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Google buys scheduling app Timeful

Google has acquired Timeful, a calendar and to-do list app with “intelligent assistance”, and plans to apply its technology “across products like Inbox, Calendar and beyond”. Writing on the Gmail blog, Alex Gawley, director of product management at Google, said …

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TV advertising on the rise for apps

As the market for apps becomes more and more competitive, marketers are increasingly looking to TV to promote products, leading to “dramatic” changes in advertising strategies, Volker Dressel, CEO of marketing agency Quaid Media, said at a briefing in London …

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Secret shuts up shop

Anonymous social app Secret has reached the end of the road, with co-founder David Byttow giving little in the way of explanation other than it now “does not represent the vision I had when starting the company”. For all the …

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Facebook launches video calls for Messenger

Facebook’s Messenger already had a voice call option, and now it offers video calling too, available on both iOS and Android, as the social media giant looks to expand its standalone apps. “Video calling will expand Messenger’s real-time communication features,” …