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2/16/2018

Building on sales of the new high-priced iPhone X, Apple managed to rake in 51% of all smartphone revenue in Q4, says Linda Sui of Strategy Analytics.

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Apple, Samsung
2/16/2018

An app emerging from Microsoft's Garage project for employees allows photos to be transferred much more quickly from phones to PCs. The Photos Companion app for iOS and Android links directly to the Windows 10 photos app.

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The Verge
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Microsoft
2/16/2018

The joyful reaction of an 80-year-old grandfather from Phoenix, Ariz., as he uses a cellphone for the first time has attracted over three million views on Twitter. The charming video shows the man making his first cellphone call with his grandson, saying, "it's nothing to panic about."

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Twitter
2/16/2018

Mobile game and app marketers now have access to a new team set up by Chartboost to create mobile in-app ads in the company's network. The team specializes in using detailed engagement data to develop the most effective ad versions.

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VentureBeat
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Chartboost
2/16/2018

Vimeo is using its rivals as a selling point to persuade creators to pay a $65 monthly fee to broadcast live videos on its service. For that amount, they can broadcast simultaneously on Vimeo as well as other platforms -- although there's a catch due to a Facebook restriction.

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Marketing Land
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Vimeo, Facebook
2/16/2018

Misleading social media tips are pulling investors into fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission warns. It's just the latest in a series of warnings from regulators worldwide about various scams associated with the proliferation of these fraudulent currencies.

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Reuters
2/15/2018

Snapchat is finally giving creators data about their audiences, including engagement, demographics and story views. The Audience Insights feature lets verified creators discover the number of views a story attracted over a specific time period and the amount of time users spent with certain content, and it also provides a breakdown of viewers by factors such as interests, location, gender and age.

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Audience Insights, Snapchat, Snapchat
2/15/2018

Pinterest has updated its site with new features, such as the ability to archive certain boards, which will then lead to the platform not sending recommendations related to that topic. Users can now also reorder sections and Pins on boards and sort their boards into categories.

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Pinterest
2/15/2018

Google has launched its Chrome filter, which is intended to prevent bad ad experiences from being delivered to users in an effort to curb the rise of total ad blocking, product manager Kelsey LeBeau says. The filter will apply to ads that annoy users, such as content-blocking ads, full-page prestitial formats and flashing animated spots, and LeBeau advises publishers to review Google's The Ad Experience Report to stop their sites from being blacklisted.

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The Drum (Scotland)
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Google
2/15/2018

YouTube TV is adding NBA TV and MLB Network to its base lineup, as well as several Turner networks such as TBS, CNN and TNT. The enhanced offerings mean the base pricing will rise from $35 to $40 per month for subscriptions.

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MLB Network, NBA, TBS, TNT, CNN