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- FACEBOOK + LOCAL NEWS
Facebook will be pushing more local news into users’ feeds. Learn more. (Recode)
- ‘THIS IS US’ EPISODE POTENTIAL PR NIGHTMARE FOR CROCK-POT?
When an episode of one of the top shows in America had fans threatening to throw out their Crock-Pots, the brand’s PR team had to step into high gear. Learn about Crock-Pot’s PR response. After you read that article, check out actor Milo Ventimiglia’s clever promo video response to the controversy. (Inc. and AdWeek)
- AMAZON TESTS FREE WHOLE FOODS GROCERY DELIVERY
Amazon Prime members in four cities can now get fresh grocery items from Whole Foods delivered in 2-hours. Find out more. (USA TODAY)
- RETAILERS EMBRACE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO GATHER IN-STORE DATA
In-store technologies such as face-recognition and “magic mirrors” are becoming more mainstream. Discover how retailers are using new digital tools. (eMarketer)
- 280-CHARACTER LIMIT DOES NOT LEAD TO LONGER TWEETS
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said expanding the Tweet length limit has not led to longer Tweets, but it has created more engagement. Read more. (The Verge)