This week features the exciting potential for VR music, how data is the new digital, Twitter and Russian propaganda and how to adopt a dog with the same music tastes as you!

 

HEADLINES

Automated retail is now here as Amazon’s checkout-free shop finally opens today

YouTube announces measures to earn back trust from advertisers and agencies

 

INSIGHTS

Twitter’s investigation reveals that 600k users interacted with Russian propaganda accounts

You can never have too many, so here’s eConsultancy’s marketing and digital predictions for 2018

Here’s Twitter’s best brand campaigns of 2017 and insights into why they worked

 

COOL

Are we about to see the launch of an ‘iTunes equivalent’ for VR music?

Barking mad? You can now adopt a dog with the same music tastes as you

This messaging app only works when you have less than 5% battery life, and you can only chat to strangers

 

DEEP READS

Tackling one of the industry’s big mysteries, BuzzFeed’s Publisher Dao Nguyen gives a TED talk on the secret to making content that people love

Is advertiser-funded dialogue in scripts the future of product placement?

Is CES’ ability to accurately show us the technology of the future starting to wane?