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Twitter India rolls out sponsored ‘Moments’

For publishers, "Moments" is an end-to-end solution for publishing and monetising all forms of content on the micro-blogging platform

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  • Twitter India introduces sponsored moments
  • This feature will help connect brand and brand partners
  • It will help greatly in brand integration

Adding a new advertising product to its line-up, Twitter India on Thursday rolled out sponsored “Moments” — a new custom feature to enable brands partner with premium publishers and develop brand integrations.

This new feature will greatly help in brand integration. Pixabay

“An increasing number of people are consuming Twitter ‘Moments’ than ever before, including those created by top publishers in sports, entertainment and news,” Taranjeet Singh, Country Director, Twitter India, said in a statement. To begin with, Maruti Suzuki and NDTV Car and Bike have come on board as partners in Asia Pacific.

“Sponsored Moments” give advertisers the ability to add a branded cover image to the “Moment” in question as well as insert their own brand’s tweets into the round-up.

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For publishers, “Moments” is an end-to-end solution for publishing and monetising all forms of content on the micro-blogging platform, including Tweets, photos, videos and GIFs.

Twitter has launched three types of APIs to facilitate this.
“Sponsored Moments” are an extension of “In-Stream Video Sponsorships”.

It also allows publishers produce and tell stories about events easily. “Sponsored Moments” are an extension of “In-Stream Video Sponsorships” which are customised programmes where brands and publishers are paired up on a one-on-one basis. IANS

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Apple to shut its last Watch-exclusive store in May

Apple's shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017 grew by more than 32 percent over the fourth quarter of 2016 to eight million

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Apple will shut down its last of the three Apple Watch-exclusive stores — located in Tokyo — it built when it launched the wearable in 2015.

On May 13, the last Apple Watch-exclusive store will close its doors. Twitter user Shotaro Akiba has shared a photo on the microblogging platform showing the department store’s announcement, Engadget reported on Sunday.

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Apple had shut down the other two stores in London and Paris last year. According to 9to5mac website, the shop held a sale in which it was selling the remaining Apple Watch Edition inventory for as little as $700.

These 18-karat gold watches were sold for at least $10,000 and as much as $17,000 when they first became available, the report said.

Earlier this month, high-profile applications, including Instagram, Amazon, Google Maps and Twitter, pulled out their apps from the WatchOS. Driven by Apple Watch Series 3 shipments, the Cupertino-headquartered giant shipped a record 18 million Watch devices in 2017 — an increase of 54 per cent compared to the previous year.

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“The Series 3 was the key growth driver, as total shipments of the latest version of Apple’s Watch were just under nine million, making up nearly half of all shipments in 2017,” Singapore-based market research firm Canalys said.

Apple’s shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017 grew by more than 32 percent over the fourth quarter of 2016 to eight million — the highest-ever number of shipments in a single quarter for any wearable vendor. IANS

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