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Instagram’s latest test puts all Stories on one page thumbnail Instagram’s latest test puts all Stories on one page thumbnail

Instagram’s latest test puts all Stories on one page

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Instagram Stories has grown to become one of Facebook’s best products to date. As of last year, roughly half of Instagram’s users — or 500 million people — were interacting with Stories on a daily basis. That’s nearly double the entire daily active user base of all of Snapchat, which first popularized the Stories format. […]

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Lego pulls ads on Facebook over 'hate speech' thumbnail Lego pulls ads on Facebook over 'hate speech' thumbnail

Lego pulls ads on Facebook over ‘hate speech’

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Image copyright Getty Images Lego has become the latest big name to join an advertising boycott on social-media platforms, saying “urgent action” is needed to end hate speech, discrimination and misinformation.It would pause paid advertising on all social-media platforms for at least 30 days, the Danish toy company said, and spend the money “on other […]

Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social co-viewing experience included with Prime

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Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a co-viewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s […]

Artlist raises $48M led by KKR for its royalty-free music, video and sound effect library thumbnail Artlist raises $48M led by KKR for its royalty-free music, video and sound effect library thumbnail

Artlist raises $48M led by KKR for its royalty-free music, video and sound effect library

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Like it or loathe it, video has proven to be the most engaging of all mediums across the web, and today a company out of Israel called Artlist — which provides royalty-free libraries of music, sound effects and even video itself to enhance video content — is announcing a significant growth round of $48 million, […]

Privacy not a blocker for “meaningful” research access to platform data, says report thumbnail Privacy not a blocker for “meaningful” research access to platform data, says report thumbnail

Privacy not a blocker for “meaningful” research access to platform data, says report

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European lawmakers are eyeing binding transparency requirements for Internet platforms in a Digital Services Act (DSA) due to be drafted by the end of the year. But the question of how to create governance structures that provide regulators and researchers with meaningful access to data so platforms can be held accountable for the content they’re […]

Antitrust case against Facebook’s ‘super profiling’ back on track after German federal court ruling thumbnail Antitrust case against Facebook’s ‘super profiling’ back on track after German federal court ruling thumbnail

Antitrust case against Facebook’s ‘super profiling’ back on track after German federal court ruling

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A landmark regulatory intervention that seeks to apply structural antitrust remedies to cut big (ad)tech’s rights-hostile surveillance business models down to size has been revived after Germany’s federal court overturned an earlier ruling that had suspended enforcement of a ban on Facebook combining user data into so called ‘super profiles’. The upshot is the tech […]

Big outdoor brands join #StopHateForProfit campaign, boycott Facebook and Instagram ads thumbnail Big outdoor brands join #StopHateForProfit campaign, boycott Facebook and Instagram ads thumbnail

Big outdoor brands join #StopHateForProfit campaign, boycott Facebook and Instagram ads

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As corporations fall over themselves to perform their mostly abrupt commitments to racial justice, a few companies are seizing the moment to call out Facebook for its own failings. A handful of the biggest names in outdoor gear have suspended ads across Facebook and Instagram for the month of July as part of #StopHateforProfit, an […]

watchOS 7’s ‘Face Sharing’ feature can help custom watch faces go viral thumbnail watchOS 7’s ‘Face Sharing’ feature can help custom watch faces go viral thumbnail

watchOS 7’s ‘Face Sharing’ feature can help custom watch faces go viral

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Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference this morning announced a much-requested feature for Apple Watch: the ability to customize and share third-party watch faces with others. There are now over 20,000 Watch apps available on the Apple Watch App Store, but what has been missing was the ability to fully use all the data from […]

Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on Racism in Minneapolis, COVID-19’s Impact on Farmers, And The Need For Rural Wi-Fi thumbnail Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on Racism in Minneapolis, COVID-19’s Impact on Farmers, And The Need For Rural Wi-Fi thumbnail

Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on Racism in Minneapolis, COVID-19’s Impact on Farmers, And The Need For Rural Wi-Fi

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(Miss this week’s The Leadership Brief? This interview below was delivered to the inbox of Leadership Brief subscribers on Sunday morning, June 21; to receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEO’s and business decision makers, click here.) Land O’Lakes’s headquarters are a short drive from the Minneapolis neighborhood where George Floyd was […]

Have we become too reliant on Big Tech firms? thumbnail Have we become too reliant on Big Tech firms? thumbnail

Have we become too reliant on Big Tech firms?

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Image copyright Keith Ingram Image caption During lockdown Keith Ingram shifted sales to Amazon “We wouldn’t have survived without Amazon,” says Keith Ingram, owner of vinyl records shop Assai Records.When lockdown hit on 23 March in the UK, Mr Ingram had to shut his shops in Edinburgh and Dundee, and sell his stock through Amazon […]

TIME and Columbia Business School Partner to Launch a Series of Business Classes for Professional Development During Uncertain Economic Times thumbnail TIME and Columbia Business School Partner to Launch a Series of Business Classes for Professional Development During Uncertain Economic Times thumbnail

TIME and Columbia Business School Partner to Launch a Series of Business Classes for Professional Development During Uncertain Economic Times

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“The Business of Change” classes are offered on-demand and at an affordable price point, empowering individuals to expand their skill set and facilitate their own success. Support from Deluxe is helping to make this world-class education series accessible to a broader audience, including its own community of small business owners and entrepreneurs (June 18, 2020 […]

Americans Are the Unhappiest They Have Been in 50 Years: Poll thumbnail Americans Are the Unhappiest They Have Been in 50 Years: Poll thumbnail

Americans Are the Unhappiest They Have Been in 50 Years: Poll

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(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — It’s been a rough year for the American psyche. Folks in the U.S. are more unhappy today than they’ve been in nearly 50 years. This bold — yet unsurprising — conclusion comes from the COVID Response Tracking Study, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. It finds that just 14% […]

Adobe updates its Creative Cloud apps thumbnail Adobe updates its Creative Cloud apps thumbnail

Adobe updates its Creative Cloud apps

By 2 months ago

Adobe today announced a slew of updates to its various Creative Cloud apps, ranging from Photoshop and Lightroom to Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator and its XD design tool. Like with some of its most recent releases, the emphasis of these updates is often on bringing more AI smarts to these applications with the help […]

VESoft raises $8M to meet China’s growing need for graph databases thumbnail VESoft raises $8M to meet China’s growing need for graph databases thumbnail

VESoft raises $8M to meet China’s growing need for graph databases

By 2 months ago

Sherman Ye founded VESoft in 2018 when he saw a growing demand for graph databases in China. Its predecessors, like Neo4j and TigerGraph, had already been growing aggressively in the West for a few years, while China was just getting to know the technology that leverages graph structures to store data sets and depict their […]

Snapchat debuts Minis, bite-sized third-party apps that live inside chat thumbnail Snapchat debuts Minis, bite-sized third-party apps that live inside chat thumbnail

Snapchat debuts Minis, bite-sized third-party apps that live inside chat

By 2 months ago

At Snap’s Partner Summit, the company shared its newest effort to entice third-party devs to Snapchat . It’s called Minis. Snap Minis are lightweight third-party programs that live inside the app’s Chat section, which users can quickly pull up alongside friends without having to deal with switching apps. Minis live alongside games inside a keyboard […]

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