This week: Google changes the TV landscape with the launch of YouTube TV; Snapchat makes itself a video search destination with a new public search function; LinkedIn introduces easy lead generation forms; Amazon enters the social media game with an influencer program; Facebook tests an alternative News Feed; Twitter fights to bring pay TV to its platform; Snapchat's new ad targeting capabilities; and much more.
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1. YouTube changes the TV landscape with YouTube TV
The Alphabet Inc. company launched its 50-plus-channel, $35-per-month TV subscription service in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia, covering entertainment, news, and sports.
It's by no means the first attempt at Internet TV, but such a big global player's getting into the mix should help increase competition and, hopefully, provide more flexibility in choice and pricing for consumers.
2. LinkedIn launches lead generation forms