Hello and welcome to your weekly FWD. Last Friday (May 4th) in celebration of Star Wars Day, Google gave its Assistant new Star Wars-related powers and London Heathrow changed their departure board to display destinations in a galaxy far, far away.
If that has inspired you to book a holiday, Corona has created an out-of-office GIF generator for when you do! Alternatively if you are a football fan you can watch the FIFA World Cup this summer no matter where you are (including sun loungers) as Twitter has agreed to a live-streaming deal that will bring you all the action from Russia.
- The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are in talks to create a UK streaming service
- Facebook has unveiled an augmented reality feature for its Messenger app
- Good news for football fans as Twitter agrees a livestreaming deal for the FIFA World Cup in Russia
- Eight things to expect at Google’s annual developer conference taking place today
- In the ongoing struggle against fake news, Facebook says it can now reduce the spread of a false news story by 80 percent
- Is Amazon ready to make a big play in voice search/advertising?
- As Facebook takes on Tinder by announcing a new dating service, will we see the return of the ‘poke’?
- Corona’s WoooHooo.com site allows you to generate unusual out-of-office gifs for when you’re next on holiday
- Google gave its Assistant some new Star Wars-related powers for ‘Star Wars Day’, including cinema ticket-purchasing capabilities
- What does Google’s removal of user ID data from DoubleClick mean for attribution?
- Domain ownership is called into question as man sues France over France.com
- Why has San Francisco’s start-up scene generated so many valuable companies?
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