Digital, Startups & Tech Roundup — Issue #42
Who Knew A Volvo Ad Could Make You Re-Examine Your Life Priorities? — www.fastcocreate.com
“There is no point planning for a future, which, when you get to it, and it becomes the present, you won’t be there.” — Alan Watts
Snickers Turned Its Preroll Ads Into Wacky Little Video Games You Can Actually Play — www.adweek.com
From Snickers’ point of view, skipping its YouTube preroll ads is just as bad skipping one of the Mars candy brand’s chocolaty treats when you’re hungry. So, to boost viewer engagement in the prerolls, Impact BBDO in Dubai just unwrapped “Pre-Video Videogames” — ads you can actually play that are also packed with lou
The mobile tactics that turn consumer off — www.marketingweek.com
Buying on mobile is set to rocket but consumers are becoming increasingly wary of retailers’ tactics to push them into a sale or hand over data.
Amazon will now send your kids tech and science toys for $20 a month — www.theverge.com
Amazon is launching a new STEM Club subscription service for monthly, STEM-related toys. For $19.99 a month (plus tax), Amazon will deliver a “hand selected” educational toy that will theoretically…
Boom completes wind tunnel testing, paving the way for supersonic airplane construction — techcrunch.com
Supersonic airplane startup Boom has just completed a key step on the way to building a production supersonic passenger jet; the startup finished its wind..
Facebook Stories puts a Snapchat clone above the News Feed — techcrunch.com
Instagram put a dent in Snapchat by placing its own version of Snapchat Stories atop its feed, and now Facebook is doing the same. Today Facebook launched..
Instagram Confirms Live-Streaming Coming to All Users This Week — www.socialmediatoday.com
Instagram has confirmed that their new live-streaming tool is being rolled out to all users this week.
Elon Musk says to expect “major” Tesla hardware revisions almost annually — techcrunch.com
Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk has advice for prospective buyers hoping their vehicles will be future-proof: Shop elsewhere. Musk made the comment when..
Pipedrive, a CRM platform to help SMBs sell more, closes $17M Series B led by Atomico — techcrunch.com
Pipedrive, a CRM platform designed to help SMBs sell more, has closed $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Atomico, the global VC firm..
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Connected doorbell startup Ring raises $109 million from DFJ, Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, others — venturebeat.com
From beds to fridges and beyond, the so-called Internet of Things took a giant leap forward in 2016, with consumers the world over encouraged to connect the most random of household items to the internet.