Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google launches Bard, After Google, Microsoft adds AI powers to Bing, Twitter Will Share Ad Revenue with Twitter Blue Verified Creators & More…

By LS Digital News Desk

  • February 10, 2023,

1.Google launches Bard, its answer to ChatGPT – here’s what it looks like

Google promises to make their experimental conversational AI service, powered by LaMDA, available more widely in the coming weeks. [Source: Search Engine Land]

2. After Google, Microsoft adds AI powers to Bing

Microsoft estimates that there are 10 billion search queries a day and half of them go unanswered. Newly updated Bing aims to solve the problem. [Source: Social Samosa]

3. Twitter Will Share Ad Revenue with Twitter Blue Verified Creators

Elon Musk, owner and CEO of Twitter, announced that starting today, Twitter will share ad revenue with creators. The new policy applies only to ads that appear in a creator’s reply threads. [Source: Search Engine Land]

4. Autonomous Vehicles Might Speed Up Climate Change, Here’s Why

New research has shown that autonomous vehicles could make climate change even worse than might have been the case otherwise as they will create more emissions. [Source: Digital Information World]

5. Google Says that AI-Generated Content is Not Against its Search Guidelines

Today, Google has clarified that AI-generated content is not against its guidelines, revising its previous stance on AI-created material, and how it will, or won’t be ranked by Google Search. [Source: Social Media Today]

6. Pinterest puts more emphasis on its shoppable video feature

Pinterest is leaning hard into its shoppable video and advertising-based revenue generation as part of its growth strategy. [Source: Search Engine Land]

7. Google Cloud Launches New AI Tools for Retailers

Google Cloud is launching four new and updated AI tools to provide customers with a smoother online shopping experience and assist retailers with in-store inventory management. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

8. WhatsApp Rolls Out New Global Status Update Featuring Enhanced Privacy And Reactions Among Others

The company has managed to instill success on various connectivity fronts around the globe and now, it’s rolling out a new status update that can be availed now. [Source: Digital Information World]

9. YouTube Will Now Enable Brands to Buy Specific Time Slots Around Major Events for Masthead Ads

YouTube has added a new time targeting element to its Masthead Ads, which will enable brands to display their promotions in key times leading up to key events.

Source: Social Media Today

10. Google Maps Brings A New Level Of Interactivity To Your Journey

See how Google is using AI to create a more intuitive and interactive map experience with immersive view, AR navigation, and features for EV drivers. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

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