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The latest online marketing news for 2016.

We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.

The latest News from the Guardian Internet Editorials can be viewed below:

  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:00:35 +0000: Happy 60th birthday Barbie – podcasts of the week - Internet | The Guardian

    Learn how Barbie moves with the times as she celebrates her big day. Plus: Alan Bennett memes, Frank Skinner’s poetry obsession ... and Sarah Silverman on the trouble with standup today

    At a time when standup comedy is wrestling with issues from cancel culture to the #MeToo movement, new podcast The Last Laugh provides a fascinating insight into what it’s like to work in the industry. Each episode will see Daily Beast writer Matt Willstein interview a different star about comedy’s role in the ‘current cultural and political moment’, starting with Sarah Silverman.

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  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:49:11 +0000: 'Cowardly grubs': Scott Morrison condemns sexist remarks about Tayla Harris - Internet | The Guardian

    PM says trolls targeting the Carlton AFL Women’s player ‘need to wake up to themselves’

    The Australian prime minister has weighed in to the controversy around sexist comments posted online about an image of the Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris, labelling those responsible “cowardly grubs”.

    The photo of Harris soaring mid-air following through on a kick 40m out from goal was posted to Channel Seven’s AFL Facebook page, was removed after a number of sexist comments and then reposted by Channel Seven with an apology.

    Related: Photo of AFLW player Tayla Harris is not the problem, the vile trolls are | Kasey Symons

    THANKYOU!! Everyone who messaged, posted, commented and shared recently. Things have changed... if you’re not with us, you will be left behind.

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  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:01:07 +0000: Streaming accounts for more than half UK record label income - Internet | The Guardian

    Revenue from Spotify, Amazon and Apple rises as CD sales continue to fall

    Music streaming services generated more than half of the income earned by record labels in the UK last year, as CD sales continue to plummet.

    Subscription streaming platforms operated by Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music, made revenues of £468m in the UK last year, 54% of the £865.5m total income for the recorded music industry. It is the first time that subscription streaming revenues, which grew at 35% year-on-year in 2018, have accounted for more than half of total recorded music revenues for labels.

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  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:31:18 +0000: The Guardian view on regulating porn: wrong step, right direction | Editorial - Internet | The Guardian

    Damaging both to the producers and the consumers, online pornography is finally being tackled

    Successive governments have been under pressure to control children’s access to pornography and, after years of wrangling, something is to be done soon. Next week an announcement is expected on when regulations will come into effect that make age verification compulsory on commercial pornographic websites. No one under 18 will be able to access them legitimately. That, at least, is the theory. In practice the regulations have been attacked both for being too onerous and too easy to evade. The requirement that users prove that they have verified their age disturbs privacy advocates.

    One of the chief suppliers of such technology is a subsidiary of Mindgeek, a company best described as the Facebook of the online pornographic industry, and just as keen to use algorithms to manipulate its users. Although the company says it will have no access to the data collected by its subsidiary, such undertakings don’t inspire confidence. Beyond these practical objections lies a philosophical swamp. As a society we have very confused ideas about pornography. It is a growing blight of uncertain reach. One survey concluded that people in the UK had spent a total of 2,600 years watching porn online in the month of December 2013 alone, an accomplishment that required the efforts of nearly a quarter of the adult population.

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  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:42:48 +0000: Instagram users will be able to buy from brands on platform - Internet | The Guardian

    ‘Checkout on Instagram’ is new e-commerce service available to US customers

    Facebook is moving into retail, as the company partners with more than 20 brands to allow Instagram users to buy clothes, accessories and makeup on the social network without leaving the app.

    “Checkout on Instagram” is a step up from previous shopping features on the service, which ultimately pushed buyers to a brand’s web page to complete transactions. Users were then required to enter payment and shipping details, and often sign up for new user accounts, prompting many to bail on the transaction before completing it.

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