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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Mar 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
TikTok announced that they have partnered with Mercedes Benz to bring TikTok videos into the in-car display of the upcoming 2024 edition of Mercedes E-Class. This announcement came as part of the Mercedes Benz’s event that talked about their new operating system and the technologies that they have added.This is in addition to the existing partnerships they’ve had with YouTube and Google Maps and all of that. But in terms of social media, apart from YouTube no other player has been able to really make inroads into the automobile display space where people can access social media content.Now TikTok is the second big player to do that. So it’s very interesting how they’re moving forward. In fact, Benz has been under criticism for not being very tech friendly when it comes to in-car technology, but now they seem to be working on it. They’re even adding Zoom as one of the apps inside the car display.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, March 2023 with source links from Microsoft, YouTube, TikTok, Meta, Google.
🗞️ News 1: YouTube tests Podcast management features; adds new Moderator role
🗞️ News 2: Microsoft brings AI Chat into Skype & Edge in addition to Bing Mobile
🗞️ News 3: TikTok partners with Mercedes Benz to bring videos into car screens
🗞️ News 4: Meta upgrades VR experience with finger-swiping instead of a controller
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Google Partners with Tezos; Canada publishes Regulation details
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