Welcome to the first edition of This Week in Digital in 2019. This week we re-cap on news from CES 2019, how many Instagram users freaked out over the accidental feature test that was rolled out, Verizon’s impact on the value of Oath, and much more. Read on for your fill on all things digital newsworthy.
2019 Social Media Trends and Statistics: Stories are going to take over, according to this trend watch.
Facebook is working on a strategy for crypto-currency in WhatsApp. A team has reportedly been working on exploring blockchain technologies since 2014.
Samsung revealed a shape-shifting TV at CES. The 75” TV is made of modular micro-LED panels and it will mark the first time Samsung has been able to create such an advanced TV in a size small enough to fit into homes.
Instagram is incorporating music into the platform even more with a new Stories option which allows friends to suggest songs.
Five charts on eMarketer show the state of Retail Tech. According to Gartner, worldwide retail tech spending will increase 3.6% to $203.6 billion in 2019.