YouTube is Working on a TikTok-Like Tool to Fend Off Rising Video CompetitionSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Replication is normally Facebook’s key mitigation tactic, but increasingly, YouTube is also looking to “borrow” inspiration from its rivals in order to fend off competition, and maximize its market share within the video space. This week, The Information has reported that YouTube is working on a TikTok-like function called ‘Shorts’, which would essentially facilitate the same operations as TikTok within the YouTube app.
How to live with anxiety disordersMASHABLE.COM — It is indescribably strange to hear the mantra that usually spirals through your head during a panic attack become the title of a new government order. But that’s exactly what happened when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti initiated “safer-at-home” on March 24, the quarantine guidelines telling…
Facebook’s Added a New ‘Experiments’ Element to Ad Manager to Help Optimize Ad PerformanceSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — To help with this, Facebook has this week added a new ‘Experiments’ section to Ads Manager, which will provide a central home for all your Facebook ad tests and results, making it easier to track and measure your variables – and ultimately, improve your approach. “Experiments combines multiple types of tests, formerly labeled as Test and Learn and Split Testing, allowing marketers to A/B test campaigns and measure conversion and brand lift in one place.
WHO Africa hosts hackathons, offers seed funds to fight COVID-19TECHCRUNCH.COM — The World Health Organization in Africa is holding virtual hackathons and offering up to $20,000 in seed-funds to finalists with digital solutions to stem COVID-19. The regional office of the UN agency completed its first challenge earlier this month and will host a second, for French speaking Africa, in coming weeks, WHO’s Technical Officer Moredeck Chibi told TechCrunch.
The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus ragedWASHINGTONPOST.COM — By the time Donald Trump proclaimed himself a wartime president — and the coronavirus the enemy — the United States was already on course to see more of its people die than in the wars of Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined. The country has adopted an array of wartime measures never employed collectively in U.history — banning incoming travelers from two continents, bringing commerce to a near-halt, enlisting industry to make emergency medical gear, and confining 230 million Americans to their homes in a desperate bid to survive an attack by an unseen adversary.
Want to make friends while traveling solo? Social media can help.MASHABLE.COM — Traveling isn’t just about the destination. Carry On is our series devoted to how we get away in the digital age, from the choices we make to the experiences we share. Jet-setting solo does not mean you have to fend for yourself in a foreign country all alone. The days are long over where you’ll have to grit your teeth through cheap booze and find the clubbing district of wherever you’re headed in order to bump shoulders with other humans. .
3 Major Causes of Recent Employee Turnover, According to New ResearchINC.COM — Today’s workplace extends beyond the physical office — particularly as companies roll out mandatory work-from-home policies amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. As new developments continue to unravel surrounding the global pandemic, it’s likely that employees will need additional support to maintain their personal well-being and levels of performance employers are asking them to achieve.
6 sexy movie and TV moments that aren’t sexMASHABLE.COM — It’s Summer Lovin’ Week here at Mashable, which means things are getting steamy. In honor of the release of Crazy Rich Asians, we’re celebrating onscreen love and romance, looking at everything from our favorite fictional couples to how Hollywood’s love stories are evolving. Think of it as our love letter to, well, love.
Mozambique’s mysterious conflict is intensifyingECONOMIST.COM — MICHAEL SMELLED trouble before he saw it. In January the 28-year-old from Bilibiza, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, caught a whiff of smoke. A village had been torched nearby. Within hours houses and schools in Bilibiza were burning as 10,000 residents fled.It was the second…
A Fitness Startup Pivots to Video Amid Covid-19INC.COM — Mandi Bateman had been teaching yoga and pilates for about 15 years when she and her co-founder David Schreck started LubbDubb, a Bay Area-based booking platform for fitness instructors, in 2017. Bootstrapped from the start, the platform let yoga, pilates, dance, and boot camp instructors connect directly to students and set up classes outside the usual studio system, which traditionally takes a large cut of the booking price.
How to Self-Care in Tough TimesLOLLYDASKAL.COM — At a time when the world’s problems seem overwhelming, self-care may seem like a selfish concern—the last thing that should be on your mind. But the changes brought on by the pandemic take a toll on a personal level as well as globally. Isolation is stressful, especially for extroverts and those…
Zoom Bug Gives Hackers Full Control Over ComputersINC.COM — As an ever-increasing number of people turn to Zoom during the coronavirus quarantine, a new report suggests they may have more to worry about than they know. Former NSA hacker and security researcher Patrick Wardle revealed two “zero-day exploits” inside Zoom on Wednesday. Zero-day exploit is a term used to describe security flaws that have been discovered that still don’t have a fix.
China’s Pinduoduo raises $1.1 billion in private share placementTECHCRUNCH.COM — Chinese e-commerce firm said on Tuesday it had raised $1.1 billion in a private share placement that will enable its further expansion and capture “additional opportunities” during the times of uncertainty. The Nasdaq-listed firm said some of its long-term investors financed the deal. The investors were granted newly issued Class A ordinary shares of Pinduoduo representing approximately 2.of the company’s total outstanding shares.