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Monthly Archives: February 2017

WhatsApp Status moves the messaging app towards being a social network

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Overnight, the messaging app goliath WhatsApp launched WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat and Instagram’s Stories feature. It will allow WhatsApp users to upload photos, videos and GIFs that last 24hrs, with stickers and text, in a look and feel just like its sister company Instagram. It means that for the first time, WhatsApp with […]

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The American president vs. the Swedish librarian

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Donald Trump is causing a stir on Twitter again.  Nothing new there, but this time he had a most unexpected critic. During an unscripted rally on Saturday, the US president referred to: “what’s happening last night in Sweden”, suggesting it was the latest country in Europe to be hit by a terrorist attack. However, with […]

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Kicking the ball into sports streaming

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It’s no secret Facebook is pushing longer form video and streaming sports is an obvious part of the media landscape today. This week the company announced a partnership with broadcaster Univision to live-stream Mexico’s top football league, Liga MX, which also happens to be the most watched football league in the US. For football fans in America, […]

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Do we need a digital Geneva Convention?

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At the annual RSA Conference this week, Microsoft called for the establishment of a digital Geneva Convention. The company’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, asked for technology companies to step up and work together to protect the public from nation-state sponsored cyber attacks. In the same way that the Geneva Convention contains rules to protect people during times of […]

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Search it to believe it?

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With imagery now an integral part of most major social media channels, there’s one platform which is trying to push boundaries even further. Pinterest has announced that it’s launching several new technologies under the name ‘Pinterest Visual Discovery’. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest features: Point, tap and discover Using the LensBETA in-app camera, users […]

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