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 […]

During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods, according to University at Buffalo research

During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods, according to University at Buffalo research

We know that Twitter is littered with misinformation. But how good are the social media platform’s most active users at detecting these falsehoods, especially during public emergencies? Not good, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined more than 20,000 tweets during Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing. The study, published in the […]

92% of marketers plan to ramp up Instagram influencer efforts, according to Activate

92% of marketers plan to ramp up Instagram influencer efforts, according to Activate

Instagram and blogs are seeing greater partnership activity between social influencers and marketers this year, according to a study released by influencer marketing platform Activate. Eighty-eight percent of influencers and 92% of marketers said they plan to use the image-sharing platform for more campaigns than last year. Meanwhile, 89% of influencers and 86% of marketers […]

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