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INSTAGRAM: Instagram adds emoji shortcuts for quicker comments. Link
TWITTER: Twitter rolls out audio-only live-streams on Twitter and Periscope. Link
SMART SPEAKERS: 32% of U.S. consumers now own a smart speaker, up from 28% at the start of the year. Link
The most common voice activities today are asking for:
- Weather forecast
- Fun questions
BRANDING: Nike’s online sales jumped 31% after the company unveiled the Kaepernick campaign, data shows. Here’s what Nike’s Kaepernick campaign teaches brands about going political. Link
VIRAL VIDEOS: Yesterday’s viral celebrities, where are they now? Link
- Chris Crocker, “Leave Britney Alone!”
- Charlie and Harry, “Charlie Bit My Finger”
- Rebecca Black, “Friday”
ELECTRIC SCOOTERS: The electric scooter boom — and cities’ misguided attempts to squash it — explained. Link
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Here is the video everyone has been talking about featuring Tesla CEO Elon Musk smoking weed on the Joe Rogan podcast. Link
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