Mid-Week Media Round-Up

Here's our pick of industry related stories both local and international, which are making the headlines so far this week! Great Fire-Wall of China So Twitter now has a managing director in China despite the fact that it's currently blocked there- interestingly the new MD is a Chinese woman who used to be in the military. The appointment of Kathy Chen has been criticised by pro-democracy activists  because of her government and military background . Access to Twitter is currently blocked in North Korea, China, and Iran.  Why would Twitter want to work  with Communist Party controlled media? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/20/twitter-row-new-chief-china-kathy-chenCouchella anyone?  If you're not a Hollywood A lister or a supermodel chances are you're not going to be at Coachella this weekend but don't worry you can catch all the action from this weekends performances from the comfort of your own home courtesy of 360 degree, live streaming from YouTube. http://www.alphr.com/services/1003242/youtube-s-live-360-degree-video-streaming-will-virtually-take-you-to-coachella-2016SnapChat  tutorial  Snapchat fans will know that last week they revealed new 3D stickers that can be pinned to objects in a video, which look like loads of fun!! Here's a handy guide on how to make the most of em! http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/19/snapchat-how-to-3d-stickers-moving-emoji-ios/ Stella for Sale!  We're still reeling from the closure of the Screen Cinema earlier this year and although the Stella in Rathmines closed back in 2004 it remains another part of our technicolour , childhood memories! It's now for sale with a whopping €1.75m guide! The Irish Times have put a lovely little video together explaining it's history and importance. http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/selling-the-stella-behind-doors-of-an-old-dublin-institution-1.2616085