Peloton will begin a members-only beta test of an in-app video game later this year in a bid to broaden its content offerings for users. The game, tentatively named Lanebreak, will let riders meet goals and win rewards based on their cadence and resistance levels.
Ford Motor has formed a partnership with Argo AI and Lyft to offer self-driving taxi services in Austin and Miami. Initially the vehicles will have safety drivers and the first fully driverless service is scheduled to begin in 2023.
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Snapchat is enabling users to add some "dimension" to profiles with a 3D Bitmoji avatar tool that's rolling out this week with more than 1,200 combinations of backgrounds, facial expressions, gestures and poses. Snap reports more than 70% of the platform's 280 million daily active users have a Bitmoji linked to their accounts and 3D Bitmoji product designer David Whyte said the new capability is meant to make profiles more "expressive, fun and personal."
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AT&T will supply the 5G coverage for JBG Smith's smart city residential and commercial National Landing project in the Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, D.C., under a letter of intent between the companies. The partners intend for AT&T's network to underpin such offerings as self-driving vehicles, immersive entertainment and retail as well as support automation and environmental sustainability.
Brands are tapping into the increased attraction to outdoor activities sparked by pandemic lockdowns and rising popularity of subscription services with consumer-focused apps, writes Paul Jankowski, CEO of New Heartland Group. The Dyrt campground review and planning app is selling a premium membership every minute, while the Jeep brand ran a campaign touting its 2021 model vehicles on the onX Offroad app.
Costco members in Texas will be able to try same-day grocery delivery as the retailer begins a pilot with Uber and Uber Eats. The pilot, operating at 25 locations in the Dallas, Austin and Houston regions, will make delivery available to members with orders of at least $35.
TikTok has added a Vimeo video-creation tool with the goal of reducing production time and cost for small and medium businesses. Vimeo Create, part of the Creative Tools subcategory of TikTok's Creative Partners program, uses artificial intelligence to help companies directly post a large volume of content.
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