Spotify’s Playlists for Dogs

Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 292

BL and David discuss Bing’s new business and persona pages; new LinkedIn features; Spotify podcast and playlists for dogs; Google allowing branding in search; TuneIn’s new sonic logo; clever UX; the return of Gary Larson’s The Far Side; Fleeceware in Google Play; eTicketing brings the end of paper tickets; Kohler’s creepy bathroom guy…and much, much more.

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Audio version of Episode 292 of the Beyond Social Media Show

Best Digital Cases

Bing Adds Persona Pages

You can now control how your public persona or brand appears in the Bing search results with Bing Pages (currently in beta). Plus you can promote recent social media posts for free.

New LinkedIn Page Features

LinkedIn has rolled out three new useful features for Page adminstrators.

Spotify Playlists for Dogs

Spotify released a nifty tool for pet owners to design playlists dogs, cats, iguanas, hamsters, or birds. As a result, my pup Lucy’s playlist includes Junior Wells, Curtis Delgado (I Want My Dog to Live Longer)  Sonny Blake and Deford Bailey and Robert Petaway (Catfish Blues.) There’s also a 5-hour Podcast for Dogs.
Lucy's Spotify Playlist

Logos In Search

Google is now displaying logos next to the links for search results on the desktop.

TuneIn’s Sonic Logo

TuneIn, the live global streaming and on-demand audio service, has a new sonic logo.

Clever UX

This HubSpot article uses a very clever user experience technique to subtly display a progress indicator for reading a long story.

The Far Side Returns

Gary Larson has finally, officially, gone online.

Screenshot: The Far Side
The Far Side: Transparent Cookie Notification

Worst Digital Cases

Android’s Fleeceware

Security researchers have exposed “fleeceware” apps that have been downloaded by more than 600 million Android users. When the free trial is up, users are still charge – as much as $69 per week – even when they follow the procedures to cancel and uninstall the app.

GooglePlay Fleeceware keeps charging even when deleted.


What’s so great about eTickets, anyway?

Shiny New Stuff

Google Eliminating Chrome Apps

begin phasing out support for Chrome Apps across all operating systems between March 2020 and June 2021. But they are keeping Chrome extensions.

Google will be eliminating Chrome apps.

Kohl’s Creepy Bathroom Guy

What the hell?!?

Pro Tips

Measure Closest To The Conversion

Your most reliable metrics are conversion data such as the results measured by Google Analytics Goals, for example.

The Daily Numbers

Google has become the fourth company to reach $1 trillion in market capitalization

Infographic: Google's Climb Towards $1 Trillion | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

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