What’s happened this week:
- Facebook launch a music sharing and discovery tool, Music Stories, as well as local tools to help track footfall
- Twitter have replaced ‘Favorites’ and ‘Stars’ with ‘Hearts’ and ‘Likes’ – a move to be more Facebook-like?
- Pinterest improves its search capabilities, and now lets you find visually similar items within pins
What we have learned:
- Snapchat delivers 6bn video views per day, a 300% increase since May
- $5.9Bn for Candy Crush – what Activision, makers of Call of Duty and Guitar Hero, valued mobile-first games maker King in their latest acquisition
- 1.5bn users and 8bn daily video views – TechCrunch analyses the good, bad and ugly of Facebook’s stellar Q3 earnings report
- Nissan’s #ProjectController lets you play Pro-Evolution Soccer using your Car as the controller
- DreamLab is an app that turns your phone into cancer research super computer whilst you sleep
- This robot creates a personalised drink for you based on data your Facebook profile
Where to find more:
- Doubleclick comers to digital outdoor media thanks to Google
- Great slideshare presentation of Adobe’s Christmas digital shopping predictions
- Is ‘Indoor Survey’ Apple’s attempt to crack instore mapping for marketers?