Facebook Introduces Voice Posts, a Stories Archive, and Cloud Storage by @MattGSouthern

Facebook is adding three new features which include a new type of post, an archive of stories, and the ability to save photos and videos in the cloud.These new features will first be rolled out in India, before making their way to the rest of the world soon after. cript> Facebook’s new voice posts will allow users to create audio-only messages. This option will be available while using the app’s built-in camera.Following in Instagram’s footsteps, Facebook will soon allow users

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Instagram Introduces Type Mode for Text-Based Stories by @MattGSouthern

Instagram continues to build on its popular stories feature with an update geared toward text-only stories.Now stories can be published without a photo or video. Type mode allows users to create messages using a variety of typefaces and backgrounds.Type mode can be accessed from the camera screen with an option under the record button reading “Type.” Simply select type mode and write a message.From there, different text styles can be selected from the top of the screen. Text styles include

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Google Analytics Introduces New ‘Audiences’ Report by @MattGSouthern

Google is rolling out a new report in Analytics which analyzes a website’s custom audiences.This appears to be a quiet rollout with no official announcement, though Google is notifying users upon logging into Analytics.Here is the notification that comes up for those who have access to the new report:Clicking on “see report” will, of course, bring you to the report. It also triggers another notification with links to learn more about it.The report can be accessed manually by opening “Reports,”

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Google AdWords Introduces Ad Unit for In-Store Products by @MattGSouthern

Google has announced plans to introduce local display ads for highlighting in-store products and sales.Unlike other Google ads, which typically spotlight products and services that can be ordered online, local display ads promote goods that can be acquired at brick and mortar locations.Rather than driving online traffic, the goal of local display ads is to drive more foot traffic.In order to run local display ads you must first have a local inventory feed set up for shopping ads.From there, you’ll

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Star Wars Battlefront II Introduces Arcade Mode

Star Wars Battlefront II is a much more substantial game than its predecessor from 2015, and one of the new additions is Arcade mode – a place where players can hone their skills alone or with a friend (console only).Arcade mode (over all the Star Wars eras) lets you test out heroes and classes offline using custom loadouts and battle configurations with A.I. allies and enemies. On consoles you can also invite a friend and battle with them or against

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Microsoft introduces new policies to help fight terrorist content on its services

As terrorist organizations increasingly turn to the internet as an effective recruitment and propaganda tool, more companies are introducing policies to combat the problem. The latest big firm to fight back against online “terrorist content” is Microsoft, which has now officially banned the material from its consumer services, including Outlook, Xbox Live, and Docs.“We have a responsibility to run our various Internet services so that they are a tool to empower people, not to contribute, however indirectly, to terrible acts,”

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