Episode 319

This week’s headlines: Facebook Reveals More Info on User Tracking and Expands Spotlight to Other Platforms and Snapchat Embraces Conversions.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Stories Get AR Drawings, Instagram Users Can Now Download Their Profile Information, Snapchat Tests Tabs, Pinterest Updates Brand Profile Pages, Amazon Prime Reaches 100 Million Subscribers and CNN Finds Brand Safety Issues Remain on YouTube.

Episode 318

This week’s headlines: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress and Twitter and Facebook Endorse Honest Ads Act.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Launches Tool Telling Users If Cambridge Analytica Harvested Their Data, HQ’s Getting Social Features, Some Snapchat Users Report Chronological Stories, YouTube Kids Relaunching with Handpicked Content, Nielsen Shows Increased Consumption in Google Usage, Users Show Increased Interest in Google Properties, Bots Share Most Links on Twitter, Instagram Launches New Features and Facebook Launches Data Abuse Bounty Program.

Episode 317

This week’s headlines: Facebook to Require Consent for Targeting by Email, YouTube Announces TrueView Ads for Reach, Snapchat Launches Group Chat Feature, Fallout for Facebook Continues and Facebook Receives the MRC Stamp of Approval on Ad Impressions.

The week’s news quick hits: Snapchat Launches Awareness Campaign, Reddit Gets First Redesign Ever and Snapchat Updates Lenses to Take Advantage of iPhone X.

Episode 316

This week’s headlines: Instagram Updates Algorithm to Emphasize Recency, Snapchat Adds New Features to Snap Map, Facebook Implements Massive Changes in Wake of Controversy and Snapchat Seems to Be Launching Connected Apps.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Expands Local News Initiative to All Countries, Snap Launches Location-Based Advertising Features, HQ Lands First Sponsor, Facebook Removes ‘Interested In’ Ad Targeting, Apple Slates New Shows for Next March, FTC Announces Investigation into Facebook Privacy Practices, Google Acquires Tenor, Turner Sports Launches New Streaming Service, Apple Launches iPad for Students, LinkedIn Brings Video Ads to All Advertisers, Business Chat Shows Up in iOS 11.3 and Snap Has Another Round of Employee Cuts.

Episode 315

This week’s headlines: Pinterest Shopping Ads Roll Out to More Retailers, Facebook Works to Incentivize Content Creators and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Data Controversy.

The week’s news quick hits: Instagram Users Can Add Hashtags to their Profiles, YouTube Aims to Convert More Users to Paying Subscribers, Instagram Launches Shopping Channel in the UK, YouTube Bans Firearm Demo Content, YouTube Takes Steps to Focus on Verified News Sources, LinkedIn Adds Overlays to Videos and Facebook Launches Deeper AR Analytics.

Episode 314

This week’s headlines: Twitter Opening Verification to All Users, Snapchat to Feature Community AR Lenses, YouTube Allows for Search-Based Targeting, Reddit Launches Native Mobile Ads and Twitter Working on Snapchat Collections-Like Experience.

The week’s news quick hits: Snapchat Allows Branded Content in Discover, Giphy Integration Removed from Snapchat and Instagram Following Discovery of Racist GIF, Twitter Suspends Tweetdecking Accounts, Facebook to Stream 25 MLB Games, Snapchat Testing User Tagging in Stories, Apple Acquires Texture, Twitch Giving Free Games to Prime Members Each Month, YouTube to Counter Conspiracy Videos with Facts, Facebook Working to Launch Daily News Shows for Watch and Facebook Opens Up Instant Games to All Developers.

Episode 313

This week’s headlines: Twitter Shows Signs of Embracing Programmatic Ad Tech and Facebook’s Troubles with Watch.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Pitches Advertisers Brand Safe Videos, Video Chat Comes to Messenger Lite, Twitter to Notify Users Mentioned in Group Direct Messaging Conversations, Twitter Takes Steps to Restrict Cryptocurrency Accounts and Snap Inc. has Biggest Job Cuts to Date.

Episode 312

This week’s headlines: Snapchat May Be Rolling Out Social Selling, Twitter Looks to Give Promoted Trends a Refresh,  Facebook Launches Local News Subscriptions Accelerator and Facebook Ends Experiment Separating News Feed.

The week’s news quick hits: Pandora Launches Programmatic Audio Ads, Google Launches Google Pay, Snapchat Launches Giphy Integration, Instagram Adds More Ephemerality Control to Direct, Google Updates AdSense to Add Auto Ads, YouTube Adds Live Streaming Features, Twitter Lets Brands Send More Messages Through API, Twitter Launches Bookmark Feature, Amazon Acquires Ring, Spotify Files for IPO and Google Launches Hangouts Chat.

Episode 311

This week’s headlines: Snapchat Gives Verified Users Analytics, Google’s Ad Blocking Chrome Browser Launches and Snap Extends Marketing API.

The week’s news quick hits: Publishers and Influencers Work to Abide by Facebook’s Updated Branded Content Guidelines, Google Launches AMP Stories, Experts Advising on Messenger Kids Received Funding from Facebook, Facebook Hardware Coming in July and Pinterest Releases Board Updates.

Episode 310

This week’s headlines: Instagram Launches Collection Ads, Snap Surprises Everyone with Strong Quarter and Twitter Reports Profit for Fourth Quarter.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Watch May Borrow More from YouTube’s Strategy, Snapchat Launches Muting Options and Caption Customizations, Instagram Tests Retweet-Like Functionality, Facebook Tests Down Vote Button and Snapchat Launches Custom Lenses for Users.