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dynamite sausages / Niveau originalité c’est un pétard mouillé?

THE ORIGINAL? NUT Childhood Obesity –  2019 “Your child cannot take that risk” Click the image to enlarge Source : Clube de Criaçao Agency : Criola, Natal (Brazil) LESS ORIGINAL Fundación PKU – 2021 “Protein kills us” Click the image to enlarge Source : Agency : VML Y&R Barcelona (Spain) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Health, Social, Advertising, Environmental, Explosives, TNT, Non-profit, Sausage, Explosive, Barcelona Spain, Pharmaceutical, Sausages, Childhood Obesity, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Clube de criacao Agency


WhatsApp is doing fine despite months-long backlash over policy update

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary-worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In case o...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, relaxes May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, clarifies May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


WhatsApp is growing despite months-long backlash over policy update

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


Twitter Tip Jar lets you pay people for good tweetin’

Twitter today confirmed earlier reports that it’s testing a new Tip Jar feature. The new addition utilizes a number of different payment platforms, including PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, Cash App and Bandcamp (all region-dependent). “Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter,” the company wrote in a blog post confirming the news. “This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter — with money.” ...
Tags: Social, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Paypal, Patreon, Venmo, Bandcamp, Substack, Tip Jar, Twitter 's Clubhouse


Twitter rolls out bigger images and cropping control on iOS and Android

Twitter just made a change to the way it displays images that has visual artists on the social network celebrating. In March, Twitter rolled out a limited test of uncropped, larger images in users’ feeds. Now, it’s declared those tests a success and improved the image sharing experience for everybody. no bird too tall, no crop too short introducing bigger and better images on iOS and Android, now available to everyone pic.twitter.com/2buHfhfRAx — Twitter (@Twitter) May 5, 2021 On Twitte...
Tags: Social, TC, Twitter, Utah, Photography, Tech, Visual Art, Lauren Alexander, Dantley Davis


BigBrain aims to bring live mobile trivia back to glory

If you ask Nik Bonaddio why he wanted to build a new mobile trivia app, his answer is simple. “In my life, I’ve got very few true passions: I love trivia and I love sports,” Bonaddio told me. “I’ve already started a sports company, so I’ve got to start a trivia company.” He isn’t kidding about either part of the equation. Bonaddio actually won $100,000 on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”, which he used to start the sports analytics company numberFire (acquired by FanDuel in 2014). And today, a...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Fanduel, First Round Capital, Morty, Rick, Nik Bonaddio, Bonaddio


Facebook’s Oversight Board throws the company a Trump-shaped curveball

Facebook’s controversial policy-setting supergroup issued its verdict on Trump’s fate Wednesday, and it wasn’t quite what most of us were expecting. We’ll dig into the decision to tease out what it really means, not just for Trump, but also for Facebook’s broader experiment in outsourcing difficult content moderation decisions and for just how independent the board really is. What did the Facebook Oversight Board decide? The Oversight Board backed Facebook’s determination that Trump violated i...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Nick Clegg, Biden, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Board, Capitol, Facebook Facebook, The Board, Clegg


Facebook launches Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone

Facebook is launching a new section of its app designed to connect neighbors and curate neighborhood-level news. The new feature, predictably called Neighborhoods, is available now in Canada and will be rolling out soon for U.S. users to test. As we reported previously, Neighborhoods has technically been around since at least October of last year, but that limited test only recruited residents of Calgary, Canada. On Neighborhoods, Facebook users can create a separate sub-profile and can populate...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Social Media, Tech, Software, Canada, United States, Calgary, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Ring, Nextdoor, Neighbors, Calgary Canada, NextDoor Facebook


Tinder to roll out new 48-hour, in-app events called ‘Vibes’

On the heels of strong first quarter earnings, dating app giant Match announced its plan to introduce a new live event experience to its flagship app, Tinder. Dubbed “Vibes,” the new feature combines aspects from earlier Tinder events, Swipe Surge and Swipe Night, to create a new kind of in-app experience that’s both time sensitive and focused on finding new ways for users to break the ice. Swipe Surge, for context, is longtime Tinder feature that lets users know when Tinder usage in the area is...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Tinder, Tech, Dating, Match, Dating Apps, Social Software, Social Apps, Vives


Facebook’s hand-picked ‘oversight’ panel upholds Trump ban — for now

Facebook’s content decision review body, a quasi-external panel that’s been likened to a ‘Supreme Court of Facebook’ but isn’t staffed by sitting judges, can’t be truly independent of the tech giant which funds it, has no legal legitimacy or democratic accountability, and goes by the much duller official title ‘Oversight Board’ (aka the FOB) — has just made the biggest call of its short life: Facebook’s hand-picked ‘oversight’ panel has voted against reinstating former U.S. president Donald Trum...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, United States, Nick Clegg, Freedom Of Speech, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Alan Rusbridger, Trump, Facebook Instagram, Donald J Trump


For Trump and Facebook, judgment day is around the corner

Facebook unceremoniously confiscated Trump’s biggest social media megaphone months ago, but the former president might be poised to snatch it back. Facebook’s Oversight Board, an external Supreme Court-like policy decision making group, will either restore Trump’s Facebook privileges or banish him forever on Wednesday. Whatever happens, it’s a huge moment for Facebook’s nascent experiment in outsourcing hard content moderation calls to an elite group of global thinkers, academics and political f...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Supreme Court, Social Networks, Minneapolis, Stanford, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, Nick Clegg, President, Computing


Instagram adds a captions option for Stories and soon, Reels

Instagram is making its video Stories and Reels more accessible with the launch of a new “captions sticker” that will allow users to watch without having the sound on. The addition will not only make it easier for users who are hard of hearing or deaf to engage with video content, it also offers a way for users to watch videos when they’re somewhere they don’t want to have their sound on — and either don’t want to wear or don’t have access to headphones or earbuds. To use the feature, creators w...
Tags: Social, Videos, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Video, Media, Instagram, Tech, Mit, Accessibility, Creators, Stories, Deaf, Captions, Reels


Twitter expands Spaces to anyone with 600+ followers, details plans for tickets, reminders and more

Twitter Spaces, the company’s new live audio rooms feature, is opening up more broadly. The company announced today it’s making Twitter Spaces available to any account with 600 followers or more, including both iOS and Android users. It also officially unveiled some of the features it’s preparing to launch, like Ticketed Spaces, scheduling features, reminders, support for co-hosting, accessibility improvements, and more. Along with the expansion, Twitter is making Spaces more visible on its plat...
Tags: Social, Apps, Twitter, Audio, Social Media, Tech, Clubhouse, Twitter Twitter, Mobile Applications, Live Events, Twitter Audio, Twitter Spaces, Twitter Space, Unlike Clubhouse


Computer vision inches towards ‘common sense’ with Facebook’s latest research

Machine learning is capable of doing all sorts of things as long as you have the data to teach it how. That’s not always easy, and researchers are always looking for a way to add a bit of “common sense” to AI so you don’t have to show it 500 pictures of a cat before it gets it. Facebook’s newest research takes a big step towards reducing the data bottleneck. The company’s formidable AI research division has been working on how to advance and scale things like advanced computer vision algorithms ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Wtf, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Facebook It, Facebook This


Computer vision inches toward ‘common sense’ with Facebook’s latest research

Machine learning is capable of doing all sorts of things as long as you have the data to teach it how. That’s not always easy, and researchers are always looking for a way to add a bit of “common sense” to AI so you don’t have to show it 500 pictures of a cat before it gets it. Facebook’s newest research takes a big step toward reducing the data bottleneck. The company’s formidable AI research division has been working for years now on how to advance and scale things like advanced computer visio...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Wtf, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Facebook It, Facebook This


Rapchat tunes into $2.3M as its music-making app hits 7M users

YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook’s Instagram have upended the film and TV industries, with a new wave of cinematographers, directors and actors leveraging innovations in technology to create new work and connect directly with billions of consumers to see it. Today, a startup is announcing some funding as it looks to make a similar impact in the world of music. Rapchat, an app that lets people create music tracks — raps, as its names suggest, or something else — using a platform th...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Music, Entertainment, Snapchat, Columbus, Sony Music Entertainment, Miller, Gibson, Ohio University, Rap Music, Seth Miller, Rapchat


Instagram Live takes on Clubhouse with options to mute and turn off the video

In addition to Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor built within Messenger Rooms and its experiments with a Clubhouse-like Q&A platform on the web, the company is now leveraging yet another of its largest products to take on the Clubhouse threat: Instagram Live. Today, Instagram announced it’s adding new features that will allow users to mute their microphones and even turn their video off while using Instagram Live. Instagram explains these new features will give hosts more flexibility during their ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Adam Mosseri


EU adopts rules on one-hour takedowns for terrorist content

The European Parliament approved a new law on terrorist content takedowns yesterday, paving the way for one-hour removals to become the legal standard across the EU. The regulation “addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online” will come into force shortly after publication in the EU’s Official Journal — and start applying 12 months after that. The incoming regime means providers serving users in the region must act on terrorist content removal notices from Member State authorities w...
Tags: Social, TC, Europe, Isis, Human Rights, Tech, Eu, European Union, Policy, Terrorism, Commission, Parliament, Council, European Parliament, Tech Giants, Material


Facebook ‘looking into’ hiding of posts calling for PM Modi’s resignation in India

Updated at 1.17am IST, Thursday: Facebook comms Andy Stone said the company has restored the posts and is “looking into what happened.” Original story follows. Facebook has temporarily hidden all posts with hashtag “ResignModi” in India, days after the U.S. social juggernaut — along with Twitter — complied with an order from New Delhi to censor some posts critical of Indian government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. On its website, Facebook said it had hidden posts with “ResignModi” ha...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Asia, India, Tech, New Delhi, Modi, South Asian, TechCrunch Facebook, Andy Stone


Facebook hid posts calling for PM Modi’s resignation in India ‘by mistake’

Updated at 1.17am IST, Thursday: Facebook comms Andy Stone said the company has restored the posts and is “looking into what happened.” Updated at 5.50am IST, Thursday: Facebook says it temporarily blocked the hashtag by “mistake” and “not because the Indian government asked us to, and have since restored it.” Original story follows. Facebook has temporarily hidden all posts with the hashtag “ResignModi” in India, days after the U.S. social juggernaut — along with Twitter — complied with an or...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Asia, India, Tech, New Delhi, Modi, South Asian, TechCrunch Facebook, Andy Stone


Social Sharing – The Most Viral Part of Single Property Websites

One huge benefit of AgencyLogic PowerSites is how viral they are. Home sellers love to tell family, friends, neighbors and co-workers about “their” single Property Website and better yet, with our social sharing feature, anyone looking at the Website can also share the property information. Using a powerful share button it is possible to distribute single property Website data to over 200 different online services: Visitors to your single property Website simply click the share button: and the...
Tags: Social, Real Estate, Marketing, ROI, Website, Online, Radio, Viral, Listing, Share, Network, AgencyLogic, Powersite, Single Property Website, Single Property Websites, PowerSites


Telegram to add group video calls next month

Group video calls will be coming to Telegram’s messaging platform next month with what’s being touted as a fully featured implementation, including support for web-based videoconferencing. Founder Pavel Durov made the announcement via a (text) message posted to his official Telegram channel today where he wrote “we will be adding a video dimension to our voice chats in May, making Telegram a powerful platform for group video calls”. “Screen sharing, encryption, noise-cancelling, desktop and tabl...
Tags: Social, Tech, Encryption, Cryptography, End-to-end Encryption, Telegram, Video Conferencing, Web App, Pavel Durov, Zoom, Noise Cancelling, Durov, Mubadala, E2e Encryption, Abu Dhabi CP, Group Video Calls


What Is Included in a PowerSite Pro Single Property Website?

A single property Website helps agents, brokers, home owners and others involved in real estate to market a single home using the highest form of personalized marketing. The Websites are used in listing presentations and serve as the single richest source of information about one home online. Each single property Website is accessible via a unique domain name that traditionally reflects the properties street address, a feature that is included with the product. Also included is: Here are som...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Real Estate, Marketing, Radio, Listing, Agent, Subscription, AgencyLogic, Powersite, Single Property Website, Single Property Websites, Listing Websites, Real Estate Agent, Listing Website, PowerSites


Face mask or coffee cup? / Nescafé et refait!

THE ORIGINAL? Mucinex “Wear a mask” – August 2020 Click the image to enlarge Source : LittleBlackBook Agency : Mc Cann Health (USA) LESS ORIGINAL Nescafé “Stay healthy” – April 2021 Click the image to enlarge Source : BuenaPublicidad Agency : Circus Grey, Lima (Peru) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Health, Social, Coffee, Advertising, Environmental, Beverages, Drink, Cafes, Drinking, Beverage, Espresso, Cafe, Non-profit, Mugs, LIMA Peru, Pharmaceutical


The next tech hearing targets social media algorithms — and YouTube, for once

Another week, another big tech hearing in Congress. With a flurry of antitrust reform bills on the way, Democratic lawmakers are again bringing in some of the world’s most powerful tech companies for questioning. In the next hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, April 27 at 10 AM ET, the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on privacy and technology will zero in on concerns about algorithmic amplification. Specifically, the hearing will explore how algorithms amplify dangerous content and shape user behavi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Congress, Youtube, Government, Tech, House, Susan Wojcicki, Algorithms, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai


Dating app S’More bets on celebrity content with S’More TV

Dating startup S’More has launched a new feature called S’More TV, which CEO Adam Cohen-Aslatei said could give users new ways to talk to each other. It also bringing the startup closer to his goal of becoming not just a dating app, but “a lifestyle brand.” The videos on S’More TV may be familiar to people who follow the company on Instagram, where Cohen-Aslatei has hosted dating-related interviews with celebrities like WWE stars Chelsea Green and Leah Van Dale, models Nichole Holmes and Sarah M...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Instagram, Tech, Dating, Sarah Miller, Mary Fitzgerald, Chelsea Green, Adam Cohen Aslatei, Cohen Aslatei, Smore, Nichole Holmes, Leah Van Dale


Facebook introduces a new miniplayer that streams Spotify within the Facebook app

Facebook announced last week an expanded partnership with streaming music service Spotify that would bring a new way to listen to music or podcasts directly within Facebook’s app, which it called Project Boombox. Today, the companies via a new “miniplayer” experience that will allow Facebook users to stream from Spotify through the Facebook app on iOS or Android. The feature will be available to both free Spotify users and Premium subscribers. The miniplayer itself is an extension of the socia...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Spotify, Music, Media, Mexico, Social Media, Tech, Thailand, United States, News Feed, Streaming Music, Facebook News


Filing: Snap paid $124M for Fit Analytics as it gears up for a bigger e-commerce push

Earlier this year we reported on how Snap had acquired Berlin-based Fit Analytics, an AI-based fitting technology startup, as part of a wider push into e-commerce services, specifically to gain technology that can help prospective online shoppers get a better sense of how a particular item or size would fit them. A 10-Q filing from Snap today has now put a price tag on that deal. Snap paid a total of $124.4 million, covering technology, IP, customer relationships and payouts to the team. The fil...
Tags: Apple, Social, Startups, TC, Berlin, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Augmented Reality, Gucci, Cnbc, Snap, Information Snap, ScreenShop, Fit Analytics