Hello and welcome to your weekly FWD! With so many questions flying around the tech world on what we have to look forward to in 2018, we have picked our top 3…
Q1. Are you a kindle-user or like nothing better than an old-fashioned book?
Both could be a thing of the past as BBC launches interactive fiction for smart speakers, with sci-fi comedy “The Inspection Chamber” now available on Amazon Echo.
Q2. Online shopping has become the go-to for most of our purchases, but can you guess what the one thing we still refuse to buy online is?
Find out here.
Q3: Do you think Polls on social media are cool or not?
Facebook loves them – after adding them to Instagram Stories, it has officially launched Facebook Polls with the added option of using photos or GIFs.
- Facebook’s Q3 earnings report shows ad revenue of $10.1bn with 88% of it coming from mobile users
- Snap are launching their ‘Snap Pixel’ allowing advertisers to measure post view actions
- Facebook launches polls with GIFs
- Automakers unite to create an electric vehicle charging network across Europe
- The tech that UK-based marketers will be implementing in 2018
- The one thing that most of us still refuse to buy online
- Holiday shoppers spend three hours reading online content before committing to a trip, with a quarter then booking their summer holiday on their smartphone
- Amazon introduces Augmented Reality product previews to its iOS app
- Virtual Artificial Intelligent character granted residency in Tokyo
- The future of storytelling? The BBC launches interactive fiction for Smart Speakers
- Humans are still better than AI at StarCraft….for now
- 10 breakthrough technologies that are about to change the world (maybe)
- Google are pretty far down the line testing delivery drones via their ‘Project Wing’ arm
If you see anything of FWD worthy in the week ahead, please share using #OMDFWD