MUSTARD MINUTE: 4 AUGUST 2017

News
August 4, 2017

With the week drawing to a close, we have curated a stash of internet news for your weekly entertainment…

NASA Is Hiring

A whopping $US187,000 is the salary offered to the new planetary protection officer at NASA HQ. What do they want you to do? Basically, make sure humans don’t contaminate the planets, moons and other space objects, oh and did we mention they help protect the planet from alien invasions?! Live long and prosper, NASA…

         20th Century Fox via Business Insider Australia

WhatsApp Has 1 Million Daily Users

A year ago, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. At the time, the price tag seemed a little crazy but now this is looking like it could’ve been one of the best decisions for the tech giant. Good move Facebook, good move.

IBM’s Data Compression World Record

Scientists at IBM have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge. That’s the equivalent of 300 million books, in case you needed a lil context!

 

IMB Research via The Verge

Instagram For The Win; Snapchat Can’t Keep Up

Soz Snapchat, but it seems that the release of Instagram Story a year ago has allowed Instagram to soar and overtake Snapchat’s average usage. Currently users under the age of 25 spend an average of more than 32 minutes/day on Instagram, and users 25+ average 24 minutes or more a day. Let’s hope puppy photo filters can survive this important transition!

Apple Cashes Up

Apple is currently worth over $800 billion and is set to hit the big $1 trillion within the next quarter.

Image via Tech Crunch

Twitter Introduces Ads

For a $99 monthly fee, advertisers can now promote their tweets. The promotion includes analytics so you can view reach, engagement and followers off the back of campaigns. We’re interested to see how this trial works out for Twitter.

Facebook TV in T-minus 2 weeks

Move over Netflix and HBO, Facebook TV plans on launching 20-30 minute shows on their platform. More content on Facebook means more opportunities for brands to advertise on the platform. Facebook is investing potentially up to $3 million per episode for a centrepiece.

Image via The Verge

Tesla’s Model 3 Lands

With a 310-mile range and a price tag of $44,000, Tesla has defined cheap electric cars. Oh and it comes with a supercharge rate of 130-miles in 30 minutes. Impressive! Check out the video for all things Tesla.

 

And that’s all from us this week!