Check in each Friday afternoon for a roundup of the week’s most interesting digital campaigns and stories as selected by rotating members of Team Tunheim.
Twitter just jabbed Facebook by banning all political ads: ‘We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought’
Twitter’s new policy banning political ads will go into effect on Nov. 22, with the full policy will being posted one week earlier, on Nov. 15. According to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, online political ads presented new challenges to the democratic process that require “forward-looking” solutions.
NBC’s Digital Journalists Say They Are Forming a Union
Over half of the NBC staff, including reporters, editors, designers and more have signed on to form a union following instances of the company’s treatment of women and people of color and the way it handled recent incidents of sexual misconduct.
Google to Acquire Fitbit valuing the Smartwatch Maker
Google’s parent company Alphabet has aquired wearable fitness tracker Fitbit–valued at $2.1 billion– bringing it right up next to Apple in the fitness tracking space.
Apple now offers gender-neutral versions of nearly every human emoji, and LBGTQ are praising the company’s push toward equal representation
Although Apple has provided some gender inclusive emojis in recent years, the brand’s most recent update is the first to include the “full suite” of officially approved gender-neutral emojis, according to Emojipedia’s Jeremy Burge.