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Mobile influencer platform Jet8 is set to launch a token J8T to the public. According to Jet8, taking the company public via an initial coin offering (ICO), is part of a strategy to make its platform more accessible outside of its current operational markets of Southeast Asia and South Africa. Jet8 connects brands, influencers and consumers by tracking content which influenced then linking social analytics to a digital token system, allowing micro influencers earn from brands. According to Jet8, they have worked with major brands like Coca Cola, Nestle, Avon, Danone, Friesland Campina, Unilever, P & G, Heinz and Indofoods to compensate users for social influence. The ICO is expected to act as an extension of its original token platform which also works using blockchain technology. According to the announcement, Jet8 capped the public token sale at US$36 million, with 30% allocated for public sale at US$.10 per Jet8. The…

A recent report revealed that over 250 mobile games were found to have software which can track the TV watching habits of their users. Alphonso produced the software, and the reach of the software even extends to the Apple App store. Always-listening devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are already quite creepy but always-listening mobile games takes creepy to a whole new level. Games like Beer Pong, Pool 3D, Real Bowling Strike 10 Pin, Trickshot, and Quest as long as hundreds more use software from Alphonso, a startup specialized in “TV retargeting.” When watching TV, you likely use your smartphone or tablet during commercial breaks, and the software Alphonso collects data on what you are watching to deliver targeted ads to your mobile device based on that data. In a chat with the New York Times, Alphonso CEO Ashish Chordia said the company’s software was able to get data…