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Snapchat introduces its first in-app purchase & new lenses feature

Up until now Snapchat has only been making money from selling ads. That’s all changed as it has now introduced an option where people can buy three extra Replays of Snaps they’ve already watched for $0.99. Read more

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Facebook and Oculus Will Bring Insane 360-Degree Video to Your News Feed.

Social media giant, Facebook, has now made virtual reality an ACTUAL reality for users around the world. Read more

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Roll To Kentucky with Woodstock!

Aligned with the “How We Roll” TV campaign, Woodstock have created a high-impact game experience to drive users to enter the “Roll To Kentucky” competition. With the cotu pf Wppdstock Kentucky as a backdrop, users had to stay rolling on a barrel and ‘duck’ or ‘jump’ over obstacles. This highly engaging game reinforced the brand messaging about the unique way in which the bourbon is produced. At any time through the experience, user’s can enter the competition and share the game experience with their friends. Read more

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Paying for a transaction on a mobile device growth up 41.7% in 12 months

It’s estimated over 22 million American’s will use their digital wallets to pay for a transaction at the point of sale this year with even faster growth expected for mobile payments in 2016. The most popular mobile payment apps include Google’s Android Pay and Apple Wallet according to the smartphone owners surveyed this month. 39% of respondents said they will use a mobile payment app to make a purchase during the holiday season this year. Read more