The NFL joins TikTok in multi-year partnership

The NFL joins TikTok in multi-year partnership

The NFL and social video app TikTok today announced a multi-year partnership to bring NFL content to worldwide fans, just ahead of the NFL’s 100th season kick off on September 5. The partnership includes the launch of an official NFL account on the video platform, as well as a series of NFL-themed hashtag challenges, and Read more about The NFL joins TikTok in multi-year partnership[…]

Facebook will require political advertisers provide further credentials, or have their ads paused

Facebook will require political advertisers provide further credentials, or have their ads paused

Ahead of the 2020 elections, Facebook today announced it’s tightening requirements for groups buying political ads on the social network. The company last year began requiring advertisers get authorized to run ads about social issues, elections, or politics, which involves advertisers providing identification to confirm who they are and where they’re located — including a U.S. Read more about Facebook will require political advertisers provide further credentials, or have their ads paused[…]

Spotify matches Apple Music’s 3-month trial

Spotify matches Apple Music’s 3-month trial

Spotify’s battle with Apple Music is continuing to heat up. On Monday, the company introduced upgrades to its Premium Family plan which now offers parental controls and other exclusive features, like a family playlist. Today, Spotify is going head-to-head with Apple on its free trial offer. Previously, new users to the Spotify Premium subscription could Read more about Spotify matches Apple Music’s 3-month trial[…]

YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue

YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue

YouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which may result in an increased number of blocked videos in the shorter term — but overall, a healthier ecosystem in the long-term. Going forward, copyright owners will no longer be able to monetize creator videos with very short or Read more about YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue[…]

Twitter’s latest test lets users subscribe to a tweet’s replies

Twitter’s latest test lets users subscribe to a tweet’s replies

Twitter in more recent months has been focused on making conversations on its platform easier to follow, participate in, and in some cases, block. The company’s latest test, announced via a tweet ahead of the weekend, will allow users to subscribe to replies to a particularly interesting tweet they want to follow, too, in order Read more about Twitter’s latest test lets users subscribe to a tweet’s replies[…]

Large retailers saw 64% increase in sales on Monday, thanks to Amazon Prime Day

Large retailers saw 64% increase in sales on Monday, thanks to Amazon Prime Day

It’s no longer a winner-take-all scenario for Amazon Prime Day — in fact, that hasn’t been true for years. As soon as other large retailers realized they could piggyback on Amazon’s annual sales event to boost their own revenues from counter-sales, they’ve been doing just that. According to new data from Adobe Analytics out this Read more about Large retailers saw 64% increase in sales on Monday, thanks to Amazon Prime Day[…]

Google Pay gets more deeply integrated with Chrome

Google Pay gets more deeply integrated with Chrome

Google Chrome users will now have an easier way to pay while online shopping, says Google, thanks to an update that lets you access the payment information you’ve saved to your Google Account. Previously, you could sync this payment information between browsers on different platforms by turning on the Google sync option. Now, the company Read more about Google Pay gets more deeply integrated with Chrome[…]

Amazon rolls out early Prime Day deals on devices including Fire TV Recast, services and more

Amazon rolls out early Prime Day deals on devices including Fire TV Recast, services and more

In addition to expanding Prime Day to a two-day long sale event, taking place on July 15-16, Amazon today announced it’s kicking things off with early Prime Day sales across a range of devices and services. The pre-sale includes discounts on the Fire TV Recast, Ring Video Doorbell, and Echo Dot — the latter a Read more about Amazon rolls out early Prime Day deals on devices including Fire TV Recast, services and more[…]

Amazon snags Taylor Swift to headline its Prime Day 2019 concert

Amazon snags Taylor Swift to headline its Prime Day 2019 concert

Amazon is going big on this year’s Prime Day. In addition to expanding its popular sales event to two days instead of one, the retailer is also planning to host a Prime Day Concert headlined by Taylor Swift, exclusively for Prime members. The concert streams worldwide on July 10, 2019, at 9 PM ET on Read more about Amazon snags Taylor Swift to headline its Prime Day 2019 concert[…]

Google’s new media literacy program teaches kids how to spot disinformation and fake news

Google’s new media literacy program teaches kids how to spot disinformation and fake news

Google announced this morning it’s expanding its two-year-old digital safety and citizenship curriculum for children, “Be Internet Awesome,” to now include media literacy — specifically, the ability to identify so-called “fake news” and other false content. The company says it’s launching six new media literacy activities for its curriculum that will help teach kids things Read more about Google’s new media literacy program teaches kids how to spot disinformation and fake news[…]