Sirin Labs responds to cyber security distress via secure smartphone debut – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – Sirin Labs responds to cyber security distress via secure smartphone debut; Brexit implores foreign investors but provokes domestic caution: Knight Frank.

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Cannes Lions: Virtual reality is the new luxury game-changer

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CANNES, France – According to Google statistics, virtual reality has grown by nearly four times in the last year. And while this piece of tech still lacks in accessibility to the mainstream, both brands and consumers are taking the leap and embracing it.

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Cannes Lions: Vice CEO talks about TV, media and breaking rules

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CANNES, France – Sometimes the people that you sit next to at Cannes Lions are as interesting as the speakers.

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Amazon makes it harder for retailers to ride Prime Day’s coattails

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Amazon will once again unleash a barrage of eye-popping deals in July for its second annual Prime Day promotion and savvy retailers are preparing now for an expected surge in traffic even as the ecommerce giant takes steps to prevent competitors from riding on its coattails.

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Boots uncaps IBM’s inventory-based analytics platform for iOS shopping app

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British pharmacy and beauty chain Boots is further integrating mobility into physical stores by leveraging IBM’s MobileFirst platform for its iOS application, enabling associates to browse inventory, give product recommendations based on online analytics and look up ratings and reviews.

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Webinar on June 29: Getting Your Mobile Experience Right the First Time for a Global Audience

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How can retailers and marketers get their mobile experience right the first time even as mcommerce transactions rise to $142 billion this year? Find out which global trends are driving the need for localized mobile experiences and more in this free webinar on Wednesday, June 29 at 2 p.m. ET.

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EBay asks users what deals they want, enhancing targeting capabilities

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EBay is sharing exclusive deals on mobile and offering social media users the options to choose between products and deals in the retailer’s Summer of Choice campaign, which is a bid to drive sales with targeting derived through mobile engagement.

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Tasty Burger, Fasten partner to drive Boston customers to store locations

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Boston’s burger joint Tasty Burger is partnering with ride-sharing application Fasten to drive in-store traffic by offering $20 off on rides and a free burger, in a partnership that leans on the complementary aspects of the two businesses.

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Mobile Minutes: Google buys Webpass; BET’s online subscription service; Video creators and Facebook; Walmart Pay expands

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Today in mobile marketing – Google Fiber buys Webpass to boost its high-speed Internet business; Viacom launches BET online-subscription service outside US, Italy, France and Africa; Viral creators ask at VidCon: Will Facebook start paying me?; Walmart expands mobile wallet service Walmart Pay to 15 more states in one week.

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Stella Artois ferments seasonal promotion strategy with interactive digital videos – Mobile Marketer

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Mobile Marketer today – Stella Artois ferments seasonal promotion strategy with interactive digital videos; Urban Decay’s Snapchat filter mimics capabilities of augmented reality app.

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Harrods supersizes shopping tote ahead of annual summer sale – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – Harrods supersizes shopping tote ahead of annual summer sale; High-net-worth individuals’ assets to pass $100tn by 2025: Capgemini.

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Former MMA execs launch The Connected Marketer

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The former managing directors of the Mobile Marketing Association’s North America and Europe operations have expanded their mCordis Inc. effort to debut a new thought-leadership positioning for marketing called The Connected Marketer.

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Cannes Lions: Building the Under Armour brand

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CANNES, France – Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and Droga5 founder/CEO David Droga, on a panel yesterday at the Cannes Lions ad festival, provided an overview of how they started working together to form an effective partnership.

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