Media technology

Brand Activation & Immersion Instagram Debuts First-Ever Coachella Activation With Experiential Playground

Dubbed 'Instagram Desert Chill,' the social media platform's branded house at Coachella featured exclusive access, customizable content and instagram-worthy designs

Entertainment Discovery Offers Subscribers Specialty Non-Fiction Video Streaming

Discovery Inc. is expanding its subscription streaming service with BBC non-fiction shows pertaining to food, natural history and more, part of the media company’s strategy to acquire subscribers with specialty content

Beauty Handheld Mirror 3D-Prints Makeup Onto Consumers' Faces

The high-tech beauty device allows for on-demand application of professional-quality makeup, letting consumers recreate looks they see on online influencers and more

Delivery & Logistics Coachella Guests Can Skip Concession Lines And Order Via Postmates

Postmates Pickup is helping feed hungry festival goers faster, letting them order from ahead from the app and pick up their food on the fairgrounds when ready

Design Op-Ed: How Media-As-A-Service Informed A Radical New Approach To PSFK's Design

PSFK founder Piers Fawkes explains how the company approached redeveloping its digital experience to align with its subscribers' and members' evolving needs and behaviors

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Alibaba's Mobile-First FlyZoo Hotel Lets Guests Navigate With Their Face

The first hotel from the ecommerce mainstay lets guests access elevators and rooms through facial recognition, book and check in via the app, and even order more towels through a room robot

Food & Beverage Supermarket Designs Shoppers Custom Store Routes To Best Prices

Schnucks Markets is upgrading the grocery shopping experience with an app that will design a shopping itinerary using customers' lists, automatically applying coupons for the lowest prices

Loyalty & Membership Philanthropy Platform Lets Millennials Swipe Right To Donate

Millie is making donating to charity as simple as swiping right, targeting millennials with a mobile-friendly user format and online payment service

Fitness & Sport Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Court Lets Fans Order Beer Through iMessage

The Cleveland Cavaliers partnered with food provider Aramark to allow fans to order and pay for their drinks via Apple Business Chat and Apple Pay

Analysis How Brands Like Fabletics Are Enabling Better Customer Recognition Through Synched CRM

From PSFK's Retail Trends Playbook 2020, made in partnership with Microsoft, here's how three brands are delivering quality personalization through channel-to-channel synchronicity

Gaming & Play Google Launches Stadia, "Game Platform For Everyone"

Google is aiming to disrupt the world of gaming with its own platform that allows anyone to engage in high-end video games without pricey consoles, letting them play from their own devices

Shopper Education & Assistance Voice-Powered AI Platform Dictates Instructions To Frontline Workers

Whispr is taking advantage of the nonstop growth of voice tech, offering frontline workers an AI service that dictates instructions to them as well as answering their questions in real time

Features How Airports Like JFK Are Delighting Travelers With Pre-Boarding Entertainment

From PSFK's Reinvigorating The Airport Experience, here's how four leading airports are investing in tech-based entertainment activations to enliven the pre-boarding experience

Retail Lush Debuts Digital Packaging & Visual Search App At SXSW

The U.K. body care retailer launched a SXSW activation that demonstrated its fusing of tech with sustainability, letting festival attendees explore digital features to be featured in an upcoming Tokyo concept store