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Make money with Web Stories? Google launches native ads function

Google’s multimedia story-telling format, Web Stories, is still not as popular as expected on the web. Google has changed its name from AMP Stories to Web Stories and promoted it harder than before. As a result, Web Stories has gradually »

Internet, Science & Technology

Twitter acquires social podcasting App Breaker for its own audio function

Twitter recently acquired the social podcasting platform Breaker. Breaker team will join Twitter and help build Twitter’s own audio based project – Twitter Space. After the acquisition, Breaker will close its own popular social audio/podcasting Apps. Erik Berlin, CEO of »

Internet, Science & Technology

Facebook is developing AI tool to summarize news for quick browsing

Facebook says in an internal meeting, it’s developing an artificial intelligence news tool. This AI tool will automatically generate news summaries, as a result, the social media users don’t need to read detailed original news anymore. That also makes summarized »

Internet, Science & Technology

Want to make Google Web Stories? Instruction videos on YouTube can help

Stories, a multimedia narrative form initiated by Snapchat, are admired by those who love sharing on social media. Till now, this personalized magazine-like short digital publication has been extended to Instagram, Facebook. It has grown steadily and has been used »

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The Washington Post launches data journalism department

The Washington Post says it has hired a veteran data journalist from The Associated Press to establish and lead a new department dedicated to data journalism. Meghan Hoyer will lead data projects and act as a consulting editor on data-driven »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Snapchat launches Spotlight, a TikTok-like short video function

Snapchat used to be the favorite of young social media users, but under the dual competitive pressure of Instagram and TikTok, it has lost its momentum. After a quiet year of lacking innovation, Snapchat finally began to fight back. On »

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Google says its news project has funded $189M, 6,000 news partners

Google’s main news project, Google News Initiative, has provided $189 million in funds, projects, tools and resources in the past two years, and supported more than 6,250 news partners in 118 countries, according to Richard Gingras, the internet giant’s vice »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology

Spotify acquires Megaphone, a leading podcast advertising platform

On the morning of Nov. 10, Spotify, the Swedish audio streaming media giant, announced the acquisition of Megaphone, one of the world’s major podcast advertising and hosting platforms. According to informed sources, the transaction will be close to $235 million »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology

New player comes to podcast, Netflix is testing audio-only mode

The Podcasts market has been growing steadily in recent years. In addition to several major players, such as Apple, Google and Spotify, online video giant, Youtube is also making some attempts in the audio field. Now, another powerful new player, »

Internet, Science & Technology

Google launches Pinpoint, an AI tool for journalists to analyzes massive files

Pinpoint is a noticeable member of Reporter Studio, a series of journalist tools launched by Google. The purpose of Reporter Studio is to help journalists “work more efficiently, creatively and safely.” And Pinpoint is a tool that Google highlights to »