UK National Archives: Joint project with UAE to create new website

UK National Archives: Joint project with UAE to create new website. UAE in this case stands for United Arab Emirates. “We plan to launch a new website – the Arabian Gulf Digital Archive – with approximately 500,000 images of The National Archives’ records. These will come from a number of The National Archives’ record series and will focus on documents relevant to the UAE, mainly from Foreign Office series as well as from our Cabinet Office collections. This is the first phase of the project which will proceed with other phases as we discover more documents to be digitised and published online.”

Digital Trends: NBC Jumping On The Snapchat Train With Original Content

Digital Trends: NBC Jumping On The Snapchat Train With Original Content. “… in addition to adding new content for existing shows, NBC has also decided to launch programming that is entirely exclusive to Snapchat, like its show Stay Tuned. First debuted in July, the twice-daily headline news show features around four to five news stories focusing on the day’s most important events. And thus far, it looks to be doing very, very well. According to NBCU, over 40 percent of Stay Tuned’s viewers are watching at least three times a week, and the show already boasts 29 million unique viewers. As TechCrunch points out, that’s about three times the number of viewers who watch NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. “

Quartz: African Instagrammers documenting rare, hidden hotspots on the continent are disrupting tourism

Quartz: African Instagrammers documenting rare, hidden hotspots on the continent are disrupting tourism. “Traveling around Africa was once considered unsafe, costly, and lacking in variety. There were the usual places to visit and the usual things to do: safari in Kenya, pyramids in Egypt, and river rafting in Zambia or Zimbabwe (depending on which side of Victoria Falls you live on). But young African innovators and diaspora entrepreneurs are turning people’s desire to see a ‘different side of Africa’ into a business.”

Bloomberg: Americans Love Ordering Pizza on Facebook

Bloomberg: Americans Love Ordering Pizza on Facebook. “The cutthroat U.S. restaurant industry is getting increasingly aggressive about technology, enlisting Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. in their race to make it easier for customers to order and pay for their food. Last month, TGI Fridays began letting customers foot the bill using their Amazon accounts. And pizza chains are locked in an escalating battle to adopt new ordering methods — a contest that involves chat bots, voice-activated devices and social networks.”

Advertising Age: Not Even Twitter Knows When Brands Should Stop Tweeting

Advertising Age: Not Even Twitter Knows When Brands Should Stop Tweeting. “Twitter has never really been for people who shy away from politics and news, and the sometimes-harsh landscape has been a drag on its expansion. Just as its relevance was being reaffirmed daily by the ultimate power user, the president of the United States, user growth last quarter declined in the United States from a year earlier and stalled worldwide. Ad revenue fell as well.”

BuzzFeed: People Seem To Be Creating Fake Accounts Of White Women To Push Anti-Feminist And Racist Agendas

BuzzFeed: People Seem To Be Creating Fake Accounts Of White Women To Push Anti-Feminist And Racist Agendas. “The @thetaclair account, at the center of a controversial tweet about Target, appears to be one of a handful of newly created online personas sloppily stereotyping white women to push alt-right and anti-feminist ideologies.”

TechCrunch: Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

TechCrunch: Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today. “Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and still more aiming to re-envision email as a mobile-first product, among other ideas. A new startup called Superhuman, from the founder of Gmail add-on Rapportive acquired in 2012 by LinkedIn, is different.”