Unsurprisingly, Snap crops up a few times in this week’s FWD as it goes through it’s much talked about IPO. Nearly five years after taking his company public, Mark Zuckerberg appears to be moving on from astronomical business success to curing the world’s ills (via the instrument of Facebook, of course).
- Mark Zuckerberg’s 5,700-word open letter to Facebook employees/users/the world garnered plenty of attention and critique.
- Fresh from stating they would “broaden the distribution of Spectacles” in their IPO filing, Snap are now selling them online in the US (and no longer from pop-up shops).
- Google have confirmed that they will stop unskippable 30-second ads from next year.
- Figures from Amazon suggest that 2016 sales from Prime subscribers surpassed the combined e-commerce sales from Macy’s, Home Depot, and Best Buy.
- Find out how brands are using Snapchat.
- Research from UKOM on the ‘Mobile Only’ audience.
- Jaguar’s Shell app enables payment for fuel without leaving the car.
- Facebook’s Lumos computer vision platform is now powering image content search, with video coming next.
- Lightvert, a UK startup, is looking to bring a magical new format to OOH.