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LinkedIn shutting down in China

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Tech giant Microsoft is shutting down its social network, LinkedIn, in China

Microsoft and LinkedIn say having to comply with the Chinese state has become “increasingly challenging”.

The recent announcement comes after the career-networking site faced questions for blocking the profiles of some journalists.

LinkedIn will launch a jobs-only version of the site, called InJobs, later in 2021, however the new platform will not include a social feed or the ability to share or post articles.

LinkedIn senior vice-president Mohak Shroff blogged: “We’re facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.”

In a statement, LinkedIn said: “While we are going to sunset the localised version of LinkedIn in China later this year, we will continue to have a strong presence in China to drive our new strategy and are excited to launch the new InJobs app later this year.”

Up until now, LinkedIn has been the only major Western social-media platform operating within China.

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Cost per click advertising on big tech brings new ideas to market

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Google Search Ads Soar While Social Media Stays Stable.

Ad costs on major platforms are shifting, with Google Search ads seeing a significant increase—13% year-over-year and 40-50% over the past 4-5 years. In contrast, Meta’s CPMs have remained stable, averaging $8-$11 since 2021, while TikTok’s CPMs have also stayed consistent, between $2.50-$4 post-COVID. The main story is Google’s rising costs, while social media channels remain stable. Businesses should diversify their ad spend, focusing more on cost-effective social platforms and optimizing their Google ads for better ROI to limit the impact of increased Search ad costs. #featured #trending

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Dream team: Disney & Nvidia join forces to produce autonomous AI-powered robots

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Disney revealed a sneak peek into their breath-taking AI-Powered ‘Star Wars’ robots, produced by Nvidia.

On this episode of Ahron & Mike – Disney & Nvidia unite to create robots, home employees are being caught using mouse jiggling tech, and Black Berry makes a bold return.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss.

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Nintendo’s latest presentation showcased exciting revivals and fresh new titles for Q4

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Nintendo’s exciting 2024 lineup revealed following June Direct: revivals, new titles, and fresh takes.

From enhanced classics like Donkey Kong Country Returns HD to highly anticipated new entries such as Metroid Prime 4, Nintendo’s 2024 releases promise something for every gamer.

Emily Leaney from TeamRetro joins to unpack all the big announcements.

Follow the link here for the full presentation on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel.

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