Facebook cracks down on fake live videos

Facebook is banning misleading uses of its Live video format. The company tells TechCrunch that it’s adding a section to its Live API Facebook Platform Policy that reads “Don’t use the API to publish only images (ex: don’t publish static, animated, or looping images), or to live-stream polls associated with unmoving or ambient broadcasts.” Source:…

Alphabet Bumps Apple From Top Spot 02/07/2017

After five years atop the list, Apple has lost its number one spot to Alphabet due in part to Google’s increasing dominance and Apple’s slowing sales. The eighth annual Davis Brand Capital 25 ranking is a global study of overall brand performance, evaluating companies’ abilities to successfully manage brand value, competitive performance, innovation strength, company…

A 40-year-old technology still beats Facebook for getting people to visit websites

EMAIL DELIVERS AS much website traffic for Irish e-commerce businesses as every social media network combined, according to a new study.Research by digital marketing agency Wolfgang Digital found that email, which was first used in the early 1970s, is also the third-biggest driver for online revenue, behind Google search and direct web traffic. Source: A…

It’s Nice That | The Co-op returns to its old “clover leaf” logo from the 1960s

The Co-op has returned to its old “clover leaf” logo, originally designed in 1968, as part of a major rebrand. The company worked with agency North to “reboot” the branding, which Ben Terrett, Co-op’s group design director, says had become “confused and too corporate.” North pitched the idea of returning to the classic logo, and…