Digipave Monday Review: 4 Stories You Might Have Missed
Updated: Aug 12, 2019
It’s another Monday and time for the Digipave Monday Review. We’ve got some big stories for you this week including news from WeWork, WhatsApp, LinkedIn and Amazon. So here we go:
1. WeWork is now valued at how much? SoftBank announced last week that it would invest $4.4 billion in WeWork. the investment comes out of Softbank’s new $100 billion investment fund. According to Recode, investors now value WeWork at around $21 billion. Only two privately held companies, Uber and Airbnb, are worth more. In comparison, Uber’s valuation is significantly higher and closer to $70 billion.WhatsApp just got a lot more colorful: The 250 million WhatsApp Status users around the world got some colorful news last week. You can now not only share image statuses but also text-only updates that include a colorful background as well as links. Read more about WhatsApp’s new update here.
2. LinkedIn officially rolls out video: As we reported over a month ago, LinkedIn has been testing the roll out of native video for quite some time. Well, as of last week, LinkedIn moved from just testing to officially introducing its video feature. What’s unique about LinkedIn video (as opposed to video on just about every other social media platform) is the audience insights that LinkedIn will be providing. You’ll be able to see the top companies, job titles and locations of your viewers. Read more about LinkedIn video here.
3. Amazon’s lowering Whole Foods prices, today! You read that right. Starting today, Monday, Amazon will be lowering prices on select Whole Foods items according to an announcement last week. You can expect to see additional discounts for Amazon Prime members and Amazon Lockers at select stores allowing customers to pick up and return Amazon orders.