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Airfares For US Travel in August Dipped Slightly

Airfare for August travel dipped slightly in the US. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ istock.com/ egorych) New figures reveal that domestic airfares in the US dipped slightly in August compared to the month before. According to stats compiled by the Airlines Reporting Corp, travellers paid an average of $456 for their roundtrip domestic flight during the month of August, compared to ... Read More »

In Wake Of Hurricanes, Home Builder Caution Grows

(KERRY SHERIDAN/AFP/Getty Images) As large swaths of the nation recover from major hurricanes, home builders are feeling less optimistic than they did a month ago. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo monthly Housing Market Index declined three points to a reading of 64 for September. The August August was revised one-point from 68 to 67. Anything over 50 is considered positive, but ... Read More »

Anything for this: The costs, benefits of life in elite sport

Mara Abbott on her way to a solo stage victory in Stage 9 of the 2015 Giro Rosa. If I had known as a college freshman — entering into adulthood of honing pure excellence in my tiny sphere, with errors and triumphs and struggles all rolled in — if I had known this fate lay ahead, would I have traded ... Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

Facebook wants to turn Instagram Stories into the next big ad platform, and is trying to get brands of all sizes embrace it. The company today unveiled a number of updates that make it easier for brands and businesses of all sizes to advert ize on the platform, including a new uploading tool that lets marketers who already produce Instagram ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 10 Leaked in Renders and Video Ahead of Launch Next Month

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone will be launched on October 16 The handset will feature Leica-branded lenses at the back The dual camera setup will be in vertical orientation Last month, Huawei confirmed that the company will be launching its Mate 10 smartphone on October 16 but while we are still more than a month away from the aforementioned date, the leaked renders and video of ... Read More »

Digital Advertising Spends To Triple In Next 3 Years

Thanks to explosive growth in smart phones, rapid internet penetration and cheaper data rates, there is some good news for all digital platforms. Digital advertising spends are set to triple very quickly to cross Rs 23,790 crore by 2020 from Rs 6,830 crore in 2016. Also, as the percentage share of the overall advertising pie, the share of digital advertising ... Read More »

Facebook Watch Video Platform Now Available to All Users in the US

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has rolled out Watch to every US citizen Users in the US will now see a TV icon in the mobile app, desktop site For now, Facebook is primarily highlighting reality shows After testing the feature with a select few users, Facebook has now rolled out “Watch” – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers – to every US ... Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

A group of ad tech heavyweights and top brands are betting thatblockchain , the distributed ledger technology that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin, can fix all that ills digital advertising. The startup Amino Payments has lined up support from ad tech giants like AppNexus and marketers like T-Mobile, and is hoping that blockchain can reduce fraudulent web ads and bring clarity to the murky ... Read More »

Alphabet Sees Boost in Mobile Ads as It Takes Hit From Record EU Fine on Google

Google parent Alphabet on Monday saw shares slide as the market reacted to a massive fine by the European Commission and word that success in mobile, cloud and YouTube is coming with higher costs. Alphabet reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion (roughly Rs. 22,532 crores), in a sharp decline from a year ago, with a $2.74 billion antitrust fine in Europe biting into earnings. The technology giant reported ... Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

Here comes Facebook TV. After unveiling its shows initiative earlier this month , Facebook will be making its new hub for videos available to most of its US users over the next few days. Called Watch, the new area includes a wide range of videos of varying lengths, including scripted series, live shows that feature hosts responding in real time to viewer ... Read More »