Merge 104.8 | 14 July 2021
Shawn Mendes has opened up about his struggle with body dysmorphia and how he couldn’t live up to the photos he was in. This is a condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance, even though they are often unnoticeable to others. In a recent interview, he said that he struggled to become the picture-perfect guy in photos, but now he isn’t even sure if that person is real.
According to a new report, after months and months of cinema closures due to Covid, the global box office will face a slow recovery that could possibly take several years. Analysts predict that cinemas won’t return to normal until at least 2024. Streaming has maintained steady growth over the past 12 months, but cinemas have been hit hard as movies bypassed the big screen in favor of going online.
YouTube’s competitor to TikTok , YouTube Shorts, is now being rolled out globally. One of the key selling points is allowing video creators to sample audio from YouTube videos. Bosses behind YouTube Shorts say they are also exploring ways to offer quick links from Shorts to YouTube videos they’ve taken samples from. It’s being labeled as a new way to watch, discover and create short content using nothing but your phone.
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