Facebook promises new Portal devices this fall – Marketing Article

Facebook’s Portal division will introduce multiple new devices this fall, Facebook VP of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth said at the Code conference in Phoenix, Arizona. CNBC first reported the news and a company spokesperson that VentureBeat followed up with declined to provide more details. Portal and Portal+ devices for Facebook Messenger video calls and conversations with Amazon AI assistant Alexa made their debut in October 2018 with 15- and 10-inch screens. Alongside the devices, Facebook created the Portal unit as part…

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IAB offers a guide to simplify Advanced TV advertising – Marketing Article

With “television” less of a channel these days and more of a metaphor that covers a lot of different delivery methods, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Video Center of Excellence is out with an effort to simplify the advanced and connected TV market for advertisers. The initiative is called the Matrix of Advanced TV, and it includes a Market Snapshot reference guide. The title is an homage to the now-classic trilogy of Matrix sci-fi movies, where the true nature of…

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Google pulls TikTok from Play Store in India following government order – Marketing Article

Google has pulled popular video app TikTok from the Play Store in India following a local court’s direction, stoking fear among some activists that this could set a dangerous precedent. Apple, which has also been ordered by the government to pull the app from its app store (App Store), plans to comply with the order later this week, a person familiar with the matter said. Google and Apple declined to comment. TikTok, which has amassed over 120 million monthly active…

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