Facebook Workers Routinely Suppressed News Stories, The Voice & Twitter Plan To Use AI To Boost Social Engagement

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The Day I Met Attenborough: BBC celebration of Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday is brought to animated life with “The Day I Met Attenborough”, a set of short films produced at Aardman Studios.

Periscope is adding search options, drone broadcasts & making it easier to save live videos: After making it possible to save live video broadcasts beyond the original 24-hour time period, Periscope announced today it would soon be launching new search capabilities, drone broadcasts (with iPhones), and more control over saved videos.

How The Voice and Twitter Plan to Use Augmented Reality to Boost Social Engagement: Twitter is setting up an augmented reality (AR) booth backstage tonight at The Voice, which will be shooting live from NBC studios in Universial City, Calif. The celebrity voice coaches—Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams—and competing singers will tweet six-second videos of their interactions with animated objects.

The New Yorker’s Cover, and Qualcomm Ads, Come to Life This Week via Augmented Reality: Niemann’s cover is actually a front-and-back, two-page cover. It features a yellow-and-black subway car and city skyline landscape that begins to writhe with life when viewed through Uncovr, an augmented-reality app that transforms the printed page into an interactive experience.

Comcast buys French ad tech startup StickyAds: Comcast has bought French ad tech startup StickyAds for an undisclosed fee in a move that many see as the cable giant preparing a further charge into the programmatic TV, according to reports.

Pinterest’s browser button is now asking some users to ‘Save,’ not ‘Pin it’: Pinterest, that Web and mobile app for saving and sharing Pins of images, videos, articles, and other content, has made a small but telling change to one part of its button for browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on desktop. The button has historically had the words “Pin it” in the top left corner of images that people can save to their boards, but in recent weeks that term has been replaced by the more generic “Save” for some users.

Facebook says it doesn’t permit censorship in Trending Topics: Facebook has responded to allegations in a Gizmodo report that its contract news curators actively censored stories from conservative publications when selecting which items appear in its Trending Topics section.

Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News: Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project.