Google launches Tez, a mobile payments app built for India

Google has announced a new mobile payments app for India as the internet giant moves on its mission to ingratiate itself with the “next billion” internet users across the country. Available on both Android and iOS, the Tez app can be used by anyone to pay friends, local merchants, or even online sellers. The system […]

Spotify launches an iMessage app for texting songs to friends

 Spotify has quietly launched its own iMessage application that let you text songs to friends with just a few taps. The new app hasn’t been officially announced, but appears to be similar in functionality to Spotify’s Messenger app, which went live earlier this spring as one of Messenger’s new chat extensions. As with the Messenger […]

LinkedIn launches Audience Network to expand sponsored content to third-party apps

LinkedIn is opening up its vast troves of content to third-party apps and websites by allowing marketers to target their sponsored content via the all-new LinkedIn Audience Network. The Microsoft-owned professional networking service, used by more than 500 million people globally, has actually launched versions of the LinkedIn Audience Network in the past, including way […]

Facebook Watch original video tab launches to all U.S. users

 Today Facebook officially opened its new Watch tab of original video content to everyone in the U.S. after a limited rollout a month ago and expansion to some more users last week. Available on Facebook’s native mobile apps, desktop site, and TV apps, Watch lets users subscribe to their favorite series instead of just haphazardly […]

Tinder Gold, which lets you see who has liked you, launches today in U.S.

 As Rafiki once said, “It is time.” Tinder Gold, the dating app’s new premium subscription tier (which includes a feature that lets you see who’s already liked you without any swiping) is finally rolling out to the U.S. Tinder Gold and Likes You were originally tested in Argentina, Australia, Canada and Mexico at the end […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook’s Big Weak Spot, LinkedIn Launches Video: 11 Stories This Week

Young users may be ready to abandon Facebook; LinkedIn launches video upload, Reddit follows suit; Snapchat wants to transform news, and so does Facebook; Facebook algorithm to punish fake videos; 24 hot tools for social media; more! Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Samsung launches Relúmĭno app to help the visually impaired see more clearly using VR

The virtual reality (VR) wars are starting to heat up, with HTC announcing earlier today that it is slashing the price of its Vive VR headset from $ 800 to $ 600 — a month after Facebook scythed prices for the Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch controller. But VR remains very much a niche medium, and […]

Facebook launches Watch tab of original video shows

 Facebook has a new home for original video content produced exclusively for it by partners, who will earn 55 percent of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45 percent. The “Watch” tab and original shows will start rolling out to a small group of U.S. users tomorrow on mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV apps. Read […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook Launches Original Shows, Social Media Claims 3 Billion Users: 11 Stories This Week

Social has 3 billion users (and other need-to-know stats); Facebook’s original video push; LinkedIn expands partners program; a mobile messaging foray by YouTube; Google’s Snapchat Discover competitor; Snapchat’s powerful tool for marketers… Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Facebook launches Watch tab for TV shows and live sports

Facebook debuted a new initiative today called Watch to take on TV companies and streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. Watch will feature both user generated content and original, high-quality video. “We hope Watch will be home to a wide range of shows — from reality to comedy to live sports. Some will be made […]