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WE’VE DONE THE DIRTY WORK FOR YOU, SCOURING THE WEB FOR OUR FAVORITE FINDS OF THE WEEK. HERE’S OUR QUICK ROUNDUP OF THE MOST IMPORTANT, INTERESTING AND INSPIRING THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE DIGITAL WORLD, COURTESY OF YOUR GDD INTERACTIVE TEAM.

 

Instagram mobile ad revenues are expected to reach $2.81 billion worldwide in 2017 … surpassing Google and Twitter in the process. (eMarketer) – Guy Dineen, CEO & Founder

Shutterstock releases a fun interactive infographic analyzing visual trends … what emotions are being searched most for images? What emoticons and emojis are most popular in other countries? Try it out! (Shutterstock) – Carolyn Haynes, Director of Content Marketing 

I know what I want and I want it now! Amazon Dash is here. (Mashable) – Daniel Loehr, Lead Paid Search Specialist

Webmasters take note: Google Search Console notifications began this week for websites that are blocking their CSS and JavaScript assets, leading to “suboptimal rankings.” Prepare yourselves as search marketers start freaking out over your bad habits. (Search Engine Land) – Stephanie Bursa, Senior Director of Digital Media

Around 95% of Android phones are at risk of being hacked with a simple text message. Google has already patched the code, but are waiting on device manufacturers to roll out the update. (The Hacker News) – Kyle Jordan, Senior Developer 

Facebook will soon be adding a new shopping feature that will allow you to buy items directly from business’ Facebook pages. (Mashable– Kylie Paul, Social Media Manager 

Think you’re safe from hackers in your car? Think again. (Wired– Guy Dineen, CEO & Founder 

Don’t leave dad out of back-to-school messaging! After all, he’s likely to spoil the kiddos more than mom ($410 vs. $338). (MediaPost– Lauren Geary, Account Manager 

Dear Web Font Providers: Make our lives a little easier … and our work significantly better. Here’s how you can help us find the Web fonts we want to use. Sincerely yours, A Type-Loving Web Designer (Smashing Magazine– Mallory Ming, Art Director 

Old Spice has hacked Instagram’s tagging function with a wacky sci-fi adventure game that proves satire sells. (AdWeek– Gina Tagliarino, Senior Copywriter