President Donald Trump has issued two executive orders, which take effect in 45 days, that could ban TikTok and WeChat from the Apple and Google app stores in the US on the grounds of security concerns. The vague ban targets ByteDance, the apps' Chinese parent company, which says it has 100 million US users.
T-Mobile says it's now the second-largest wireless carrier in the US, with 98.3 million customers. The carrier added 1.245 million subscribers between the beginning of April and the end of June, the period in which it completed its acquisition of Sprint, and its revenues rose 61% year-to-year.
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Clipchamp's Anna Ji offers YouTube and Facebook content marketing lessons from the viral success of "Tiger King," including the importance of developing a brand voice and shooting videos with interesting backgrounds and locations. Post content frequently, optimize videos with keywords in tags and titles, and add graphics and music during editing, she advises.
GlaxoSmithKline teamed with Pandora to promote its Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel with ads that offered uninterrupted listening as a reward, which listeners could activate by shaking their phones instead of having to use their fingers to interact with the screen. "We understood one of the painful daily activities for an osteoarthritis sufferer involved the moment of the hand," says Pandora's Dianna Facchina.
EMarketer has revised its 2020 US ad spending forecast, with the pandemic effect in mind, and projects a swing from a $20 billion growth to a decrease of $16.4 billion to total $225.79 billion. On the positive side, eMarketer says digital ad spending will increase $2.2 billion to $134.66 billion and mobile ad allocations will rise $4.22 billion to $91.52 billion.
More than 40% of Android devices contain a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip that researchers say has more than 400 vulnerabilities, putting them at risk of malicious activity such as denial of service, data theft and spying. Qualcomm has patched the vulnerabilities, though the threat remains until networks and vendors push updates out to users.
Firefox's latest update will automatically delete select first-party tracking cookies after 24 hours, a move designed to stop "redirect tracking," which is a tool used by adtech firms as a workaround to cookie blocking, writes Wendy Davis. Steven Englehardt, a Mozilla computer scientist, wrote in a company blog post, "Tracking poses a threat to society, user safety, and the autonomy of individuals."
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