Blog / 9 Aug 2017

#Newsfeed: Facebook cracks down on accidental ad clicks; Instagram now lets two people go Live in the same stream; Warner Music announces best quarter growth in 14 years thanks to a little help from Ed Sheeran



Plus how to save TIDAL from near-certain death.


Facebook wants to fix the pile-up of “fat fingers” and hair-trigger mobile ads that lead to unintended clicks. The company has decided to stop charging advertisers in its Facebook Audience Network if a person clicks on a mobile ad but backtracks within two seconds – the telltale sign of an accidental click, according to Brett Vogel, Facebook’s product marketing manager.

Read more about this story here.


After releasing the Night Mode function on its mobile app last July, Twitter has now introduced the darker look to the desktop version. Night Mode for Twitter on the desktop doesn’t change the way that the site works, but it does make the site considerably easier on the eyes for late-light tweeting – with any traces of white have been replaced with a dark grey.

Read more about this update here.


Instagram today announced it’s testing a new feature which allows users to go Live with friends. When you invite someone to go live with you, the screen will split in two, and your friend will join you on one half. Everyone can still comment and follow along as normal.

Read more about this new feature here.


Warner Music Group has posted its biggest revenue growth in 14 years, with its third quarter (ending June 30) showing a 13.1% uptick to US$917 million in recorded music and publishing. As to be expected, the growth was fuelled by streaming, which in Q3 was up 58.6% year-on-year to $360 million.

Read more about the story here.



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