DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGY WEEKLY ROUNDUP | 4TH – 10TH June
Good morning and welcome to RedCat Digital’s weekly Digital and Technology roundup, featuring the latest news and updates that we have shared across our social media channels in the past week. It’s been another busy week in the world of Digital and Technology, with the past week bringing us news of Apples WWDC conference, Oceans week, Microsoft and Github and much much more.
“This wave of waste contains the average amount of marine plastic pollution found on every two miles of beach in the UK.” – Corona partnered with Parley to create a great advertising campaign in Shoreditch, London in oceans week.
Snapchats gone eCommerce
Snapchat has been testing new ecommerce features in the past few months, and now, you can now buy game and concert tickets from teams and musicians, thanks to an integration with SeatGeek.
Apples WWDC conference
Apple announced what may be its most important operating system update to date with the introduction of iOS12. Through a series of Siri enhancements and features, Apple is turning its iPhone into a highly personalized device, powered by its Siri AI.
From Memoji to group FaceTime, what’s new with Apple devices: The highlight was the power-packed iOS 12 mobile software, which comes with customised animations, a tool to monitor addiction, group FaceTime and enhanced augmented reality.
Walkie-Talkie on the Apple Watch is a clever riff on FaceTime Audio – a new app that lets you send and receive quick voice messages with friends and family.
Apple is on the verge of becoming the first American company to be worth $1 trillion. Currently worth $945 billion, Apple has inched closer to $1 trillion thanks to solid sales of the iPhone X and revenue from the app store.
Zara’s new Digital Store
Zara has unveiled a pioneering new digital store concept at Westfield Stratford city! The new two-storey shop, at 50,000 sq ft, is the first Zara store globally to feature digital technology that integrates the online and offline shopping experiences.
Is interest in Bitcoin waning?
According to research from Google trends, searches for bitcoin have dropped more than 75% since the beginning of this year, as interest in struggling cryptocurrency wanes.
Microsoft and GitHub
Microsoft is acquiring GitHub in a deal worth $7.5B in stock.
A new era
Details have been released of the first ever console controller designed and made specifically for disabled #gamers. Microsoft and Xbox hope the Adaptive Controller will give people easier access to the games they love.
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