Pokemon GO Gives More People New Nearby Tracker, Hands Out Double XP, Unveils Ditto

Back in August, when the popularity of Pokemon GO was already likely fading, Niantic pushed out a new Nearby tracker to beta users in San Francisco. The new tracker was largely thought to be a way for the game to stay relevant, but as months went by without it launching anywhere else and the ability to track new Pokemon became increasingly more difficult, most of us lost hope and gave up. Today, though, that tracker is finally arriving for many more people. Is it too late? You’ll have to decide. Along with that news, Pokemon GO is also getting double XP for the next week and has unveiled Ditto, a new Pokemon.  (more…)

Instagram Launches Live Video in Stories, Disappearing Photos and Videos Too

Instagram is kicking off the holiday week with two major feature introductions to its apps. Over the next few weeks, users will be able to live stream video to their audiences and followers through Stories, but also send disappearing photos and videos with Instagram Direct to groups and friends.

Live video streams through Stories adhere to the idea of Stories – that your feed refreshes after about 24 hours. As Instagram puts it, the disappearing act of the content you share in Stories lets you “feel more comfortable sharing anything, anytime.”  (more…)