Friday, September 23, 2016

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    • Bluestacks Adds Facebook Live OptionEngadget

      Mobile gaming platform Bluestacks is adding a Facebook Live option to its desktop Android emulator, Engadget reports. “So whether you're using a PC or Mac, you can now grab your favorite games from the Play store, launch them and stream using the same interface,” it writes. “Bluestacks added a similar Twitch-streaming option just a few month ago -- while Amazon's platform is known for gaming, Facebook clearly has similar ambitions.” ...Read the whole story

    • UK Newspapers Ask Government For Help In Battle With Google and FacebookThe Guardian

      Newspaper publishers have called on the government to curb the activities of search engines and social media websites. Through their trade body, the News Media Association (NMA), they delivered a briefing to ministers on Thursday about their concerns. They want the government to "ensure that online platforms operate within a framework that is fair, non-abusive and respectful of media plurality." ...Read the whole story

    • Instagram Doubles Advertiser Base In Six MonthsCampaign

      Instagram has doubled its advertiser base in the last six months to more than 500,000 advertisers, with the top five verticals being consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, retail, entertainment and technology. The platform also said that more than 1.5 million businesses have converted to a business profile since it introduced Business Tools just two months ago. ...Read the whole story

    • Instagram More Than Doubles Its Advertiser Base In Six MonthsFortune

      Instagram has 500,000 advertisers, more than double the number it had in February, the Facebook-owned company reported. Instagram was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion four years ago and launched an ad program in September, Fortune reported. "The fast rise shows a strong momentum with advertisers that want to reach its 500 million monthly active users. Instagram’s advertiser numbers, however, are still far cry from that of Facebook, which is estimated to have 2 million advertisers. But Instagram has already surpassed other, older social media sites like Twitter, which has just over 100,000 advertisers. Instagram’s COO Marne Levine said that ... ...Read the whole story

    • Bumble Launches Photo Verification SystemTechCrunch

      To prevent people from using others people’s pictures in their dating profiles, Bumble is launching a photo verification system. “For some reason certain people feel the need to create a dating profile using someone else’s pictures,” TechCrunch notes. “Whether it’s done to impersonate someone else, bully someone or even just pull a prank, it happens more than you’d think.” ...Read the whole story

    5 Things You Need To Know About Millennials And Health

    Youth may be wasted on the young, but when it comes to taking control of their health and well-being, Millennials are pretty much kicking older generations' saggy-old butts. That's because, unlike Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, ...More