Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google Play Store’s Reduced Commission Fee, Facebook’s New AI Learning Tool, YouTube’s Live Subscriber Count & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • March 19, 2021,

1.Google cuts Play Store fees by half

Google has slashed commissions it takes from Android developers that sell in-app digital goods and services on the Play Store.  [Source: Times of India]

2. Facebook announces a new AI that can automatically learn audio, textual, and visual representations from publicly available videos

Facebook’s ‘Learning from Videos’ project will use artificial intelligence to understand, learn and master textual, audio and, video representations from videos available on Facebook. [Source: Digital Information World]

3. YouTube Adds Real-Time Subscriber Counts in Channel Dashboards

YouTube is updating Studio dashboards with real-time channel subscriber counts, removing the need for creators to use third-party tools to access that data. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

4. Google My Business releases tool to manage your reviews

The newest feature within Google My Business allows local SEO practitioners to see recent reviews on their listings in a single place and check the status of reviews they reported to Google. [Source: Search Engine Land]

5. YouTube Studio has a tool that checks for copyright violations during upload

YouTube has rolled out a YouTube Studio tool that checks for possible copyright violations during the video upload process. [Source: Engadget]

6. Google’s Ads Safety Report: Malicious Behavior Increasing

Google released their 10th annual Ads Safety Report, which is designed to prevent the malicious use of Google’s ads platforms including those that misrepresent, mislead, or threaten the safety of users. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

7. Snapchat’s TikTok rival ‘Spotlight’ launched in India

Photo-messaging app Snapchat launched its new entertainment platform ‘Spotlight’ for user-generated content in India. [Source: The News Minute]

8. Google Launches Threadit, a ‘TikTok for Work’ Short Video Clips Messaging Service

Google has built a new tool called Threadit to make remote working more efficient. It enables users to send small videos to team members for communication.  [Source: Gadgets 360]

9. YouTube Adds More Analytics Data, Updates Studio Mobile App

YouTube is giving creators access to more data on video views and rolling out updates to the Studio Mobile app. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

10. Snapchat Acquires eCommerce Technology Firm FitAnalytics to Boost its Virtual Try-On Option

Snapchat’s taking the next step forward with its eCommerce tools, with the acquisition of digital sizing company FitAnalytics. [Source: Social Media Today]

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