Hello and welcome to your weekly FWD.
Being user-friendly has risen to the top of many tech giants agendas. Apple’s best product may now arguably be user privacy, with software like Intelligent Tracking Prevention, reducing the ability of advertisers to track your movements around the web. Xbox’s Adaptive Controller is getting people with disabilities back into gaming in a big way, whilst VR technology is helping people to overcome phobias through virtual exposure and realistic modelling.
Time is ticking to a change of season around the world, so at least we can now rely on Twitter’s chronological timeline to keep us in check. We’re all about living that ‘algo-free’ life, so you can get your news served hot, not coded.
- Rejoice! Twitter announced that it is bringing back the chronological timeline
- Instagram is testing a re-share function that brings posts from other accounts into your own feed
- Amazon has increased its ad market share at Google and Facebook’s expense
- Social media use continues to rise in developing countries, helping to drive further tech developments
- Video on Demand sees continued growth led by Netflix’s 45% viewership increase
- How brands and marketers can use visual search to drive business opportunities
- Spotify is letting you create ancestry playlists based on your DNA
- A drone revolution is taking place in Africa
- Xbox’s Adaptive Controller is getting people with disabilities back into gaming
- Online gaming is becoming big business for professional gaming influencers
- How Apple’s best product is now user privacy
- Watch: how VR therapy is helping people overcome their phobias
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