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11/21/2017

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.

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11/21/2017

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.

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11/21/2017

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.

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Brazil, Argentina, $15 million
11/21/2017

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.

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11/21/2017

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.

11/21/2017

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.

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11/21/2017

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.

11/21/2017

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.

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Marketing Land
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11/21/2017

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.

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11/21/2017

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.

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Google, Peter Hamilton, Android