Tech Bytes: Insta Reel ads, SpaceX Military launch, Bumble no vax, no date

Tech Bytes

Ads are hitting Instagram Reels. The ads just debuted on the app’s video feed, after being tested internationally for a few months. They look like any other reel, looping and up to 30 seconds long. The ads can be identified by a small “sponsored” tag. 

SpaceX has sent more military equipment into orbit. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying a Space Force GPS satellite. Stage one of the rocket returned safely to Earth nine minutes later.

Finally, another reason to get your COVID shot. 30% of Americans surveyed by dating app Bumble said they wouldn’t go on a date with someone who is not vaccinated. Bumble is introducing a vaccinated badge on user profiles to show they’ve gotten their shots.

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