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Stefan Kingham
WeChat mini apps cover

As you’ve probably heard by now, WeChat have officially announced that application accounts, aka WeChat mini-apps, are in beta testing!

We’ve managed to get our hands on an EXCLUSIVE demo video as well as backend visuals, so you can see first hand what mini-apps will look like on your WeChat interface.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about WeChat mini-apps, read our description below and for those of you who just want to see what they’ll look like, scroll down to discover the first released visuals.…

Stefan Kingham
Smartphone Video Player

WeChat launches video analytics to compliment recent web analytics integration

Following the recent launch of web analytics that finally gave WeChat marketers the opportunity to analyze user interactions within the web browser, WeChat have now taken things a step further by releasing a brand new analytics feature that grabs data from videos posted on the platform.…

Stefan Kingham
WeChat Store Screenshots

WeChat released an official statement last Thursday in which the company vowed to crack down on pyramid schemes coordinated by microbusinesses, more commonly referred to as Weishang.

 

What are online pyramid schemes?

Online pyramid schemes have been proliferating in China over the last few months and it was only a question of time before WeChat did something about it.…

Stefan Kingham
WeChat Web Analytics Featured Image

Greetings data junkies, ready for a surprise? Today we woke up to the news that WeChat had taken its’ analytics functionality to the next level with the addition of web analytics. That’s right, web analytics! Digital marketers have had access to in-app WeChat data for quite some time, but this takes things a step further.
WeChat’s previous data options were limited to interactions within the messaging interface but with the addition of web analytics, marketers can now analyze user interactions within WeChat’s web browser.…

Stefan Kingham
Apple announces iOS 10

The digital world never sleeps. On any given day of the week, someone somewhere is working on the next big thing. While Google’s busy improving it’s search engine algorithms, much to the distress of SEO managers worldwide, Facebook’s most probably looking for it’s next big acquisition.

The fact of the matter is that the digital sector is ever-evolving and if you’re not careful, you’re bound to miss out on something newsworthy.…

Stefan Kingham
Baidu logo - As found on http://www.scmp.com/tech/china-tech/article/1941001/baidu-leaps-where-google-opts-not-tread

In a recent news article published on the South China Morning Post website, Sekkei Studio’s general manager David Henriques provided his expert opinion on the regulation of medical advertising.

Due to the recent inauguration of numerous private hospitals and pharmacies in mainland China, medicine and healthcare-related advertising has become one of the 10 major industries contributing to Baidu’s online marketing revenues in 2015.…

Eric Methivier
Tmall Global Shopping Festival 2015 achieved $11 billion!

$11 billion sales in “Singles Day”

Alibaba’s Tmall, the Chinese equivalent of Amazon, has made another record over $11 billion online shopping in one day. In the US there’s Black Friday, but in China, the yearly biggest online discounts come on November 11 aks “Singles Day (11.11)”.

It has been 7 years since Alibaba started online discounts festival in 2009.…

Raphael
Google Play Store

A New Way to Promote Apps on the Play Store – Google Play App Ads 

1 billion users,  in 190 different countries, that’s the amazing performance of the Google Play Store, the online platform used by Android devices owners when they’re seeking great Apps to download.

Through this major PlayStore system update, Google aims to catch internet users attention while they download apps.…

Raphael
Google Yahoo Search Deal

Yahoo And Bing Search Deal – What’s that?

In 2005, Yahoo and Bing reached a search agreement through which Microsoft Bing search engine had to be the exclusive search results provider on Yahoo.

Concretely every search queries made on Yahoo used to rely on Bing results.

This original agreement was written in order to make Microsoft search engine the exclusive provider of desktop search services – Yahoo was supposed to take responsibility for signing up advertisers.…

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