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net battle rages between ai and cheerios: your daily distraction... you're welcome

net battle rages between ai and cheerios: your daily distraction... you're welcome
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #126 • View online

They Might Take Data, But They Can't Take Our Voices
If you haven’t already heard, the rolling back of Net Neutrality rulings is a threat once again. The FCC was flooded with over 22 million pleas, but many of them seem to be bots. To offset this, humans are asked to leave their comments as the bot invasion doesn’t bode well for our plight. Read the full story on The Guardian.
The Net Neutrality rulings kept service providers from treating any data on the internet differently from another.
The Net Neutrality rulings kept service providers from treating any data on the internet differently from another.
Swifty Scheme?
Taylor Swift’s new album has many fans waiting with bated breath - and going to great lengths to score tickets to the tour. A Ticketmaster partnership has rewarded fans with improved chances of tickets, ‘boosted’ by posting about the singer on social media, watching her new video, and buying her merchandise online. The campaign has been highly criticized but propelled her “Look What You Made Me Do” video as the biggest video launch in youtube history, and the song’s lyric video to break records as well.
Uncool Taylor.
Uncool Taylor.
Cheerios Mellows On Yellow
It wasn’t long ago that Pantone announced Prince would get a signature colour. In current colour news, Cheerios’ bid to trademark the colour yellow has been rejected. Despite Tiffany & Co, Veuve Cliquot, and Coca-Cola’s success in trademarking signature colours, the breakfast classic has been unable to prove that the colour yellow directly relates customers to their product, or is a signature of Cheerios. Read the full report on Quartz.
A loss for Cheerios, but a win for yellow-lovers everywhere (us included).
A loss for Cheerios, but a win for yellow-lovers everywhere (us included).
Bots Are Friends Not Foes
A happy belated Birthday to Skynet, who has now been self-aware for 20 years. Though it is fictional technology, AI has come a long, long way since 1997, and in part, we have creators of movies like the Terminator to thank. But we also have 20 years of developments that prove AI isn’t as real a threat as we had thought with its advent. Read the full story on Mashable.
Robots are just like you and me!
Robots are just like you and me!
Wechat Dominates Mobile
ApplePay was a total flop in China - proving once again that translation is more than just language - so they followed the “if you can’t beat em, join em” philosophy and now accepts Wechat pay. Is it only time before Wechat dominates here, too? Read the full breakdown in China Money Network.
How we feel sometimes trying to keep up with these online payments.
How we feel sometimes trying to keep up with these online payments.
Bonus: Do you feel like a total Dad sometimes? There’s an app for that.
Have a great Wednesday from the Truly Social team!
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