Social Media News Roundup 25.09.18

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Microsoft is building LinkedIn into Outlook and other Office apps

Microsoft is planning to more deeply integrate LinkedIn into the company’s Office apps. While we saw some LinkedIn integration in Word last year, Outlook will be updated to include information about contacts for calendar appointments and document sharing. (The Verge)

Why Instagram’s founders are resigning: independence from Facebook weakened

Facebook  promised Instagram  autonomy, but reduced it over time leading to today’s bombshell revelation. Eight years after launching Instagram and six years after selling it to Facebook, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom  and CTO Mike Krieger are leaving the company. (TechCrunch)

Facebook expands its video Ad Breaks to 21 new countries

Facebook  Ad Breaks, the social network’s pre-roll and mid-roll video ads, are launching in 21 new countries. (TechCrunch)

Twitter Is Welcoming the Fall TV Season With Event Pages for Episodes

Tweets with related hashtags and words, talent names and handles can be found in one spot (Adweek)

Snapchat's latest tool lets users point their cameras at products and buy them on Amazon

Snapchat users will soon be able to shop on Amazon by taking pictures of whatever catches their eye. (Business Insider)

The future of Google search looks a lot like social media

For all its behind-the-scenes innovation, Google Search has looked more or less the same for the last 20 years: You type some words in a search box and get back a list of links.  (Mashable)


Stuart Hall