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YouTube calls time on 30-second unskippable video ad
Feb18

YouTube calls time on 30-second unskippable video ad

Google has announced that it’s killing off its 30-second unskippable ads feature on YouTube. The update, which comes into effect from 2018, is regarded by some tech bloggers as the company’s response to Facebook’s giant strides into live video. In a statement per Campaign, a Google spokesperson said: “As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead on formats that work well for...

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Skype trying to fight off competition with four new features to enhance video chats
Feb18

Skype trying to fight off competition with four new features to enhance video chats

Somewhere along the line, Skype managed to lose its rating as one of the most used video chat apps. While WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other chat apps were spicing up their services with some amazing new features to make chats more attractive, Skype didn’t do much on its part. The competition became so stiff that only few video chat apps became the toast of millions of people all over the world. Perhaps, there is a little...

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Creating compelling Instagram videos; 6 tips to help you go viral
Feb17

Creating compelling Instagram videos; 6 tips to help you go viral

Brands and individuals are gradually discovering the power of using videos on Instagram to reach their targets. The more compelling a video is, the more popular it is; especially among your followers. Once your followers get to identify you with highly informative and engaging content, you become an authority. Creating compelling Instagram videos could be the major difference between achieving a lot within a short time and not being...

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Twitter has started restricting abusive accounts
Feb16

Twitter has started restricting abusive accounts

I get really excited anytime Twitter makes a new move to curb abuse on its network. My fear, however, is, will the microblogging company ever get it right when it comes to making its network a safe place for all? According to BuzzFeed, Twitter is rolling out a “time out” feature that will restrict abusive accounts. If you haven’t felt this new measure yet, that’s because your account doesn’t fall within the category. According to the...

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Yahoo in trouble again; sends out emails warning users of state-sponsored attacks
Feb16

Yahoo in trouble again; sends out emails warning users of state-sponsored attacks

According to ZDNET, Yahoo has started sending out emails to its users, warning them of state-sponsored attacks. The content of the email according to the report, includes warnings about a possible breach of users’ account. Recall that this is not the first time in recent months the company is suffering from account breaches. Back in December, virtually every single Yahoo account holder got an email notifying them of a breach, which...

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