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Facebook lets users track friends with controversial location feature

Facebook has launched ‘nearby friends’, a feature that lets users track their friends location in real-time- causing a privacy stir in the process.

22/04/2014  |  Full story...

Local crowdfunding project goes live, a new crowdfunding platform, has gone live in the UK, designed to let people control what happens in their communities, and get exclusive rewards on local services, goods and deals.

04/04/2014  |  Full story...

Starbucks plans 'order ahead' mobile service

Starbucks is planning to launch a smartphone service that lets consumers order coffee before they get to a store, via its mobile app.

19/03/2014  |  Full story...

Lavatory logistics: 'Rent your toilet' app goes live for Mardi Gras

A new app making a splash at this years New Orleans Mardi Gras lets people rent out their bathrooms to local party-goers- in a bid to tackle to problem of public urination at the festival.

06/03/2014  |  Full story...

Google to ad restaurant menus and prices to search results

Google is planning to show restaurant menus and prices on the first page of the Google search results, as the search giant continues to speed up the search process for users (but potentially drive down the traffic for businesses).

04/03/2014  |  Full story...

Google takes voice search to Chrome: The rise of conversational search

Google is testing a new version of its Chrome browser that incorporates voice search, following on from similar move in its Google Glass and Google Now software. But how will the shift to voice affect search habits, and what impact with this have on paid and organic search engine marketing?

Watch this video from Google's Matt Cutts here, explaining how voice inputs affect search habits:

03/03/2014  |  Full story...

Apple reveals CarPlay: Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo put Siri on the dashboard

Apple has launched CarPlay, a new system that lets users access iOS features in their car, as the technology giant looks to rival Google’s Android in the growing trend for ‘The Internet of Things’.

03/03/2014  |  Full story...

Google links ads to discounted taxi rides

Google has patented new technology that links online ads to free or discounted taxi rides, aimed at venues such as restaurants, theatres and shops.

27/01/2014  |  Full story...

iBeacon in retail: Coca-Cola guides mobile users for World Cup marketing

Coca-Cola has become the latest brand to use Apple's iBeacon in retail, a new tool that that can track and guide shoppers in-store.

Watch this demo of how ShopKick is using iBeacon in retail below:

17/01/2014  |  Full story...

AccuWeather to launch weather channel this year

Weather app AccuWeather is to launch a 24-hour weather channel in the third quarter of 2014.

16/01/2014  |  Full story...

BMW showcases self-driving cars with smooth ‘drift’

BMW has unveiled its version of self-driving cars that can "drift" around bends and slalom between cones.

14/01/2014  |  Full story...

Grocery stores start using iBeacon to guide shoppers in store

Two supermarket retailers in the US have started using the latest iPhone technology to guide shoppers around the store, sending them reminders, rewarding them for browsing certain items and offering deals.

Watch this video explaining how the service works:

07/01/2014  |  Full story...

Google partners auto giants to brings Android to cars

Google has struck a deal with General Motors, Honda, Audi, Hyundai and chipmaker Nvidia to integrate the Android mobile operating system for vehicles.

06/01/2014  |  Full story...

iBeacon goes live in Apple stores to track shoppers’ location

Apple has launched its iBeacon tracking technology across 254 US stores, providing users with information depending on their precise location in the shop and acting like a virtual assistant.

09/12/2013  |  Full story...

iBeacon goes live in Apple stores to track shoppers’ location

Apple has launched its iBeacon tracking technology across 254 US stores, providing users with information depending on their precise location in the shop and acting like a virtual assistant.

09/12/2013  |  Full story...

Johnston Press woos small firms with ‘Digital Kitbag’ for marketing

Johnston Press has launched ‘Digital Kitbag’, a one-stop marketing tool to help marketers reach their audience via the publisher’s digital portfolio.

12/11/2013  |  Full story...

Google tracks mobile shoppers' location to link browsing and buying habits

Google is reportedly testing a tool that uses smartphone location data to monitor when consumers visit stores, providing a vital link between online and offline purchase behaviour.

11/11/2013  |  Full story...

Top 15 global apps: Vine and Flickr lead growth

Vine and Flickr are the fastest growing global apps for smartphone and tablet users, with Google Maps and Facebook being the most popular overall, according to new research.

21/10/2013  |  Full story...

Google revamps maps with multi-stage directions

Google has updated its maps tool with the ability to add multiple destinations, as well as find upcoming local events and view flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations.

14/10/2013  |  Full story...

Google adds ‘local storefronts’ to shopping search

Google is ramping up its local features on its shopping search tool, listing local storefronts and product availability for desktop and smartphone users.

08/10/2013  |  Full story...

Facebook Graph Search now includes status updates and comments

Facebook has updated its Graph Search tool to include user posts and status updates, as the social network looks to improve its site navigation in a bid to appeal more to users and advertisers.

02/10/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile commerce research – Mobile shopping now ahead of PCs

Smartphones and tablets now account for 51% of consumer time spent shopping online, beating PCs for the first time, according to new mobile commerce research in the US.

13/08/2013  |  Full story...

UK to road test driverless cars this year

The UK government has announced plans to test driverless cars on public roads by the end of 2013.

18/07/2013  |  Full story...

Google Latitude to shut down next month (replaced by Google+ check ins)

Google is shutting down its Latitude social location service on 9th August, as the internet giant overhauls its mapping services and continues to integrate its Google+ social network across its core businesses.

11/07/2013  |  Full story...

Garmin smartphone app projects sat-nav on car windshield

Garmin has developed a portable head-up display (HUD) for cars that projects turn-by-turn sat-nav directions on to a vehicle's windscreen.

10/07/2013  |  Full story...

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