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Facebook wants to fix the pile-up of “fat fingers” and hair-trigger mobile ads that lead to unintended clicks. The company has decided to stop charging advertisers in its Facebook Audience Network if a person clicks on a mobile ad but backtracks within two seconds – the telltale sign of an accidental click, according to Brett Vogel, Facebook’s product marketing manager.
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After releasing the Night Mode function on its mobile app last July, Twitter has now introduced the darker look to the desktop version. Night Mode for Twitter on the desktop doesn’t change the way that the site works, but it does make the site considerably easier on the eyes for late-light tweeting – with any traces of white have been replaced with a dark grey.
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Instagram today announced it’s testing a new feature which allows users to go Live with friends. When you invite someone to go live with you, the screen will split in two, and your friend will join you on one half. Everyone can still comment and follow along as normal.
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Warner Music Group has posted its biggest revenue growth in 14 years, with its third quarter (ending June 30) showing a 13.1% uptick to US$917 million in recorded music and publishing. As to be expected, the growth was fuelled by streaming, which in Q3 was up 58.6% year-on-year to $360 million.
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- Facebook Cracks Down on ‘Fat-Finger’ Accidental Ad Clicks [via AdAge]
- Facebook Releases New Report on Video Performance Across Facebook and Instagram [via Social Media Today]
- Facebook shuts down its Snapchat competitor Lifestage and its standalone Groups app [via TechCrunch]
- Twitter is now testing out Night Mode on its desktop website [via 9to5 Google]
- Arcade Fire’s Win Butler has quit Twitter [via NME]
- Instagram now lets two people go Live in the same stream [via The Next Web]
- Chris Brown Just Commented on Rihanna’s Latest Instagram and the Internet Doesn’t Know What to Think [via E! Online]
- Aussie industry praises push for a single song database in the US [via The Music Network]
- R.I.P. Glen Campbell, country music legend has died at 81 [via Consequence of Sound]
- Rolling Loud Festival Announces Plans of Expansion in North America, China and U.K. [via Billboard]
- Roland is releasing new versions of its iconic 808 drum machine and 101 synth [via FACT Magazine]
- In 2004, Warner Music Was Sold for $2.6 Billion. This Fiscal Year Alone, WMG’s Revenues Have Already Hit $2.7 Billion [via Digital Music News]
- Fox is making a new singing competition TV show to compete with the one it just canceled [via Quartz]
- How to Claim Your Piece of Spotify’s $43.5 Million Songwriter Settlement [via Digital Music News]
- PledgeMusic Launches Amplify, A New Artist Development Platform [via hypebot]
- How to Save TIDAL from Near-Certain Death — A Letter to TIDAL’s 4th CEO In 2 Years [via Digital Music News]
- AI Music reveals its plans for ‘shape-changing songs’ [via Music Ally]
- Calvin Harris Is the World’s Highest-Paid DJ for the Fifth Year in a Row [via Billboard]
- Drake announces new album as he recreates ‘Views’ cover at OVO Fest set [via NME]
- Rihanna, Skrillex and Blackbear Might Be Collaborating [via Billboard]
- Donald Glover Says He’s Working on New Music [via Pitchfork]
- YouTube tightens guidelines, but gives creators tools to earn cash [via Digital Trends]
- How Much Is Snap Hurting From Facebook’s Imitations? [via Fast Company]
- Disney breaks up with Netflix to launch streaming services for films, ESPN [via Digital Trends]
- Podcasts are getting better faster than audiobooks are getting cheaper [via The Verge]
- Intel is getting ready to make 300 drones dance together in the night sky [via Mashable]
- Lonely Planet launches an Instagram-like Trips app [via TechCrunch]
- Why do porn sites have social media sharing buttons? [via The Next Web]
- Macquarie Media profits up 21% thanks to licence fee waiver [via Mumbrella]
- One of the most popular job interview questions is biased and unfair, says Adam Grant [via Quartz]
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