Mobile Minutes: App install ads; Twitter advertising expands; Sony’s 4K phone; Snapchat and politics
Google wants to crush agitating ‘install our app’ ads
You follow a link on your smartphone to a Web site; LinkedIn, say, or OpenTable, or any of countless examples. Instead of the pleasant mobile interface you were expecting, you’re greeted by a prompt that asks if you’re sure you wouldn’t rather download the app.
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Twitter announces global expansion of self-service ads platform
Microblogging Web site operator Twitter Inc said it had expanded its self-service ads platform to more than 200 countries and territories from 33 countries.
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Even if it wasn’t the world’s first 4K phone, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium has a lot going on
4K or not 4K – that is the question. Sony has revealed what it claims is the world’s first smartphone with a 4K display, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. But can our eyes even cope with such an eye-popping screen at such a pocket size?
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John Kasich takes presidential campaign to Snapchat with bacon filter ad
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign is pioneering a new form of ad on Snapchat, wishing New Hampshire residents a good morning with a bacon-laced filter on the photo and video sharing app.
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