Episode 68 features changes from Amazon's Alexa program, more platforms making adjustments similar to what Facebook did last week, an Instagram rumor, and SnapChat's big FAIL

subscribeFeaturing Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon Will Soon Add Alexa to Wearable Devices
http://snip.ly/ezg6m

Facebook

Facebook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Human-Powered M Assistant for Messenger Jan. 19
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-m-messenger-rip-011917/

Facebook Is Testing a Separate Destination for Local News in Its Mobile Apps
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-today-in/

Your Facebook Group May Soon Be Able to Host a Watch Party
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-watch-party/

Is Mark Zuckerberg Planning to Bring Bitcoin to Facebook?
http://snip.ly/ykrxd

Cluttered Facebook Messenger Could See Big Changes in 2018
http://snip.ly/6ol66

Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Fire tablets
http://snip.ly/fdyvk

Facebook won’t retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting
http://snip.ly/n8ydw

Google

Google Updates Its PageSpeed Insights Tool, Now Shows Real User Speed for Website Pages
http://snip.ly/a215e

Instagram

Instagram is testing another killer feature that could crush Snapchat even more
http://snip.ly/fnkq0

Instagram just added a powerful new way to stalk people on the app
http://snip.ly/mbi7o

Snapchat

Snapchat’s big redesign bashed in 83% of user reviews
http://snip.ly/3wt2x

WhatsApp

As Predicted, Whatsapp Launches a New App for Business Users
https://www.webpronews.com/predicted-whatsapp-launches-new-app-business-users/

WhatsApp reportedly testing anti-chain letter spam warning
http://snip.ly/zszel

YouTube

YouTube Is Demonetizing Small Channels, And That's A Good Thing
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/01/18/youtube-is-demonetizing-small-channels-and-why-thats-a-good-thing/#36796e0453d8

Misc

HuffPost Shuts Down Unpaid Contributor Blogger Program
http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/huffington-post-ends-unpaid-contributor-blogger-program-1202668053/

Pornhub Says Traffic Went Limp During Missile Scare, Then Surged With Relief
http://www.adweek.com/creativity/pornhub-says-traffic-went-limp-during-missile-scare-then-surged-with-relief/