Monday, July 25, 2016

Around The Net

  • Google Maps Testing New Features Android Police

    Google Maps is slowly adding some new features, including notifications for mass transit delays and an option to restrict data usage to Wi-Fi only. “The first time Wi-Fi only mode is enabled, it will show a quick reminder that Google Maps may still use a small amount of data during operation,” Android Police notes. “As long as the switch is turned on, a small bar will appear across the top of the screen to make the status obvious.” ...Read the whole story

  • Audiobooks Become Big Business Wall Street Journal

    Audiobooks are now the fastest-growing format in the book business. Year-over-year, sales in the U.S. and Canada jumped 21% in 2015, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing new data from the Audio Publishers Association. “The format fits neatly in the sweet spot of changing technology and changing behavior,” The Journal noted. ...Read the whole story

  • Verizon Still Ad Laggard to Google, Facebook After Yahoo Deal Bloomberg

    "Verizon Communications Inc. is about to double the size of its toehold in digital advertising with the purchase of Yahoo! Inc. Even so, the wireless company will still be a distant No. 3 behind Google and Facebook Inc. in the $187 billion market. Verizon could announce an agreement to buy Yahoo’s internet business for about $5 billion in the next few days, according to people familiar with the situation. A deal would advance Chief Executive Officer Lowell McAdam’s plan to make Verizon a powerhouse in mobile media... 'The idea that buying Yahoo somehow positions Verizon to compete against Google and ... ...Read the whole story

  • Local Retailers In Market Embrace Pokemon Go Korea Herald
3 Lessons Marketers Can Learn From Pokemon Go

Ever since Pokemon Go shattered all the records for everything ever, developers, marketers and advertisers have been wondering how to get a piece of the pie. There are a whole host of lessons to be learned ...More