Hello and welcome to your weekly FWD.
UIf you’ve ever fancied yourself a work of art – now you can be with Google’s Art Selfie, which uses an AR lens to match you portrait with an oil painting in one of its partner galleries around the world. Categorically proving that you are, or at least once were, an oil painting.
Speaking of faces, let’s talk about voice. Ordering your furniture from Google Home is now a possibility with Argos teaming up to offer ‘voice shopping‘ from the comfort of your (hopefully Argos) sofa. Instagram is also vying for shopping territory with a standalone app which will let users browse collections of goods from merchants that they follow and purchase them directly. Scrolling with a purpose – so #instagood.
- As the podcast resurgence continues, Twitter launches audio only broadcasting
- Instagram is to produce a standalone shopping app
- As Amazon unifies its advertising offering, an insight into where they are focusing future attentions
- Argos launches ‘Voice Shopping’ with Google Home
- A 101 of Instagram in visual and factual form
- The growth of ‘Sleep Tech’, an emerging self-data sector
- Attention rates do align with consumer spending, but self-reporting attention is a misinformation
- Addicted to love? Bumble offers snooze feature to promote healthy digital media consumption
- No oil-painting? Google can categorically prove that you are (or were once at least)
- You can call BMW whatever you want to its personal voice assistant
- How VR is entering it’s ‘trough of despair’, and why this is a good thing
- A fascinating insight into how an online heart age test was formed
- An interesting subtle approach to monetisation from WhatsApp
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