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Brands Bristle at Third-Party Sellers on Amazon, But Have Little Recourse
August 7th, 2017 by Digiday
Whether a retailer wants its products to be sold on Amazon or not, the brand will most likely end up being listed on the platform by third-party sellers. Those independent vendors — which are typically unauthorized by brands — are becoming a headache for many retailers.

Airbnb Debuts A Toolkit For Inclusive Design
August 4th, 2017 by Fast Company
Earlier this summer, Airbnb paired up with the media startup News Deeply on an installation called Shadow to Light for San Francisco Design Week. Guided by the festival’s theme, “Question Everything,” the two companies wanted to create a piece that would challenge visitors’ viewpoints and ask them to recognize implicit biases.
Vimeo Finally Explains Why It’s Not Launching Its Own Version of Netflix
August 3rd, 2017 by E. V. Perkins Jr.
Vimeo spent years insisting that it was going to launch a subscription video service just like Netflix, YouTube and many others. Then, in June, IAC’s video unit abruptly announced that it wasn’t going to do that, after all. What happened? IAC never formally explained, but it was relatively easy to guess...
How Wannabe Instagram Influencers Use Bots to Appear Popular
August 2nd, 2017 by Digiday
Jason Wong founded a clothing store called Fifthtee this year that pledges a fifth of its proceeds to nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society. Wong used a bot service for his business account @fifthtee to automatically like and comment 24/7 on posts that included dog-related hashtags. While the provider didn’t get @fifthtee — which has a little over 6,000 followers — as many followers as expected, it helped the account generate more than 100 likes per post than usual, according to Wong.
Giphy is Reportedly About to Begin Testing Sponsored GIFs
August 1st, 2017 by The Verge
GIF search engine Giphy will begin testing sponsored GIFs within integrated messaging apps, according to TechCrunch. The same source also said Giphy has reached 200 million daily users between its apps, integrations, and websites, and had reached 250 million monthly users. The sponsored GIFs could work in a variety...
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