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November 9 2018

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PHD Melbourne Appoints Tony McKay To Head CUB Business

PHD Melbourne Appoints Tony McKay To Head CUB Business

PHD Melbourne has announced the appointment of Tony McKay to the role of group business director on the Carlton & United Breweries account.

McKay will lead the business across Australia, Vietnam and India, reporting into PHD Melbourne’s general manager, Simon Lawson.


Samsung announces Media Control API for Bixby-enabled smart TV apps

This week Samsung announced the introduction of the Media Control API for streaming video and content companies to create their own apps for Samsung smart televisions. Initial partners include Netflix, HBO Now, Spotify, and Hulu.

“Starting this December, we are releasing a new voice media control APIs so that content partners can leverage Bixby to create voice enabled TV applications,” said Samsung director of smart TV service business Pedro Freitas.”The Bixby assistant has been rolled out for Samsung smart televisions over the course of the past year.


Google announces new ways to stay up-to-date with places and discover new ones

Google is introducing a new “Follow” button on places found within Google Maps for Android allowing you to stay up-to-date with your favourite spots.

There are more than 150 million places on Google Maps, and millions of people are looking for places to go. Yet, even with the ones they already know about, there’s the problem of staying up-to-date with them. To make it easier, Google is launching a new feature on Android that allows you to follow places right from within the Google Maps app.

The foldable phones are coming

Futuristic-looking bendable tablets and smartphones have captured our imagination for years. Whether it’s the folding tablets found in Westworld or the many book-like slates with fold-able pages in Microsoft’s future vision videos, a phone that folds out into a much larger device is dreamlike. Samsung is now trying to make these wild concepts a reality.
The Galaxy maker showed off its new Infinity Flex Display yesterday, a display technology that will allow a tablet-sized screen to fold into a device that approximates the size and shape of a smartphone. While we’ve seen flexible and bendable wearable devices, this is one of the first times we’ve seen such a display in a phone that’s rumored to ship in 2019. Samsung’s device was “disguised” by what appears to be a chunky case, and shown only under dim light, but it’s far more than just concept art.

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