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TECH ROUND-UP - March 7, 2017

1. Emojis In Google AdWords Titles

Emojis have become part of the modern lexicon but they’re not everywhere yet… Or are they? Recent evidence suggests that emojis are rolling out for Google AdWords advertisers.

2. Facebook Adds ‘City Guides’

The social media giant is on a quest to become a one-stop information hub and its latest tool is no exception. The new ‘City Guides’ feature offers recommendations of places to go and things to do, along with information about which cities your friends have visited recently.

3. Twitter DMs Get Customized

As bots continue to change the way brands communicate with customers, technology must adapt to offer more personalized, humanistic experiences. Twitter recently launched a new feature – custom profiles in Direct Messages – that allows businesses to better emphasize that human element in private conversations.

4. Pinterest’s New “Lens” Tool

The age of visual search is here, and Pinterest’s new “Lens” tool proves it. Users can now use their phone camera to search on Pinterest: simply take a photo of an everyday object like a clock and Pinterest will generate room decor ideas with similar clocks and different arrangements.

5. What Cuba Can Teach About UX

In a country where only 5% of the population has Internet access at home, we can learn a lot about the way users interact online. Adobe Creative Cloud explores what Cuba can teach us about user experience.

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