Mobile Minutes: Twitter automates Amplify; Apple’s augmented reality; Pebble wearable stalls; GoPro’s virtual reality
Twitter automates ‘Amplify’, as it pushes the live-video ad product into news, entertainment
Now Twitter is making it much simpler to use Amplify with a new version of the product called Auto Amplify. It is now available to all Twitter advertisers, just as Amplify is hitting its two-year anniversary.
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Apple buys a maker of futuristic augmented-reality software
Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera.
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Kickstarter darling Pebble may be in a rough patch
Pebble—the smartwatch maker known for its crowdfunding campaigns—has hit a growth slog, going to a Silicon Valley bank for funding as venture capitalists cool on its prospects, TechCrunch reported, citing sources close to Pebble.
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GoPro unveils virtual reality camera
The company unveiled a ball-shaped mount that can hold six of its cameras. Those images can then be integrated to appear on virtual reality displays using software from Kolor, a virtual reality company that GoPro acquired in April.
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