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FT subscribers can click here to receive FirstFT every day by email. A U-turn by Honda in the UK is triggering fears of a Brexit-fuelled crisis for the British car industry.  Honda is set to announce the planned closure of its plant in Swindon as early as today, a decision that throws into doubt 3,500 direct jobs, at […]

Instagram Stories Are Viewed by 500 Million Users Per Day

Instagram Stories have hit the daily user count of 500 million, which is up from the 400 million reported in June 2018. Stories are growing amongst advertisers as well, with 2 million now buying Stories ads across Instagram and Facebook. These numbers were revealed during Facebook’s Q4 2018 earnings call, where CEO Mark Zuckerberg hailed Stories […]

12 Ways The ‘Stories’ Format Could Shape The Future Of Cont…

Instagram Stories are now used by more than 400 million people each day. As such, it might come as no surprise that other platforms, like Facebook, have begun adopting this content format. But even Google has announced that it’s started to leverage stories in its search results. For example, if you do a mobile search […]

Facebook briefly blocked breaking news stories about its se…

This afternoon, Facebook held an emergency press conference to disclose a startling security breach. The company said 50 million Facebook accounts were affected in a hack that allowed attackers to control an account as if they were the account holders. “Since we’ve only just started our investigation, we have yet to determine whether these accounts […]

Facebook Now Lets All Advertisers Run Ads in Stories

Facebook Stories ads are now available globally to all advertisers. Ads in Facebook Stories were first introduced this past May as a limited test in only three countries. It’s also worth noting that, since May, the number of people viewing Facebook Stories each day has grown from 150 million to 300 million. Now that the […]

Bing finally releases AMP viewer for news stories in mobile…

Bing announced Monday the release of the Bing AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) viewer. With the release, Bing mobile searchers will be able to access AMP-enabled pages from the search results. AMP viewer and AMP carousel rolling out globally. AMP pages are now available in the news carousel in the US and will be rolling out […]