YouTube mobile shopping ads to help Google capitalize on the consumer-YouTube relationship

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Google is extending its mobile shopping ads network reach to engage consumers on YouTube. YouTube mobile shopping ads will be added to the popular video platform’s mobile app. A growing number of mobile users are heading to YouTube to watch reviews and obtain recommendations. This gives Google the opportunity to target these users with engaging and shoppable types of ads. YouTube users are more open minded to discovering new content when browsing their home feed. According to the director of YouTube product management, Nicky Rettke, YouTube is taking notice of…

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New feature Facebook News to launch on Facebook’s mobile app in the US

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Facebook is testing a new way to give its user more control over the stories they view. The social networking giant is trailing Facebook News via its mobile app in the United States. The company has reportedly begun testing a news hub that is dedicated to providing users with quality news. The purpose of the hub is to give users greater control over the stories they see to deliver an experience that is more relevant and personalized. The hub has a “Today’s Stories” section curated by the company’s team of…

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Snapchat Adidas mobile game lets players buy special baseball cleats

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Adidas partners with Snapchat and Dick’s Sporting Goods to launch a shoppable 8-bit mobile game. The Snapchat Adidas mobile game, called “Baseball’s Next Level,” is an 8-bit mobile game available on the social app. The game, which is the result of a partnership between the German sportswear giant, the social app, and the American sporting goods retail company, lets Snapchat users play as MLB athletes and each of those athletes are wearing their own limited-edition cleats from the Adidas 8-bit collection. Snapchat users can purchase the shoes directly within the…

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Instagram QR Code Nametag appears to be in testing stage

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The social media network is reportedly testing a tweak to its “Nametag” feature. An Instagram QR Code Nametag feature seems to be in a testing phase. This feature would depend on quick response codes to connect users, according to Mobilesyurp. It appears as though Instagram is interested in changing up how users share their Nametag with other users. Presently, Instagram (IG) offers a “Nametag” feature that shows an IG users’ username and IG logo in a white squire on a colorful background. This Nametag can be shared with other users…

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Facebook facial recognition is rolling out to all users

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Facebook is replacing its tag suggestion feature with facial recognition. The Facebook facial recognition feature is now being offered to all users. However, the social media giant has been careful to keep the controversial feature opt-in by default. New Facebook users and existing users who currently have the “tag suggestions” setting will be alerted to the facial recognition feature and will receive information about how it works. The feature will not automatically recognize a user in photos or videos unless it is turned on. The original feature, called “tag suggestions,”…

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