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Episode 157: Yoco, a new integrated point-of-sale and card payments solution.

Date: 12 Nov 2015
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Be more innovative: Three big ideas

Being innovative may carry a bit of risk, but as with any risk, the potential results are worth the investment. Time put into innovation can pay off by increasing the exposure of your brand, and it is also good for company morale...

By Daphne Stanford 23 Nov 2015 14:27


As emerging markets grow, Android extends smartphone lead

WASHINGTON, USA: Android-powered smartphones extended their lead in the global marketplace in the third quarter, helped by growth in emerging markets, a survey showed on Wednesday...

19 Nov 2015 15:30


Alphabet revamps Google+ online social network

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: US Internet colossus Alphabet on Tuesday revamped Google+ online social network focused on people's interests, and tuned for smartphones or tablets...

18 Nov 2015 12:22


Facebook tests vanishing messages

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook users in France were able to send vanishing missives with its smartphone Messenger application on Thursday, ramping up the challenge to Snapchat...

13 Nov 2015 14:09


New Facebook app fires news to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook on Wednesday released a Notify application designed to keep iPhone users up to speed on the latest news and entertainment happenings...

12 Nov 2015 13:46


Profitable Digital Display Program on offer at DSE

Digital Signage Expo 2016 will feature a seminar entitled, 'Bringing Your A Game: Cohesive Strategies for a Profitable Digital Display Program', at Digital Signage Expo 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center 15-17 March 2016...

11 Nov 2015 09:16


Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion daily

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Snapchat on Monday confirmed that six billion vanishing videos are viewed daily at the service in a three-fold surge from early this year...

10 Nov 2015 15:29


New York Times turns to virtual reality

NEW YORK, USA: The New York Times has taken its first step into virtual reality, launching a new app and distributing a Google cardboard viewer that offers "a new form of story telling"...

9 Nov 2015 14:08


Global Creativity Report - US still most creative country, NY the main city

Cannes Lions has now released the 2015 edition of The Global Creativity Report. Providing definitive rankings, analysis and insights on creative communications across the world...

6 Nov 2015 13:58


Facebook grows user base to 1.55 billion, profits up

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook said on Wednesday its profit in the third quarter jumped 11 percent to $891m as advertising revenues soared...

6 Nov 2015 08:47


Top global brands partner D&AD New Blood Awards

The D&AD New Blood Awards have announced that 17 global brands will set the 2016 briefs, including Amnesty International, Dazed, Dr Martens, Ford and John Lewis...

6 Nov 2015 08:50


CMO webcast encourages end-to-end mobile thinking

Mobile commerce, or mCommerce, is exploding in today's market. As recently as the first quarter of 2015, analysts estimated that mCommerce makes up some 29% of eCommerce transactions in the U.S...

4 Nov 2015 11:30


Global Media Awards has new categories

The International News Media Association (INMA) has added new categories to its 2016 Global Media Awards to reflect the new categories unique to the media environment of today...

2 Nov 2015 10:09


Here's how your company can recover after a PR screw-up

PR disasters are all too common among multinational corporations, but there are steps that they can take to recover...

By James White 30 Oct 2015 10:26


Six South African ads form part of shortlist for World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising

The Global Awards for the World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising have announced the 2015 shortlist. The winners will be announced on 3 December 2015 at ceremonies in New York City and Sydney...

29 Oct 2015 10:53


Twitter takes hit again on slow user growth

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Twitter shares tumbled on Tuesday after the struggling messaging platform reported only slim growth in its user base and a disappointing outlook...

28 Oct 2015 13:15


Facebook expands smartphone alerts to news, weather

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook, making a bigger push to deliver personalized information to its members, said on Monday it was expanding its mobile alerts to include sports scores, weather updates and local news updates...

28 Oct 2015 10:03


New York Festivals International Advertising Awards open for 2016 competition

Entries to the 2016 New York Festivals (NYF) International Advertising Awards can now be submitted. There are three competitions on the roster, Mobile, Media and Activation & Engagement...

26 Oct 2015 13:20


Instagram short 'Boomerang' videos aim to hook users

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Instagram unveiled a new feature allowing users to post one-second video "loops" in an effort to keep up with rivals offering animated images...

23 Oct 2015 15:04

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