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Facebook Shopping Audiences

As we head into the holiday season, Facebook is rolling out several new features for e-commerce marketers and brands. It is also launching promotional support for Black-owned businesses and training and software discounts for small businesses. Instagram ads with product tags. For more than a year, Instagram has been testing …

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YouTube Music on Apple

  Google is currently moving full-speed ahead with YouTube Music, leaving the aging Play Music in the dust. Despite announcing this change last year, YouTube Music still hasn’t reached feature parity with Play Music. It’s a little bit closer today thanks to the new YTM smartwatch app. However, that app …

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Amazon Launches An AR App

Amazon has quietly launched a new augmented reality application that works with QR codes on the company’s shipping boxes to create “interactive, shareable” AR experiences. Called simply “Amazon Augmented Reality,” the retailer describes the app as a “fun way to reuse your Amazon boxes until you’re ready to drop them …

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Life360 Launches Bubbles

Helicopter parenting turned into surveillance with the debut of family-tracking apps like Life360. While the app can alleviate parental fears when setting younger kids loose in the neighborhood, Life360’s teenage users have hated the app’s location-tracking features so much that avoiding and dissing the app quickly became a TikTok meme. …

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Microsoft Launches Surface Go

  Microsoft made a pair of hardware announcements today. First, the company debuted a surprise $549 Surface Laptop Go. This is the first time we’ve seen Microsoft push the Surface Laptop family to a price point this low, though there are some hefty compromises that may make this a limited-utility …

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New Evo Platform

  Today, Intel is formally launching its Tiger Lake family of CPUs, alongside its first public iteration of the Xe graphics architecture. We’ve covered Tiger Lake and its Xe GPU in previous deep dives, so I’ll refer you back to that coverage if you want additional details on the CPU …

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Google Licensable Image

Google’s “licensable” badge in Image results is now out of beta. Google also changed the “Usage rights” search filter to let users search for images with creative common or other licenses to address concerns about digital images being commodified and used for free. Licensable badge. Google began testing the badge …

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Facebook Online Events

Facebook wants to help small businesses (SMBs) survive the COVID crisis — and make money. A few months ago, the company announced $100M in cash grants and ad credits for SMBs. It later introduced Facebook Shops to help SMBs sell online. And today it announced a new product to monetize …

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Microsoft’s Duo Launches

  Microsoft has tried to make smartphones on several occasions — it even purchased Nokia’s Lumia mobile division in 2014. Despite that, Windows Phone succumbed to the market pressures of Android and iOS. Well, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Microsoft’s first Android phone is now available for pre-order, …

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Startup Launches Innovative

Startup launches innovative new product that pays Amazon marketplace sellers daily   Third-party sellers are the dominant driver of sales on Amazon’s marketplace, accounting for 58% of its total and growing. We know that the pandemic, ironically, has been good for Amazon, which has reported net sales in Q1, up …

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