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Apple's New iPhone Hit By 'Hairgate,' the Latest Social-Media Storm

I10-9First there was bendgate... now brace yourself for hairgate.

Fresh from the online uproar over whether the shiny new iPhone 6 bends when carried around in pockets, Apple has been hit by a new complaint - that the handset traps users' hair or beards when they make calls.

It is difficult to gauge whether there is any real issue, but Twitter users have made #hairgate a rising social media trend, leading major news outlets to pounce on the story.

Bing Nixes Search Ads In Latest Mobile App Update

Microsoft chose to forgo serving search ads in the latest update of its mobile Bing search app to test a better user experience, Mobile Marketing Daily has learned.

Ads will continue to serve in Bing for those using Safari, Firefox and Chrome, but for not in the latest version of the mobile app.

The update for iOS launched Nov. 18 -- and that's when Jonathan Kagan, senior director of search and biddable media at MARC USA Results:Digital, downloaded version 6.0 onto his iPhone. And much to his surprise, he discovered the app did not serve paid-search ads.

With an increase of mobile use, especially during the holidays, it seems a bit odd that Bing would make this choice, Kagan says.

"They're all in for search, yet they're removing search ads, though they don't have a lot of market share, which is clearly a head-scratcher," he says. "I don't know about Android, but on the iPhone app, they are purposely not running search ads."

A Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment on the change.

In April 2014, Microsoft introduced a classroom-specific version of its Bing search engine. Dubbed "Bing in the Classroom," this specialized version of search comes ad-free and with privacy controls for students.

(Article courtesy of Mobile Marketing Daily)

How the iPhone Changed Visual Communication [Infographic]

how the iphone changed visual communication

The iPhone has been around for just over 10 years, and in that time, it’s changed the way we communicate – and importantly, how we capture and share information.

So just how influential has the iPhone been?

Uber Drivers Flock to Hamptons to Gain Partygoers’ Fares

uber8-11Like many New York City dwellers, Adam Cosentino’s summer ritual includes making the 100-mile trek to the beach towns of the Hamptons every weekend.

The 43-year-old isn’t making the journey to play with the rich and famous, who regularly dot the white-sand beaches, nightclubs and house parties in tony towns like East Hampton, New York, and Amagansett, New York. Cosentino, who works with mobile car-booking application Uber Technologies Inc., is instead there to profit off the Hamptons hordes as their driver.