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Social commerce growing in South East Asia markets
"With 90% of internet users in South East Asia connecting to the internet using their smartphone, the opportunity to engage with shoppers is vast."
#AltTextForAll: Improving the visual experience for blind & low vision people
More than 6.6 billion images are uploaded to the internet every day, but for those who are blind or have low vision, it can be a massively limited experience.
Social media a growing business risk across Asia Pacific
Organisations now face an even wider risk landscape, as they seek to tackle emerging digital threats and deal with complex reputational and regulatory issues.
Church group crowdsources 'I forgive you' emoji design
The Forgivemoji campaign encourages people to design an emoji that represents forgiveness. The team behind the campaign will then decide on the best entry and then submit it to the Unicode Consortium.
Online users giving out social media details too freely - Kaspersky
The survey revealed that online users in Asia Pacific appear to be willing to share their private information in exchange for various personal gains from social media.
Looking for love? Facebook gets in on the dating game
Facebook is trying to downplay the whole idea of Tinder-like swipes, and instead it’s promoting the idea of creating ‘meaningful relationships through things people have in common, like interests and groups.
Gen Z will look elsewhere if tech companies don't get their act together
"Tech companies need to tailor their recruitment to appeal to changing demographics and generations if they are to get ahead of the skills shortfall across the industry."
New report considers consumer rights around personal data
“While all companies were compliant with the data access procedures required under the Privacy Act, we found that many companies failed to provide all the user data they were collecting.”
Neighbourly celebrates massive milestone
“Hitting three quarters of a million members in just a few years is remarkable. It really proves how community-minded Kiwis are.”
'Smart arses' in a smart car on 18,000 km rally for mental health
18,000 kilometres is a long way to travel in a tiny 0.6 litre smart car, but that’s exactly what a Kiwi-British couple are doing to raise awareness of mental health.
Looking to land your dream job? Build your soft skills, says Hays
According to Hays latest Salary Guide, soft skills could be the differentiator between a successful or failed job search.
Twitter gets a makeover
Twitter has begun to rollout a refreshed and updated version of its website, as it looks to give users a more personalised experience.
NZ investors turn back on social media following Chch shooting fallout
New Zealand fund managers are taking responsible investment to new heights, accounting for more than 70% of total assets under management.
The four key trends shaping modern consumer behaviour
"Trust is continuing to drop and it's more important than ever to make brands culturally relevant."
Wikipedia cofounder urges people to go on strike from social media
We’re going to flex our collective muscles and demand that giant, manipulative corporations give us back control over our data, privacy, and user experience."
Retailers must prepare for social media revolution
Retailers need to ensure their back end operations are fit for purpose if they want to cash in on Instagram.
Hands-on review: The beauty of Adobe Premiere Rush
A good photographer will tell you that you need to follow the four main principles; lighting, lighting, lighting and lighting.
Facebook launches dedicated home for its Gaming
"All of our work on the Facebook Gaming team adds up to helping build the world's gaming community."
AA, Vodafone, How to DAD explain how to text and drive... sort of
How to DAD is the star of a driver distraction video that explains some of the more…. Unconventional ways to keep yourself away from your phone while driving.
Cybercriminals earning over $3billion annually exploiting social platforms
Social media platforms contain up to 20% more methods by which malware can be delivered to users – e.g. through adverts, shares, plug-ins – than comparable sources.
Social media can improve lives after a disaster
"It’s created a community of people who feel more connected, more accepted and more informed."
Facebook cracks down Ukraine-based fake accounts
Facebook has stamped out two massive fake account networks that appeared to originate from Russia and the Ukraine.
Facebook ban serves as stern warning for marketing firms
Facebook has banned a digital marketing group in the Philippines from its platform after the agency allegedly violated spam and misrepresentation policies.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.