What’s happened this week:
- Barclays has launched Twitter payments via its mobile payment app Pingit, allowing users to pay other people and small businesses via their Twitter account.
- LG and Huawei are following in the footsteps of Apple with the launch of a smartwatch, designed to tempt Android users to dive into the new ecosystem.
- Google wants to base website quality scores on facts rather than links, where the trustworthiness of a web page will help it rise up the rankings.
What we have learned:
- We assume you heard about #TheDress on Friday? Here’s what brands can learn from the social media uproar.
- Relive the #Brits2015 through tweets with this embeddable heat map.
- YouTube’s top 100 channels have more than doubled their views in a year. Toy-unboxing channel Funtoys Collector is in the lead, with 517.3m monthly views.
- IKEA furniture will soon be able to wirelessly charge your mobile device.
- Tottenham Hotspur may not have won the Capital One Cup Final, but they did win the Twitter vote to ‘Own the Arch‘ at Wembley.
- British Gas has installed a tweet-activated bus shelter in Manchester Piccadilly station to warm you up while you wait by tweeting #TweetToHeat.
Where to find more:
- Have a look at February’s most quick-thinking videos found on Facebook and in Podcast by PSFK.
- Google+ is being split into separate services that they hope people may actually want to use.
- Samsung has unveiled a mobile payments platform that works with both NFC and traditional magstripe terminals.