Welcome to PHD’s Media Bites, a monthly compilation of the newest trends from across the media landscape, compiled by PHD International. 

October edition: Google launches a new travel app, Snapchat reveals a new piece of hardware alongside a re-brand, and the Guardian is one of the first publishers to jump onto Amazon Echo.

  • Snapchat’s next move: Spectacles
  • Google Trips is the new app that aims to make holiday planning effortless
  • Electronics company Xiaomi pushes offline sales in India
  • Spotify could be acquiring SoundCloud
  • The Guardian is the latest publisher to join Amazon Echo
  • Dove releases its next installment of their well-received “Real Beauty” campaign