Episode 273

This week’s headlines: YouTube Takes Steps to Protect Advertisers from Offensive Placements, YouTube Simplifies Ad Metrics, Reddit Launches Profiles, Instagram Expands Shopping Tags to More Businesses and Live Streaming Gets More Competitive.

The week’s news quick hits: Twitter Launches New Troll-Prevention Tools, Google Launches Hangouts Business Products, Facebook Strikes Deal with MLS to Stream Games, Twitter Updates Gnip Firehose to Provide Like Data, Facebook Explicitly Prohibits Use of Data for Surveillance, YouTube Annotations Editor Shutting Down, Instagram Lets Users Save Live Videos, Instagram Reaches 1 Million Advertisers Milestone, Apple Launches Clips, Facebook Audience Network Can Now Be Leveraged with Header Bidding, Google Maps Users Can Share Their Locations with Others, LinkedIn Rolls Out Trending Storylines, Instagram Testing Offline Mode and Foursquare Analytics Opens Up to More Brands.

Episode 272

This week’s headlines: Facebook Potentially Launching “Spotlight Module,” Facebook Updates How Messenger Bots Work, Facebook Provides Advertisers Cross-Platform Stats in New Dashboard, Twitter Allowing Advertisers to Buy Video Like TV and Facebook Launches Messenger Day.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Rolls Out Fake News Callouts on Posts, Facebook Testing Reactions in Messenger, Twitch Launches Content Feed Called Pulse, Instagram Launches Geostickers, Microsoft Shuts Down Socl, Twitter Adds Analytics to Moments, Pinterest Acquires Jelly and Facebook Launches 360 App.

Episode 271

This week’s headlines: Google Removing 30-Second Unskippable Ads, Pinterest Launches Labs, YouTube is Launching TV Streaming Service and Instagram Launches Sponsored Stories.

The week’s news quick hits: YouTube Users Watch 1 Billion Hours of Content Per Day, Twitter Launches Top Comments for Live Streams, Snap Looking Into Launching a Drone, Periscope Launches Closed Groups, Line Launching Voice Assistant for the Home, Medium Launches Series, Facebook Adds Suicide Prevention Tools to Live, Foursquare Launches Location SDK, Twitter Adds New Safety Filters and Snap Inc. Closes Its First Day of Trading.

Episode 270

This week’s headlines: WhatsApp Launches Disappearing Photos and Videos, Instagram Launches Albums and Facebook Introducing Commercial Breaks Into Video Content.

The week’s news quick hits: Snap Inc. Selling Spectacles Online, Amazon Lowers Free Shipping Minimum, YouTube Introduces Advertising Audits, Twitter Lets Brands Personalize Customer Service, Facebook Rolls Out Updated Emojis, Users Can Add Flags to Facebook Profile Photos and Google Allo is Getting a Desktop App.

Episode 269

Hosts: Taylor Wiegert (www.twitter.com/twiegert) and Kevin Dugan (www.twitter.com/prblog)

This week’s headlines: Twitter Cutting Back on Products Offered, Facebook Working to Secure Music Deals and Facebook Moves Deeper into Video.

The week’s news quick hits: Musical.ly Makers Launching Messaging App, Google Maps Gets Sharable Destination Lists, Facebook Secures Soccer Streaming Deal with Univision, Twitter Tests Top Videos for You and Twitter Tests Putting Abusive Users in Timeout.

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Episode 268

This week’s headlines: Twitter Takes Major Steps to Combat Abuse, Pinterest Launches Lens to Shop from Your Camera and Facebook Launching Ads With Sound Guaranteed On.

The week’s news quick hits: YouTube Adding Live Streaming to Mobile App, The New York Times Bundles Subscription with Spotify, Twitter Reports Ad Revenue Decline, Facebook Updates Safety Check with Community Help and Facebook Clamps Down on Bias in Advertising.

Episode 267

This week’s headlines: Facebook Testing for Launch of Promoted Animated Masks, Pinterest Rolls Out New Search Product, Snapchat Makes Ad Buying Easier, Facebook Launching Video App, Instagram Testing Multi-Photo Albums and Snap Inc. Files for IPO.

The week’s news quick hits: Twitch Breaks E-Sports Record, Walmart Offers Free Two-Day Shipping to Compete with Amazon, Apple Breaks iPhone Sales Record, Twitter Testing Video View Counts, Measurement Companies Partner with Facebook, Google Launches Fast-Loading Ads with Cloudflare, Lego Launches Social Network for Kids, Snapcodes Can Be Created for Any Website, Facebook Algorithm Takes Additional Steps to Bury Fake News and Snapchat Lenses May Expand to Work on Landscapes. 

Episode 266

This week’s headlines: Snapchat Gears Up for IPO, Snapchat Lets Advertisers Buy Ads Based on Nielsen Digital Rankings, Facebook Updating Trending Topics, Facebook Testing Prominent Ads on Messenger, Explore Tab Makes Debut on Twitter and Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm to Emphasize Long Videos.

The week’s news quick hits: Google Voice Gets First Update in Five Years, Twitter Launches Vine Archive, Tumblr Adds Stickers and Filters, Instagram Live Stories Rolling Out Globally, Facebook Tests Its Version of Stories, Google Purges Fake News Publishers from Advertising Platform, Facebook Updates Privacy Basics Page, Facebook Supports Physical USB Keys for Authentication and Twitter Joins Instagram.

Episode 265

This week’s headlines: Pinterest Rolling Out Ad Groups, Twitter Sells Fabric to Google, Snapchat Launches Sequential Video, Twitter Shutting Down the Buy Button and Snapchat Launching Big Update and Updated Search Bar.

The week’s news quick hits: Facebook Not Renewing Live Agreements with Publishers, Facebook Launching Paris-Based Startup Incubator, Google+ Gets New Features, Twitter Makes Short Videos Loop, YouTube Testing Messaging Videos in Canada and LinkedIn Overhauls Desktop Experience.

Episode 264

This week’s headlines: Facebook Rolling Out Mid-Roll Video Ads, Instagram Testing Ads Within Stories, Snapchat Introduces New Ad Products, Facebook Extends Dynamic Ads to User Web Activity and Facebook Launches Journalism Project.

The week’s news quick hits: Atlassian Acquires Trello, Twitter Shutting Down Dashboard, Facebook Adds New Live Features, Facebook Audience Network Delivers Ads to 1 Billion People Per Month, Pinterest Applying Deep Learning to Related Pins, YouTube Launches Super Chat to Pay Creators and Snapchat Launches Major Redesign.