Veterans Affairs operates one of the country’s largest telemedicine programs, with some 700,000 veterans receiving medical care and advice via their computers and mobile devices last year alone. Now, the VA is announcing a drastic expansion of that program with… Read More ›
Day: August 6, 2017
Facebook created a “pocket television commercial” format, or PocketTVCs, that caters to mobile viewers. The idea is to condense a video ad into a six-second or 15-second spot, depending on where it appears on the company’s mobile app. Read more… Read More ›
The Major League Baseball Players Association granted a license to sweepstakes app Lucktastic to create free scratch cards that feature star baseball players. MLBPA Fun Packs will be released each week for the remainder of the 2017 season. Read more… Read More ›
After 10 days as the White House’s communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is out. His downfall? A particularly candid late-night phone conversation with New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza. Like mosts journalists, Lizza recorded his call not just for posterity but for proof. After all, it’s hard… Read More ›
Tehran’s busy streets have five times as many taxis as New York, offering huge potential for a ride-hailing app. And with Uber locked out of the Iran for the foreseeable future due to U.S. sanctions, startup Snapp is seizing its… Read More ›
The one piece of sleep-enhancing tech I love best—Apple’s Bedtime feature—does nothing more than what your parents did when you were a kid. When evening turns to night, it tells you to go to sleep. Read more at Wired.
Twitter is testing a subscription-style ad program that would have businesses pay $99 a month for their accounts and some of their tweets to be automatically promoted on the social network. Read more at Marketing Land.
Unity has unveiled Virtual Room, a virtual-reality ad unit that will be released this year and that will appear across a range of VR apps. Read more at SmartBrief.
A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mortar stores. Read more at The Washington Post.
Heini Zachariassen never quite understood wine. He would go to the supermarket to pick out a bottle, but was often at a loss when confronted with the inevitable “wall of wine.” It bothered him — so he set out to… Read More ›