TWiLBM #175: Shyp for shipping, ships


Welcome to episode #175. On the show: Top stories featuring Facebook acquiring Oculus; Iconeme’s talking mannequins; Shyp shipped; PayPal partnering with Placed; Adtile’s kinetic ads for smartwatches; AT&T shutting down their Alerts program; Pepsi’s unbelievable bus shelter; New Physicalytics platform; Spacified’s matching service for pop-up store space. Our resource of the week is InstantPeeping. Our mobile minute with Chuck Martin examines the value vs. privacy debate.

Episode 175

Recorded: March 28, 2014
Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan
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A Mobile Minute with Chuck Martin: The value vs privacy tug of war (3:20)

Resource of the week: InstantPeeping (46:25)

Top stories of the week (starts at 5:55)

1. Facebook acquires Oculus VR
2. Iconeme – mannequins that can “talk” to shoppers
3. Launch of Shyp
4. PayPal partners with Placed to track mobile ad effectiveness
5. Adtile‘s Kinetic Ads for smartwatches
6. AT&T to shutdown Alerts program
7. Pepsi’s Unbelievable Bus Shelter
8. Physicalytics platform (Toronto)
9. Spacified – dating site that matches retailers that want to have pop-up stores with empty spaces
10. Deutschland findet euch campaign in Germany

Discussion
1. The polarizing Oculus acquisition by Facebook (25:10)
2. Why did AT&T Mobility kill the Alerts program + what should they do now? (32:25)
3. Why Shyp is bringing in a new era of mobile + service (39:35)

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Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of UNTETHER.tv and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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