Last week brought the sad news of the death of Stephen Hawking.  Here’s a three part documentary of his favourite places and some of his funniest and best quotes. SXSW brought a lot of buzz, as well as brands embracing augmented reality, updates from the usual suspects and a look at the meteoric rise of Amazon.

 

HEADLINES

  • On April 3rd Spotify will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange, as it tests native voice search and its self-serve ad platform in the UK
  • YouTube is going to add information from Wikipedia to videos and adds Search based targeting to its Google Preferred offering
  • This Summer Facebook is launching a dedicated News section for Watch

 

INSIGHTS

 

COOL

  • PGA Tour launched a new augmented reality app for golf fans
  • Knorr is using your Instagram posts to deliver personalised recipes with its “Eat Your Feed” tool
  • Watch JFK’s final speech brought to life through the power of AI

 

DEEP READS

  • How Facebook’s Augmented Reality offering improved
  • The BBC takes a fresh look at its Instagram approach, posting less frequently and more relevantly to increase its numbers
  • How Amazon transformed from a 20% drop in shares in 2014, to becoming 4th most valuable company in 2018