WhatsApp will let you shop directly from chats | Engadget

Facebook is extending WhatsApp with shopping features. While WhatsApp has had cataloge features in the past, they appear to be limited to that what Facebook’s now previewing. It’s not yet clear, how the system works, but it could be something along these lines: A user messages a business The business replys with a link to […]

Windows 10: PWA Office Apps

German platform deskmodder.de reports that Mircosoft is experimenting with PWA (Progressive Web App) versions of their office suite with some users.  According to the author of the article, PWA versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word appear in the startmenu. It turned out that these apps were created by Microsoft Edge (Stable). The path of […]

Woolworths launches automated eStore in Melbourne

Woolworths in Australia is accelerating the delivery of online orders and potentially improve order accuracy by applying novel technology. The rollout starts with an automated eStore at its Carrum Downs supermarket in Melbourne. The goal is to reduce aisle congestion for in-store customers, since  Woolworths’ personal shoppers choose most items from inventory without having to […]

What the end of third-party cookies means for advertisers

Advertisers still have some time before one of the their most beloved tool – third party cookies – will become obsolete. Thus, alternative strategies for putting ads to work are needed. Central to this startegy shift is the use of first-party data. This means that you as a company have to start collecting data from […]

Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service uses a PWA

article-context-nav context-nav article article-hero-lede article-hero post-contents Amazon Luna is Amazon’s cloud gaming platform that goes live for early access customers in October. The most interesting part is that Luna is a progressive web app for iOS. This approach lets Amazon circumvent Apple’s App Store fees.  As a user, you’ll simply download the PWA from the […]

iOS 14 privacy settings will tank ad targeting business, Facebook warns | Ars Technica

cache hit 1167:single/related:d5f16d9fcf20b60755becc1a3f964ce4 empThe imminent changes of the privacy settings of the iOS 14 will severely limit Facebook’s ability to track users’ activity across their app ecosystem and the Internet as a whole using the IDFA. Ultimately, this will prevent Facebook from showing targeted ads to users inside other, non-Facebook apps on iPhones. In a […]

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Subscription or no subscription?

Subscription or no subscription? Companies selling Apps face a tough decision. One one hand, customers don’t like to add another monthly subscription, because they already have so many. They question if an App subscription is really worth it, even if it’s only a few dollars. On the other hand, App developers simply need to finance […]

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Facebook begins merging Instagram and Messenger chats in new update

Facebook has started the “big merge” of their messaging platforms. It has rolled out a new feature on Instagram that allows users to chat with their friends on Facebook. The overall goal is to unify the messaging platforms of its hugely popular apps to allow cross-messaging among Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. It remains to be […]