Upday hits 16 EU countries, Snapchat Discover reaches Germany & HuffPo gets a new look: this week in media

Upday hits 16 EU countries, Snapchat Discover reaches Germany & HuffPo gets a new look: this week in media

European news app Upday hits 16 countries

News aggregator Upday, a sort of Apple News counterpart for Android, expands into 12 more European countries - taking the total to 16 - off the back of Samsung’s S8 phone launch.  Read more on NiemanLab >>

Snapchat Discover launches in Germany

Vice, Sky Sports, Spiegel Online and Bild have signed up to become Snapchat's first partners for its Discover platform in Germany.  Read more on TheDrum >>

Wikipedia launches WikiTribute in attempt to battle fake news

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a large-scale attempt to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: ‘news by the people for the people’.  Read more on NiemanLab >>

HuffPost gets a rebrand and redesign

The Huffington Post has officially adopted its popular nickname by rebranding as “HuffPost” alongside its first ever website redesign - which simultaneously launched across its 17 international editions.  Read more on PressGazette >>

Instagram hits 700 million users

Instagram has doubled its user base, to 700 million monthly actives in two years, fueled by Stories, web signups and better onboarding on low-end Android phones. Instagram’s growth rate is actually speeding up. It took just four months to add the last 100 million users since hitting 600 million in December, while it took six months to go from 500 million to 600 million.  Read more on TechCrunch >>

Axel Springer turns back on Google, Schibsted focuses on personlisation & Facebook closes its Oculus studio: this week in media

Axel Springer turns back on Google, Schibsted focuses on personlisation & Facebook closes its Oculus studio: this week in media

Insights into the European native advertising scene through the lens of Europe’s biggest native ad player [interview]

Insights into the European native advertising scene through the lens of Europe’s biggest native ad player [interview]