The founder of Hong Kong-based Tink Labs came up with the idea for Handy, a complimentary smartphone that is now installed in 700,000 hotel rooms worldwide, four years ago.
GLOBAL - Microsoft has appointed Chris Capossela as its new global marketing chief and put him in charge of its consumer channels business.
Ad sales is now a "multibillion dollar business" for the online retailer, which is improving the service for advertisers with greater process automation and more measurement capabilities.
Silicon Valley shop favours embedded service for clients including Google, Facebook and Salesforce.
Brand followers can get reminder when new products go on sale.
Twitter users get to step into the shoes of a Red Cross negotiator.
Parent company Alphabet reports $3.2 billion in profit even after accounting for the recently announced European Commission fine.
Adobe has agreed to buy TubeMogul, which makes software allowing brands and agencies to plan and buy video advertising, for US$540 million.
GLOBAL - WPP Digital, the digital arm of WPP, has agreed to acquire the assets of US digital agency Rockfish Interactive for an undisclosed sum.
GLOBAL - Research giant Nielsen has put its social media monitoring service BuzzMetrics into a joint venture with management consultants McKinsey, intending to 'fuse social media' into client companies.
HO CHI MINH CITY - WPP is expanding east with the acquisition of full service digital agency Who Digital in Vietnam.
GLOBAL - Sir Martin Sorrell and Mark Read from WPP Group, parent to Grey, Ogilvy & Mather and MediaCom, explained to analysts last week how it has invested in technology and digital innovations to help drive future growth.
LONDON - Google is opening a new front in its battle with Microsoft by launching a free web browser today in 100 countries.
GLOBAL - Google's US$750m acquisition of mobile advertising network AdMob has been cleared unanimously by US regulators, who expect Apple's nascent mobile ad offering to maintain competition.
ASIA-PACIFIC - WPP is expanding east with the acquisition of a full service digital agency in Vietnam, while Publicis Groupe is taking a majority stake in an India-based healthcare ad agency.
GLOBAL - Google has been slapped with a lawsuit relating to Wallet, its new mobile payments service, by Ebay subsidiary Paypal, which alleges the theft of its trade secrets.
GLOBAL - Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has revealed that 60,000 phones using the company's Android operating system are shipping each day.