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Apple Could Be Fined Millions for Strict iPhone Marketing Contract

Did you ever look at a phone provider catalogue and think, where have I seen that advert before? If the phone in question is an iPhone then you may have noticed its prominent placement in the…

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Oculus Rift Terms And Conditions Allow Facebook to Deploy Targeted Adverts

Virtual reality headsets have the potential to revolutionize the way we enjoy various entertainment forms and even help train apprentices to learn new skills in a more practical manner. This year has already been significant for…

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Online Pharmacy Fined £130,000 For Selling Customer Data

The online pharmacy company, Pharmacy 2U has been fined a hefty £130,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for selling customers’ personal details to a marketing company without their consent. This contravened the Data Protection Act and signified a breach…

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Over 44% of Streamed Videos Are on a Mobile Device

A report conducted by research firm Ooyala has charted the dramatic growth of mobile video playback which accounted for over 44% in Q2 2015. According to current trends, more than half of videos played will be…

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Snoop Dog Wants to Be Twitter’s Next CEO

Snoop Dog for Twitter’s next CEO? That’s the latest story that got our attention roaming around Twitter. We’ve seen a lot of supporters for his campaign using the hashtag ‘#ifSnoopWasTwitterCEO’ and it even got the attention…

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Facebook Messenger Gets its First Game

Facebook seems to be thinking of allowing games on its Messenger platform in the near future. The first one spotted on the platform is said to be Doodle Draw Game and although it’s nothing fancy, it…

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Bowser the New VP of Sales for Nintendo?

Ironically, it’s true! Mario creators actually hired someone who bears the name of the Mushroom Kingdom’s villain. However, don’t expect him to be a turtle with spikes on his back! Nintendo hired Doug Bowser to be…

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Apple Expects to Sell 1 Million Watches During Opening Weekend, 8 Million in its First Year

Gene Munster, an analyst from Piper Jaffray, has stated in his recent research that Apple Watch sales could reach over one million units in the opening weekend. The unit buyers are said to be all from…

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New Sonos Logo Looks Like Pulsating Speakers When Scrolled

There’s little else to say because you’ve already seen it. Well, just in case you managed to get here without scrolling past the thumbnail, Sonos, speaker manufacturer, has a new logo, a logo that rather cleverly…

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Study: Android Fans are More Dateable Among Other Findings

Are iOS and Android users really that different? Well, according to British market research firm YouGov’s latest report – they claim that Apple users are reportedly “smart, funny and confident” but also can be self-described as…

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Yahoo Buys Video Advertising Platform Brightroll

Yahoo has made further inroads with its digital media strategy with today’s purchase of Chinese video marketing platform Brightroll for $640 million, making it their second most expensive acquisitions behind Tumblr, which they bought for $1…

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Facebook Shuts Down Gift Service, Shifts Focus on Other ‘Commerce-related’ Projects

Facebook’s ‘Gift Shop’ initiative wasn’t doing so good these past years. The social network’s Gift Shop that lets you buy and send gifts to friends was originally launched back a few years back, granting you the…

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BlackBerry Shows its Answer to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana

Personal assistants have been around for some time now, having people demanding a more complex and interactive approach from their voice-enabled personal assistants. Apple’s Siri has been the first to arrive, followed by Android and Google…

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Huawei Reported To Be Selling High-End Smartphones Via Messaging App

The increased competition of smartphone manufacturers in China has apparently resulted in companies approaching unique marketing techniques. For example, Xiaomi is said to have success with its ‘Hunger Marketing’ technique, having customers pre-register their interest in…

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Sobieski Vodka Banking on Edward Snowden’s Notoriety to Help Sell Vodka

Polish distiller Sobieski Vodka is using former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s international notoriety in its latest marketing campaign. Advertisements aimed at the United States has the following slogan: “Why Edward Snowden wishes he’d sought asylum in…

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Incredible Mobile App Street Hack Prank Is Epic

What at first appears to be a simple prank, involving a mobile phone repair shop and a few unsuspecting customers soon escalates a lot further than you might think. The whole thing turns out to be a very…

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Twitter Hiring Marketing Specialists, Twitter Commerce Platform Confirmed?

Recent rumors point to a new ‘Buy’ button and Twitter Commerce feature, but lack of confirmation did not have a huge impact on its credibility. We now learn that the marketplace-style project might become a reality…

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Leaked Image of ‘Twitter Commerce’ Show ‘Buy’ Button Next To ‘Retweet’ and ‘Favourite’

Every Twitter account (for those who use one) is inevitably working as a waterfall, bringing you sponsored ads, breaking news and other tweets you may or may not want to see. However, leaked images from Twitter’s…

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Artists Can Sell Merchandise For Free On Spotify

A lot of competition exists between music streaming services, given the fact that the market is being populated by a wide variety of services. Spotify has established itself as a major player in this particular market,…

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Face Scanning & Targets Ads To Be Served At Tesco

Supermarket petrol stations are nothing new here in the UK, many of which are unmanned drive through style stations where you just pop your credit card in before you use the pump. Adverts at the pump…

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Google Nexus 5 Official Promo Video Released

Google has finally gone official with the Nexus 5. While we already know much about the phone already, let’s have it once more, this time officially. The LG made Google Nexus 5 features a 4.95-inch Full…

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5 Million Galaxy Note 3 Handsets Sold in One Month

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was released about a month ago and given the Galaxy Note series’ popularity, it does not come as a surprise to find out that the Galaxy Note 3 has done pretty…

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Qualcomm Add Mobile Technology to a Bus Stop

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpdcUakdQVA[/youtube] Qualcomm seem to be in the news a lot lately with lots going on including the unveiling of the first global LTE baseband chip and the introduction of quick charge, but now they’ve decided to…

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AMD Branches Into Haircare Products?

Something that has just surfaced into many email inbox’s around the world has suddenly caused quite a stir and for a very good reason as it simply makes no sense whatsoever. The marketing bods at AMD must have…