Episode 355

This week’s headlines: Facebook’s Relevance Score is Replaced with New Metrics, Twitter Focuses on Images and Video and Facebook Is Under Criminal Investigation.

The week’s news quick hits: YouTube Stories Get AR Selfie Filters, Twitter Launches New Testing App Called Twttr, Hulu and Spotify Partner on $9.99 Bundle, COPPA Update Introduced in the Senate, Facebook Updates Potential Reach Metric, Apple Sets Dates to Reveal Streaming Plans, Facebook Suffers from DDOS Attack, Facebook Extends Watch Party to TV, Spotify Challenges Apple’s 30% Fee on In-App Purchases and High-Profile Execs Leave Facebook.

Episode 354

This week’s headlines: Google and Facebook Preview Election Efforts in Canada and Indonesia, Instagram Launches Branded Content Ads and Mark Zuckerberg Promises Privacy for Future Facebook Users.

The week’s news quick hits: Amazon Plans Massive Grocery Expansion, Pinterest Expands Shopping Capabilities for Retailers, Verizon Shutting Down Oath Ad Platform, Google Shifts Programmatic Platform to First-Price Auction System and Facebook Limits Vaccine Misinformation Pages and Groups.

Episode 353

This week’s headlines: TikTok Surpasses One Billion Downloads

The week’s news quick hits: Pinterest and YouTube Go After Anti-Vaccination Propaganda, Instagram May Soon Enable Public Collections, Foursquare Launches New Offline Attribution Offering, Snapchat Android App Coming in 2019, Time Warner Acquisition Gets Closer to Reality, Facebook’s Clear History Feature Confirmed for 2019, LinkedIn Adds Raise Insight to LinkedIn Jobs, Facebook Woos TV Ad Buyers to Watch with Showcase and YouTube Disables Comments on Videos with Minors.

Episode 352

This week’s headlines: Digital Ad Spending to Exceed Traditional in 2019 and Pinterest Files for IPO.

The week’s news quick hits: Spotify Adds Placed to Measurement Partners, YouTube Adds Warnings to Strike Policy, Twitter Opens Up Conversation Testing to Beta Users, Apple Launching a Credit Card, Brands Pause YouTube Campaigns Among Brand Safety Concerns and Facebook Allowed Advertisers to Target Nazis.

Episode 351

This week’s headlines: Apple’s Magazine Subscription Service Terms Makes Publishers Wary and Facebook and Snapchat Court Publishers for Video Content.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Acquires Grokstyle, LinkedIn Launches Live Streaming, Amazon Acquires Eero, Instagram Testing Messaging Spinoff, Reddit Updates Conversion Pixel and Launches App-Install Ads, Twitter and Instagram Hit with Bugs, Apex Legends Shows Promise in Fortnite Dominated Gaming Space, Facebook Testing Option for Publishers to Serve Ads Programmatically on Watch, Amazon Launches Amazon Moments and Facebook Negotiating Settlement with FTC.

Episode 350

This week’s headlines: Snap’s Quarterly Earnings Point to New Android App, Spotify Goes All-In on Podcasts and Twitter Quarterly Earnings Reveal Daily Active Users.

The week’s news quick hits: Slack Begins Process to Go Public, Messenger Gets Unsend Feature, Firefox to Auto-Block Auto-Play Video and Audio, Facebook Acquihires Team Behind Chainspace, Facebook Opens Up Targeting Income Brackets by Zip Code, Facebook Business Merging Messaging App Management, Facebook Makes Bonus Structure Emphasize Social Good, Facebook Moves All Campaigns to Auto-Optimization System, New Emoji Announced, Instagram Stories Getting Donation Feature, Facebook Will Let Users See Who Uploaded Their Information, Facebook Lets Brands Join Groups and Instagram Launches IGTV Previews in Feeds.

Episode 349

This week’s headlines: Snapchat May Make Some Snaps Permanently Viewable, Facebook Launching Content Oversight Board, Reddit Launches CPC Ads and Facebook Reports Strong Earnings.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Launches Privacy Hub for Businesses, Facebook Launches European Election War Room, TikTok Tests Ad Unit, FaceTime Privacy Bug Discovered, Facebook Blocks Political Ad Monitoring Plug-Ins, Apple’s Streaming Service May Have a Launch Date, Facebook Pays Users to Install Research VPN, Twitter Testing News Digest, Pinterest Hires Firms to Lead IPO, Zuckerberg Shares Date to Merge Messaging Across Facebook Platforms, Publishers Partner to Measure Effectiveness of Digital Video, Pitch Deck Reveals Ad Formats Coming to TikTok, Snopes Pulls Out of Facebook Fact-Checking Program, Facebook and Twitter Remove Fake Accounts, Hulu Launches Pause Ads and Amazon Advertising Has a Very Good 2018.

Episode 348

Host: Taylor Wiegert (www.twitter.com/twiegert)

This week’s headlines: NBC Announces New Streaming Service, Facebook Working on Meme App for Teens, Facebook Launches Community Actions and Facebook Launching Cross-Messaging Across Platforms.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Tests Feature to Share Events as Stories, Snap CFO Departing Company, Alex Jones Gets a Roku Channel That Gets Taken Away, Facebook Users Unaware their Interests are Collected, YouTube Limits Challenge Videos, FTC May Levy Record Fine on Facebook, Google Receives GDPR Fine, Netflix Lets Users Share to Instagram Stories, WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding, Twitter Updates Website, Viacom Acquires Pluto TV, YouTube TV Goes National, Twitter Tests “Original Tweeter” Tag, Amazon Launches Autonomous Delivery Bot and Facebook Shutting Down Moments.

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Episode 347

This week’s headlines: Twitter May Look More Like Messaging Service, Twitter Inks Deal with the NBA and IMDB Launches Freedive.

The week’s news quick hits: Hulu Reports 25 Million Subscribers, Instagram Allows for Multiple Account Posting, Amazon Pilots Sample Program, Zuckerberg Shares 2019 Personal Challenge and Google Assistant Coming to Google Maps.

Episode 346

No big stories this week! Just a few quick hits.

The week’s news quick hits: Instagram Inadvertently Rolls Out Update Changing the Feed, Netflix’ Interactive Episode Launches and Roku Updates Roku Channel.