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Alexa will notify you when your favourite artist releases a new album – 05.11.2018

Alexa will notify you when your favourite artist releases a new album

Amazon Music’s New Release Notifications will use Alexa to alert Amazon Music subscribers to new releases. A yellow ring will appear on Echo devices when a new song is released, and notifications will also be sent via Amazon Music iOS and Android apps.

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* Whilst this, by no means, is a ground-breaking new feature, it does allow Alexa users to discover new artists without needing to know the names of the person or band.*

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H&M augments the runway experience

Guests at the H&Moschino collection’s debut show were invited to enter a room designed to imitate the multi-coloured stripes of an old-fashioned television. Once inside, they donned a Magic Leap headset, allowing them to explore pieces from the collection in vibrant detail.

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*This demonstrates how brands are increasingly experimenting with new ways to incorporate AR technology into the buying experience in way that feels authentic rather than gimmicky.*

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The ‘I Voted’ sticker was added to Instagram, along with ‘We Voted!’ Stories

The I Voted stickers that have been a Facebook staple for years have been extended to Instagram. Users will be able to share an I Voted sticker and a We Voted! Story through Election Day.

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*It may sound like a small feature, but it could have a significant impact. Facebook has been urging users to vote on election day for years, and those efforts have paid off, according to the company. Facebook found, as far back as 2010, that people who saw “I voted” posts and stickers from their friends were actually more likely to vote themselves.*

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