Analysis How Leading Brands Like Jetblack Are Driving Engagement With Messaging Assistance

Spanning verticals from luxury and apparel to travel and cryptocurrency, today's most innovative retailers and services are fostering consumer engagement through messaging capabilities

Brand Activation & Immersion Spotify Creates Custom Playlists Based On Listeners' DNA

Based on DNA collected from, Spotify will design a personalized playlist featuring artists hailing from same regions as customers' ancestral origins

Store Experience & Design Adidas Will Integrate Its Two Apps Into One Optimized User Experience

The athletic retailer will soon enable consumers to purchase from drop collections on its main mobile application as well as offer one-touch ordering and live-chat options, merging its two separate apps to create an optimized, all-encompassing service for users

Cafe & Restaurant Google App Lets Users Draw All Over Their Surroundings

Just a Line allows people to draw and share videos in augmented reality, showing off the capabilities of Google's ARCore

Automotive Take A Ride With Mario On Your Next Google Maps Trip

Google Maps' latest update lets the gaming mascot accompany you on your trip

Design Moleskine Pen Saves Your Writing Digitally Even While Offline

The Italian brand's latest connected writing device aims to simplify digital-physical note-taking even further

Delivery & Logistics Subscription Service Wants New Yorkers To Ditch Plastic Bottles

Reefill lets residents subscribe to Bluetooth-enabled fountains around the city, but some New Yorkers wonder whether tap water really needs a tech upgrade

Fitness & Sport ASICS Launches Virtual Fitness Classes By Subscription

The ASICS Studio fitness app gives users access to training sessions via audio and video

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Google Flights Is Using AI To Predict Delays Before The Airline

The popular search engine is using AI to warn travelers about likely flight complications

Design Service Lets Users Report Software Bugs Without Extra Effort

This reporting tool allows users to send detailed information about the bugs they encounter in apps with a gesture as simple as shaking the phone

Retail This App Gives Recyclers Digital Currency Rewards

RecycleToCoin rewards users for their recycling with digital currency or the option to support green initiatives around the world

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Yahoo Is Helping People Save Money With Its Social App

Targeted at millennials, Tanda is a new alternative to savings and credit that allows users to pool money with a small private group

Cafe & Restaurant Find Restaurant Recommendations Based On Decibel Levels

An app lets city dwellers rate restaurants and other spots based on how noisy they are

Design This App For iPhone X Lets You Paint Your Face In AR

Face Maker uses the iPhone X's 3D facial recognition to make face painting virtual