This week’s FWD comes in the midst of SXSW interactive, where headline speaker Barack Obama called on the tech community to solve America’s biggest problems. In the mean time they’ve been busying themselves with hands-free payments, safety alert bracelets for seniors, and the end of telephone helpline hell.
- Rolling news from SXSW can be found here (and all over Twitter)
- Facebook is bidding on the rights for some significant NFL games – a sign of things to come for sports rights?
- Google is testing a payments app – called Hands Free – that enables users to pay in store without taking their phone out of their pocket
- How the BBC is using Viber and WhatsApp to reach younger audiences
- The world’s WiFi, mapped
- When TV supports mobile: how TV ads pushed Game of War: Fire Age to top ranking mobile game, by revenue
- Hero, the App looking to make telephone helplines a thing of the past
- 94 year old style icon Iris Apfel is designing fashionable safety-alert bracelets for seniors
- Star Trek Beyond’s Director Justin Lim releases his latest 360 piece for Google Spotlight Stories, a Sci-Fi short set in Downtown LA