Day: 12 février 2018

eMarketer claims Facebook is losing more younger users

‘Young people are ditching Facebook’ is a tech-industry trope that’s been running for at least five years now, without yet having an obvious impact on the social network’s growth or revenues.
However, eMarketer’s latest report at least has data to back up its claim: “This year, for the first time, less than half of US internet users ages 12 to 17 will use Facebook,” claimed the research firm today.
“In 2018, US Facebook usage among those younger than 12 will decline 9.3%. Additionally, growth among 12- to 17-year-olds and 18- to 24-year-olds will decrease by 5.6% and 5.5%, respectively. This is the first time eMarketer has predicted a decline in usage among 18- to 24-year-olds and those younger than 12… Facebook will lose 2 million users under 25 this year.”
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Like app resembles Musical.ly but with more AR features – and ‘BOOM’ effects

We can’t resist an app pitch that includes the phrase “revolutionary 4D magic coming” with a man in a cape flying out of a smartphone screen.
The app is called Like, and it’s the latest social music/video app that is showing the first shoots of becoming a Musical.ly-sized craze. At its heart it’s still a lip-syncing video app, but with more digital special-effects to apply to videos before sharing them with the world.
“There are so many fun ways to play: space shift, magic body, micro world, giant attack and more,” as its App Store listing explains. “From fantasy magic effects, romantic Cupid’s arrows to thrilling explosions, 12 kinds of super power ‘BOOM’ effects are here to make your video to Hollywood Blockbuster!”
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Chamillionaire launches Convoz video-messaging app

Having conversations through the medium of 15-second video clips, which may or may not include ending up getting a video back from Snoop Dogg and/or Chamillionaire? There’s an app for that!
It’s called Convoz, and the latter artist is actually its founder. Chamillionaire describes the app as “the place where you go to talk to people” as an alternative to platforms like Twitter.
“I just wasn’t happy with the communication channels that are currently existing on social media,” he told TechCrunch. There’s a sensible hope behind this: that people are less likely to be trolls if they’re addressing celebrities in a video showing their face.
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MelodyVR to launch alongside new standalone VR headsets

Music virtual-reality startup MelodyVR has been in closed beta since the end of 2016, holding its plans for a commercial launch until it judges the market is ready. The company has just reiterated that this will be in 2018.
“MelodyVR is well positioned for a successful public launch of its VR music platform in 2018,” the firm announced in an update for investors this morning.
“In order to secure a greater impact at launch, the Company intend to launch its music service to consumers alongside the new wave of standalone and accessible VR devices, leveraging its partner’s significant marketing capabilities alongside in-house marketing strategies.”
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