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.


Cool stuff:

  • 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.


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