Geoff Scully

106 Flips | 7 Magazines | 2 Likes | 5 Following | 9 Followers | @geoffscully | MD of Shop Direct Ireland, loves e-commerce, advertising, social media, wearables, Man Utd and cars! Dad to twins, partner to Valerie, life is good.

Google catching up to Facebook with social logins

Facebook has long been the social login of choice for many websites and apps. But it seems that Google is starting to climb the ranks, according to new data from Janrain.<p>You know when you use Facebook or Google to register or log onto another site? That’s called a social login. The reason they’re …

Humans, drone ships are coming to take your jobs

Rolls Royce is moving toward a world where a single tap on a smartphone could set a massive cargo ship in motion half a world away.<p>As reported by …

Volvo Ditches Buttons and Knobs In Favor Of Tablet-Like Touchscreen On Future Models

Volvo, a company known for making cars with user-friendly interiors, will be doing away with buttons and knobs in favor of touchscreen controls in the future.<p>Its Concept Estate, debuting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, shows what the next generation of Volvo interiors will look like. At the center …

Samsung drops Android for Tizen in new Gear 2 smartwatches

A "significant improvement" over the original<p>A mere six months after the introduction of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung is returning to the smartwatch market with two new models: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Announced at Mobile World Congress today, the new watches remain faithful to the original's look, …

What is the state of digital retail in London?

<b>How is the world’s shopping capital using mobile and digital experiences to engage customers in-store?</b><p>I’ve previously written about window displays …

The Irish Digital Outlook 2014

2013 was another incredible year for the Irish digital space, but what can we look forward to in 2014?<p>After gaining good traction with my Irish …

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Pebble Unveils Pebble Steel, New Apps and Software

LAS VEGAS — Pebble is back at CES, and this time it has a brand new, redesigned metal smartwatch and tons of new apps.<p>Pebble debuted at CES 2013 and …

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Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

BlackBerry Scraps Bid to Find Buyer, Replaces CEO Thorsten Heins, Gets $1 Billion Investment

BlackBerry is giving up its effort to sell itself to a large investor, and will replace CEO Thorsten Heins, the company said on Monday.<p>The company …

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Seven Generations Of Porsche 911 'Sing' Happy Birthday To Celebrate The Model's 50th Anniversary

This is a video from Porsche of seven 911's 'singing' Happy Birthday to celebrate 50 years of the model's existence. Skip to 0:55 if you just want to …

NYT Adds Cross-Platform Support to Its Personalized Recommendation

The New York Times has updated its personalized recommendation engine to include real-time article tracking across mobile apps and both the mobile and desktop websites, as noticed by Nieman Lab.<p>Other additions to the feature include video and slideshow recommendations, the Times’ employees …

Google Project Loon Explains Smart Balloon Flocking

Google launched one its most ambitious project to date when it unveiled Project Loon, its long-term project to provide balloon-powered Internet across the world, in June.<p>Loon is one of the Internet giant’s potentially world-changing efforts since it could bring millions of people in remote places …

Can Google build its own ‘Nexus car’ without the help of automakers?

Google(s goog) is weighing building its own line of self-driving cars independent of the automakers, according to new report by Amir Efrati on …

Gap Jeans Are Actually Cool For The First Time In Years

Gap Inc. announced second-quarter profits were up a staggering 25% yesterday, driven by an increase in sales at its namesake brand, up a 6% from a year earlier.<p>Gap credited new jean styles for the soaring sales.<p>The company's recent "Back To Blue" campaign touts Gap's classic denim, a style staple …

How Facebook went from sucking at mobile to killing at mobile in 12 short months

A little over a year ago, Facebook was so bad at monetizing mobile that the company tried to hide that fact in its legally required pre-IPO documentation, adding it only days before the company went public. The whole mess contributed to what ended up almost being the worst IPO in a decade and a …

Coca-Cola sees earnings drop as sales fall in US

<b>Beverage giant Coca-Cola has reported disappointing earnings in the second quarter, which executives partly blamed on a wet spring in the US.</b><p>The world's largest beverage maker said profits fell 4% from the same period a year earlier.<p>Shares fell 1.3% on the news as part of a larger stock market …

Yahoo revenue falls on slow ad sales

<b>Internet giant Yahoo continues to struggle, reporting declining ad revenue in the second quarter of 2013.</b><p>The results were the first since the company acquired blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1bn (£723m) in June.<p>Profits were $331m, up 46% from the same time last year. The rise was due mostly to the …

Dropbox Now Has 175 Million Users, Up From 100M In November 2012

“Today is about making life easier for all of you” said CEO Drew Houston to launch his company Dropbox’s conference. The company now has 175 million users, up from 100 million in November 2012. DBX also saw the launch of several new APIs for the 100,000 apps on the Dropbox platform<p>The platform, in …

Amazon’s iPad shopping app makes its way to key China, Japan markets

Today, Amazon has updated its popular shopping app for the iPad to work in China and Japan. Both of those countries are known as critical growth markets for the mobile shopping and technology industries, making today’s update notable. Additionally, the update brings a new “Shop by Department” mode …

The United Kingdom boasts the world’s leading e-commerce market

Silicon Valley may be the global hub of innovative internet thinkers. But when it comes to internet shoppers, the United Kingdom can’t be beat. On June 20, officials reported much better-than-expected UK retail sales for last month in large part because of online spending: non-store sales grew 19% …

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A New Shazam Tool Tells Advertisers When Ads Are Most Effective

Shazam introduced a new audience engagement tool today designed to help TV advertisers measure how well their ad campaigns perform based on factors such as the type of show, channel, and day of the week. Beginning today, advertisers who are customers of both Shazam for TV and Nielsen TV Ratings can …

Doing Mobile Monetization The Right Way

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chris Moore is a partner at Redpoint Ventures where he focuses on making investments in consumer Internet, online marketing and SaaS companies. Follow him on his blog and Twitter @Moorski.</i><p>This year alone, there is an $11.4 billion mobile advertising opportunity, which means there is …

Why iTunes Radio could be worth a small fortune for Apple

It's easy to forget that the largest music retailer in the world isn't Amazon, it's Apple: the iTunes Music Store is now 10 years old and has more …

Logitech iOS 7 iPhone gamepad photo leaked

The idea of a decent gamepad controller for the iPhone is something that many gamers — casual or otherwise — are bound to be happy about.<p>And that’s apparently what accessory maker Logitech is currently working on, according to a leaked photo obtained by Kotaku today.<p>As you can see from the photo …