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Imagine a Facebook Without Facebook: How AI Will Soon Disrupt Social Media (Forbes)

Pondering a future in which A.I. works side by side with blockchain to disrupt the current (sometimes oppressive) economic top-down model and move it toward a more bottom-up, egali... More

How Chinese Video App TikTok Conquered the World, Making Teens, and Child Safety, Trend (SCMP)

With more than a billion downloads, the short-form video app owned by start-up ByteDance has captured the imagination of users across the globe.... More

Instagram Bringing Shoppable Influencer Posts to Your Feed (Variety)

Get ready for Instagram influencers to peddle more stuff to you: Facebook is set to announce at its f8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Tuesday that Instagram is rolling ou... More

Tinder Wants In on Your Music Festival Meet-Cute (NY Times)

Tinder announced a new feature called Festival Mode, which will allow users to identify fellow festivalgoers before they descend on Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Firefly, among othe... More

Mobile-First is More Than a Buzzword (Tech HQ)

Here in 2019, there is no excuse for any business not to have a mobile optimized website that delivers the same experience across laptops, smartphones, and tablets. However, do not... More

The Future of Shopping is Already Happening in China (Bloomberg)

Traditional retail and e-commerce hold little interest for consumers who are wedded to smartphones and take their cues from influencers.... More

Legal Gambling From Your Phone Could be a $150B Industry, but Making it Happen Will be Tough (CNBC)

Any state can legalize sports betting after a landmark Supreme Court ruling last year. So far, New Jersey is the only state where FanDuel and DraftKings are up and running, althoug... More

Games May Be Toning Down Sexual Content, But Not Violence (THR)

As the video game industry attracts an ever wider user base, the content in established series has shifted to appeal to the new market. Best-selling franchises such as Mortal Komba... More

Coachella Goes AR With Immersive Stage Experience (Variety)

Coachella is embracing augmented reality with an immersive stage experience that encourages the audience to take out their phones and participate with audio-reactive AR filters. Th... More

Britain Plans Social Media Regulation to Battle Harmful Content (CNBC)

Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content.... More

Enterprise Mobility: Why We’re all Millennials When it Comes to Workplace Expectations (MicroStratgey Blog)

Millennials may be credited with driving change in the way we use technology in both life and work, but a Pew Research study shows that there isn’t as much of a generational gap ... More

Top 8 Mobile Market, Technology Trends (Western Digital Blog)

The mobile market has seen an incredible trajectory. There are over 3 billion smartphone users across the globe, and although concerns of saturation, we’re short before the next ... More

Twitter’s New Prototype App ‘twttr’ Launches Today (TechCrunch)

Twitter’s new prototype application is rolling out to the first group of testers starting today, the company announced this afternoon by way of a tweet. The app, which Twitter is... More

Have Smartphones Really Destroyed a Generation? We Don’t Know (Vox)

Teens in the United States are coming of age at a time when digital technology is truly ubiquitous, where smartphones are all of our “constant companions.” These youth are also... More

Twitter Plans to Test Moderated Conversations (Variety)

Twitter is getting ready to test a new feature that will allow users to moderate the replies to their tweets, the company confirmed Thursday afternoon. The new feature would allow ... More

AI: Your New Personal Shopper (Digitalist)

With artificial intelligence recommendations driving 75% of Netflix selections and 35% of Amazon purchases, businesses must start looking to market to their newest customer – AI.... More

6 Digital Transformation Tactics to Improve Mobile Conversion in 2019 (Adobe Blog)

1. Get serious about your data readiness posture. Sprinters will tell you that the most important part of the race is their start off the blocks. And the most important part of the... More

How Brand Experiences and Social Media Intersect (Adweek)

Thanks to the combined rise of tech and our desire for human interactions, we’re choosing experiences that enable us to simultaneously exist in our real and virtual worlds more t... More

MTV Launches SVOD Consumer App (Broadband TV News)

Viacom International Media Networks is launching MTV’s first ever direct-to-consumer SVOD mobile streaming app. MTV Play will initially only be available in the UK and marks a gl... More

Mobile Gaming Jumps 5% (Twice)

The number of mobile gamers has grown 5 percent since last year, according to a new study. Tablet gamers, meanwhile, play only a few times a week, which NPD said is consistent with... More