Parents Are Joining Snapchat Now, Facebook Updates Simplify Bot Interactions

Global digital news - New data states about the popularity of Snapchat, indicating that it’s starting to creep into the older generation, Facebook has unveiled a number of new features for bot developers, and more

Global Goals Girls Wannabe: The United Nations’ Global Goals has launched #WhatIReallyReallyWant, a music video applying the Spice Girls 1996 hit “Wannabe”, to highlight key issues facing women and girls around the world. The performers are shown in four different settings, promoting quality education for women, an end to violence against women, an end to child marriage and equal pay for equal work.

Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor is joining Twitter’s board: Twitter has appointed another new board member: Bret Taylor, the former chief technology officer at Facebook and an ex-Google employee who helped create Google Maps. He’s currently the CEO of a startup called Quip, and had co-founded a startup called Friendfeed that once could have been described as sort-of a Twitter competitor.

Facebook updates simplify bot interactions: Last week, Facebook unveiled a number of new features for bot developers on the Messenger Platform aimed at making the conversational tech more accessible to users.

UK publishers hope to capitalize on Brexit by offering new print products: The Financial Times was quick off the mark with a free Brexit print tabloid, which it released in London on the weekend immediately after the vote. The publisher has credited a 48 percent spike in that weekend’s main newspaper sales to the tabloid.

How Kim Kardashian drove GQ’s biggest days of online traffic, ever: While the definition of “viral” may be fuzzy, for GQ’s digital and social platforms, its feature story and photo shoot of Kim Kardashian was undeniably so. The celebrity, socialite and businesswoman was responsible for the two biggest days of online traffic in the publication’s history — a million unique views when the story went live on June 16 and more than two million views over 36 hours — and its best month for print subscription sales on the site this year (it wouldn’t provide figures).

5 ways UK brands are using 360-degree video: Now, brands in the U.K. are testing the format’s potential for different reasons. Here’s why.

Inside ESPN’s push to be the worldwide leader in eSports: ESports hasn’t gone mainstream quite yet, but when it does, the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports” has every intention of being there to cover it. ESPN’s interest in eSports is unsurprising considering the industry’s growing popularity.

Pinterest Updates Strategy, Looks to Scale Search and Audience Based Buying: Seeking to scale its ad business ahead of a much anticipated IPO, Pinterest said it’s updated its advertising strategy and will place more focus on expanding its keyword search and audience based buying offerings.

Snapchat usage soars, attracting parents and weirding out teens: When parents make it to Snapchat, so do marketers — or is it the other way around? The Wall Street Journal shares new data about the popularity of the social network, indicating that it’s starting to creep into the older generation.

Google AdSense has closed many inactive accounts on July 4th: On July 4, 2016, Google sent out an unusually large number of notifications to Google AdSense publishers that their accounts have been canceled. Google just informed us that these account cancellations were done because those accounts had been inactive for a long time.

Vice Media buys Dasha Zhukova’s Garage art magazine: Vice Media has acquired a controlling stake in Garage Magazine, an art and culture publication founded by Dasha Zhukova, the wife of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, as the youth brand pushes into contemporary art.