Where’s the accountability Facebook?

Facebook has yet again declined an invitation for its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer international politicians’ questions about how disinformation spreads on his platform and undermines democratic processes. But policymakers aren’t giving up — and have upped the ante by issuing a fresh invitation signed by representatives from another three national parliaments. So…

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WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging

WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. That’s despite its 24-hour disappearing slideshows missing tons of features including augmented reality selfie masks, animated GIFs, or personalized avatars like Bitmoji. A good enough version of Stories conveniently baked…

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What’s New in Swift 4.2?

What You’ll Be Creating The second update release to Swift of 2018, Swift 4.2 introduces some great improvements to the language. Read this post to learn how they can help you write even better code. Included in this version’s list of improvements: SE-0194: Adds CaseIterable protocol to automatically generate an array of all the possible…

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Weekly News: Meaningful Content Marketing, CX & In-House MarTech Growth, Facebook Helps Online SMBs

Here is this week’s roundup of the top news items related to local marketing and advertising, local media, technology, local commerce, consumer behavior and more. Insight & Commentary SMB Panel: The Demand for Service and the Problem of Scale (November 7, 2018) LSA Insider: “After another successful SMB digital marketing bootcamp yesterday at Yelp’s San…

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Weekly News: ‘Local’ Digital Ad Revenue, The SMB Landscape, Reviews & Local SEO Rankings

Here is this week’s roundup of the top news items related to local marketing and advertising, local media, technology, local commerce, consumer behavior and more. Insight & Commentary After 20 Years of Hard SAAS Lessons, Verizon-Owned Yahoo Small Business Primed for Growth (November 9, 2018) LSA Insider: “Responding to session interviewer Greg Sterling during a…

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