Apple’s social network, hate-group withdrawals, Indian expansion

An ad-free, premium social network… from Apple — Daniel Eran Dilger reckons Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here’s why he thinks Apple needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism. [Do we need another silo? Facebook is one of the only ways I have to still talk to people on PC and Android,]

Corporate brands, UK government pull ads from Google’s YouTube over extremist hate group videos — Several major brands have pulled ads from Google’s YouTube following reports that their ads are being shown next to terrorist, hate group and other offensive or controversial videos.

Apple plans retail expansion in India with over 100 new Authorized Resellers — Apple is planning to grow its presence in India over the next year by expanding the number of Apple Authorized Reseller locations, with the addition of over 100 small stores believed to be a six-fold increase in the number of outlets already in operation in the country.