Twitter Notes feature to transition into long-form posts

Twitter Notes - Twitter App on Phone

The social media platform is known for its ultra-low character limit, but that could soon change. A new feature called Twitter Notes could soon be coming to the microblogging social media platform to provide users with a higher character limit than they’ve been used to using. The platform has doubled its original character count limit from 140 characters to 280, its current level. That said, the platform will now be adding much more space for users to share longer posts with a feature called Twitter Notes. The upcoming feature provides…

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Elton John uses QR code to support Pride Fundraising Campaign donations

QR Code - Pride Flag

The official quick response code made it possible for people to scan to donate during Pride. Elton John has rolled out a QR code to make it easier for people to be able to conveniently scan and make donations to The Elton John AIDS Foundation throughout Pride. The musician worked with Ogilvy UK and Clear Channel to help reach more consumers. The charitable partnership has made it possible to display the QR code to thousands of digital out-of-home screens located throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. The displays are all…

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ByteDance, TikTok owner, gets serious about virtual reality

Virtual Reality Headset - Investment

The company is preparing to make substantial investments into VR technology. TikTok app owner, ByteDance, is jacking up its investments into the virtual reality space, according to a recent report. Media reports have indicated that the company is pouring substantial money into VR technology. The Protocol report cited a source close to the matter, who said that “tons of money” was being invested into virtual reality content. It appears that a good chunk of the ByteDance investment will be poured into hiring. The Protocol report indicated that more than 40…

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Google Messages shuts off ads in India due to overwhelming spam

Google messages - India - Spam

The rampant problem has forced the tech giant to shut off the RCS ads throughout the country. Users of Google Messages in India have reported that they’ve been receiving an influx of unwanted advertisements recently while using Rich Communication Services (RCS). In response, the company has deployed a strategy to make sure it comes to an end – stopping all ads. Kaori Miyake, a spokesperson for the company, has confirmed that RCS ads have been disabled on Google Messages in India. The move was the fastest way the company could…

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Social media stocks drop $135 billion following Snap profit warning

Social Media Stocks drop

The platform’s shares tanked by 43 percent following the announcement it made. Snap Inc. recently issued a profit warning, causing social media stocks to lose over $135 billion in market value. The sector is already struggling with halted user growth and worries over rate hikes. Following the announcement, Snap’s own shares fell by the largest intraday decline it ever experienced. In fact, the 43 percent dive the Snap share took brought it below its $17 initial public offering price from 2017. That selloff eliminated nearly $16 billion of the company’s…

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