Amazon Music partners with Twitch to combine live streaming with on-demand listening
Amazon Music and Twitch have announced the incorporation of Twitch’s live streaming functionality into the Amazon Music app.
Youtube ranked top in the IPG Mediabrands responsibility audit
IPG Mediabrands has released its Media Responsibility Audit, as part of a larger effort aimed at enhancing brand safety and media responsibility in advertising.
Google expands audio ad options to respond to growing demand
Google has announced the expansion of its Ad Manager tool for programmatic audio placements, with addition of new features and audio forecasting capabilities.
Biodegradable sensors, social distance tech to shape the world in the next decade, Gartner report
Global research and advisory company Gartner Inc. has released a list of emerging trends it says will power technology in the next decade.
Isobar positions itself as global agency with new digital branding
Global digital experience agency, Isobar has revealed the latest step in its evolution - the launch of its own brand website.
World Out of Home Organization launches #OurSecondChance global digital campaign
The World Out of Home Organization, WOO, has launched a worldwide Digital Out of Home campaign - #OurSecondChance by recently appointed UK creative agency New Commercial Arts.
[Startup Interview] Vimbai Malandu, Co-Founder, YuPlan Limited, Zimbabwe
YuPlan Limited is a Zimbabwe digital startup that allows customers to book a venue from anywhere in the world. The platform holds a selection of venues from office spaces, residential plots, gardens, school halls and sports fields among others.
[Startup Interview] Sanyogita Patil, CEO, Ahlan Emirate, United Arab Emirates
Ahlan Emirate has introduced a unique marketing offering that includes free SEO, increased web presence and connecting businesses to prospective customers through its digital directory.
[Startup Interview] Anton Herbst, CEO, Vincula Holdings, South Africa
Vincula Holdings is a startup connecting employers, project sponsors, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers through a platform that also seeks to provide participants with worldwide and focused exposure.
[Startup Interview] Ian Sendagala, CEO, eFoods Trade, Uganda
eFoods Trade is an African online B2B marketplace connecting African foods to the global markets. The platform targets food importers, exporters, distributors, and manufacturers.
A fifth of Gen Z have deactivated social media accounts over data and privacy concerns, report
A fifth of 18-24 year-olds, popularly christened Gen Z, have deactivated their social media accounts in the past year, while a third are limiting time on their phones as concerns over data use and well-being take hold .
Dept enhances The Van Gogh Museum with smart functionalities
Digital agency Dept is among the team that was involved in the website design of The Van Gogh Museum that now offers visitors more information on the life and of Van Gogh.
Spotify launches in 13 European markets
Digital music service Spotify has extended its services to 13 European markets as it seeks to bolster its clientele base that currently stands at 286 million and 136 million premium subscribers across 92 markets.
E-commerce offers brands increased opportunities post Covid-19, Group M report
WPP’s media investment arm GroupM, has unveiled its latest white paper on what ‘life after lockdown’ portends for brands across Southeast Asia.
C&A selects Dept to enhance its e-commerce platform
Retail clothing store C&A has picked Dept to support the optimization of its webshop and app as it seeks to offer customers seamless digital user experience.
Logitech partners with Amazon and Zoom to redefine meeting room experiences for businesses
Logitech has partnered with Amazon Web Services and Zoom to launch Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms with Alexa for Business.
TikTok self-serve ad platform now accessible to businesses globally
TikTok has announced that the self-self-advertising platform that was previously only available to select customers and only available in a select number of markets is now accessible to all businesses globally:
Alibaba Cloud partners with Unilever in digital marketing initiative
Alibaba cloud has collaborated with global consumer goods company Unilever in a deal that will see the multinational leverage on Alibaba’s tech prowess to drive the next-generation digital marketing campaigns.
One championship selects Microsoft as cloud and data services provider
ONE Championship and Microsoft have inked a deal to harness the Microsoft cloud, including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, to transform digital fan experiences.
Hearstlab invests in London fintech company Akoni
HearstLab, an investor in women-led startups, has invested in London-based financial technology company Akoni.
Takeaway.com picks Dept to drive its B2B e commerce business
The online food delivery marketplace Just Eat Takeaway.com has picked digital agency Dept to accelerate its new e-commerce platform for the partner services (B2B) department.
SpotX, Acxiom partnership bolsters IPG data driven video advertising
SpotX has partnered with data and technology foundation for marketers Acxiom to offer enhanced audience-based buying capabilities and improved inventory matching using Acxiom’s data.
[Startup Interview] Xander Groesbeek, CEO, Rate My Meeting, The Netherlands
Rate My Meeting is a Dutch startup that works with professionals and companies to improve meetings, their inclusivity, effectiveness and employee satisfaction.
World population deepens bond with tech amid Covid-19, Dentsu Aegis Network survey
About one third of the world population believe tech has enabled them to connect with friends, family and the world around them during lockdown.
Amazon Web Services launches miniature edge computing and data transfer device
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), has unveiled Snowcone, a new small, ultra-portable, rugged, and secure edge computing and data transfer device.
SpotX inks video ad deal with music streaming platform JOOX
SpotX has partnered with Asia’s music streaming platform JOOX in a deal that will see SpotX assist JOOX monetize content across all screens and streams.
Nielsen introduces gaming tech for shopper research solutions
Nielsen is betting on SmartStore, SmartShelf and SmartShopper to bring the latest in extreme reality and gaming technology to the forefront of shopper research.
Google collaborates with WWF on sustainable fashion industry
Google has entered into a partnership with WWF Sweden to help create an environmental data platform that will enable more responsible sourcing decisions in the fashion industry.
Disney taps into Nielsen Addressable TV Beta Program
Disney Media Networks has joined Nielsen’s Addressable TV beta program which will now allow it to test, evaluate and experience Nielsen’s addressable TV advertising capabilities and technology.
Vice launches multimedia project celebrating queer culture
Global youth media company VICE has launched a multimedia creative hub celebrating a breadth of queer culture.
TikTok in a campaign to support creative industry during corona crisis
TikTok has collaborated with creative platform It’s Nice That to offer support to the creative industry that has been affected by the corona crisis through a series called 'Creative Canvas'.
HSBC, BP and Milka win in Kantar’s creative effectiveness awards
BP’s Blind Date, Milka’s Christmas ad Give to those who give the most and HSBC’s CSR Birmingham are the most effective ads according to Kantar’s inaugural Creative Effectiveness awards.
MediaMonks Lab team trials use of AI in video conferencing
MediaMonks Lab team has experimented how machine learning can augment video conferencing in a bid to break from the monotony of repetitive video calls that have become the new normal during the Covid-19 times.
Shell, KPN, NN most valuable brands in the Netherlands, report
Shell remains the most valuable brand in the Netherlands for the tenth consecutive year according to the latest Brand Finance Netherlands 50 2020 report.
Global cloud conferencing spend to hit $4.1 billion in 2020, report
Global end-user spending on cloud-based web conferencing solutions will grow 24.3 per cent in 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc.
MediaMonks parent company S4Capital's share price hits record high
S4Capital, the owner of MediaMonks, has achieved the highest share price ever at the London Stock Exchange shaving stood at £ 251 on May 22, 2020.
FIFA World Football Museum picks Dept to handle digital marketing
FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich has appointed Dept to offer assistance in digital marketing, with community management on social media and with the website relaunch.
Global Research Agency MeMo² wins 5 IAB Europe Awards
MeMo² has won 5 IAB Europe Awards with their latest innovation in cross-media effect measurements, called: THX.
WPP and SuperAwesome raise children privacy standards in digital space
WPP has entered into a partnership with kidtech platform SuperAwesome that seek to champion privacy standards for children in the global digital space.
Logitech G and McLaren launch G Challenge 2020
Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, has teamed up with creator of luxury, high performance sports cars and supercars McLaren to unveil the 3rd Annual Logitech McLaren G Challenge 2020.
Microsoft partners with Workday on business cloud
Microsoft and Workday Inc. have entered into a strategic partnership prioritizing enterprise planning in the cloud and expanding the business solutions customers can use to better optimize their everyday work.
Amazon Web Services, Bundesliga in real time game analysis deal
Amazon Web Services and the German Bundesliga will debut the first two Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS during tonight’s highlight match at 18:30 CET featuring Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Muenchen.
Logitech G unveils G915 TKL wireless RGB mechanical gaming keyboard
Logitech G has launched the Logitech G915 TKL Tenkeyless LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, offering the same core technologies and experience of the award-winning G915.
[Startup Interview] Emmanuel Addo, CEO, EADfix, Ghana
EADfix, a Ghana-based tech platform, connects customers with verified service providers across different industries as it seeks to meet the growing demand for convenience, reliability and speed.
Dentsu Aegis Network launches online curriculum for schools
Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has launched a new online curriculum for schools, delivered through its flagship schools programme, The Code.
Vice, ADMO launch online content platform for Arab youth
Global youth media company Vice has announced a new partnership with Abu Dhabi Media Office (ADMO) that will see the two organizations launch a digital content platform targeting Arab youth.
Dept scoops two Webby awards for creativity and tech
Digital agency Dept has won two awards for creating a new CMS and motion design in the latest Webby awards.
Netherlands AI startup Lalaland wins the Philips Innovation Award 2020
Amsterdam-based artificial intelligence startup Lalaland has won the 15th edition of the Philips Innovation Award 2020 that included a cheque worth €50,000.
[Startup Interview] Julius Masaba, Co-Founder, Ablestate, Uganda
Ablestate, a Ugandan startup works with businesses to point them to the right software developers while offering digital training to institutions of higher learning.
[Startup Interview] Candace Knox, CEO, Fat Finger Technologies
Fat Finger Technologies in South Africa offers an array of Information Technology services and solutions ranging from simple office networks to full cloud-hosted solutions to public facing networks.
[Startup Interview] Razia Adam, CEO, Lwandle Holdings, South Africa
Razia Adam is the founder and CEO of Lwandle RNS Holdings, a South African mining startup that has since 2015 been providing industry players digitization processes and systems.
Nokia breaks world record for fastest 5G speeds
Nokia says it has achieved the world’s fastest 5G speeds in its Over-the-Air (OTA) network in Dallas, Texas.
Microsoft, FedEx partner to assist businesses compete digitally
Microsoft has partnered with FedEx in a move that seeks to tap into the digital and logistics network of FedEx and the Microsoft’s intelligent cloud.
Coca-Cola, BeApp in new deal to livestream musical performances
Coca-Cola has partnered with live streaming platform #BeApp to offer artists across the world a chance to livestream their performances as corona crisis takes a toll on concerts and festivals.
Samsung invests in five startups from its C-Lab Program
Samsung Electronics have pledged support to five startups that were created by Samsung employees as part of the company’s C-Lab Inside in-house incubation program.
Sony set to unveil world’s first Intelligent image sensors
Sony Corporation has announced that it is set to release two models of intelligent vision sensors, the first of their kind globally to be equipped with Artificial Intelligence processing functionality.
E-bike startup VanMoof raises $13.5 million for global expansion
Dutch e-bike tech scale-up VanMoof, has raised approximately $13.5 million from Europe’ top venture capital firms Balderton Capital and assembly partner SINBON Electronics.
SpotX, Pluto TV target Latin America in new programmatic deal
SpotX has inked a deal with US free ad supported streaming platform Pluto in an arrangement that will see SpotX assist Pluto TV power the video monetization of its content.
Global IT spend to decline by 8 per cent amid Covid-19, Gartner
The 2020 global spending on IT is poised to stand at $3.4 trillion, an eight per cent drop compared to 2019.
Google Cloud announces strategic partnership with Splunk Inc
Google Cloud and software solutions company Splunk Inc have entered into an agreement as the two companies look at assisting organizations and customers unlock the value of their data.
IPG Media Lab, Magna study quantifies human presence value in ads
The subject of quantifying digital ad viewability has received new insights from a new study conducted by MAGNA and IPG Media Lab.
TikTok mulls revenue share with influencers in new ad format
TikTok is working on a new advertising model that will give advertisers the option of using call-to-action buttons such as ‘shop now’ within influencer content.
Logitech sales grow 14 per cent on sustained products demand
Logitech International has announced a $709 million growth in sales, a 14 per cent rise compared to the same period last year.
Coca Cola bolsters business operations with Microsoft tech solutions
Coca Cola has entered into a five year collaboration with Microsoft in a deal that will see the beverage company standardize its business operations on Microsoft’s cloud.
Google launches videoconferencing service
Google Cloud has introduced a premium video conferencing solution dubbed Google meet with enhanced features.
Philips launches ultrasound solution for pediatric clinic use
Global health and technology company Royal Philips has unveiled the first of its kind ultrasound solution for pediatric assessment.
Peak Capital leads €2.5M seed-extension round in German's GraphCMS
GraphCMS GmbH, the company behind the GraphQL-native Headless CMS GraphCMS, announces a seed extension round of 2.5M €. The round is led by Peak Capital, with GraphCMS being their first investment in the German startup ecosystem.
[Startup Interview] Rich Cheary, CEO, PT SportSuite, South Africa
PT SportSuite is a South African company whose mission is to digitally disrupt the sporting industry’s media landscape by allowing sporting organisations to operate like commercially-minded modern media houses, while building sustainable digital communities