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Current wants to digitize your kid’s allowance with an app and a debit card

Who carries around cash anymore? The answer? Parents, who still need to hand out allowance and pocket money to their kids.<p>That’s where Current comes in.<p>Current is the latest company out of Expa, and was built by Stuart Sopp. Sopp told TechCrunch that he built Current out of a personal need — he has …

Digital Currency

Australian Banks Again Denied Request to Negotiate Over Apple Pay

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today rejected an application from several Australian banks that sought to collectively negotiate with Apple over Apple Pay, reports <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank (NAB), and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank sought to …

Vine's co-founders launch feature-packed streaming service named Hype

Live-streaming video is a crowded marketplace, with products from the likes of Twitter and Facebook already killing off one early pioneer, Meerkat. But the co-founders of Vine seem undeterred by this (and the recent death of the app they sold to Twitter), and have launched Hype: a video app that …

Livestreaming

Google's ad-tracking just got more intrusive. Here's how to opt out

Google now has the option to combine everything it knows about you from its Gmail, YouTube and other applications - including personally identifiable …

Privacy

Facebook is now testing its Snapchat Stories clone in Australia

Facebook has expanded a test of a Snapchat Stories clone feature, called Messenger Day, to users of its app in Australia. The casual sharing feature lets people send illustrated, filter-enhanced photos and videos to friends which disappear in 24 hours — a la Snapchat .<p>A tipster, Ali Duff, reported …

iOS Apps

How mobile has changed the way we search, based on 10+ years of eye-tracking studies

How has the rise of mobile changed the way people view Google SERPs? Contributor Kristi Kellogg summarizes a session from SMX East in which …

Search Engines

Big banks top 5 online media center designs

Banks’ digital media centers often resemble a bullet-pointed Word document, circa the mid-1980s. As newsrooms are the website space designated for …

Deutsche Bank

This startup uses battery life to determine credit scores

Banks in Asia are usingcustomers' smartphone data points, like how often they drain their battery, to determine whether or not they're eligible for a loan.<p>While this may sound like an unusual criteria for qualification, Singapore-based startup Lenddo thinks it can help people without traditional …

Credit Cards

Google is bringing AMP to mobile search

Google’s AMP webpages are making their way to mobile Search. The company is bringing AMP results directly to search on your smartphone or tablet to make stripped-down articles and webpages easier to find.<p>AMP is Google’s initiative to break the Web down into digestible chunks of easy-to-read …

Baidu, China’s dominant search firm, suffers record profit drop

Baidu may be the dominant search company in China by some margin, but it is currently in the midst of its toughest period as a public company. The firm today reported its largest drop in profits since its IPO 11 years ago, triggered by a public enquiry following the death of a young man who took a …

Baidu

App streaming could replace app downloads

A growing feeling of dissatisfaction with apps could be behind the deceleration in app downloads, according to mNectar CEO Wally Nguyen.<p>Therefore, app streaming, or the ability to stream games and apps without having to download them, may soon replace the need to download apps at all.<p>There are …

Apps

Google Software Will Learn To Recognize Objects In The Real World

Acquisition of French image-recognition company paves way to smarter A.I. future<p>While Google may have started out as a search engine, the company isn't shy about its love for artificial intelligence. It has made great strides in its driverless car efforts, and its DeepMind project has shown that it …

Artificial Intelligence

A New Chatbot Would Like to Help You With Your Bank Account

I just asked a bot to tell me how much I spent on coffee this past month. And a few moments later, it replied. "Let's see," it said. "You spent …

American Express teams up with Facebook to offer Amex Bot

If you're an avid Facebook user and American Express customer, you might want to pay attention. American Express has announced Amex Bot, the product of a collaboration with Facebook to offer its card members special ways to keep up with their finances and purchases.<p>The Amex Bot, as it's called, …

Businesses can now tell if a Facebook ad led you to shop at their stores

Facebook's advertisers now have a better understanding of how much of your mall shopping might have been inspired by their ads.<p>The social network …

Snapchat will put ads between your Stories in huge advertising push

For all its popularity, advertising on Snapchat has remained fairly sparse -a branded Geofilter here, a sponsored Lens there. But now you can expect a much bigger variety of video ads, as Snapchat has finally released an advertising API for its platform, called Snapchat Partners.<p>This means that for …

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. In this …

SEO

This investment bank slide deck is a crash-course on everything to do with digital media in 2016

Here we go!<p><i>LUMA Partners</i><p>The presentation is split into three sections.<p><i>LUMA Partners</i><p>Digital advertising is doing great. Revenue grew 20% in 2015 and …

AdTech

Facebook tests news feed sorted by topics in Australia

In Australia, Facebook is testing a new version of the news feed.<p>On Friday, a large number of users noticed a selection of topics at the top of their …

Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet

Company begins displaying cookie warnings for European users after expanding ad network<p>Facebook will now display ads to web users who are not members of its social network, the company announced Thursday, in a bid to significantly expand its online ad network. As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, …

Digital Advertising

Google Could End Passwords Forever With This Innovation

A new innovation from Google could either be a futuristic life-improver or a creepy method of biometric surveillance, depending on how seriously you …

Google slips ads into its image search results

Google is going to extra lengths to make sure that you see its shopping links. The internet firm is introducing Shopping ads to image search results -- look for pictures of a nice couch and you may see a link to buy it. Google says this is largely about enabling more on-the-spot purchases, but …

With relaunch, Jelly makes another run at Q&A-style “social search”

With a pledge to bring “humanity” back to search, Jelly has relaunched. The Q&A app, or social-search engine if you prefer, originally launched in …

Engines

Searching for searchers: Audiences are the new keywords

Search as we know it is changing, with keywords and match types giving way to a more audience-powered approach. It’s a transition that has been …

AdWords

Google's test to let media publish directly in search can't be great news for Twitter

It's yet another search experiment for the search giant.<p>Throughout the year, Google has been toying with a feature that lets people or groups post short bits of text directly and instantly into Google searches. Along with the text, those participating can put in an image, video and link.<p>Sound …

AdWords

Ad Blocking Software Has 200 Million Users

Ad-block software usage may be more common than previously thought. There are nearly 200 million monthly active users (MAU) of ad-block software globally, according to data from a new study by PageFair and Adobe included in our latest ad-blocking report.<p>That represents a big uptick in ad-block …

Digital Advertising

Facebook drops branded content restrictions for publishers

Facebook is letting publishers and other verified pages distribute branded content for free, but it's unclear whether its labeling system is …

Branded Content

Millennials Spend Way More Time on Facebook Than Any Other Social Network

Image source: Facebook.<p>Two and a half years ago, everybody freaked out when <b>Facebook</b>'s then CFO, David Ebersman, said the company was seeing a decline in daily usage among younger teens. To be sure, 2013 marks the beginning of the decline of Facebook as teen's "most important" social network. But …

Australians Googled for 552 million hours last year

OK, Google you win search.<p>According to unsurprising 2015 data released by market survey company Roy Morgan Research, the search engine is well and …