Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  • Microsoft Brings Reddit And MTV To Xbox One, Updates Twitch

    The Xbox One Tuesday will introduce Reddit and MTV apps to the system, as well as increase functions and tools for Google's YouTube Twitch app- -- complete with voice search and navigation. ...Read the whole story

  • Amplifon Builds Sound Into Google Street View

    Children laughing while playing in a park, honking horns from a busy Manhattan street intersection, and water running through the rocks of a rushing waterfall are some of the sounds that Google's Street View lacks. Developers at Amplifon have developed a code snippet that adds everyday sounds to Street View by fusing Google's application with a Web audio API. ...Read the whole story

  • Orbitz Lets Users Resume Searches Across Devices

    Online travel agencies were among the first Web businesses to feel the full impact of the consumer migration to mobile as customers began using their devices throughout the travel process from planning and booking to while traveling. For Orbitz Worldwide, one of the companies at the forefront of that change, mobile has become a core part of its businesses. ...Read the whole story

  • AOL Won't Honor Do-Not-Track Requests

    AOL has unveiled a new privacy policy specifying that the company's properties -- including the recently acquired Gravity -- don't honor the do-not-track requests that users send through their browsers. ...Read the whole story

  • Digital Marketers Beef Up On Personalization

    Forty-eight percent of marketers queried reported that they face challenges in personalizing each customer interaction, and 42% of marketers reported they face challenges with analyzing customer interaction data. ...Read the whole story

  • Online Retail Up 14% in July, Led By Jewelry And Clothing

    Shopping in categories like jewelry and watches and apparel helped boost online retail spending 14% in July from a year ago, according to a new analysis by RBC Capital Markets, citing comScore data. That rate was faster than the 10% growth in the second quarter overall, and the 8% increase the prior month. ...Read the whole story

  • Few Familiar With 'Internet Of Things'

    The Internet of Things is still early in the hype cycle, generating a lot of buzz in marketing circles around the potential for reaching consumers all the time and anywhere when everyday items are connected to the Web. That's before privacy, technology, security and other considerations are factored in. ...Read the whole story

  • Tumblr Teams With Ditto Labs To Track Brand Posts

    Tumblr is partnering with Ditto Labs to help the photo-analytics start-up track brand logos that show up in user posts. Tumblr is positioning the deal as purely research-based. The deal gives Ditto access to the roughly 130 million photos that Tumblr users upload every day. ...Read the whole story

  • Black Arrow Tech Controls Household Ad Time Cross-Platform
App Purchaser Loses Privacy Lawsuit Against Google

Google has convinced a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Illinois resident Alice Svenson, who said Google violated users' privacy by sharing the names of app buyers with developers. ...More