Breaking news / 22/04/2020 / Marcom

Digital News #40 - Look what you missed out in digital

Discover what you may have missed last week in the digital world 

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The Google Card to compete with Apple?

After Apple and Huawei, Google is now working on a credit card that will me virtual and physical. For Google, security must be at the heart of payment solutions. In case of loss or theft, you will be able to quickly reset or block your physical card while continuing to use your virtual card thanks to a unique number. 

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Facebook Gaming launches its own mobile application

Since the beginning of the lockdown, the downloading of video games has exploded, and Facebook intends to take advantage of it. The New York Times reported that Facebook will launch a mobile application to bring gaming communities together. There will be very little monetization at first. The US giant first wants to convince the streaming community to use its application. 

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Calls with up to 8 people? Soon on WhatsApp

After the success of other applications for remote communication like HouseParty, Teams, Skype or GoogleDuo, WhatsApp has decided it is time to change its features a little. It’s not clear at the moment when this new feature will land on the stable version for everyone, but soon, the application will offer group calls for up to 8 people. 

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A platform for mutual help between neighbours

Pwiic is the name of this application, which has seen its growth accelerate lately. It's a startup that finds neighbours willing to help. On this platform, you can find or offer any service or object. The Covid-19 crisis has been a springboard for Pwiic, which has struck several partnerships thanks to it. 

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Simulcast between instagram and facebook

According to a new discovery, Instagram is testing an option that could allow simultaneous live streams between Instagram and Facebook. This would bring the audiences of these two different social networks together in one live show at the same time. It could provide a heap of new potential.  

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