New York’s Museum of Modern Art is under siege. Well, a virtual siege, at least. A group of renegade artists has co-opted the brightly-lit Jackson Pollock gallery on the museum’s fifth floor, turning it into their personal augmented reality playground. Read… Read More ›
Apps, Social Media
Amazon.com’s Alexa has a little something to teach your kids about manners. After receiving feedback from some parents concerned about how voice assistants are affecting their kids’ attitudes, the company updated Alexa to reward children who ask for things nicely. Read more at… Read More ›
Snapchat plans to start testing six-second video ads that can’t be skipped, a departure from its past practice of letting its users tap their phone screens to jump straight to desired content. Read more at Mobile Marketer.
The Facebook data appropriation by Cambridge Analytica is just the tip of the iceberg, according to cybersecurity experts. In fact, our data is being culled from a variety of sources and our ability to stop it is essentially impossible. Did… Read More ›
The number of seniors in the US grows by more than a million every year. Finally, there are apps for that. These services were designed with older folks in mind. Read more at Wired.
An advertising executive asked job candidates to apply via text message — and it changed the way he thinks about hiring
When hiring for their summer 2018 internship program in New York, Global advertising company Havas took an innovative approach. The hiring campaign — dubbed “Text Me, Harry Bee” — asked internship candidates to text Havas’ chief creative officer, Harry Bernstein,… Read More ›
Facebook told British lawmakers on Thursday that it never read the terms and conditions for an app that ultimately allowed Cambridge Analytica to access 87 million users’ names, “likes” and other personal information. Read more at The Washington Post.
Snapchat, fresh off a redesign that managed to piss off just about the entirety of its user base, is reportedly getting ready to introduce a new feature that no one (except its stockholders) has been asking for: unskippable advertisements. The… Read More ›
Users of Facebook, Google and other popular technology platforms are likely to benefit from stricter privacy regulations that, beginning next month, will require new disclosures, new forms of consent and new power to limit how personal data is stored and… Read More ›
Snapchat introduced a new type of augmented-reality-enhanced interactive lens, Snappables, calling them the first shared AR experiences on the messaging application. Read more at Adweek.