BBC and tech firms join forces to fight disinformation

BBC and tech firms join forces to fight disinformation

Plans to help tackle so-called “fake news” have been announced by the BBC and some of the biggest names in journalism and technology. The new measures include an early warning system for use during elections or when lives may be at risk, extra online education and improved access to impartial resources for voters. Major publishers, […]

New research by ZAK on 18-30 year olds demonstrates a generation turning their backs on the social media giants

New research by ZAK on 18-30 year olds demonstrates a  generation turning their backs on the social media giants

The relentless pursuit of ‘likes’ is over, as under 30 year olds seek deeper relationships away from the social media monoliths, reveals the findings of ‘The New Rules of Social’, a new white paper by leading youth creative agency ZAK. As the first generation to all reach adulthood after the advent of ‘big social’, new research reveals […]

Social advertising growth halved over the last year, according to WARC

Social advertising growth halved over the last year, according to WARC

WARC, the global marketing intelligence service, has found that advertising revenues among key social and messaging companies rose 26.2% year-on-year during the first three months of 2019 to reach $17.9bn – the second-highest total on record. However, while this growth outpaced all other advertising sectors, it was roughly half the rate of expansion seen just […]

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

Facebook is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software. Customers who already have Huawei phones will still be able to use […]

Square launches SDK to help mobile developers take in-app payments

Square launches SDK to help mobile developers take in-app payments

Square, the payment app founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, now enables developers and sellers to process payments with the platform in their mobile apps. The Square In-App Payments Software Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to begin taking payments from users with just a few lines of code. The SDK is available on iOS, Android, […]

Twitter to ditch ‘likes’ to boost quality of online debate

Twitter to ditch ‘likes’ to boost quality of online debate

Twitter is planning to remove the ability to “like” tweets in an attempt to improve the quality of debate on the social network. Founder Jack Dorsey last week admitted at a Twitter event that he was not a fan of the heart-shaped button and that it would be getting rid of it “soon”. The feature […]

Artists and Twitter create 20th anniversary #PortraiTT of the Audi TT

Artists and Twitter create 20th anniversary #PortraiTT of the Audi TT

Audi UK and We Are Social collaborated with Twitter and five amazing artists to create the official 20th anniversary #PortraiTT of the Audi TT. From illustrators to digital sculptors to graffiti artists, the Audi TT inspired them, with Twitter voting to help shape each final piece. Each artwork was published through Audi’s Twitter account and also […]

Spotify celebrates International Podcast Day with major Twitter campaign

Spotify celebrates International Podcast Day with major Twitter campaign

Spotify is celebrating its growing library of podcasts on International Podcast Day on 30th September 2018 with a one-day Twitter campaign developed by media agency UM, in collaboration with creative agency Byte and tech platform Blue Robot. On 30th September, Spotify will be owning Twitter’s most premium product, First View, where the first promoted tweet […]

Brands face new roadblocks on Twitter as it introduces updated ad policies

Brands face new roadblocks on Twitter as it introduces updated ad policies

Twitter announced new restrictions to its ad policies that restrict the publishing of sponsored political and issue tweets. The social platform set these rules for the US only, in light of social media’s recent issues with the bad actors exploiting looser measures since the 2016 presidential campaign. After Twitter and Facebook announced restrictions to these types of ads […]

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