In the latest news in the ever-expanding connected economy, Facebook is pushing out a new “Facebook Campus” function to connect college students, Google is rolling out a new platform for video events and Microsoft is helping to create “virtual crowds” for NFL games.
Is the Virtual Roar of the Crowd Enough for NFL Fandom Amid the Pandemic?
Safety requires that crowds stay away from football stadiums during COVID-19, so Microsoft and the NFL are building virtual crowds for spectators stuck at home to keep them connected to the crowd vibe.
Google’s Fundo Combines Video Making, Ticket Sales
Artists are looking for a new mechanism to create virtual video events and sell tickets to their fans. Google is rolling out Fundo, a new platform that allows them to do both at the same time.
Facebook Debuts New ‘Facebook Campus’ for College Students
A new Facebook feature called Facebook Campus is designed to create better ways for college students to connect digitally, based on their common interests.
US Consumer Sentiment Looks Uncertain as Holiday Shopping Season Approaches
U.S. consumer savings levels are up, but consumer confidence is flickering, at best. Consumer spending did show some recovery over the summer, but whether that’s enough to last through the holiday shopping season is a big unknown. Will online sales save the day?