Getty Images Endless Possibilities: Getty Images has launched its new global campaign “Millions of Images. Endless Possibilities” (Milhões de imagens. Infinitas possibilidades). Created by Brazilian agency AlmapBBDO, the campaign seeks to show the depth of Getty Images’ extensive collection of millions of images, and how through imagery, any idea can come to life.
Snapchat is being slammed for its ‘whitewashing’ lenses: Last month it released a Bob Marley lens that many critics likened to digital blackface. This time around, the controversy is over a filter that “whitewashes” the user’s face, smoothing over the skin with a light complexion, bigger eyes and a thinner jaw. Snapchat users have dubbed it the “pretty” filter because it wipes out blemishes, however it has sparked criticism that it’s promoting Eurocentric beauty standards.
Google announces Firebase Analytics & Universal App Campaigns updates for app developers: At I/O on Wednesday, Google made several announcements for app developers looking to market and promote their apps with Google, including a new analytics platform for app developers. The company also touted Universal App Campaigns — the campaign type that launched a year ago to enable developers to run ads across Google properties and networks with one campaign set up in either AdWords or the Google Play Developer Console — for helping Google become a competitor in the app install ad market, despite being late to the game.
Zuckerberg calls Facebook ‘a platform for all ideas’ after meeting with conservatives: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with prominent US conservatives today to address concerns his social network was censoring news from right-leaning outlets. In a post published on his personal account, Zuckerberg painted the meeting in an uplifting light, saying, “I want to do everything I can to make sure our teams uphold the integrity of our products.”
Google Photos now has over 200 million monthly active users: Google Photos now has over 200 million monthly active users after only a year of existence, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced at I/O today. Users have created more than 2 trillion labels that help the company sort its Google Image search results, and 24 billion of those are selfies.
Allo is a messaging app with Google built right in: Google is announcing a new messaging app today. It’s called Allo and its main feature is a Google assistant that’s built right in. Google says it’ll be available later this summer — for free — on both iOS and Android.
LinkedIn resets passwords on millions of accounts as new data-leak reports surface: LinkedIn has responded to reports that millions of user account details have leaked online by invalidating the passwords deemed to have been impacted. The company added that it will contact the affected members to reset their passwords too.
This is Pinterest’s first ever TV ad: Pinterest aired its first ever TV ad on Monday. The spot ran on Channel 4, the UK TV commercial broadcaster. Created by ad agency Stinkdigital and brokered by media agency MediaCom, the commercial forms part of a seven-month campaign that will pick up lines from the shows the ads is around in the creative.