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Why Line? The app “supports both bots and conversational interfaces,” says deputy editor Tom Standage.
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As digital technology allows more and more of our lives as consumers to be framed as play, scoring points or competing with others, companies of all kinds have been incorporating games into their strategies.
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The news business hopes it won’t end up one sandwich short of a picnic as the new year’s big trends unfold.
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“Our audience gets really engaged when they can attach to a real person.”
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In BuzzFeed’s news app, sharing via SMS is a more common user action than via Facebook or Twitter.
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“We didn’t want to alienate core loyal readers with sudden content for younger audiences. So we started a whole other product to cater to young people where we can try new things, ‘move fast, and break stuff.'”
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“Video is one of the highest priorities we have. We wanted to make it front and center.”
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