Mike's Industry View - Issue #80
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39 million Americans reportedly own a voice-activated smart speaker — www.theverge.com Outpacing smartphone and tablet adoption rates
Spotify Has New Plan to Take on Radio and Reinvent Podcasts — www.bloomberg.com Spotify, the world’s largest paid music service, will begin offering news and political coverage to lure listeners away from radio and podcasts from rival Apple Inc.
YouTube is going to make it harder for small video-makers to make money. The world’s largest video site will kick thousands of people out of its ad revenue-sharing program, and will make it much harder for new ones to get into the program.
Where does a Vine star go after Vine? — theoutline.com Christiana Gilles was on her way to becoming a Vine celebrity, until the app suddenly shut down. Two years later, she’s still finding her creative path.
Snap Lays Off Two Dozen Employees — cheddar.com The parent of Snapchat laid off roughly two dozen employees across 8 different teams on Thursday. Most of the layoffs were in the company's content division.
WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets.