• Amobee Taps Barker, Long To Grow European Operations

    Mobile ad firm Amobee, which has a demand-side platform (DSP), on Wednesday announced the appointments of two execs to help support the company's growth in Europe. David Barker has been appointed senior vice president and managing director for EMEA ad solutions. Barker joins from Nokia, where he served as global head of channel advertising and director of interactive advertising. ...Read the whole story

  • Coulson Insists No One Knew Hacking Was IllegalPress Gazette

    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has described his shock at the arrest of one of his reporters for phone-hacking, and denied suggestions that he was involved in a cover-up. During a fifth day in the witness box, the ex-No 10 spin doctor described what happened after News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman was held and police swooped on his newsroom on 8 August, 2006.

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  • Vice Journalist Taken By Eastern Ukraine MilitiaMashable

    Vice journalist Simon Ostrovsky, an American, has been taken by militia in Eastern Ukraine, Mashable has learned. The reporter for Vice News, who has been filing a series of compelling video dispatches from Ukraine since early March, was "taken" in Sloviansk, Russian media outlet gazeta.ru reports.

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  • Viber Adds Features, Supports BlackBerry's New OSGigaom

    The popular texting and VoIP calling service Viber is overhauling its app for iOS 7, bringing the operating system's characteristic clean, flat look to its user interface as well as several new features. Viber also created a version of its app for BlackBerry's newest operating system BlackBerry 10.

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  • The AA Tops List Of Most Trusted Brands In UKdotRising

    The AA has been named the most trusted brand among British consumers, according to a new survey released in April by agency Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R (RKCR/Y&R). The AA , whose ads famously used to claim that their workers were 'Britain's fourth emergency service', came out on top ahead of the Post Office, Boots, Google and Johnson's Baby. Rival organisation RAC placed seventh.

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  • Future, MagazineCloner Release 20 New AppsInPublishing

    Windows 8, the desktop and tablet operating system from Microsoft will provide another digital distribution outlet for Future's renowned publishing portfolio and allow users to purchase single issues and subscriptions to their favourite Future titles. The arrival of Future titles on Pocketmags.com is further recognition of the recent growth of the site which now offers more than 1800 titles and regularly outperforms non-Apple platforms in sales for many of its publishers, with the added benefit of no 30% platform charge as per app platforms, says MagazineCloner.

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  • WhatsApp CEO Jabs At Rivals Ahead Of AcquisitionThe Guardian

    Messaging app WhatsApp now has 500m active users, having added 70m since announcing in February that it was being bought by Facebook for $19bn. "In the last few months, we've grown fastest in countries like Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia, and our users are also sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day," wrote WhatsApp chief executive Jan Koum in a blog post.

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  • MailOnline Offers Best User Experience, IPA FindsThe Drum

    MailOnline has topped the IPA's latest Online Media Owner Survey, beating AOL Advertising, Dennis Publishing, Telegraph.co.uk and Say Media, all of which saw over 80 per cent of respondents agree or strongly agree that they offered a good experience. The survey of digital planners, strategists, media buyers and digital specialist companies saw 84.4 per cent rate MailOnline as offering the best experience.

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Location Targeting Improves; Next Up, the Messaging

As the ability to more precisely track mobile shoppers in stores improves, it begs the question of what retailers will do with all that location knowledge. A recent study identifies this as a breakout year for indoor technologies in retail environments, as the last year of a three-year technology adoption cycle. ...More

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