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The Guardian buckles down on mobile with Android tablet app launch

December 26, 2013

The Guardian has released an Android tablet application at a time when consumers are turning to new devices to access news and information.

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Louis Vuitton targets entry-level consumers with tech case arcade game

December 13, 2013

French leather goods house Louis Vuitton created an online game mimicking the classic arcade game Block Breaker to boost traffic to its tech cases category on its ecommerce site.

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Twitter users 14pc more likely than others to shop both Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 21, 2013

Eighty-five percent of Twitter users plan to shop on Black Friday and 81 percent plan to do so on Cyber Monday, according to a survey by Dogs Bollocks 5.

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Porsche Design refreshes ties with BlackBerry to launch crocodile phone at Harrods

November 20, 2013

German fashion label Porsche Design is furthering its collaboration with BlackBerry for the P’9982 smartphone and a crocodile model limited to 500 units that will be sold at British retailer Harrods.

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Gucci organizes hackathon to inspire mobile app solutions

October 30, 2013

Italy’s Gucci is teaming up with Twitter to continue the charitable efforts of its Chime for Change organization Dec. 5-7 with a hackathon called “Chime Hack” to create mobile applications to assist women and girls in need.

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VIA International offers turn-key home technology for luxury homeowners

August 27, 2013

Newly-formed VIA International is providing homeowners with digital concierge services ranging from automatic blinds, hidden media devices, lighting functions and more.

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Mercedes-Benz taps Google Glass for door-to-door navigation

August 23, 2013

German automaker Mercedes-Benz is looking to stay ahead of its competitors by fine-tuning a Google Glass door-to-door navigation system that will likely pique the interest of technology enthusiasts.

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Magazines rank as most engaging ad platform for affluent consumers: report

August 6, 2013

Magazines rank as the No. 1 platform for advertisers to engage with affluent consumers of all ages, according to a new report from the Shullman Research Center.

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Instagram registers consumer engagement 18 times that of Facebook: L2 Think Tank

August 5, 2013

Instagram is becoming a core platform for brands to engage with consumers since it registers consumer engagement 18 times that of Facebook and 48 times that of Twitter, according to the latest report from L2 Think Tank.

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Vertu teams with Red Bend Software to enhanced mobile service

July 30, 2013

High-end smartphone manufacturer Vertu announced a partnership with mobile management company Red Bend Software to give customers more reliability through seamless software updates and enhanced mobile service.

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