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Marketing Wrap

Meredith’s IGTV shows have surpassed 20 million views, digiday.com

Beats by Dre Brings in an A-List of Athletes for An Ad You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off Of, adweek.com

H&R Block Turns Tax Day Into ‘Relax Day’ by Livestreaming a Sloth Just Chilling, adweek.com

‘Fashion Coward’: Watch the ‘SNL’ commercial spoof that takes on Ann Taylor , adage.com

‘Basically playing favorites’: Apple News+ gets off to a rocky start for some publishers, digiday.com

Shopify’s First Brand Ads Want You to Go From Making Things to Building a Business, adweek.com

Gen Z doesn’t want to buy your brand, they want to join it , adage.com

Is Virtual Product Placement TV’s Latest Disruptor?, adweek.com

TikTok is hiring from Snap as it grows US presence, digiday.com

Sound May Be the Next Augmented Reality Frontier for Brands, adweek.com

A ‘savvy operator’: Why Dollar General dominates the discount retail category, digiday.com

WTF is Sellers.json?, digiday.com

Bloated brands are looking to spin-offs to save themselves, digiday.com

Social Media Wrap

Under-18s face 'like' and 'streaks' bans on social media, bbc.co.uk

Twitter’s ‘PC brigade’ aren’t killing comedy – they’re shining a light on bigotry, theguardian.com

Facebook prototypes a swipeable hybrid carousel of feed posts & Stories, techcrunch.com

Twitter has “withheld” a tweet published by TorrentFreak, at request of Starz, torrentfreak.com

Facebook rolls out dark mode for Messenger globally, after previously hiding it behind an Easter egg that required users to send a moon emoji to get the feature, theverge.com

How Tinybeans Built A Social Network Based On Privacy, forbes.com

Twitter secretly verified Jack Dorsey's mom and thousands of others despite 'pause', mashable.com

Scammers With Verified Instagram Accounts Cheating 'Influencers' With Fake Verification Service, forbes.com

Amenity Analytics raises $18M Series B for its "text-mining" AI platform that detects sentiment and deception from news and social media for Fortune 100 clients, venturebeat.com

All In

Notre Dame on Fire in Paris, bbc.co.uk

Israeli Scientists 'Print' World's First 3D Heart with Human Tissue, jpost.com

ASML, which makes semiconductor manufacturing equipment, allegedly suffered software theft at its US subsidiary by former employees linked to Chinese government, reuters.com

Indians woke up at 5am to find ways to download Game of Thrones for free, qz.com

Jack Ma Again Endorses Extreme Overtime as Furor Rages On, bloomberg.com

America’s Undersea Battle with China for Control of the Global Internet Grid, wsj.com

2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners, pulitzer.org

Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote film finally hits the big screen after 25 years, arstechnica.com

An inside look at the underbelly of Amazon's fake review economy; in March 2019 alone, Amazon was hit by 2M+ unverified reviews, 99.6% of which were 5 stars, thehustle.co

Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO, techcrunch.com

Foxconn will mass produce iPhones in India this year, including newer models, according to Foxconn's chairman Terry Gou, who will step away from day-to-day role, bloomberg.com

Big Companies Thought Insurance Covered a Cyberattack. They May Be Wrong., nytimes.com

The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist for the Dumbest Reasons, bloomberg.com

Medbelle raises $7M to build out its ‘digital hospital’, techcrunch.com