Businesses Leverage Instagram Stories to New Heights


Instagram’s Stories feature, which launched one year ago, has achieved widespread engagement among businesses that want to raise their brand awareness and expand their e-commerce penetration, the company said. The tool, launched in August 2016, allows users to create digital slide shows out of photos and videos in order to convey a story. Businesses ranging from Taco Bell to J.Crew and Starbucks have used Stories to give a behind-the-scenes peek at new products, launch limited sales, or get instant customer feedback about new initiatives.

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Google's Australia Day doodle recognizes indigenous people's struggles

A special Google Doodle marking Australia Day has won widespread praise for highlighting the indigenous people’s centuries-old suffering.


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Your car is 'Stoned:' Autos join the hacking era

Back in 1987, the Stoned virus was one of the most destructive and widespread computer viruses yet witnessed. It was spread through floppy discs (remember them?) and announced on screen, “Your computer is now stoned.” In the decades that followed, innumerable viruses proliferated and, today, there’s an endless onslaught of criminal hacking, infecting everything from banks to government systems. Now the auto industry is facing its Stoned moment, and how it reacts will determine how quickly — or slowly — we get to the autonomous car of the future.

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Apple will now pay rights holders during Apple Music trial period, Eddy Cue says

Following widespread outcry over its policy of not compensating rights holders for streams during Apple Music’s three-month free trial, Apple software and services chief Eddy Cue said late Sunday that the company has reversed course and will indeed pay royalties while users evaluate the service.



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Updated Apple TV hardware not coming to WWDC 2015, report says

Despite widespread rumors pointing to the contrary, a new Apple TV set-top will not premiere at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, a report said on Wednesday.



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Google searches are making you think you're smarter than you are

With the widespread accessibility of the Internet, more knowledge than has ever been available before is now only a keystroke away.

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Widespread Verizon Wireless outage affecting payments and new phone sales

Verizon Wireless is experiencing a widespread billing service disruption that has been ongoing for nearly two days, leaving would-be customers — and existing subscribers who want to upgrade — in the lurch.



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Data Fortress 101: Is it possible to make a computer that’s totally invulnerable to the NSA?

Computers and cool futuristic binary stuff
Given everything we’ve learned about software vulnerability, NSA cyber-attacks, and widespread online crime, is it even possible to achieve total, complete security?

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