A day after Quibi announced its launch on Android TV, reports surfaced that the company was shutting down. It tried doing something original, which was refreshing. And it’s unfortunate that people lost their jobs, and quirky shows like “Dummy” and “Memory Hole” no longer have a home.
There are signs, however, that it will soon launch such a product: Square Financial Services, its industrial bank, began operating in March 2021, and the hidden code of Square’s iOS app revealed potential checking and savings account products in May, per reporting by Bloomberg.
Facebook rolled out the less data-intensive, Android-only version of Instagram (Instagram Lite) to 170 countries this week. The app takes up only 2 MB and is geared toward emerging markets, where consumers are more likely to use Androids and/or be sensitive to the costs of excessive mobile data usage.
Serra discussed the critical advertiser use case of frequency capping, which will become impossible for most users in most environments under new iOS rules. “A use case we will no longer be able to definitively solve is avoiding presenting the same ad multiple times to the user,” he said.