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[RELEASE] Joycon Toolbox 0.2 – Set your joycon directly colours on your switch. This rewrite adds support for a config file and improves error messages. Source: GBATemp > Joycon Toolbox release and GitHub > CompSciOrBust/JCToolBox
Ziggurat Interactive announce to partner with GOG.COM to re-release several classic PC titles including Elite Warriors Vietnam, Deadly Dozen, Line of Sight: Vietnam, Darklands, Slave Zero, NAM, and Fields of Glory — are now available for purchase.
Dotemu with Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games announced Olivier Derivière is serving as Streets of Rage 4’s main composer with support from an impressive roster of international guest musicians.
TEKKEN 7: Fahkumram and the Cave of Enlightenment will be available for download in the Americas on March 24th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM.
Fizeau v1.2.0 released, fixed compatibility with tesla overlays, added toolbox.json for use with KosmosToolbox and reduced sysmodule heap usage. Source: GitHub > averne / Fizeau / v1.2.0
The headline on 20 Mar 2020
Evil Hunter Tycoon globally launched on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store for free.
DEEMO -Reborn- will receive a DLC containing five songs from EGOIST today at 10:00 a.m. PT, available for free until April 19 before rising in price to $6.99 USD.
Nuchallenger announces that Treachery in Beatdown City will release its first episode on PC and the Nintendo Switch on March 31th.
PQube and The Gentlebros reveal the Cat Quest Pawsome Pack, including both Cat Quest and Cat Quest II, will get from selected retailers: A pair of pin badges, as cute as the lovely furballs themselves!
Fabled Game Studio announce the arrival of ‘Eastern Seas’, the next sixth and final chapter for Pirates Outlaws, currently on Steam Early Access for £15.49/$19.99/€16,79 with a full PC release due later this Spring.
Atmosphère 0.10.5 has been released! (fs.mitm improvements), twenty-eighth official release with fusee-primary was last updated in: 0.10.4. Source: GitHub > Atmosphère 0.10.5
The headline on 18 Mar 2020
SQUARE ENIX® announced Trials of Mana™ in a free playable demo available today for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM® ahead of the game’s release on April 24, 2020.
Fatshark announces that Steam Sale Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will be available for 75% off until March 30th, 33% off all DLC’s and the Winds of Magic Expansion as well.
The new 1.4 update to Imperator: Rome is coming in on March 31, 2020. The release of the update will be accompanied by the Magna Graecia content pack. The Magna Graecia content pack will be available from Steam and the Paradox store on March 31, 2020 for a suggested retail price of $7.99 / £5.79 / €7.99.
Flyhigh Works is confirm that KAMIKO will arrive on PlayStation 4 PSN, in North America, on 19th March, cost $4.99USD
Nintendo revealed that Eldest Souls is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.
Today Raiser Games will make Goat of Duty – available for all to download for free for the next two weeks start from 10am PST/1pm ET/5pm GMT/6pm CET..
Thunderful Publishing and Maschinen-Mensch share that Curious Expedition is releasing on consoles at the end of the month, March 31st on PlayStation 4, April 2nd on Nintendo Switch, and April 3rd on Xbox One for $14.99 / €14.99.
Rhythm of the Gods available on Nintendo Switch, PC and Android to download from 23rd March.
Exciting news! Rhythm of the Gods is coming to the Nintendo Switch! Pre-sale available now on the Nintendo eShop (-45%) and playable March 23rd!https://t.co/t91CAJMVCE
— Rhythm of the Gods 🎶 Out March 23rd! (@RhythmoftheGods) March 13, 2020
The headline on 16 Mar 2020
MiroWin Studio is proud to inform that Boiling Steel is released in Steam in full version, full release on Oculus store planned on the first half of March 2020.
Resident Evil 3: Raccoon City Demo will be available starting March 19 at 00:00 h ET / 04:00 h GMT / 05:00 h CET on Xbox One and 13:00 h ET / 17:00 h GMT / 18:00 h CET on PlayStation 4 and Steam.
‘Red Death’ available digitally this week for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One & PS4 for just US$4.99/€4.99/¥500.
After raising CA$ 38,117 from the Kickstarter, Games Operators are publicly distributing a free prologue, Rustler: Prologue available soon on Steam.
Make sure the Enable Texture replacement option is enabled in PPSSPP settings.
Next Buildbot will have a rebased PPSSPP Core on Switch, I also updated the Standalone builds! You can grab the Standalone bundle here https://t.co/dmsWfvSyov !!! Asset updates are mandatory for Standalone as well as Libretro !!!
Ultimate DiRT Rally 2.0 Experience Launches 27th March 2020 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC
PUBG Season 6.3 PC and 6.2 console updates announced the latest addition to the Battlegrounds armory.
505 Games and Kunos Simulazioni will bring Assetto Corsa Competizione to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles on Tuesday, June 23, available both digitally and at physical retail for £34.99.
Sakura Wars announcing new pre-order bonuses for physical launch edition, digital deluxe and digital standard editions, release on April 28 for PlayStation 4.
SOEDESCO® announced a Nintendo SwitchTM version for adventure game Adam’s Venture: Origins®, released earlier on Playstation®4, Xbox One and Steam®, comes as a digital and a physical edition to Nintendo Switch.
The headline on 10 Mar 2020
Atmosphère 0.10.4 has been released! (new NCM reimplementation) Source: GitHub > Atmosphère 0.10.4
Pixel Reef has announced that Paper Beast will release March 24th for Playstation VR. Paper Beast’s OST is available for pre-order on Bandcamp and in double vinyl edition on G4F Records store.
Curaçao Carnaval 2020 – 50th Gran Marcha (360° VR). Gran Marcha is the absolute number one parade to experience out of all the carnaval parades on Curacao. This year was a very special celebration as it was the 50th edition and the Curaçaoans went all out with the music, the costumes and the parade floats, so sit back enjoy or better yet, get your body moving to the beat.
Infinity Ward announced the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare XP bug prevented players from earning XP on PS4, Xbox One, and PC has been resolved before the big Warzone release.
The headline on 08 Mar 2020
NXThemesInstaller 2.2.1 released with minor update to support 9.2.0 firmware, lockscreen support for SX OS and fix various bugs that caused crashes. Source: GitHub > NXThemesInstaller 2.2.1
The headline on 05 Mar 2020
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SQUARE ENIX® released a brand-new trailer for Trials of Mana™, launching on April 24. Trials of Mana will be available for Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 system and STEAM® on 24th April 2020. Pre-order now.
Knocktwice Games announced Good Goliath, is coming to PlayStation VR, Oculus, and Vive Spring 2020.
Crazy Monkey Studios announce Hidden Through Time will be launching on March 12th for $7.99 on Steam (Windows/Mac), Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. It will also be available that same day for $2.99 on iOS and Android.
New RICO: Breakout downloadable content releases March 12, 2020, on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam for $4.99 / €4.99. Launching alongside the new Breakout DLC is a free update on all platforms that introduces a highly requested in-game soundtrack for RICO.
SX OS 2.9.4 beta release – Switch firmware v9.2.0 support, now available on the website or through the online updater built into SX OS. Source: Team Xecuter
The headline on 04 Mar 2020
Mars Games announced it will be publishing Naruto: Slugfest, scheduled to launch this spring for Android and iOS. Naruto: Slugfest Pre-registration here.
Tilting Point has acquired Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam. Both additions to Tilting Point come on the heels of a slew of new publishing, co-development, and funding deals, including a $30MM marketing commitment for Mino’s popular collection game, Cat Game.
Atmosphere 0.10.3 released. Update in order to use Atmosphere on the latest Switch firmware (9.2.0). Source: GitHub > Atmosphère 0.10.3
The headline on 03 Mar 2020
Recluse Industries announce that the ambient and serene VR adventure Separation will be launching for PlayStation®VR at £11.99 on the PlayStation Network.
SOEDESCO® announced that Truck Driver is coming both digitally and physically to Nintendo Switch™ with several significant updates as well as Nintendo specific features, including tilt controls and HD Rumble support.
Free League Publishing announced a new starter set for Tales From the Loop with new boxed set, containing a new scenario called The Recycled Boy, will be released in April, and it is already available for pre-order for only 248 SEK (approx. $27 USD) via Tales From the Loop RPG.
Ziggurat Interactive has unveiled plans to remaster, rework, and restore a wide variety of classic console and PC games from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and beyond.
Atari and Nickervision Studios announced that Missile Command: Recharged™ is coming to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Android devices this spring. Missile Command: Recharged will be free to download with ads, with an optional one-time purchase to play unobstructed and ad-free.
Troglobytes Games and Hound Picked Games are pleased to announce that HyperParasite (on Steam) will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch NA and EU on April 3rd 2020. HyperParasite will launch on April 2nd on Nintendo Switch in Japan. HyperParasite will launch priced at $17.99 / €14.99 / £13.99
Scarlet Moon Records is announcing the XYLITH Original Game Soundtrack for pre-order on several storefronts with the full soundtrack release scheduled for March 6, 2020, one day ahead of the game’s release on Steam.
Curve Digital and H2 Interactive announce that they have formed a new international distribution partnership to bring select titles from Curve Digital’s catalogue such as Human: Fall Flat and more to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in South Korea, Hong Kong, and surrounding Asian territories.
The Trump administration is trying to provide some regulatory relief on staffing and paperwork as COVID-19 cases surge. Robert King outlines some of the major regulatory changes that could help hospitals. Source: CMS.gov > MEDICARE TELEMEDICINE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FACT SHEET
Healthcare automation company Olive has scored $51 million in funding amid the coronavirus outbreak. Find out why Olive CEO Sean Lane believes the startup is in a solid position to “weather the storm” during the current economic volatility. Source: Olive > Olive Raises $51M to Accelerate its AI Workforce for Healthcare
An Italian doctor shares the heartbreaking story of an elderly woman separated from her dying husband by the coronavirus outbreak, as U.S. doctors worry about the impact of family members being barred from hospitals. Source: Annals of Internal Medicine > Love in the Time of Corona
Medical researchers are using Oura smart rings and Fitbits to study whether data from wearables can identify the early onset of COVID-19 — particularly in frontline healthcare providers, will also be open to Oura users in the general population.
A federal health IT advisory group is standing up a COVID-19 task force to address technology barriers for frontline clinicians as they combat the growing outbreak. The task force will likely tackle challenges around privacy, standards, interoperability, and infrastructure. Source: Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC)
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a lawsuit filed late Thursday that Anthem failed to find and delete inaccurate diagnosis codes from 2014 to early 2018 through its “chart review program. Source: lawsuit (PDF)
All states are not created equal when it comes to salaries and job opportunities for physicians. Take a look at a new analysis of the best and worst states for doctors. Source: Zippia
Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and prominent surgeon Robert Pearl, M.D., both agree that now isn’t the time for the U.S. to hit the brakes on public health measures to slow the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Wall Street Journal Health Forum
The headline on 25 Mar 2020
An industry coalition of health systems, tech giants and healthcare vendors — including the likes of Amazon, Mayo Clinic and Epic — are teaming up fight COVID-19.
Mayo Clinic’s John Halamka, M.D. and other industry leaders spearheaded a private industry effort to coordinate COVID-19 solutions. Industry giants Amazon, Epic, Microsoft, HCA Healthcare and others have joined the coalition to focus on increasing COVID-19 testing and accelerating vaccine development. Source: DISPATCH FROM THE DIGITAL HEALTH FRONTIER > Coming Together to Save Lives
Healthcare workers are facing a critical shortage of personal protective equipment. To help address this problem, think tank United States of Care launched a technology platform Project N95 to help connect providers who need PPE with manufacturers who can meet demand.
The headline on 24 Mar 2020
Health IT leaders at hospitals and health systems are fast-tracking major technology projects—some in a matter of days. “We’ve never experienced anything like this,” Geisinger Health System CIO John Kravtiz told Heather Landi.
CVS Health says it will hire 50,000 people nationwide as its pharmacies stay open, plus more of the latest headlines in our coronavirus pandemic tracker. Source: Open letter to the American public
With reports of shortages of protective equipment and tests—and concerns about future ventilator shortages—growing experts offered six recommendations to help guide providers through tricky allocation questions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare organizations face shortages of protective equipment and tests and there are concerns about future ventilator shortages. Experts offered six recommendations to help guide providers through tricky allocation questions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The New England Journal of Medicine > Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19
It’s not a pretty picture that primary care practices are painting in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors say they are struggling to get a hold of protective equipment or tests for their patients. Source: QUICK COVID-19 PRIMARY CARE SURVEY
Today is the ACA’s tenth birthday and this week — amid all the COVID-19 news — we’ll take some time to reflect on its first decade. Up first: Paige Minemeyer digs into what the past 10 years have meant for the business of insurance. Source: KFF > Key Facts about the Uninsured Population
Coffee giant Starbucks offers free therapy sessions for its thousands of employees. Read more about the startup Lyra Health working with Starbucks to expand mental health services through apps and virtual care.
The headline on 17 Mar 2020
Cybersecurity experts warn that hackers are likely to exploit the coronavirus pandemic’s disruption. Here’s four ways to mitigate the risks. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity experts are raising the alarm about an increase in cyberattacks as hackers exploit the outbreak’s disruption. Here are four strategies to help mitigate cyber risks. As cybersecurity experts raise the alarm about hackers exploiting the outbreak’s disruption — even attacking HHS over the weekend — check out some of their strategies for fighting the cyber threats. Source: Bloomberg > Cyber-Attack Hits U.S. Health Agency Amid Covid-19 Outbreak
A new study examines just how costly an inpatient stay for coronavirus could be for someone with a high-deductible health plan. With the coronavirus pandemic hitting early in the year and the threat of recession, COVID-19 could become pricey for patients, according to a new analysis. Source: Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker > Potential costs of coronavirus treatment for people with employer coverage
A new report ranks the states where doctors are earning the highest, and the lowest, salaries when adjusted for the cost of living. The results might surprise you. Where can doctors earn the highest—or lowest—paychecks? You might be surprised. Source: WalletHub > 2020’s Best & Worst States for Doctors
Payer and provider organizations weren’t thrilled to begin with when it came to HHS’ timelines to implement interoperability regulations. But given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, they now call them ‘troubling.’ Many payer and provider groups thought the Trump administration’s timelines to implement interoperability regulations were ambitious to begin with. Now many are saying the timelines are “troubling” given the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Source: CMS.gov Newsroom > Interoperability and Patient Access Fact Sheet
There’s a new startup in town called Vault launching at-home healthcare services for men to challenge the likes of Ro and Hims — and it’s led by a former Amazon Prime exec. Startup Vault joins a growing list of companies targeting men’s health. The company says it differs from any service currently on the market by offering at-home medical care and not just prescription delivery.
AHIP went to the White House and the new CPT code to bill for coronavirus tests is expected soon. Read about those and more of the latest COVID-19 headlines on our tracker. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has canceled the annual scientific meeting, Internal Medicine Meeting 2020, which was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, April 23-25.
The Trump administration Monday released widely-anticipated rules that will change how providers, insurers, and patients exchange health data. Read about the ONC’s information blocking rule and CMS’ rule aimed at advancing interoperability. CMS and ONC released the final version of their hotly-anticipated rules on interoperability. The new regulations will require payers to adapt in a number of areas. Here’s what you need to know. Source: CMS.gov > Interoperability and Patient Access Fact Sheet
With the massive HIMSS conference off the books amid fears of the virus’ spread, other health conferences are weighing their options. Robert King has more. Even as HIMSS announced Thursday it would cancel its global conference due to coronavirus concerns, other healthcare gatherings scheduled to start in the next few weeks are still pegged to continue as planned. Source: CVS Health announces additional COVID-19 resources focused on patient access
AHIP’s board of directors has committed to easing the cost burdens associated with testing for coronavirus. Cigna is the first plan to agree to waive copays and cost-sharing. Top insurers committed Thursday to mitigate the costs associated with testing for and treatment of the novel coronavirus that has begun spreading in the U.S. Cigna is the first plan to agree to waive copays and cost-sharing. Source: Statement by the AHIP Board of Directors: Taking Action to Address Coronavirus COVID-19
With COVID-19 becoming a genuine global concern, the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has published The COVID-19 Chronicles. The comics are perfect for those with short attention spans and offer invaluable tips when it comes to handshakes, mouthwash, disinfection and everything else you need to know.
Don’t believe everything you read While the NUS publications are simple comics, they’re probably more trustworthy than the majority of COVID-19 news being shared. Coronavirus misinformation on social platforms has an engagement rate 142 times higher than legitimate sources of information. The definitive sources for virus information — the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) — are simply being swamped by fake news.
Counting the costs The virus itself is real — and the economic costs are mounting, especially in China. The country’s outbound travel market is the largest in the world, with 150 million trips being made in a single year. 400 million Chinese were expected to travel domestically and internationally during the New Year’s holidays — this figure dropped by 41% with the outbreak of COVID-19. Consumer confidence is vital in recouping these financial losses, something fake news doesn’t help.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) officials detailed their plans for reducing the chance of coronavirus spread at their upcoming conference even as top sponsors have begun to back out. HIMSS officials detailed their plans to combat the potential spread of coronavirus at their upcoming conference even as top exhibitors have begun to back out. Source: Cisco and HIMSS 2020
Uber Health is rolling out new features for its medical transportation service designed to reduce friction for patients and pain points for providers, the company said. Source: Uber Health
And … health groups are pushing Congress to lift telehealth reimbursement restrictions in its coronavirus emergency funding deal. A provision included in a House funding bill that allows HHS to waive Medicare telehealth restrictions would cost an estimated $500 million, Morning Consult reported. Source: Morning Consult > Health Groups Push Congress on Telehealth Restrictions in Coronavirus Response
Not everyone lost money in last week’s epic stock market wipeout. Even as a tide of anxiety over the fast-spreading coronavirus vaporized more than $6 trillion from global equity markets, a select few in healthcare and tech grew richer. Source: Bloomberg > Pandemic Panic Fattens Fortunes in Health Care and Tech
The pervasive gender pay gap among doctors extends to the highest levels of academic medicine, a new study found. Researchers didn’t expect to find it, but there’s a big gender pay gap even at the highest levels of academic medicine. How large is the salary gap? Source: JAMA Internal Medicine > Sex Differences in Salaries of Department Chairs at Public Medical Schools
With the landmark Affordable Care Act turning 10 this month, a new study looks back at its impact on the individual insurance market and the lessons policymakers can learn. In more ACA news, with the landmark law turning 10 this month, a new study looks back at its impact on the individual insurance market and the lessons policymakers can learn. Source: HealthAffairs > The ACA’s Effect On The Individual Insurance Market
Accolade, which provides a health benefits platform for employers, filed Friday to raise as much as $100 million in an initial public offering. Here are five key things to know from the company’s IPO. Source: S-1 filing
The majority of healthcare executives (75%) think HHS’ impending interoperability rules will have a positive impact, a new survey finds. Epic users are more in favor than others, which flies in the face of Epic CEO Judy Faulkner’s public campaign against the rules. Source: HHS Interoperability Mandate
On-demand video streaming service Hooq said on Friday it has filed for liquidation after it failed to grow rapidly and cover its increasing operating costs. Source: TechCrunch > Streaming service Hooq files for liquidation
The coronavirus pandemic looks to be with us for an extended period of time, meaning brands need to rethink their communication strategies. As well as solid internal comms businesses need to take into consideration customers, partners, stakeholders and suppliers — what’s the message they need to hear?
Essentially, it comes down to using communication as a tool to combat anxiety. It’s not about pushing a product or service but sharing stories and experiences – it’s about connecting with your audience, whatever their role in your business operations.
The good Look beyond content marketing and you’ll see some fantastic examples of connecting with an audience digitally. Musicians across the globe — including Neil Young, Pink, Charli XCX and Coldplay’s Chris Martin — performed shows on Instagram Live alongside the hashtag, #TogetherAtHome.
Zoom has become a popular platform in the shutdown. Its stock price has jumped 30% as comedians, theatres, artists and performers utilise the platform’s free version to host 40-minute performances. As they say, the show must go on.
Brands are walking a tightrope in the current pandemic. They don’t want to be seen to be profiting from the disaster but they don’t want to go out of business either. In light of this, some brands are exploring their purpose and the role that they can play in lessening the impact of the pandemic both on society, and the economy.
How can brands do this? In the UK, brands like Subway and Nandos are offering medical staff discounts on food while in the US, Uber Eats is delivering free food to healthcare workers. Across the globe, the big supermarkets’ chains are offering designated shopping hours for the elderly and disabled. Meanwhile, in tech, Facebook and Google are developing ways to use location data to track the virus.
Responsible marketing during a crisis The above showcases how big business can help in a crisis. But, how do you go about crafting a mindful message? Marketing responsibly involves re-evaluating your content strategy, especially timelines, imagery and language. The goal is to be positive, but also aware of the situation while also bringing something helpful to your audience.
Pablo Stanley has added nurses and doctors to Open Peeps — and face masks. The irrepressible designer-illustrator has just added Covid-19 functionality to his open source people generator, and it’s perfect.
Adobe has a few resources they’re making available. They’re making Adobe Portfolio free through May 15. They are also making Adobe Talent free through May 15, which means that companies can post jobs for creatives at no charge.
We love Notion. And now we love them more because they just released features that make working from home even more exciting. Have an idea about building a thing for media startups? “Let’s Notion it.” Notion this, people.
Slack is getting a massive new redesign. This will hopefully make everything simpler with some new sidebar action. It’s rolling out over the next few weeks, and you can see some of that action here.
I’ve been living in the redesigned Slack for months, and I’m excited the whole world gets it now, too. Especially these past few weeks as we shifted to Remote, the simplified design and the sidebar collections have been invaluable.
Great. You’ve designed your new news website. Now you need feedback. “Awesome!!!! My comments are below in red. Pls make changes. Thx!” Thanks to Markup, where you can “add any URL to enable real-time commenting directly on a website”, you can ignore all those comments in red and ask them to leave feedback directly on the website. It’s also a great tool to feature case studies.
How do you design an Economist cover? By thinking of it as a poster. “It must grab you. It must be striking to the eye and intriguing to the mind. There are no rules, but simple tends to be better than complicated, we prefer funny to earnest, a few short words are better than several long ones. A good cover sells what we are writing about, a great one stands completely and magnificently alone.” Damn straight.
Facebook inadvertently blocked several legitimate sites from posting or commenting on the coronavirus, marking them as spam. This affected publishers like BuzzFeed, Dallas Morning News, and USA Today. Alex Stamos, FB’s former security chief, speculated that machine learning at FB is “going nuts with less human oversight” as content moderators were sent home. Facebook said it was a “bug in an anti-spam system.”
YouTube says it’s going to rely more on machines to moderate videos as most of its employees are now working from home. It’s warning creators that some of their videos may inadvertently be removed, including some “that may not violate policies.”
The machines are now in charge as humans stay home. Casey Newton at The Verge, who’s been doing some amazing reporting on outsourced content moderators over the past year, wrote a solid contextual piece on this emergency shift to AI moderation. It’s a risky bet in a time when we all need to be guarding against mis/dis-info. And the machines just aren’t ready to do it properly.
Some Google employees are reportedly appealing to the company’s leadership to take better care of contract staff, who are often treated as second-class citizens in tech companies. Googlers have been told to work from home — but that policy doesn’t necessarily cover contractors who still have to go into the office. There’s also no paid time-off for contractors who are under self-quarantine measures.
Facebook’s CrowdTangle launched a dashboard showing covid-related streams of posts from news outlets, elected officials, and health ministries around the world. These are public so you can use them even if you don’t have full CrowdTangle access. An important resource for everyone trying to keep up with the news flow.
Facebook Journalism Project set aside $1 million in grants to support U.S. and Canadian local news organizations covering the pandemic. Up to $5K will be given to individual news orgs to “cover unexpected costs associated with coronavirus reporting.” These could include areas such as remote-working tools and increased coverage of community news.
Australian Associated Press postponed its June closure after receiving “a number of unexpected offers” to buy the entire operation. The company wouldn’t name the interested parties, citing confidentiality agreements. The newswire was scheduled for shutdown after its major shareholders Nine Entertainment and News Corp Australia said the business was unsustainable. AAP told the staff not to get their hopes up. “We all should be cautious: nothing may come of these discussions and the interested parties may not be qualified to run a news organization.”
Kirsten Han is stepping down as editor-in-chief at New Naratif. She says she wants to return to reporting on Singapore (especially important as we’re heading into an election this year), as well as finishing a book project. Aisyah Llewellyn has been appointed Interim Editor-in-Chief.
Vox is building a local advertising network with Google. “Concert Local” will pool together ad inventories from local news publishers and make those available to large advertisers. “What we have experienced is that brand budgets typically don’t find their way to local media news sites on orders of the magnitude that are making a difference to local communities and newsrooms.”
Slack is offering “free upgrades to paid plans” for teams working on coronavirus research, response, or mitigation. “Even socially distant, we’re all in this together.”
If you’re working on #COVID19 research, response, or mitigation and @slackhq can help in any way, email email@example.com. Free upgrades to paid plans, setting up a consultation for remote collaboration best practices: we got you. Even socially distant, we’re all in this together.
Btw, Slack is getting a massive new redesign. This will (hopefully) make everything simpler with a new sidebar section. Rolling out over the next few weeks.
I’ve been living in the redesigned Slack for months, and I’m excited the whole world gets it now, too. Especially these past few weeks as we shifted to Remote, the simplified design and the sidebar collections have been invaluable.
Amazon has stopped selling most editions of Hitler’s Mein Kampf and other Nazi propaganda books after years of campaigning by Holocaust charities. Hitler’s Amazon author page, which you can follow for updates, has also been removed.
The Cable Center said it has decided to reschedule its 23rd annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration to the fall, due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus. Source: Multichannel News > Cable Center Reschedules Hall of Fame to Fall
Fake news & COVID-19. Silicon Valley’s big guns — Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — are working together to reduce fake news associated with the global coronavirus outbreak. The move came after a warning from the UK’s NHS that fake news risked lives. In February, Facebook blocked Singapore users from accessing the State Times’ Review after the government accused it of spreading misinformation pursuant to the new Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA).
Can tech companies be trusted? Should we rely on big tech platforms to determine what we can and can’t see? Internal moderation documents for Chinese video-sharing app TikTok called for the suppression of posts by users who were too ugly, poor or disabled. Unsurprisingly, videos discouraging political dissent were also included.
We have to ask ourselves, what are the motivations behind suppressing certain materials by the tech giants? And it’s not just motivations we need to question. Yesterday, a software bug on Facebook meant all legitimate coronavirus stories were marked as spam.
Is the answer chatbots? In the Philippines, chatbots could be the answer to fake news. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) have developed a Facebook chatbot that checks authenticity based on bylines, photo credits and publishing dates. Users just need to submit a link.
Some dude called Vlad, who is the co-founder and CEO of Webflow, possibly the hottest no-code website builder out there, has offered “all of [their] services (including unlimited hosting+traffic)… free of charge” for anybody building informational websites around COVID-19. Other folks in the thread have offered their design and dev services for free. This is your chance to prototype the media product your audiences might have been waiting for.
Any countries/municipalities/organizations rallying to create informational websites to slow the spread of COVID-19 and needing to use @webflow – please DM me.
We’ll make all of our services (including unlimited hosting+traffic) available free of charge.
The recent Washington Post redesign happened because they wanted to fight subscriber churn. The logic? People will usually visit your website because they found it through search or social. Of those, people who visit your homepage “are more likely to become subscribers, and that subscribers who visit the homepage are less likely to churn. “[P]eople are just really overwhelmed by the amount of information that’s out there. It’s about making sure the journalism we produce is easy to consume.” Your homepage is still a big deal: ““It’s the best page where you can merchandise your content and your value proposition. The homepage is probably still the most-viewed individual page in any given month [for a typical news website].”
Google Fonts just did a little redesign for their tenth anniversary. What’s a variable font? So usually fonts come in different weights: your average font family — say Gotham — could have different weights like Hairline, Thin, Light, Book, Medium, Semi-Bold, Bold, Extra Bold, and Black. But each one of these is a separate font file, and the more font files you have on your website, the slower your site gets. With a variable font, you can get all the weights with one single file. Boom. Typenology.
SEO is design, innit? Here’s the situation: you’ve designed your news or media or e-gaming or podcast website. Now you’ve got to make sure it loads really quickly, that your specific core user can find it really quickly, that it converts visitors to whatever the call to action is (Sign up? Subscribe? Be a member? Buy a ticket?),that it keeps your users’ information secure, that you can track usage funnels, that users can access it on whatever device they want, and that they’re finding useful and relevant information simply and intuitively without having to struggle through it. SEO is design. If you’re in charge of designing a user’s experience through your media product, make sure you own this process. I love that this article comes with a checklist. Make friends with it. Source: Where Does SEO Belong In Your Web Design Process?
How you design a website has a great deal to do with the culture of its intended user. There are low-context cultures and there are high-context cultures. China, for example, is a high-context culture, which means that non-verbal and visual clues are vital for effective communication. “If you’re designing a product for users from a different culture, it is always important to learn about cultural differences and how they can potentially change users’ expectations.”
CNN started calling the coronavirus crisis a pandemic, preceding the WHO’s own classification that followed days later. It says it did so because there was clear evidence of “sustained person-to-person transmission” and wanted to force the U.S. authorities to better plan for a bigger crisis. “Shifting the dialogue toward pandemic preparedness means we should more directly and completely address these shortfalls.”
VC firm Sequoia is calling this coronavirus crisis the black swan event of the year. They wrote an important note to their founders and CEOs with guidance on how to survive the year. “We suggest you question every assumption about your business,” including cash runway, fundraising, sales, marketing efforts, and capex. It wasn’t all cautious — Sequoia notes that Google, PayPal, Airbnb, Square, and Stripe were all products of difficult times. It left me with a lot to think about in terms of taking new risks and launching new experiments (Splice Low-Res, for one). If there’s a crazy idea out there, this could be an equally crazy year to give it a shot. A black swan is an opportunity too important to waste.
The Ken finally launched its Southeast Asia service,pricing it at $120 a year. Check out their pricing structure. Curiously, there’s no monthly option, which seems like a deliberate strategy to avoid the distractions of a monthly subscription churn.
There are two very important sets of numbers in a Reuters Institute survey of gender balance across 10 different countries. First, 40% of journalists in the top markets are women. Second, only 23% of them are in top editorial positions in newsrooms. That’s shocking. Here’s a third: There are zero women in top editorial jobs in Japan.
Jack Dorsey gets to keep his job as Twitter CEO... for now. As part of a negotiated ceasefire with Elliott Management Corp and private equity firm Silver Lake, Twitter will appoint 3 new directors to its board. It’ll also create a committee to review its leadership and governance. Silver Lake will make a $1 billion investment in the company, which Twitter will use to fund part of its first share buyback. But Dorsey now has some big KPIs to hit: Grow its ad-served user base by at least 20% this year, accelerate revenue growth, and gain market share as a digital advertiser.
TikTok opened a content moderation center in the U.S. to boost transparency into its inner workings. They’ll bring in external experts to observe how content moderators work. TikTok is facing scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers who’ve called the app a cybersecurity threat that allegedly allows China to snoop on American kids.
People are watching people sleep on TikTok. And these sleep streamers are making money from that. “I scrolled and scrolled and saw more and more. I was like, OK this is a thing now. I saw videos with over 1 million likes.” Time to get some nice PJs.
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Understanding reactive marketing.Reactive marketing content taps into trending topics and conversations in real-time. Just like responding with relevant articles when a news story breaks. Why this matters. The results for brands that participate in this form of marketing often pay off, yielding increased interaction on social (especially if it’s funny). Responding quickly can make a brand appear more relevant and boost their credibility. The best example of this is in 2018 when KFC ran out the chicken and responded by rearranging its letters to simply say, FCK. When is it risky? Not all news events are appropriate vehicles to attach your brand to. Most brands are staying away from the current COVID-19 crisis despite it being global news. Brands don’t want to be seen as profiting from a crisis. At the end of the day, marketers need to ask themselves, does this event relate to my brand in any way?
The year of the webinar? Speaking of COVID-19, could its global spread and associated travel bans see a spike in webinars and live video streaming? LinkedIn Live streaming is a cost effective solution for content marketers who can no longer hold live events. The feature is whitelisted so your business page needs to be approved by the product team to go live. According to LinkedIn, the streaming tool receives 24 more times engagement than simply posting a video.
Have a look at gaming streaming platforms. Microsoft Teams is free for six months in response to the virus work-from-home demand. Video conferencing platform Zoom has seen its shares rocket. But some smart cookies are looking at a few emerging streaming platforms and those in the gaming industry. The cool gamers are on Xsplit which has a useful product called Vcam that enables it to be used as a video source in Hangouts. OBS is another one popular with gamers.
E-learning seeing huge growth. Education is embracing video streaming, especially in China where the spread of the virus means students are unable to attend classes domestically or overseas. In fact, the leading Chinese e-learning platforms have seen their revenue surge by US$3.2 billion as students opt for online learning.
Online censorship issues. While video streaming appears to be the easiest way to stay connected to the Chinese market, censorship still remains an issue. Recently, medical students had their live stream lecture interrupted when an image of the female reproductive organ was shared by the lecturer. Apparently it was mistaken for pornography. Earlier this year, the Chinese government relaxed internet restrictions so students studying in Australia were able to access course material during the travel ban. It’s still not clear how relaxed Chinese censors can be.
The International Journalism Festival, my favorite annual media conference in Perugia, is cancelled.
Society of News Design postponed its annual workshop.
Australian Associated Press is closing, resulting in the loss of 180 journalism jobs. This also creates an even bigger gap in the country’s already polarized media space. The wire has been the backbone of impartial public interest news in the country, providing much-needed content for traditional media companies though its network of regional and international journalists. But like many wire services, it’s seen a decline in revenue as newsroom subscribers cut costs. Source: The Guardian > Why AAP’s closure is a brutal hit to Australia’s concentrated media market
But Fleets is a distraction from a bigger story brewing at Twitter. Jack Dorsey is in a fight to hold onto his CEO seat after an activist hedge fund reportedly took an almost 5% stake in the company. Elliott Management wants Dorsey out and has nominated four members to Twitter’s board. It’s easy to point an accusing finger at Dorsey. Twitter, for most of his tenure, has been unprofitable despite its outsized importance in the world. Dorsey is also the CEO of Square, which some say distracts him. And to make things worse, he’s also planning to move to Africa this year — for an unspecified length of time. If he gets pushed out, well, it wouldn’t be his first time. Dorsey was the first CEO of the company, but was forced out apparently because he spent too much time doing yoga and attending fashion design classes. Source: Yahoo Finance > Why Elliott Management wants to remove Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO
Under pressure from regulators, Facebook is reportedly changing its plans for its Libra coin. It now wants to create a system with digital versions of major currencies such as the dollar and euro. Source: BBC > Facebook ‘rethinks’ plans for Libra cryptocurrency
Two schools of thought about the success of the New York Times’s transformation into a global digital media company: It lifts the overall industry, or it creates a new monopoly. The former editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, Ben Smith is now the media columnist at NYT. This is his first op-ed. “The Times so dominates the news business that it has absorbed many of the people who once threatened it.” My advice to media entrepreneurs — don’t compete against NYT in mass-audience segments; the future of digital media is niche. Find a specific category. Dominate the hell out of it.
NYT is making a big push in India with a massive discount. At 60 rupees ($0.80) a month, this is a steal.
India’s The Ken got a big redesign that does away with Rishad’s pet peeve: Categories in navigation bars. From his Frames newsletter: “Nobody reads stories based on categories, and yet we continue to see them faithfully perpetuated on news surfaces everywhere.
MDIF invested in Indian social tech startup Josh Talks in a pre-Series A funding round. The company creates career and education services for young people in low-income households in India through 8 vernacular languages. It reaches 45 million people each month. Source: MDIF invests in Indian social tech startup Josh Talks
Mailchimp acquired Courier Media, a niche London-based media startup that publishes a magazine and newspaper for entrepreneurs and small businesses. “Since 2013, Courier has empowered the next generation of entrepreneurs with practical and authentic stories that inspire people who want to live and work on their own terms — and we think this perfectly aligns with our own values.” No mention of deal terms. Source: Mailchimp Acquires Courier Media
It seems like people have been talking about it for ages, but it’s clear 5G will have a huge impact on technology when it becomes the norm. What will its effects on content marketing be, especially with Singapore rolling out the technology this year?
Why this matters The future of content marketing is video. And the adaptation of 5G tech will offer faster speeds, allowing for more immersive and interactive video. 5G will also allow for VR and AR to flourish, as well as provide for better streaming capabilities. While the consumer experience is one thing, 5G also promises better quality data and real-time location-based targeting.
How should brands use video? If the future is video, brands need to create content that maximizes engagement. It’s not about expensive, professionally-shot videos either. Social media is a great space for brands to post ‘behind-the-scenes’ or organically engage their customers with Instagram live.
It’s all about the story Slick video production aside, the primary focus needs to be storytelling. According to Kelly Engstrom from English telco, EE: “Storytelling is the thing I would advise anyone getting into this area to focus on… because you have to come up with scenarios or stories that tell them [consumers] why it’s a good thing to have.”
The Ken website got a redesign. Rohin, their CEO, sent out an email detailing the thinking behind the changes, and it all converges beautifully in one direction: their user. So they’ve restructured the “entire site as a giant “reading list”, added “visible reading progress indicators for all stories”, added a bunch of “options to save stories for later reading”, and included “intelligent recommendations on what stories to read next”. Source: The Ken
Welcome to the dark underbelly of the world of Cmd+B. Toggling to a bold state is as old as 1973, when you could press Ctrl+B on a Xerox Alto and make a letter bold. Marcin Wichary is the design manager at Figma, one of the most revolutionary tools for interface design ever. His presentation here is intriguing, then funny, then shocking, and then really touching — what a beautiful ride. If you’re a type nerd, watch. If you’re not a type nerd, this will turn you into one.
This is my talk from Config, @figmadesign’s first conference. It’s 20 minutes on typography, keyboards, weird bugs, and complexities of building anything that deals with fonts.
Color Oracle is an open source colour blindness simulator for the web. It does one very simple thing: it shows you in real-time “what people with common color vision impairments will see.”
A New York pizza shop is using prime real estate to advertise adoptable dogs — its pizza delivery boxes. There was even an extra bonus: “Anyone who adopts a dog featured on a pizza box flyer will receive a $50 gift certificate to the pizza shop.” It seems to be working — a 6-month-old puppy named Larry was adopted after just one day of the flyers going out. It’s also working out for the pizza shop, which is getting “a lot more business”, and now other pizza places are following suit.
From Simon Kearney’s excellent Content Confidential newsletter: What’s a CTA? A call to action, usually on a website or newsletter (think ‘Buy now’ or ‘Sign up’). What’s a good CTA? A call to action that is specific, achievable, easy, and that makes you feel like you’re part of a larger cause or community. This quick read is specific to how NGOs can use behavioural science to get better conversions with their communication strategy.
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Fox completed the previously announced $350 million purchase of Seattle stations KCPQ (Fox) and KZJO (MNT) as well as Milwaukee station WITI from Nexstar Media Group. Source: TV News Check > Fox And Nexstar Complete Station Sales
Platform9 launched a managed Kubernetes service that provides free access to Kubernetes clusters of up to 20 nodes spanning a maximum of 800 virtual CPUs running on three clusters. Source: Container Journal > Platform9 Adds More Tiers to Kubernetes Service
Google allows for live captions to be added to the video playing on Android phones. This is useful, especially when viewing videos in a language you are not familiar with or are suffering from some form of hearing impairment. Google Live Captions use the same technology as Youtube to provide closed captions on a video. Follow the following steps to enabling Google Live Captions feature.
Libra is poised to transform how people transact with each other, daily and across the globe.
For most of 2019, Facebook’s Libra project dominated the headlines in the cryptocurrency world. While it may seem like just another project by a tech giant, Libra promises to have major implications at the global level.
This is the first time a technology company like Facebook has entered the financial sector. We’re talking about a field that hasn’t evolved in the last 20 years, has had no real competition, and has been dominated by big banks for decades. Also, Facebook has the resources, know-how, and political muscle to succeed. Understandably, the announcement of the Libra project by Facebook has left everyone worried.
With IT complexity growing, digital transformation may be getting sidetracked. How can you overcome this challenge? By combining hyper-converged infrastructure with enterprise-class hyper-availability, this will help overcome this challenge.
What’s Happening: IT and Business executives are racing to digitize their business at the core; in return, they become a digital business.
What’s the problem: IT is becoming increasingly complex. The payoff of digital transformation is high; however, the success rate is low.
What is causing this complexity? How can your organization navigate these challenges? This article gives an in-depth look at the IT complexity through different lenses of infrastructure and data.
How can organizations simplify IT to improve business agility, enhance financial return on investment, reduce risk and fulfill the striking potential of Digital Transformation? Much of it starts with a redefinition of IT infrastructure. It even transcends that. It’s about re-envisioning the next-generation data center through hyper-convergence and enterprise-class Hyper-Availability solutions.
This article takes a look at how IT and business leaders can turn the corner on IT complexity through re-engineering of enterprise data centers, including:
Sources and implications of IT complexity
Strategies for IT simplification
How to choose the right approach for your IT infrastructure