Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Walmart’s Roblox metaverse experience, YouTube Adds Voiceover in Shorts, Meta’s nightmarish state of the art & More….

By LS Digital News Desk

  • September 30, 2022,

1.Walmart launches Roblox metaverse experiences

Walmart opened new immersive experiences on the metaverse platform Roblox. This is an effort to engage the next generation of media consumers and hopefully Walmart shoppers. [Source: Martech]

2. YouTube Adds Voiceover in Shorts, Providing More Creative Considerations

YouTube has added a new option to help enhance your Shorts, with creators now able to add voiceover to their short-form clips in the app. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. Meta’s Make-A-Video AI achieves a new, nightmarish state of the art

Meta’s researchers have made a significant leap in the AI art-generation field with Make-A-Video, the creatively named new technique for making a video out of a text prompt. [Source: TechCrunch]

4. Twitter Leans into Emerging Video Trends with New Video Showcase Elements

Twitter is looking to lean into emerging video consumption trends, with two new updates designed to improve the Twitter video experience. [Source: Social Media Today]

5. OpenAI Grants Access to Anyone Willing to Use Its Innovative Text-To-Image System

OpenAI has granted great access to anyone that’s willing to sign up and use its text-to-image system. The waitlist is non-existent so that means there are no major cues for lining up and getting a chance to utilize this endeavor. [Source: Digital Information World]

6. LinkedIn Launches ‘Document Ads’, Offline Conversion Data Integration and More

LinkedIn has announced some new ad tools to help you maximize your LinkedIn campaigns, including Document Ads, offline conversion data integration, and a new Media Library for storing and sourcing ad content. [Source: Social Media Today]

7. Google Colaboratory launches a pay-as-you-go option, premium GPU access

Google Colaboratory (Colab for short), Google’s service designed to allow anyone to write and execute arbitrary Python code through a web browser, is introducing a pay-as-a-you-go plan. [Source: TechCrunch]

8. Google Announces 7 Local Search Updates

Google announced seven updates related to local search at its annual Search On virtual conference. These updates will significantly enhance how people explore neighbourhoods, businesses, and restaurants in Google Search. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

9. Meta Adds New Account Switching and Cross-App Alert Tools as it Looks to Maximize Engagement

Meta’s trying to hook more people into its apps and get them spending more time on Facebook and Instagram respectively, by making it easier to switch between your connected profiles on each. [Source: Social Media Today]

10. Google Launches New Shopping Tools That Links Buyers to Shops Selling Their Favorite Products

Online shopping has been a trend for a while now and Google is really trying hard to motivate more users to come and join its Shopping Graph. [Source: Digital Information World]


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