Last week Facebook's vice-president of ads, Rob Goldman, said on Twitter that the technology giant did not and had never carried out the practice."Just not true," he tweeted in response to a call for people's stories of occasions when they believed it had happened.We saw wedding ads before we announced our engagement"My fiancee and I both had wedding ads the day after we got engaged, before we had told anyone," said Nate, from Springfield, in the US."Whenever the phone connected to the hearing aid, there would be an audible change, like a little click, because it would be switching from streaming the world around me to audio from the hearing aid."In both the Facebook Messenger app for iOS and the main Facebook app, I would hear that click, the flipping over of the audio source for my hearing aid, at inexplicable times, including when I had audio from apps disabled."
It is already in the public knowledge that Oppo will be holding a press briefing on November 2nd, where it is due to release the Oppo R11s and the plus size R1ss.Now it seems Oppo may not only introduce just the Oppo R11s, the company may have perfected plans to churn out two or more devices alongside the R11s judging by the recent appearances on TENAA of two Oppo phones – the Oppo A73 and Oppo A79.Similar to the newly certified Oppo A73, the upcoming Oppo A79 features a design with no trace of bezels on either left or right, but the true state of the bezels on the bottom cannot be ascertained now due to the fact that TENAA only listed the black variant which doesn’t clearly showcase the display front.As for specifications, the Oppo A79 features a 6.01″ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a 2160 x 1080p FHD pixels resolutions.Under the hood is an Octacore processor with a clock speed of up to 2.5GHz coupled with 4GB + 64GB of storage.The phone has similar camera setup with the Oppo A73 and that includes a 16MP rear + 16MP front camera, while it would boot Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box.It comes in at 157.3 × 76 × 7.2mm, 140g and will come fitted with a 2900mAh battery.
Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava set off for Tahiti on May 3rd, but suffered engine failure and even a broken mast.To make matters worse, their phone fell overboard on the first day.The two women, both from Honolulu, Hawaii, were finally spotted on Tuesday by a Taiwanese fishing vessel roughly 900 miles southeast of Japan.The USS Ashland, a 610-foot Navy ship, set out to find them and arrived by 10:30am on Wednesday morning.“I’m grateful for their service to our country.They saved our lives,” Appel said in a statement released by the Navy.
Samsung must have felt a touch of glee when reports surfaced that Google's new phones might be running into problem or two.When it comes to finer Android phones, Samsung has largely been dominant.Google's new Pixel 2 and 2 XL phones have certainly generated admiration, particularly for their cameras.The devices seem to have visual issues.First, some noticed the colors on the phone's screen seemed muted.There are no jokes about Google, which the more combative might find a pity.
Research from Verto Analytics shows the time we spend playing games on our phones is levelling off, but we’re getting more accustomed to virtual assistants.Using data gathered between data gathered between June 2016 and July 2017, the Verto team has said the market penetration for personal assistant devices grew 295% year-over-year from 1.7% to 7.4%.Admittedly it is still a pretty small percentage, but considering the hype has only started gathering steam over the last few months, it is a pretty positive sign.By May next year, the team anticipate the penetration of assistants such as Siri and Alexa will be around the 10% mark, which it believes will create an opportunity for brands, publishers, and advertisers to extend their audience reach.While the numbers are perhaps a bit higher than we expected, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.With advertising campaigns from the likes of Amazon and Google littered across our TV screens promoting smart home devices, it is unsurprising the idea is becoming normalized.
Bethesda’s “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” is almost out and that means only one thing: It’s time to kill some Nazis!First things first, the technical aspects of the game are off the chain.It looks gorgeous and my first impression was “take that Doom!” The animations are fluid and smooth, but if I’m being 100 percent honest things do get a little “jerky” when dipping into and out of cover sometimes.Nothing feels out of place or tacked-on, and I never felt myself wishing for more in the way of bells or whistles.Wolfenstein II knows how to get the hell out of its own way and let me kill Nazis.It’s a decidedly strange trip, and I won’t spoil any of it with this review: but if you’re expecting “Duke Nukem” or some sort of tongue-in-cheek approach to things you’re going to be surprised.
How do you get 18- to 24-year-olds to put their phones down while driving?For the Department of Transport, London agency AMV BBDO created “Pink Kittens.” Directed by We Are From LA, it feels more like a pop-oriented lifestyle shoot than a public service announcement.At its start, a busy city scene scrolls by from a driver’s perspective (assuming you’re looking out your side window … which, incidentally, is another thing you shouldn’t really be doing).Then comes the question: Did you see the pink kitten?Hidden among a cop on a horse, kids playing double-dutch and dudes playing basketball are 100 pink kittens, waiting to be discovered like overripe Easter eggs.Over one-third of drivers between 17 and 24 years old admit to using phones when driving (despite all of advertising’s best efforts to dissuade them).
Buzzfeed News has mocked CNN’s new marketing campaign that led with the news broadcaster ensuring the public that it will call an apple an apple, and not a banana.The analogy makes refernce to the climate of fake news and makes passing reference to President Trump who with seemingly regularity dubs the outlet as ‘fake news’.CNN was looking to rebuild trust with the public as repeated echoes of ‘fake news’ are leveraged by the sitting president, and although Buzzfeed News may share a common goal with its distant news rival, it is not above mocking its marketing campaign.The original CNN voiceover read: “They might scream banana, banana, banana, over and over again.They might put BANANA in all caps.You might even start to believe that this is a banana.
Parents who have purchased the items should return them to any Poundworld or Poundworld Plus store, where they will be issued with a refund or exchange.“If you have purchased this product for anyone else then please inform him or her of this recall and they can also return the product as above,” the brand stated.“No other Poundworld product is affected by this notice - we apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused and thank our customers for their co-operation.”
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Watchdog could ban firm from operating in the countryIn a brief statement on Tuesday, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which could fine the firm or revoke its right to operate in the UK, said it was "investigating the circumstances surrounding a cybersecurity incident that led to the loss of UK customer data held by Equifax Ltd on the servers of its US parent".In response, Equifax said it welcomed the investigation.Equifax Ltd is already working closely with the FCA and other authorities: we welcome this opportunity to learn the lessons from this criminal cyber-attack in order for all businesses to better protect consumers in the future.We see today's announcement as a continuation of that process.The FCA probe piles further pressure on Equifax, which already faces pointed questions from an influential Westminster MP.
The moment is finally here.After a month and a half of dutifully sneering every time someone talked about the game on consoles, Destiny 2 finally hit PC today at around 10 a.m. Pacific.Also, don't forget Destiny 2 is a Battle.net exclusive on PC, for...some reason.Platform weirdness aside, Destiny 2 is still one of the best-looking shooters on PC.There are certainly other shooters up there, like Battlefield 1 ($60 on Amazon) for instance, but Destiny 2 is just gorgeous.I’m seeing 70-plus frames per second at all times, running an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti at 1080p on Ultra, and most of the game runs at 80-100.
Longtime tech blogger and evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned from the Transformation Group, a “mixed reality” consulting firm he co-founded earlier this year, following multiple allegations of sexual assault.The allegations against Scoble began coming out last Thursday, starting with a blog post by journalist Quinn Norton, and grew over the next day.By Friday evening, Scoble had published a Facebook post saying he was “deeply sorry to the people I’ve caused pain to” and acknowledging that he had “behaved in ways that were inappropriate.”On Sunday evening, Scoble’s partner in the Transformation Group, Shel Israel, wrote that Scoble had resigned from the company.He added that Scoble would be “cancelling his public activities for the remainder of this year.”The Transformation Group is a consulting company focused on helping established brands get in early on the growing augmented and virtual reality markets.
Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program members can now get pre-approved for the iPhone X ahead of its preorders launch.With this, iPhone Upgrade Program members who plan to get the coveted iPhone X can get approval out of the way early, ensuring they can be among the first wave to get their hands on the new smartphone.The iPhone Upgrade Program is Apple’s way of making it easy for existing iPhone owners to easily upgrade to newer iPhone models.The program involves paying for a device monthly and, after 12 payments have been made, possibly giving the member eligibility for upgrading to a new device.The upgrade potential is hinged on one’s upgrade eligibility.By pre-approving users for the upgrade, Apple is making it possible for these members to get approval before the iPhone X opens for pre-order.
The startup just announced new fees for transfers initiated from the U.K. And it’s quite hard to understand if transfers are going to be cheaper or not after the change.If you’re trying to transfer £1,000 from the U.K. to the Eurozone.With the new fee, you now pay 0.35 percent + £0.80, which represents £4.30.You eventually get more euros.The company claims that prices have decreased by 30 percent for GBP/EUR transfers.This isn’t true at all as TransferWise only looks at variable fees.
When people search for establishments and services on Google, they’re not exactly just idly browsing around like they would Pinterest or Wikipedia.Chances are, they’re actually looking for somewhere to go, that is, if there are slots available.That in itself is a multi-step process that involves making phone calls and potentially lost business.To help businesses bring in more customers, and make Google Search your one stop shop for searching and booking, Google introduced Reserve with Google, which it is now opening up for businesses to join.The idea behind Reserve with Google is simple enough.When searching for businesses, Google results already include details like contact information and business hours.
A new report says that we spend more than ever on the headphones, but what are really the hottest on the market?asks Di Digitals bloggers Thord D. Hedengren.Apple was very much shit in the press when they scrapped the headphone jack on their iPhone 7 models (and the USB ports on their MacBook models for that matter).Wireless charging (well, no wire between the unit and laddbricka in all cases) is another example of this, one of several selling points of the iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhones, and many Android devices through the years.An american report from Futuresource Consulting says that we are spending more than ever on headphones, over $40 (approximately sek 325, but you should probably add the vat for a fair comparison, so just over 400 sek), which is an increase of 14% since last year.Personally I'm totally sold on the Apple AirPods, it is indeed the magic (and yes, they work decently with Android devices)
The General Data Protection Regulation is a measure adopted by the European Union to protect user privacy and data of European citizens.While on the surface, this may appear insignificant to US marketing activities, the enactment of the GDPR will, in fact, present challenges for any US company doing business in EU countries to comply with tight regulations on data collection, privacy and disclosure.To address these new regulations and ensure your marketing is compliant, follow these tips to keep ahead of the GDPR, which formally takes effect on May 25 of next year.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.Staff authors are listed here.
Update, 10/20: Following our recent report on the news that Google was testing a customizable version of the Google Search bar, it seems that this is now rolling out.According to Android Police, the functionality is included alongside the latest version of the Google App beta, version 7.14.15.You can find this latest version over at APK Mirror, and if the functionality isn’t there as soon as you install it, it should arrive in the coming days.Find out how the feature works in our original coverage below.Original coverage, 09/29: The guys over at 9to5Google did an APK teardown of the latest Google app last week, which revealed a customizable “Google Bar”.They have now managed to activate the feature, revealing exactly what it is and how it works.