Facebook recently hosted it’s annual F8 conference. The company announced several new research areas, like direct brain-computer typing and hearing through skin. It’s also creating 360 cameras for companies, expanding augmented reality features, launching a frame studio for users to create frames, and greatly expanding the capabilities of Messenger.
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) April 19, 2017
Snapchat has acquired the patent from geofilters for $7.7 million from Mobli, the company that launched geofilters six years ago. Of Snap’s $400 million revenue, $360 million was made by selling geofilters.
— Engadget (@engadget) April 21, 2017
Instagram has just rolled out a new photo collection feature, taking a page out of Pinterest’s book. Users can now tap and hold on the “bookmark” feature to save photos to private collections.
The ability to save posts in collections? Sounds like Pinterest? Yes. Only it's Instagram! https://t.co/kEzVAqpEbP
— We are Social Media (@WeRSM) April 21, 2017
Twitter has just launched in-stream video ads due to the increased importance of streaming video content. This feature will allow brands to air mid-roll ads in addition to pre-roll ads.
— We are Social Media (@WeRSM) April 20, 2017