Social Media News Roundup 06.09.18

Lots of social media news this morning focused on the hearing with the Senate intelligence committee, we have selected the 3 best stories that give good differing opinion. 

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5 things we learned from the Facebook and Twitter hearings

The tech platforms were back in Washington on Tuesday to answer senators’ questions on how their systems should and could change in the wake of election interference. (DigiDay)

Facebook and Twitter bosses unscathed after feeble senate committee fails to land a punch

Google's senior executives didn't bother turning up to the Senate intelligence committee, leaving an empty chair to stare disdainfully out from between Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey (Sky)

Facebook to open $1bn Singapore data centre

Facebook said it will invest $1bn in its first Asia data centre in Singapore to support its growth in the region. (FT)

Twitter: Algorithms were not always impartial

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has told US lawmakers the company's algorithms have not always been "impartial". (BBC)


Snap Inc., the camera company and creator of the social media platform Snapchat released two new designs of its signature Spectacles sunglasses Wednesday. The newly-designed glasses feature an all-black design and new polarized lenses. (Newsweek)


ANYONE WHO doesn't work in the vast world of online videos, the idea of "YouTube stars" is baffling. What's even more astounding is that so many of those YouTubers can make a living simply from viral videos. (Wired)

The Conran Shop and Pinterest collaborate with NFC tags

The Conran Shop and Pinterest are collaborating to create an innovative, multi-faceted experience for consumers in a celebration of the London Design Festival, which will enable people to engage with the products they see in-store. (Labels and Labeling)

Fox Invests $100 Million in Caffeine, Squaring Off Against Amazon in Growing Video Game Streaming Field

21st Century Fox is betting big on an upstart video streaming service that seeks to one-up Twitch, Amazon’s phenomenally successful game streaming service. (Fortune)

In this episode of the social show we head over to Cision HQ to meet with president Abe Smith and discuss "visual recognition technology" Share IQ was a recent acquisition by Cision which does more than the logo recognition you see in some social listening tools.













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