Monday, August 31, 2015

Around The Net

  • YouTube Gaming Getting Good ReviewsThe Verge

    The early reviews are in, and Google appears to have done a respectable job with its new gaming platform. “While the difference between YouTube Gaming and Twitch isn't all that pronounced on Android, YouTube unsurprisingly looks much slicker (and well-organized) than Twitch on desktop,” The Verge notes. “It also does a fairly good job of culling non-gaming content from its library.”  ...Read the whole story

  • How Facebook Pulled Off Its Mobile RebirthZDNet

    Smoothly running software was key to Facebook’s mobile transition. That’s reportedly what Adam Wolfk, senior engineer at the social giant, told attendees of a whiteboard session about the social network's product infrastructure, last week. “Such a plan required going back to the drafting board for every major product line from Photos to Events,” ZDNet reports.  ...Read the whole story

  • MTV Dealt With Snapchat For VMAsVariety

    To capture young audiences not used to watching TV anymore (!!!), it concocted “VMA” Live Story for Snapchat, giving them access to red carpet, backstage and other parts of the event that may not necessarily be seen on TV. Advertiser included Taco Bell, Verizon, American Legacy and Covergirl — Snapchat offered only four 10-second slots for marketers.  ...Read the whole story

Kim Kardashian Updates Instagram Ad For Morning Sickness Drug

Responding to criticism by the Food and Drug Administration, pharmaceutical company Duchesnay and celebrity Kim Kardashian have updated her Instagram account by posting warnings about the anti-nausea drug Diclegis. ...More