Tesla has debuted a Powerbank charger for Android and iOS phones that it claims will "deliver maximum battery capacity." The $45 charger has a USB as well as Apple's lightning cable option, allowing iPhone users to directly plug in.
Jonathan Chan outlines seven tips for creating viral Instagram content, including establishing a clear voice, relying on user-generated content and regrams, and using hashtags. Your Instagram profile should also include exclusive content and giveaways, a bold design that stands out from the crowd, inspiration for conversation and video, Chan writes.
Trocafone's online market for used electronics helps consumers in Brazil and Argentina afford devices that high taxes might otherwise put out of reach. Now the company has raised $15 million to pursue other emerging markets.
Android Pay has made its Latin American debut in Brazil and expanded its reach in Europe with a launch in the Czech Republic. The service is also about to launch in Slovakia, at which point Android Pay will be active in 18 countries globally.
At 53% penetration, Kenya ranks among the leaders in internet access across Africa with only South Africa and Nigeria scoring higher, according to market researcher Consumer Insights. Ninety-nine percent of these connections are through mobile phones, the research notes, adding that Kenyans prominently express a desire for even speedier connections.
Drivers will be able to get live updates on a rider's location with a new feature on Uber's app. Another update is a gift option with which riders can order an Uber for a guest even if the guest has no smartphone.
AT&T is proposing to acquire Time Warner for $84.5 billion, raising complicated questions that involve US antitrust law. Kevin Granville and Tiffany Hsu look back at AT&T's antitrust battle history and show that the rapidly changing US media environment is only further complicating the current issue.
To grab consumers' attention as mobile use increases, companies are creating more interactive advertisements, writes Ginny Marvin. The formats at the front of the transformation include 360-degree video, augmented reality and virtual reality.
Honda Motor Co. hopes to find vehicle owners with recalled Takata airbags using Facebook's custom audience tools. On Friday, a report noted that more than 10 million of the defective air bags are unrepaired.
Google and TUNE are addressing the problem of mobile ad fraud with an integration of Google data in TUNE's Marketing Console. The combination will eliminate click-injection fraud in Android apps downloaded from Google Play, and this "will immediately eradicate nearly a third of mobile ad fraud," said TUNE chief Peter Hamilton.