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Digital News: September 28, 2020

Here's the Data Showing Why TikTok's Court Victory Was Vital (Business Insider)

TikTok triumphed in a late-night judgment putting a stop to a US government ban on its app overnight in an extraordinary Sunday hearing in a Washington DC court, but it has been bruised by its battle with Trump.


The app was due to disappear from app stores on September 27 thanks to an order by the US Commerce Department, until district judge Carl Nichols decided otherwise. The judge's legal opinion will be released later on Monday, but in the hearing he seemed to express skepticism that the US government had followed due process. Read more: https://bit.ly/36cJ5nJ



Instagram’s TikTok Clone Reels Updates to Allow Longer Videos, Easier Edits (TechCrunch)

Instagram is today rolling out a few changes to its TikTok competitor, Reels, after early reviews of the feature criticized its design and reports indicated it was failing to gain traction. The company says it’s responding to user feedback on a few fronts, by giving Reels users the ability to create longer videos, extend the timer, and by adding tools to trim and delete clips for easier editing. Read more: https://tcrn.ch/3jbX6p8



Pinterest Becomes the Latest Social Network to Add ‘Stories’ Format to its App (CNBC)

Pinterest announced a new stories feature on Wednesday, becoming the latest social media company to adopt the popular media format.


Story Pins will allow “creators” to post nearly full-screen photos and videos to their profiles. This new content format will make it possible to create step-by-step stories, such as tutorials for recipes or DIY projects, that the company will surface to users with relevant interests. Read more: https://cnb.cx/3cDZanJ



LinkedIn Launches Updated Look, Makes LinkedIn Stories Available to All Users (Social Media Today)

LinkedIn has given its platform a new, fresh update, while it's also announced the global rollout of LinkedIn Stories after trying it out in selected nations over the past five months.


First off, on LinkedIn's new look - as you can see in this screenshot, the new LinkedIn looks brighter, with a pastel-type color scheme on a gray and white background - and less blue overall. Read more: https://bit.ly/3cOPBT3


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