OMD FWD 22nd May

It has officially been ten weeks of working from home and we are starting to forget what an office looks like.

Who remembers Buzzfeed? It’s the platform that tells you what type of bread you are. Well they’re the latest in a line of COVID-19 casualties as they pull the plug on reporting news coming from the UK and Australia in an effort to streamline. Meanwhile, Facebook and GIPHY have a deal that is rumoured to be valued around $400 million. Talk about the big bucks!

Send your selfies for science 😷

Researchers are searching the web far and wide for face mask selfies. Snap away so you can help with a project on facial recognition algorithms.

Spotify launch Group Session 🎶

Finally! Duel control over the party playlist. The new feature ‘Group Session’ will allow two or more Premium users (DJs) to control the music being played.

Time to take a shopping trip 💳

Facebook are using AI to become more shoppable than ever. From cars to fast fashion, a universal product recognition model will identify consumer goods.

Organisation is always key 📰

Microsoft is creating a brand new list app. The organisation tool will be rolled out on Teams, Outlook and SharePoint. Our inner neat freak can’t wait.

 

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