Friday, September 30, 2016

    Around The Net

    • Johnie Walker Taps Into Amazon AlexaMobile Marketer

      Scotch whisky marketer Johnnie Walker’s new digital mentorship program employs an on-the-go educational spin, enabling consumers to learn about the brand’s history via an Amazon Alexa skill and receive cocktail recommendations from a Facebook Messenger bot. The alcohol company is allowing fans to receive whisky education from the comfort of their homes with its latest initiative, which seeks to bring Johnnie Walker’s history, products and heritage to life with a slew of mobile-first activations. ...Read the whole story

    • Some Android Wear Gadgets Not Pairing With iPhone 79to5Mac

      In addition to Android-powered devices, Android Wear gadgets are supposed to sync with iOS. But, “Something odd is seemingly going on with a handful of Android Wear smartwatches and the recently-announced iPhone 7,” 9To5Mac reports. “Multiple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are reporting online that their Android Wear powered smartwatch is not pairing with the iPhone 7.” ...Read the whole story

    • Google Widens 'Waze Rider' Ride-Sharing Service Engadget

      Taking on Uber and Lyft, Google is now offering its Waze Rider ride-sharing service to people in the Bay Area. Yet, There are some appreciable differences between Waze Rider and its more established rivals,” Engadget notes. “For starters, Google only allows drivers and riders to take two trips per day [while] drivers only make $0.54 per mile, so they're only getting reimbursed for the mileage rather than turning a profit.” ...Read the whole story

    • HTC Invites World To Explore Viveport App StoreVentureBeat

      HTC just announced the worldwide availability of its Viveport app store. For the uninitiated, “HTC is the maker of the HTC Vive, the $800 VR headset that enables ‘room-scale’ experiences,” Venture Beat writes. “The Viveport store, which previously was open only in China, is a way to highlight some of the best experiences available on the Vive.” ...Read the whole story

    • Google Apps for Work Becomes 'G Suite'TechCrunch

      Henceforth, Google will now refer to its Apps for Work service as G Suite. “Sounds more hip, right?” TechCrunch asks, adding: “Google also noted a handful of upgrades and improvements in G Suite’s existing product lineup, which includes apps like Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides, Calendar, Hangouts, and more.” ...Read the whole story

    • Spotify Mobile Feature Debuts In JapanThe Verge

      Spotify is now available in Japan, one of the biggest music markets in the world. It is also introducing a new lyrics feature on mobile and desktop, which will be available in Japan before anywhere else. ...Read the whole story

    The Social And Mobile World Of Hispanic Millennials

    Hispanic Millennials have come of age with technology and social media. Not surprisingly, they have become very adept at using technology in their daily lives and staying connected to the world around them. The most recent ...More