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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.

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  • Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:39:12 +0000: Google outage hits Gmail, Snapchat and Nest - Internet | The Guardian

    Company investigating after Cloud Platform problem causes email delivery failures

    A brief outage on Google’s Cloud Platform led to failures at Gmail, Snapchat and the smart home company Nest on Wednesday afternoon.

    The failure, which began at 3.35pm BST, affected a number of tools that Google uses internally and provides to other companies to host web services.

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  • Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:42:18 +0000: What I’m really watching: living room comedy and upscale junk food - Internet | The Guardian

    Our series on viewing habits in self-isolation continues with David Brent-esque comedian Alistair Green and tasty YouTube treats courtesy of Bon Appetit

    Like many people, I was trying to use my phone a bit less this year, and then coronavirus came along and added some pretty essential phone-based tasks to my day – among them listening to podcasts about the failings of the UK government, hanging out with friends on video app du jour Houseparty, and even doing therapy via FaceTime. (All fun and games until you accidentally put your finger over the camera seven times in a minute.)

    I had been trying to wean myself off Twitter before the crisis, but Alistair Green’s skits keep pulling me back to it. He’s a comedian who is insanely good at social media, and who specialises in Limmy-ish, David Brent-esque visions of terrible middle-Englanders. His coronavirus content has been particularly impressive, offering light relief by sending up prejudice and delving into farce. Highlights include a woman whose husband won’t eat Chinese food any more, though carbonara is fine; a mock press conference where the PM zones out to think about hot buttery toast; and parental video call fails, all filmed solo and fuss-free in Green’s living room.

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  • Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:31:42 +0000: My favourite film aged 12: The Net - Internet | The Guardian

    Continuing our series of writers rewatching old favourites, we revisit a conspiracy thriller featuring peril, pizza – and a prescient Sandra Bullock

    When interviewing an actor or director I admire, I’ve made it a personal mission to avoid sycophancy: I’m there for something resembling a business meeting, not a fan convention. I’m not cold, far from it, but I’m also not about to invite Noah Baumbach for cocktails so I can ramble on at him about how The Squid and the Whale spoke to my inner child of divorce. I know my place and I know theirs. But there was one time, back in 2013, when I simply couldn’t help myself.

    I was at the Gravity junket interviewing Sandra Bullock, stuck with a thankless conveyor-belt slot, shuffled in for less than 10 minutes after waiting for more than three hours. She was as charming as I’d expected, based both on rumblings from within the industry and from the fondness I’d had for her as a child, when I had VHS copies of Speed and The Net on rotation for a solid year.

    Related: My favourite film aged 12: Peter Bradshaw on Juggernaut

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  • Tue, 07 Apr 2020 07:00:19 +0000: WhatsApp to impose new limit on forwarding to fight fake news - Internet | The Guardian

    Restrictions on frequently forwarded messages intended to disrupt false Covid-19 claims

    WhatsApp is to impose a strict new limit on message forwarding as the Facebook-owned chat app seeks to slow the dissemination of fake news, the company has announced.

    If a user receives a frequently forwarded message – one which has been forwarded more than five times – under the new curbs, they will only be able to send it on to a single chat at a time. That is one fifth the previous limit of five chats, imposed in 2019.

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  • Mon, 06 Apr 2020 04:23:13 +0000: Dangerous cures and viral hoaxes: common coronavirus myths busted - Internet | The Guardian

    With so much misinformation about Covid-19 circulating online, we’ve factchecked some of the more common fallacies

    The spread of Covid-19 has been matched only by the spread of misinformation circulating in response to the pandemic.

    The misinformation is most prevalent on Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and text messaging. Despite companies like Facebook and Google trying to flag the more widely spread fraudulent news, some of it is unavoidable.

    Related: Experts condemn Clive Palmer-funded ads claiming hydroxychloroquine can cure coronavirus

    We are aware of a message circulating across email and social media containing incorrect information.

    This is not from the Royal Melbourne Hospital or the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital @MetroNorthHHS and the details are untrue. pic.twitter.com/Fpd1G35LXD

    Related: ‘Unclear’ information and lack of supplies stalling hospital pandemic plans, Greg Hunt told

    ok apparently because there’s only an implied threat here, the police dismissed this as not an issue (cw: racism, genocide, really vile) pic.twitter.com/5glroCyheQ

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