Mobile Minutes: Apple Stores; Snapchat considers algorithm; Netflix launches Fast.com; YouTube’s VR plans
Snapchat could be the next social app that is run by an algorithm
Algorithmic filtering has been in the news lately, after reports that Facebook routinely fiddles with the site’s Trending Topics, and makes editorial judgements about what to include or exclude.
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Netflix launches Fast.com to help customers check their Internet speed
The online streaming service announced on Wednesday that it was launching Fast.com – a tool to help customers monitor their download speeds anywhere in the world.
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YouTube’s plans for virtual reality: A dedicated app, content partnerships and 360-degree video ads
As Google is working on the future of virtual reality, YouTube is along for the ride. The Google-owned video site announced plans for its own virtual reality app Thursday, which will be available on Daydream-powered mobile VR devices once they become available later this year.
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