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Five things in five minutes
Friday 2 September, 2016

Algorithms go bad on Facebook, Australian banks take on Apple, and Instagram Stories takes off barely a month after launch.

Here’s five things in five minutes from the team at Access.

In a case of editor versus algorithm, Facebook’s newly automated Trending Topics section was forced into review after a series of errors. Has Facebook discarded its human fact checkers too soon?

Australian banks are challenging Apple for private use of their NFC payment service, with Apple taking the matter all the way up to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). ACCC is expected to hand down a decision later this month.

Ever wanted to have your own Geofilter for Snapchat? Now easier than ever, Snapchat announced the release of template Geofilters to customise for businesses, birthdays and celebrations!

Instagram Stories announced the (surprising!) success of its Snapchat-like application. Despite its frosty reception, Stories boasts daily use by a third of Instagram’s daily active user base.

Snapchat is rumoured to be moving towards more intuitive marketing with the introduction of behavioural targeting. The social platform says the new targeting will entice more marketers to the app.

Enjoy the weekend!

The Access Team

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