A trio of top Senate lawmakers is commencing a new push today to regulate the political ads that appear on Facebook, Google and Twitter, as Congress seeks to thwart the Russian government from spreading disinformation ahead of another U.S. election…. Read More ›
Apps, Social Media
Arianna Huffington has partnered with Samsung to create an app that helps you disconnect from the internet while also humblebragging to your friends that you can’t be reached. Read more at The Verge.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have launched an app designed to identify postpartum depression in new parents by connecting with them at home. Read more at mHealth Intelligence.
Facebook has created a powerful system that dynamically, and unpredictably, changes the prices of political ads. The system also encourages polarization by incentivizing ads that users are predisposed to agree with. Read more at The Verge.
General Electric teamed with Apple to make mobile applications for enterprise settings as workers seek to use smartphones and tablets to help manage machinery, factories and power plants. Read more at Mobile Marketer.
If you have a streaming-media player plugged into a TV or a “smart” TV with its own streaming apps, you may have new options for box-free viewing. Read more at USA Today.
Snap announced a new feature called Context Cards on Tuesday that lets users book Uber rides and restaurant reservations directly through the messaging app. Read more at CNN.
Five of the six major Hollywood studios have joined forces to make digital movie collecting easier than ever. Movies Anywhere, a free app and website digital locker service, launched with a combined library of more than 7,300 digital movies. Read… Read More ›