From What’s Now To What’s Next [June 19]
LPP is keeping a finger on the pulse of top industry headlines and conversations buzzing around social media, so you don't have to. Below is this week's round-up to serve as information and inspiration for discussions around real-time trends.
Did we miss anything? What are your thoughts on what’s happening this week?
- NSA Prism: President Obama addressed questions in his first interview following outcries about Prism (props to BuzzFeed for the transcript that other news organizations are using in their reporting) And Yahoo! becomes the next firm to disclose the number of times law-enforcement has made requests for user information.
- WWCD: Apple announced iOS7 a new MacBook Pro, among many many other things.
- iOS7: Now prettier, simpler-looking, more gesture control, and even more goodness.
- Nike: The company launched a startup accelerator to put more momentum behind the wearable tech movement.
- E3: The gaming conference was an eye-opener for developers, engineers and other game professionals looking to hone their skills and succeed in the field.
- Genes: The Supreme Court ruled that naturally occurring genes could not be patented, opening up opportunities for biotech companies and companies looking to protect biological data from hacking and other attacks.
- Skype: New video messaging lets users record a message for a contact to view at a later time.
- Washington Post: The publication unveiled "sponsored views," an opportunity for firms to place client content or commentary below the paper's online editorials.
- Cubs: Baseball player was suspended after an “I’m not a quitter” rant on Twitter.
- Dunkin’ Donuts: Customer video backfires on customer but draws awareness to the brand.
- Twitter: Makes performance analytics available to a select few. Check out takeaways for social media managers.
- Facebook: Hashtags are now clickable and will let users see associated conversations around trending topics as well as discover more content based on context.
- Google+: A new dashboard provides a way to manage many daily activities around Google’s tools – including Google+ business pages – using a single platform.
- Facebook: RIP Sponsored Stories and Offers. The company slashed its ad products in half to simplify the options for advertisers, refine ads by giving them a consistent look/feel, and add more social context to drive engagement and discovery.
- Google: Reader will RIP as of July 1. Digg is coming out with a new product, but based on their previous attempts at anything… we highly recommend Feedly instead.