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TikTok Flat-Out Copies Instagram’s Profile Design in Latest Update

Photo Credit: Taylor Lorenz / Twitter TikTok is testing a new profile redesign that looks wholesale lifted from Instagram. The new TikTok profile screen moves avatars and followers to the left. It also places more emphasis on user biography information, much like Instagram and Twitter. A TikTok spokesperson has confirmed the company is working on […]

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Here Are This Year’s Grammy Winners, According to YouTube Music

Photo Credit: YouTube YouTube Music is predicting the 62nd Grammy winners ahead of the big show.YouTube selected winners from some of the most popular award categories. These predictions are based on global YouTube views, instead of ‘music experts’ that make up the Grammy’s voting block. If YouTube Music’s Grammy Awards predictions are correct, Billie Eilish […]

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Spotify Joins the Influencer Train With Their Own Version of ‘Stories’

Photo Credit: TechCrunch Spotify appears to be testing a new Stories feature, similar to Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Influencers will be able to share a short-form video with their public playlists. TechCrunch first reported on the new feature with leaked screenshots. YouTube fashion expert Summer Mckeen can be seen sharing a playlist with a video. […]

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Walt Mossberg – Spotify Podcast Ads are a ‘Planned Violation of Privacy’

Photo Credit: YouTube Spotify is planning on inserting streaming podcast ads later this year. Walt Mossberg calls it a ‘planned violation of privacy.’ Spotify announced the new streaming ad-tech at CES this year. Dubbed Streaming Ad Insertion (SAI), the tech will ‘help further monetize podcasts available on Spotify’s platform.’ Spotify made a big push into […]