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Mark Zuckerberg at Samsung UNPACKED: VR is the future of Facebook
Yesterday, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance at Samsung’s UNPACKED event at the MWC at Barcelona to talk up progress in VR and to promote VR as “the most social platform” of the future. The Facebook CEO went on the Samsung stage not only to “sell” the Gear VR, which was made by partnering with Oculus, but to also emphasize the connection between Facebook and the new VR trend. Eyebrows were raised when Facebook was rumored to be interested in acquiring Oculus. Why would a social networking giant be intereste...
Chief Marketing Technologist: A Prince or a Frog?
It is fascinating now-a-days to watch these hybrid professions of marketing technologists originate from the digital star forge. It is a phenomenon, which we should anticipate more often in The Second Machine Age. While at the theoretical level it is a bit of thought-provoking concept, watching it transform into reality is rather a breathtaking phenomenon. The transformation reveals the amount of our dependency on the past patterns of marketing and technology to determine our belief in the future, which is, unfortunately, a misconcept...
Mobile World Congress 2016, Who Will Dominate?
Mobile World Congress, without any second thoughts, is the largest annual show for smartphones. While MWC’s January cousin, the celebrated CES event, may be fading in relevance to smartphones, MWC stands high in demand even now, as every year this show introduces the major fresh line-up of flagship smartphones. Last year witnessed the launch of HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6. How about this year? What should we expect? Let’s have a look. As MWC 2016 is ready to hit on the floors this weekend, one of the leading pioneers of smartph...
Samsung Pay to expand its availability by the end of 2016
Samsung announced that Samsung Pay, the most customary mobile payment service that works at the majority of merchants today, has achieved a global milestone – around 5 million registered users processed over 500 million dollars in the first six months itself, only with users in the United States and South Korea. This clearly shows that it has a strong adoption rate and that users continue to increasingly use Samsung Pay in their day-to-day life for better security, convenience and flexibility. Injong Rhee, EVP and Head of R&D a...
UK Carrier Three Tackles Rogue Ads with Network Level Adblocking
In a breakthrough announcement, Mobile carrier Three said will begin a network-wide ad blocking to appease its customers. Three UK and Three Italy will implement Israeli company Shine’s technology by preventing ads across the cellular network, followed by a rapid roll-out across its operations in other countries. The landmark move will create havoc amid rising concern for digital advertisers and publishers, which are dealing with an increasingly resolute audience who block advertising when they browse through their phones. Three ...
Say Hello to Your Next Smartphone: HP Elite X3 Specs (Leaked)
The much-anticipated Mobile World Congress (MWC) is only a couple of days away from officially kicking off, and we’re already starting to see more details emerging on upcoming devices through the nooks and corner of the internet. The latest being HP Elite X3, a Windows 10 Phablet, for you to feast on. The device, originally named Falcon, is packed with high-end viscera. By the looks of it, it could be one of the best Windows 10 mobile devices, and its biggest rival is going to be the Microsoft Lumia 950XL. Let’s take a look at the f...
Ads could come to Facebook Messenger within few months
Facebook Messenger is planning to include ads within next few months, according to a report. According to TechCrunch, one of the leaked documents Facebook sent to its advertisers discloses that Facebook Messenger will start including ads from Q2 2016. The document mentioned that businesses will be able to send their ads as messages to people who have previously started a chat thread with that company. Companies that already have chat threads with customers will soon be able to send them ads such as product information or announcem...
Twitter bug that compromised users’ email addresses and phone numbers
The tech-giant announced today that it has fixed the Twitter bug that exposed some users’ email addresses and phone numbers. Twitter said that this bug affected the password recovery systems which exposed users’ information for about 24 hours last week. Although this bug affected less than 10,000 accounts, but the bug could have potentially exposed information linked to those accounts. Twitter declared the news through a blog post, clarifying that no passwords that can directly access the accounts were exposed. The company also men...
Canon EOS 80D HD DSLR Review
The Japanese multinational giant Canon has updated one of its best mid-range DSLRs. The manufacturer has introduced the Canon EOS 80D HD DSLR- a pocket camera geared toward semi-professionals and advanced amateurs, along with announcing version-II of G7x point-and-shoot. Canon EOS 80D Review The Canon EOS 80D HD DSLR is specifically designed to draw semi-professional crowd, but it will surely appeal to both videographers, as Canon’s push into videography remains intact in this range, and photographers. In addition to focusing ...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Review, Specs and Release date
Samsung has built its brand image as one of the premium Smartphone manufacturers due to its Galaxy S-series, and everyone is excited to see what will be the features included in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7, which may probably arrive this month. The upcoming Galaxy S7 will supposedly release on February 21, 2016. Samsung hasn’t revealed the official release date for Galaxy S7, but let’s be real, it is the perfect date to release this Smartphone as MWC 2016 is also held on 21st February in Barcelona, which is the platform solely d...