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TikTok’s Augmented Reality Ad Format Has Potential To Disrupt Multiple Industries

Hypebot reports: "Currently most video and audio advertisements are passive – either they catch your interest or they don’t – but new rumblings from...

GameRefinery: Match-3 games are 21% of U.S. iPhone gaming market

VentureBeat reports: "Match-3 games like Candy Crush Saga are the most prominent subgenre in the U.S. iPhone game market, accounting for 21% of the...

App Annie: Mobile gaming will widen its lead over console and...

VentureBeat reports: "As the pandemic rages on, mobile gaming and apps are a kind of salve. So much so, 2020 will be a blockbuster...

Facebook renames Calibra digital wallet to Novi

The Verge reports: "Facebook is renaming Calibra, the digital wallet it hopes will one day be used to access the Libra digital currencies, Novi....

Spotify removes cap from users’ libraries, letting you save unlimited songs,...

TechCrunch reports: "Spotify announced this morning it’s removing the content cap on the app’s “Your Library,” allowing users to now save an unlimited number...

8th Wall launches Face Effects tool for AR facial animations

VentureBeat reports: "8th Wall is launching Face Effects, a new cloud tool that enables developers to create effects that wrap around someone’s face using...

How Facebook’s past acquisitions could haunt its purchase of Giphy

The Verge reports: "On Friday, Facebook made its fifth-largest known acquisition ever. The company bought Giphy, a database and search engine for the short...

TikTok Shows Desire to Join ‘Media Establishment’ With CEO Pick: Analyst

Billboard reports: "With Chinese conglomerate ByteDance's fast-growing social media app TikTok naming Kevin Mayer, the Disney executive who oversaw the launch of streaming service...

Spotify Combines Artist and Label Marketing, Data Dashboards

Hypebot reports: "Spotify has combined its artist and label data and marketing dashboards to make it easier for artists, marketers, managers, and labels to...

Facebook is buying Giphy and integrating it with Instagram

The Verge reports: "Facebook is buying the popular GIF-making and sharing website Giphy for a reported price of $400 million, with plans to integrate...