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Lexus creates immersive video to highlight life on the road

August 19, 2015

Toyota Corp.’s Lexus is exploring a different kind of life on the road with an immersive video experience featuring cyclist Christian Vande Velde.

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Branded hotel apps transforming hallmarks of low-touch luxury: L2

August 18, 2015

According to a new report by L2, nearly 100 percent of luxury hospitality brands offer guests an “in-stay” mobile application for Apple iPhones.

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How problematic WiFi affects relationships with mobile-savvy guests: report

August 12, 2015

Guests’ increasing reliance on using their smartphones during hotel stays for browsing information and streaming entertainment means that properties with lackluster WiFi may unknowingly deter customers from returning, according to a report from Hotel Internet Services.

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Mercedes-Benz keeps consumers safe through complementary mbrace features

August 12, 2015

German automaker Mercedes-Benz is expanding its consumer services by automatically providing its mbrace Connect system in all model year 2016 vehicles for five years.

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Peninsula partners with Dr. Dre to provide complimentary headphones

August 7, 2015

The Peninsula Hotels is ensuring consumers have access to the latest trends by offering Beats by Dr. Dre headphones as a complimentary amenity.

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Mercedes, BMW and Audi acquire Here but will other automakers play along?

August 5, 2015

Nokia’s GPS technology has been bought by German car manufacturers BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, which offers the system more of an edge to compete with other mobile map applications.

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Bang & Olufsen takes matters into its own hands with touch technology

August 4, 2015

Danish audio and visual brand Bang & Olufsen is bringing musical control to the tip of consumers’ fingers with a new pair of technologically innovative headphones.

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Future of wearables requires combination of fashion and function: report

August 3, 2015

As the wearable market grows and technology improves, consumers will increasingly look for more stylish and fashion-forward design in wearable products, according to a report by Fashionbi.

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Wearables to account for 20pc of mobile proximity payments by 2020: report

July 29, 2015

Payment transaction volume on wearables will reach $501 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 177 percent and representing 20 percent of total mobile proximity transaction volume, according to a new report from Tractica.

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Why iOS 9’s search, notification updates are good news for brands

July 24, 2015

The impending arrival of iOS 9 is signaling brands to think ahead and develop strategies in line with the most significant new features for marketers, such as notification centers within applications and a new search API.

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