OMD FWD 09.10.17
As we wave goodbye to AOL’s Instant Messenger AIM; formerly one of the most successful web applications, we see a raft of updates to the format of the moment, Stories.
- After 20 years AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is to close this Wired article gives us some context
- Instagram adds polls to Stories (although don’t forget users can see what you vote for) and also opens up Instagram to Facebook Story duplication
- Google is paying publishers to create content for Stamp its Snapchat/Instagram Stories inspired platform
- BuzzFeed’s new Twitter news show AM to DM is reaching a million people a day proving it still has a significant role in Live video
- More than half of Google Home and Amazon Alexa users have used their devices to make purchases
- One third of our phone notifications make our mood worse according to research
- Snapchat have created a series of amazing public AR art exhibits with Jeff Koons but one person has used it as an opportunity to debate the public ownership of virtual space by vandalising them
- Steven Soderberg’s gripping new HBO miniseries Mosaic allows viewers to influence the narrative through an app
- BikeAround is a new way to actively assist people with dementia, pairing a stationary bike with Google Street View to offer a virtual trip down memory lane
- Harvard Business Review on how AI will change business strategy
- Facebook’s mid-roll video isn’t bringing in the money for publishers
- How some former Silicon Valley executives are looking to combat smartphone addiction
- The outcome of this legal case could create a significant precedent for data ownership
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