Niantic Labs offering everyone the chance to get their hands on the tech behind Pokémon Go so they can build their own augmented reality & “real-world metaverse” apps. Coachella + ‘One Piece’ publisher Shueisha are already using the Lightship platform #AR
MT @davidburn Media companies and content owners are working to re-invent themselves… but the real challenge is now dawning on everybody…what happens if talent owns the rights and is increasingly empowered to be their own media companies? By @rishad
RT @Adweek Bravo is today taking the wraps off an interactive virtual shopping mall with rooms dedicated to various network series like Below Deck, Southern Charm, Summer House and The Real Housewives franchise. #ecommerce
MT @michellemanafy Amazon enables viewers to easily share clips from its Prime Video content unlike competitors like Hulu and Netflix. When you take a screenshot while watching one of their shows, the video content just ends up blacked out. Via @Verge.
Instagram really wants you to post Reels — they’ll even pay you up to $10,000 for one, if you’re lucky. As TikTok surpasses the 1 billion monthly active users mark, competitor platforms like YouTube Shorts, Snapchat Spotlight and Instagram Reels are incentivizing users to post their short-form content on their apps instead. By @asilbwrites.
RT @michellemanafy Twitter is expanding its premium subscription service. Twitter Blue, which unlocks additional features like the ability to “undo” a tweet or browse news without ads, is now available to users in the United States ($2.99/mo) & New Zealand ($4.49/mo).
Apple today announced the debut of Apple Business Essentials, a new subscription-based service that will offer device management like setup and onboarding, iCloud storage, and optional 24/7 access to Apple Support for small businesses with up to 500 employees.
HT @PublishersWkly Accompanying the anti-critical race theory push has been a building effort to rid school libraries of certain books. Often, these books are deemed to be sexually explicit. But others included acclaimed works about race and racism. Via @washingtonpost.
The audio producer, founded in 2018 by author Malcolm Gladwell and former Slate Group chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg, has built a roster of more than 25 podcasts since its launch, and is ramping up audiobook production.
RT @filmwonk Buried in the 9th paragraph of this article, Netflix spent a grand total of $6,305 on translation for SQUID GAME, most of which didn’t go to the translator. On a show that reportedly made them almost a billion dollars. Pay translators what they’re worth.
RT @NiemanLab “Following an uproar around a post on October 26 by @rgay, Hearst adjusted its freelancer payment policy to universal net zero payouts, financial nomenclature meaning they will now pay immediately when billed rather than waiting 30 days or more.”
Have you missed the exchange of ideas, industry information, random conversations about topical events, and general camaraderie that used to happen in the “before times” at the water cooler, in front of the restroom sink, and in the lively chatter before the start of a @WMG_NYC event? As we optimistically look forward to more in-person communication, we could all use a little TLC, so come Talk, Listen, and Connect! 11/16 at noon. FREE, virtual, members only, w @SallyEkus.
RT @diversebooks Authors & industry folks: WNDB’s hosting a holiday auction this year and we’re collecting donation items! We are seeking critiques, “ask me anything” 30-to-60-minute video calls, ARCs, and signed or annotated titles. Details:
MT @CDCgov If you’re due for a mammogram and have been recently vaccinated against #COVID19, ask your doctor how long you should wait to get your mammogram. Vaccination can cause swelling in the lymph nodes and possibly a false reading on a mammogram.