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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.

 

Finally, Google gets rid of the ugly font that they’ve been using for the last 17 years. (Tech Crunch) – Kyle Jordan, Senior Developer

After McDonald’s shuts down Burger King’s request for a collab on International Peace Day (awkward move McDonalds) every other brand ever clamors to join BK in a burger mashup. (Mashable) – Stephanie Bursa, Senior Director of Digital Media 

Hyundai uses 18 separate Instagram accounts and nearly 400 images to help SUV buyers decide which SUV is right for them. (AdWeek) – Daniel Loehr, Lead Paid Search Specialist 

It’s raining, you’re using your smartphone, but you don’t want to get it wet. Do you cover it with one hand and use the other to type?  Do you hold it close to your body, hovering over it like a shield? No, there’s a much more obvious way to protect your smartphone from rainwater, the Phone-brella. (YouTube) – Mallory Ming, Art Director

Socality Barbie’s ingenious Instagram takes humorous look at hipsters. (Wired) – Carolyn Haynes, Director of Content Marketing 

Google is once again keeping us on our toes by punishing those with big “Install Our App” ads on mobile sites. Get ready for mobile-friendly rankings to change on November 1st. (TechCrunch) – Lauren Geary, Account Director

If you’re anything like us, your Labor Day weekend plans involve a cocktail or two (or three). Before you try to stumble home alone, download this free app called the Companion, which allows users to virtually walk their friends home at night. Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! (Business Insider) – Kylie Paul, Social Media Manager