Instagram this morning announced several changes to its moderation policy, the most significant of which is that it will now warn users if their account could become disabled before that actually takes place. This change goes to address a longstanding issue where users would launch Instagram only to find that their account had been shut down without any warning. While it’s one thing for Instagram to disable accounts for violating its stated guidelines, the service’s…"Instagram will now warn you before your account gets deleted, offer in-app appeals"
Four years ago, in a move designed to explore the viability of new offline sales models, Alibaba ran a little experiment. Two of its financial service offerings, Alipay digital wallet and its onboard credit scoring platform Sesame Credit, cooperated in the launch of two unmanned supermarkets. The stores, one in Beijing and one in Hangzhou, took an exploratory dip into the waters of honor-system retail. But these stores were more than a test of the…"Alibaba is nudging users to be more ethical with its in-app minigames"
Apple has changed its guidelines for gifting in-app purchases, as spotted by MacRumors. Previously, you could gift paid apps to other people, but not paid in-app content. The new language is found in Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines. Before, it read: â€œApps should not directly or indirectly enable gifting of in-app purchase content, features, or consumable items to others.â€� Now, it says: â€œApps may enable gifting of items that are eligible for in-app purchase to…"Apple now allows gifting of in-app purchases"