This Week in Marketing Technology

By: Felicia Savage

Twitter limits freedom of speech - Marketing TechHave you been unable to keep up with marketing technology news this week? If not, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know from the past few days of tech.


Mobile tech plays a major role in the news every week. Here are the updates that you may have missed.

The new smartphone from LG, the G3, is the company’s latest attempt to create a smartphone that will keep up with the competition. LG made several changes to its previous version of the phone and its interface to make it competitive.

Want to see what happens at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference? Well, now you can.

If you’re a tennis player, you may want to look into the new wearable tech called Smash. Smash is a bracelet for tennis players who want to track their technique. The bracelet is being designed to coach the user and boost their performance.


Social media is such a big part of our culture these days, and it’s important to stay up to date on what’s happening. Here’s the social media news from this week.

Facebook is now encouraging developers to eliminate auto-sharing. This means you won’t see so much of what everyone does. Instead, the focus will be on stories that are shared explicitly.

Twitter has been complying with government requests to block certain “blasphemous” and “un-ethical” tweets. This goes against Twitter’s free speech dedication.

The e-commerce platform that works with social networking sites, Ecwid, announced a $5 million round of funding. The funding will be used to expand Ecwid’s platform.

Logging into new apps by using your Facebook login has been around for some time, but some people don’t want to do it. With new apps like BarkBuddy, you have to have a Facebook account to log in. While having your Facebook account information makes sense for dating sites and some other apps, for many it doesn’t.