Xbox mobile app rolls out new stories feature

  • Microsoft is updating its Xbox app to allow players to create, share and view Snapchat-like stories.
  • It will allow players to share their favourite gaming moments.
  • Users will be able to reply to friends’ stories with a message or a quick reaction.
  • It is currently only available in Australia but will be coming to more regions soon.
  • You can read the full story on the Tech Crunch website.

Snap unveils new Cameo partnership, ad format and more original programming

  • Snapchat has introduced more initiatives across advertising and content in its presentation at the 2022 NewFronts.
  • The company launched a new creator program in partnership with celebrity greeting app Cameo, a new advertising product called Snap Promote and new original programs.
  • They announced a slate of new original programming with shows announced including Aring Simone Biles (Olympic gymnast).
  • You can read the full story on the Tech Crunch website.

Pinterest launches new ‘TV Studio’ app for livestreaming

  • Pinterest has launched a new app ‘Pinterest TV Studio’ designed for livestreaming video creators.
  • The app includes multiple camera capability and improved editing tools to let creators improve streaming set-ups.
  • The app was released earlier this week on Apple and Google Play stores but only for selected users for now.
  • You can read the full story on Social Media Today’s website.

Investigation finds school failed vulnerable children and misled Ofsted

  • An independent investigation into allegations of misconduct in a West London school found that the school had failed to support students.
  • Allegations against the school included bullying, favouritism, racism, public humiliation of staff and students, ‘serious safeguarding failures’, the misleading of Ofsted, and failure to accommodate vulnerable children and key worker children at the school during COVID-19 lockdowns.
  • The investigation outlined that “on the balance of probabilities every complaint is found to have happened.”
  • You can read the full story on The Guardian’s website.

College failed to conduct safeguarding checks on staff

  • The Independent Schools Inspectorate has criticised a school in Wiltshire for not carrying out timely safeguarding checks on staff.
  • The report outlines that checks were “not always” completed before new staff started work, which particularly affected borders.
  • Marlborough College has been instructed to “take immediate action to remedy deficiencies”.
  • You can read the full story on The Times website.