1. New Re-Share Feature for Instagram Stories
Yesterday, Instagram officially launched a re-storying feature allowing users to share another user’s Instagram post with their followers via Instagram Stories. The feature is designed to enable users to react to posts and regram the content onto their own feed. For example, an Instagram user can share content previously posted by a brand or celebrity with their opinion on it instead of commenting and tagging friends in the original post. Re-sharing is only available to public Instagram accounts and the feature can easily be disabled in the app’s settings if a user does not wish to have their posts re-shared. The feature is now live on Android and will be available on iOS later in the week.
2. Xbox’s Adaptive Controller for Disabled Gamers
Xbox has created the first-ever gaming console designed for disabled gamers. Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller allows disabled individuals to participate much more easily in all of their favorite games. The controller will enable users to plug in different switches, joysticks, or touch pads to replace the buttons on a traditional gaming controller. The buttons can be designed to specifically utilize the muscles the user has capability of. The exact release date for the controller has not yet been determined, but it will be available sometime later this year.
3. CBS Board vs. Owner, Shari Redstone
CBS’s board has sued and filed for a restraining order against Shari Redstone, the primary shareholder of CBS. The board is hoping to remove her from a vote taking place that would prevent the Viacom partnership she has passionately been in support of. Viacom and CBS were originally one entity until 2006 when the Redstone family split the two enterprises. The family still possesses ownership of both companies. CBS is losing value, and the unwanted Viacom (re)merger is lowering stock prices even further. The CBS Board led by CEO Les Moonves has sued Shari for “irreversible harm to the company and its stockholders” and aims to lower Redstone’s voting power from 80% to 17%. If the board succeeds, CBS will be free to pursue other partnerships, but if Redstone prevails, Moonves will be removed from CBS with a $150 million package.
(Source: The Hustle)