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Mobile Minutes: Facebook lobbies for speed; Amazon pilots on Twitch; SoftBank’s PokeStops; Messenger instant video

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September 2, 2016

29403Facebook pushes advertisers to speed up their mobile sites
Facebook wants advertisers to speed up their mobile Web sites and plans to limit where and when ads appear across its service if they point users to slow-loading sites.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal

Amazon taps $1B focus group by streaming shows on Twitch
Amazon.com Inc. has discovered a new use for Twitch Interactive Inc., which it purchased two years ago for about $1 billion. Seeking feedback from Twitch’s highly engaged audience of 10 million daily users, Amazon streamed two original TV-show pilots produced by its own studios on the gaming Web site.
Read more on Bloomberg

Pokemon Go deal lifts SoftBank, Nintendo
SoftBank announced a deal with Niantic, the augmented reality game’s developer, to designate 3,700 of SoftBank’s retail phone stores in Japan as Pokemon Go hotspots, known as PokeStops, and Gyms within the stops.
Read more on Variety

Facebook Messenger launches instant video
Facebook is adding a new feature to Messenger: the ability to share video with friends while conversing with them in the mobile app.
Read more on USA Today

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