Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Facebook Plans to Roll Out Changes to its Apps
News Release

In an effort to reach its goal of building a more privacy-focused platform, the social media giant announced that it’s making changes and additions to its products including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

The new features look to “help people discover their communities, deepen their connections” and unlock new opportunities.

A few highlights include redesigning the Facebook app to focus more on its Groups feature, the ability to fundraise for causes on Instagram, and the launch of a business catalog within WhatsApp so that customers can easily discover new products and services when chatting with an organization.

Amazon Looks to Expand its Denver Office
Press Release

The technology giant announced that it “plans to create 400 new high-tech jobs in fields including software and hardware engineering, cloud computing, and advertising.”

The move would more than double its tech workforce in the metro area as it already has approximately 350 employees operating out of its Denver office.

According to a company press release, “Amazon has created more than 3,500 full-time jobs in Colorado and invested over $1.5 billion in the state since 2016, including infrastructure and compensation.”

Spotify Celebrates Over 100 Million Premium Subscribers
News Release

The streaming service announced in its Q1 2019 results that it has reached the milestone of serving 100 million paying subscribers.

The company, which was founded in 2006, operates in 79 markets, streaming music and podcasts to its users around the globe.