Welcome to week 20 of ‘Random & Relevant’.
Here’s what push notifications look like when you have 8 million Instragram followers.
WEEKLY NEWS REVIEW
Google reportedly paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to stay as the default search engine. WhatsApp drops their €0.79 annual fee and promises to remain ad-free. Netflix ($45 billion market cap) plans to spend $6 billion on content in 2016. Android has generated $31 billion revenue with $22 billion profit. Citymapper, the transport app raises $40 million. Facebook launches a new app, Sports Stadium, a hub for team and player stats and scores. Spotify acquires Dublin startup Soundwave. Facebook are testing a new multimedia advertising / storytelling format for brands called Canvas. Get ready for a smaller iPhone 6s mini.
WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON
We’re busy working on an exciting new project for a new startup in Dublin.
Our TUUUNNNEEE of the week comes from Gilligan Moss – Choreograph
Our Instagram post of the week goes to Michael Murphy Art and his Perceptual Shift.
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