EConsultancy: Can ByteDance’s new search engine succeed despite the decline of search in China?

EConsultancy: Can ByteDance’s new search engine succeed despite the decline of search in China?. “It’s a classic battle of old versus new, David versus Goliath. No other search engine comes close to threatening Baidu’s dominance – its closest rivals, Sogou and Shenma, hold 11% and 5% market share respectively, according to Global Stats – and hasn’t for years. But Toutiao Search seems like it might be the candidate to unseat Baidu. However, a bigger question arising from the news is: does search in China really matter in 2019?”

New York Times: Snapchat’s Disappearing Act Leaves Venice Beach Searching for Its Future

New York Times: Snapchat’s Disappearing Act Leaves Venice Beach Searching for Its Future. “When the company behind the disappearing-messages app took over multiple properties on the beach as it expanded, starting in 2012, it also posted guards who would shoo away anyone who wasn’t an employee and who lingered too long near a Snapchat entrance. In an oceanfront community still defined by hippie eccentricity, that didn’t go over well.”

Phys .org: Researchers analyze use of social media to influence politics during uprising

Phys.org: Researchers analyze use of social media to influence politics during uprising . “When the people of Puerto Rico took to the streets after a series of government corruption scandals this past July, a group of researchers took the opportunity to determine the role of social media in the organization and dissemination of the protests, marches and other activities that occurred.”

Connecting Vets: New platform creates digital memorials for all veterans in national cemeteries

Connecting Vets: New platform creates digital memorials for all veterans in national cemeteries. “A new searchable online tool from the Department of Veterans Affairs and National Cemetery Administration allows creates digital memorials for fallen service members buried in national cemeteries across the United States. The Veterans Legacy Memorial is an online memorial space managed by the National Cemetery Administration, which oversees the 136 national cemeteries where 3.7 million veterans are interred.”

CNET: YouTubers Union has big demands. Google won’t negotiate

CNET: YouTubers Union has big demands. Google won’t negotiate. “After a year and a half of waiting, the YouTubers Union demanded YouTube respond to its complaints by Friday or one of the world’s biggest traditional labor unions would take the video site and parent company Google to court. Hours before the deadline, Google answered: The company will meet, but it won’t negotiate.”