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Google is on a mission to help you break your bad smartphone habits in 2019  – 04.01.19

Google is on a mission to help you break your bad smartphone habits in 2019 

Google has committed to making digital wellbeing tools a key component of its latest mobile operating software, Android 9. The dashboard brings together all the data you need on how you’re using your phone, from time spent, to unlocks, as well as the way to set controls on notifications and specific apps (most commonly social media).

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* When it comes to digital wellbeing, Google is only just getting started. Though the tools are only available on smartphones right now, these features could be applied to other Google products including the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate ranges, as well as the Google Home smart speakers.*

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The NFL launches its first standalone voice app with ‘A Rookie’s Guide to the NFL’ for Alexa

The new Alexa skill, “A Rookie’s Guide to the NFL,” is designed to serve as a companion that guides fans through the 2019 NFL playoffs and post season. The skill additionally includes a five-minute podcast called “Game Plan” that preps fans for each round of the playoffs and the Super Bowl.

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* This isn’t the first time that Alexa has been able to offer NFL news and information to fans. Last Autumn, an Alexa update allowed the smart assistant to answer questions about the major NFL teams.It seems the NFL now wants to own that customer experience, rather than leaving it up to Alexa or other developers to handle.*

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  Bumble’s Super Bowl campaign was made exclusively by women

Tennis champion Serena Williams will star in a year-long marketing campaign for the Bumble social networking app that will kick off with a message of women’s empowerment during the Super Bowl on February 3rd.

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* Bumble began in 2014 as a dating platform for women to start discussions with potential male partners. The company is aiming to promote newer functions, Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz, which help women find friends and build business networks, alongside dating.*

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