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Twitter suspends several hugely popular accounts for serial spamming – 13.03.2018

Twitter suspends several hugely popular accounts for serial spamming 

After vowing to crack down on bots and spammers, Twitter has suspended several high-profile accounts for attempting to game the system by using mass-retweets and stolen content to gain popularity. Some of the suspended accounts, including @dory and @memeprovider, had millions of followers. It’s unknown whether the suspensions are permanent.

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*These recent suspensions are the first sign of the site taking direct action against users manipulating the site – by suspending accounts with large followings, it is making it clear that no one is exempt from Twitter’s terms and conditions.*

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The PGA Tour created an AR app to get people interested in real-life golf

 The PGA Tour released its own augmented-reality app today for iOS. The free app lets users project certain players’ shot trails along designated courses by scanning any flat surface in front of them. When the hole appears, users can compare players’ shots along the way, starting with the par-5 sixth hole at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 

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 *It seems that the PGA Tour is teeing up to integrate emerging technology to help grow the sport’s fan base, particularly with younger generations.*

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 Facebook signs exclusive live streaming deal with MLB

Facebook has signed an exclusive deal with Major League Baseball to live stream 25 afternoon games on its platform, starting April 4. Facebook also has the rights to show the games around the world, but they won’t be exclusive to the platform outside the US.

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* The deal marks the first of its kind – with a major sports league agreeing to show its regular season games exclusively on the social network. Does this mark the next great leap in the migration of live sports broadcasts from one medium to another?*

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