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 Facebook takes on LinkedIn as a career portal with e-learning, expanded mentorship and jobs features – 14.11.2018

Facebook takes on LinkedIn as a career portal with e-learning, expanded mentorship and jobs features Facebook has launched a new education portal, Learn with Facebook. It is also expanding features for two services it had already launched – Mentorships and Jobs. Read more here.  * This a strong signal of how Facebook is continuing to…

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Children’s digital footprints are increasing – 13.11.2018

Children’s digital footprints are increasing According to a new UK government report, internet giants and toy manufacturers must be more transparent about their collection of data in relation to children. It found that children aged between 11 and 16 post on social media an average of 26 times a day, which means that they are…

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Channel 4 to launch weekly news show on Facebook Watch – 12.11.2018

Channel 4 to launch weekly news show on Facebook Watch Channel 4 has inked a deal with Facebook Watch to broadcast an exclusive weekly news show on the service, Undiscovered. Read more here.  * The show marks the latest commission from Facebook as part of its funded news shows initiative announced earlier this year. Broadcasters…

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Pinterest gets a redesigned feed that looks a lot like Instagram – 09.11.2018

Pinterest gets a redesigned feed that looks a lot like Instagram Pinterest’s friend feed is getting a redesign, removing the tiled images in favour of a simpler single column of posts, Instagram-style. There are even horizontal rows of Pinterest-recommended accounts that you can follow. Read more here.  * It would be easy to look at…

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Top Tips for Turning an Internship into a Perm Position

I’ve been a permanent Splendid employee for four months now, but I still vividly remember the day I was offered my permanent position. Following England getting knocked out of the World Cup the night before, I arrived at work with my eyes bleary and spirits low, only to be immediately met with a “Can we…

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Vimeo adds a channel exclusively for holograms – 07.11.2018

Vimeo adds a channel exclusively for holograms Vimeo has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of video technology in a bid to stand out, but it’s taking things a step further. The service recently launched a channel dedicated solely to holographic video. Read more here.  * The challenge, to no one’s surprise, is acquiring a…

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Instagram might be working on school Stories – 06.11.2018

Instagram might be working on school Stories Instagram appears to be working on a school-based version of Stories that would only contain content from a particular school’s student body. Read more here.  * The idea of school-specific Stories builds off of other school-based initiatives Instagram has tested out. This summer, the company tested a groups…

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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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Tv advertising is most influential for Gen X – 02.11.2018

Tv advertising is most influential for Gen X Generation X are still buying products they see advertised on TV, according to a recent poll by YouGov and MarketingCharts. Almost a quarter (23.5%) of respondents made a purchase influenced by tv advertising in the last six months, making it more influential than online video ads (8.3%)….

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WhatsApp VP confirms ads are coming to the ‘Status’ section – 01.11.2018

WhatsApp VP confirms ads are coming to the ‘Status’ section WhatsApp Vice President Chris Daniels has confirmed that the popular messaging app will be placing ads in the Snapchat-like Status section. Read more here.  * The news is expected,  but it remains disappointing to many. Way back in 2012, the company posted an impassioned blog…

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