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Marty the robot: Non-essential workerMASHABLE.COM — While Marty was off the floor, Stop & Shop’s human workers were expected to carry out business as usual. Millions of grocery store employees like Don — who never imagined they’d have to put their lives on the line at their jobs — were told that they, like medical professionals and first…
Instagram Adds New Branded Content Options, Including Branded Content Tags in ReelsSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — With Instagram putting more emphasis on Reels as it seeks to combat the rise of TikTok, a key area where Instagram can best its rival is in monetization, and offering more lucrative brand partnership options and processes, in order to help users make money from their clips. Instagram has a more advanced systems in place for such, and furthering this, today, Instagram is adding new Branded Content Tags for both Reels and Live to expand its revenue options for creators.
10 excellent platforms for building mobile appsMASHABLE.COM — If you’ve ever wanted to build an app after thinking up a brilliant idea, you’re in the right place. Sure, the fear of coding can push you to not act on building your own app or to put off looking for the best app building software. Well, the good news is that it’s easier than ever to enter the mobile app market — no coding knowledge or experience required.
How to focus on work when you’re distracted by a world in crisisFASTCOMPANY.COM — On this week’s episode of Secrets of the Most Productive People, I asked longtime Fast Company contributor and professor of psychology and marketing at the University of Texas at Austin Art Markman for his advice on how to manage the stress, cope with anxiety, and hopefully regain focus at work. He broke down how our brain’s natural response to stress is avoidance (think running away from a large animal).
The promise and challenge of Roblox’s future in ChinaTECHCRUNCH.COM — In a much-anticipated move, California-based gaming firm filed to go public last week. One aspect driving the future growth of the children- and community-focused gaming platform is its China entry, which it fleshes out in detail for the first time in its IPO prospectus. Like all gaming companies entering China, Roblox must work with a local publishing and operations partner.
Barack Obama’s new memoir will give his former deputy little comfortECONOMIST.COM — Nov 21st 2020THE ONLY racist epithets Barack Obama recalls from his first presidential campaign, in his engrossing new memoir, “A Promised Land”, were uttered by the rural white folk who declared they were “thinking of voting for the nigger”. He would go on to win the biggest majority of any…
Tech in the Biden eraTECHCRUNCH.COM — may have spent eight years in an administration that doted on the tech industry, but that long honeymoon, punctuated by four years of Trump, looks to be over. Tech is on notice in 2020. The Russian election interference saga of the 2016 election opened the floodgates for social media’s ills. The subsequent years unleashed dangerous torrents of homegrown extremism and misinformation that either disillusioned or radicalized regular people.
Designed to Deceive: Do These People Look Real to You?NYTIMES.COM — There are now businesses that sell fake people. On the website Generated.Photos, you can buy a “unique, worry-free” fake person for $2.99, or 1,000 people for $1,000. If you just need a couple of fake people — for characters in a video game, or to make your company website appear more diverse —…
Why You Should Schedule Dedicated ‘Me Time’ If You Don’t Get Enough Right NowENTREPRENEUR.COM — November 17, 2020 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Humans are a social species. In fact, whether you have realized it or not, we need each other to survive. Because of…
Facebook Outlines Evolving Efforts to Combat Hate Speech in New ReportSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Facebook’s facilitation and amplification of both hate speech and misinformation has been a key topic of focus over the past four years, but even more so within the chaos of 2020. COVID-19, the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the US Presidential election have all, in their own ways, underlined the role that Facebook can play in amplifying dangerous narratives, and sowing division as a result
A bug meant Twitter Fleets could still be seen after they disappearTECHCRUNCH.COM — is the latest social media site to allow users to experiment with posting disappearing content. Fleets, as Twitter calls them, allows its mobile users post short stories, like photos or videos with overlaying text, that are set to vanish after 24 hours. But a bug meant that fleets weren’t deleting properly and could still be accessed long after 24 hours had expired.
What happens to Trump’s official Twitter account after Biden becomes POTUS?MASHABLE.COM — It’s almost been four years since since our first “digital” president handed over the presidential Twitter keys to Donald Trump. Barack Obama’s transition from the Oval Office in 2017 was the first time many official Twitter accounts (and other social media pages on Instagram, Facebook, Medium, and beyond) were archived.
How video game development has changed over the last decadeMASHABLE.COM — When it comes to video games, 10 years feels like an eternity. In the past decade, we’ve watched independent game development grow from a niche, smoldering corner of the market to a raging wildfire spreading ceaselessly across the world. We’ve seen retail releases dwindle in favor of digital…
Joe Biden’s China policy will be a mix of Trump’s and Obama’sECONOMIST.COM — EARLY IN HIS campaign for the presidency, Joe Biden rejected the notion that China was much of a worry. He argued that no leader in the world would trade the challenges facing China for their own. “China’s going to eat our lunch? Come on, man,” Mr Biden scoffed. “I mean, you know, they’re not bad…
8 ways climate change is already impacting youMASHABLE.COM — Moving forward requires focus. Mashable’s Social Good Series is dedicated to exploring pathways to a greater good, spotlighting issues that are essential to making the world a better place. We’ve been warned about climate change for so long that it feels familiar, a constantly looming spectre of doom up ahead.
4 Major Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Not Mix Their Businesses with PoliticsENTREPRENEUR.COM — November 18, 2020 10 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There was a reason why many saloons during the Wild West era listed “no politics” as a house rule—like oil and…
Resellee wants to become the Pinduoduo of Southeast AsiaTECHCRUNCH.COM — Launched in the Philippines, social commerce startup Resellee wants to recreate the success of Pinduoduo, one of China’s fastest-growing e-commerce companies, in Southeast Asia. A major part of Resellee’s business is grocery deliveries, including fresh produce, and it has struck partnerships with the government and farmers’ groups to meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
China’s smartphone giant Oppo ratchets up AR pushTECHCRUNCH.COM — Tech companies around the world are still identifying the “next big thing” enabled by 5G connections. Some, such as are betting it will be augmented reality. The Chinese smartphone firm showcased its progress in AR at a Tuesday event swarmed by hundreds of reporters, analysts, and partners in Shenzhen.
Senators warn Facebook, Twitter at post-election hearing: ‘Change is going to come’MASHABLE.COM — Not so fast. Tuesday’s , which once again saw Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey remotely take the hot seat, was a little bit different. What made this one unique? This hearing was the first time Congress got to grill Zuckerberg and Dorsey since the election. Republican lawmakers for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, titled “Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election,” as a result of taken by the social media platforms against a New York Post story concerning leaks from Joe Biden’s son’s laptop.
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