Instagram Adds Music Stickers

After being spotted in testing last month, Instagram is now rolling out its new music stickers option, which will give users the capability to add a soundtrack to their Instagram Stories. The tool adds another creative option to Stories, and one which will no doubt prove popular.

The immediate comparison is Musical.ly, the karaoke-style app which currently has around 60 million monthly active users. But another comparison to consider could be the now defunct Vine, which boosted the careers of many musicians through viral videos that used their tracks.

 

Bringing Actionable Data into OOH

APN Outdoor is continuing its rapid business momentum by launching an in-house data and analytics capability.

 

5G is coming and will change digital advertising in more ways than you think

4G brought about video streaming, app stores, programmatic auctions and an entry point into the world of virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. With 5G, experts say advertisers and publishers should expect much more.

 

Could this be Samsung’s first entry-level Android Go phone?

Android Go is Google’s premiere entry-level OS for emerging markets, and while manufacturer adoption has been slow, a Samsung phone could be about to join its ranks, according to benchmarking website Geekbench.

 

Baidu and Softbank’s SB Drive are bringing an autonomous bus service to Japan

Chinese search engine giant Baidu have partnered with Softbank subsidiary SB Drive and manufacturer King Long to deploy a self-driving mini bus service to Japan early next year.

The agreement was announced at Create Baidu, the company’s annual AI developer conference in Beijing. Under the agreement, a version of Baidu’s Apolong autonomous mini bus will be exported to Japan from China in early 2019. This agreement, which for now includes an order of 10 buses, marks the first time autonomous vehicles will be exported from China.