals Work feature app, which will afford employees an ad-free, office-wide social network separate from their personal profiles. Comments

Microsoft Opens Up Advertising on MSN Apps

shutterstock-193752605 Jan 8, 2015 - Shortly after Microsoft made its apps available on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices, the software company made it possible for marketers to advertise therein. Comments

Mobile Drives Online Sales on Christmas Day 2014

mobileholiday Jan 2, 2015 - IBM’s latest holiday benchmark data shows that mobile accounts for 57 percent of all online traffic and 35 percent of all online sales for Christmas 2014. Comments

Programmatic Ads Can Now Be Served on Your Wearable Device

smartwatches Dec 17, 2014 - A new wearables ad network initiative enables brands to deliver targeted ads to consumers' wrists. Comments

What Can DDoS Attacks Mean for Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

shutterstock-115174939 Nov 26, 2014 - This weekend's huge number of online shoppers could result in an influx of cyber crime. Two experts discuss how DDoS attacks can affect retailers and how marketers can prevent them. Comments

Facebook to Give PayPal and Venmo a Run for Their Money

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 8, 2014 - Will Facebook add its own payment service? If the rumors are true, it could be happening sooner rather than later. Comments

Twitter Updates Tailored Audiences for New Targeting Capabilities

Twitter logo Sep 18, 2014 - Twitter has added a few new features to its tailored audiences tool, making it easier for advertisers to target mobile and find new customers. Comments

Micro Moments: The Crown Jewel of the Customer Journey

locations-context Sep 15, 2014 - Using geo-fencing and geo-location technologies is an effective way to integrate and personalise the online to offline retail experience. Comments

Ritz-Carlton Strives to Improve Customer Stays With App Upgrade

ritzcarlton Aug 27, 2014 - The Ritz-Carlton is looking to bring its signature luxury to mobile users by making it easier for them to check in and out with mobile check-in, among other enhancements to its app. Comments

Target’s "In a Snap" App Makes Catalogs, Ads Shoppable

in-a-snap-shop-this-ad-target Jul 23, 2014 - In an effort to drive further engagement, the new iOS app from the retail giant allows mobile shoppers to purchase products directly from select catalog pages. Comments

Apple TV: Curation, Choice, and Closed Ecosystems

Apple logo Jul 1, 2014 - Apple's enhancements to its Apple TV platform are exciting, but they raise the question of why the company hasn't fully opened the playing field for video app developers. Comments

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