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Byron Allen's Allen Media Group Inks Multi-Year And Multi-Platform Deal With Google

Byron Allen’s business moves continue. In a press release, it was announced that Allen Media Group (AMG) and Google will join heads for an ambitious multi-year and multi-platform deal. The partnership will benefit AMG as they will have data-driven and secure technology solutions to propel the continued growth of AMG.

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 18, 2022

Rap Snacks, InterApp Team Up To Bring Augmented Reality To Snack Culture

Rap Snacks is full of flavor and innovation! In a recent announcement, the company has disclosed a new partnership with InterApp Inc., the provider of the InterApp Augmented Reality (AR) platform, to both empower and entertain Hip-Hop fans and up-and-coming artists with AR experiences for the snack culture. Thanks to InterApp — graphic designers, agencies, artists, authors, printers, and businesses of all sizes, can add interactive AR experiences to packaging, labels, apparel, art and custom print with the help of intuitive web-based software and step by step wizard functionality. Courtesy of Rap Snacks Although the brand is known for its distinctive packaging with some of the hottest faces in the industry, which include Cardi B, Lil Baby, Migos, The Notorious B.I.G. and more, they can now offer exclusive media content, games and rewards to Rap Snacks fans and supporters with the new partnership. “Rap Snacks taps into the entrepreneurial spirit of Hip-Hop on every level, from the...

Shanique Yates

Nov 12, 2021

Customers In Emerging Markets Will Soon Be Able To Pay For Android Apps With Cash

Google wants to close the gap for Android customers in emerging markets who may not be able to purchase apps with credit cards. The company announced during it’s Google I/O conference this week that it is letting customers complete app purchases with cash in some of their participating stores. The company has been expanding its payment offerings to include carrier billing partnerships and eWallets. Google’s new payment method for apps will come in the form of “pending transactions.” Users choose the alternative payment method at checkout when buying an app or making an in-app purchase. Then they are sent a code. Customers can then take the code to any local participating store. “This is a new class of delayed form of payment – like cash, bank transfer and direct debit,” Google Director of Engineering Aurash Mahbod, said to a crowd during the Google I/O conference. Customers won’t receive cash back for refunds. Instead, they will receive a credit on their accounts if they want their...

Arriana McLymore

May 10, 2019

Female Uber Drivers In Saudi Arabia Can Now Choose To Exclusively Pick Up Women

In June, Saudi Arabia lifted its female driving ban, giving women a little more freedom to move around the country. Ride-hailing services like Uber quickly jumped on the new opportunity to have female drivers navigate the city. However, Uber gained feedback showing that Saudi women Uber drivers preferred to only drive women. In response, Uber launched a pilot program allowing them to do so. That program has now gone live across the country today, according to Engadge t. Preferences of women only wanting to drive other women come as no surprise. Ride-hailing apps are no strangers to incidents of women passengers and drivers being harassed and assaulted . This year, Saudi women have seen slight improvements within the country.  In January, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced that women would be notified about marital status changes via text message. The recent move was meant to offset the trend of men separating from their wives without telling them. Despite interventions aimed at...

Arriana McLymore

Apr 24, 2019

You Can Now Watch kweliTV On More Streaming Platforms

If you’re looking for somewhere to watch curated content from the diaspora, kweliTV is your solution — and now you can access the streaming service on even more platforms . According to DC , kweliTV is now available on Apple TV, Google Play, Roku, Amazon Fire and iOS because, as founder DeShuna Spencer put it, “Our goal is to make sure that we’re able to make it easier for them to watch our content.” Kweli means “truth” in Swahili, and through the content on the platform, some true, authentic black experiences are being shared. The service launched out of beta in September of last year, and today it boasts more than 200 films and documentaries that amplify the voices of black people across the globe. Spencer also said that kweliTV is working on programs that will connect subscribers to black-women-owned businesses, showing the company’s commitment to supporting the culture in more ways than one. Find out more about kweliTV here.

Christine Cauthen

Jul 25, 2018