Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Around The Net

  • What To Expect From Google's Incognito Chat App 'Allo' Android Police

    Android Police looks into Google Allo -- the search’s giant incognito chat app. “These chats are end-to-end encrypted … with unique identity keys for each participant,” it reports. “One of the side effects of encryption is that Google Assistant doesn't work in them.” Meanwhile, “You can also enable a setting to notify you when the identity key of a contact has changed.” ...Read the whole story

  • Amazon Preps Music Subscription Services Re/code

    Similar to offerings from Apple and Spotify, Amazon is reportedly readying a subscription music service. For $10 a month, users will get all the music they can stream, anywhere you want to stream it, Recode reports. “But Amazon is also working on a second service that would differ in two significant ways from industry rivals: It would cost half the price, and it would only work on Amazon’s Echo hardware.” ...Read the whole story

  • Comcast 'Watchable' Adds Refinery29, MiTu, Cut.com Tubefilter

    Comcast's ad-suported streaming service, Watchable has today announced a slate of exclusive programming created in collaboration with Refinery29, MiTu and Cut.com. Watchable offers selected video content from over 30 popular Websites. ...Read the whole story

Why Sports Teams Must Raise Their Game To Keep Fans On Side

When a game is in full swing, no other brand can match a sports club for fan engagement. But as football legend Emmitt Smith wisely said, winning isn't about one moment; it's about every moment. ...More

  • Why The GRP Must Die: And Why It Won't

    Conversely, the GRP model is breaking, thanks to the Internet and mobile and trends like cord cutting and media fragmentation. Once, advertisers could comfortably rely on the GRP-spend enough to max out reach and frequency and ...More

  • Fast Forward Into Performance Test Tools, Apps

    It has almost become a fad. Google has spent years building apps that test mobile-friendliness and the speed of Web sites, pages and apps. Now Netflix and Ookla have developed an app that checks Internet connections. ...More

  • Rio Pulls Off Mostly Positive Olympics Feedback