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Newsroom takes a look back over the week to highlight the most popular trends and stories we covered.

Friends Reunited 

A heart-warming tale this week comes from Rio De Janeiro, where a local man developed a close bond… with a penguin! Retired bricklayer and part time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, helped nurse the penguin, Dindim, back to health four years ago, before releasing him back into the sea thinking he’d never see him again.

But Dindim returned! Swimming 5,000 miles to come to see Joao four times in four years since staying with the fisherman, with De Souza stating that “I love the penguin like it’s my own child and I believe the penguin loves me.” This crazy yet wonderful story has since gone viral, with mainstream coverage across titles such as the Metro and MailOnline, with over 17.5k shares between them.

Game of Thrones

The trailer for hit TV show Game of Thrones Season 6 has just dropped and the online community has gone wild! With excitement building among the show’s highly dedicated audience ahead of its return on the 24th April, what will be happening in the new season?

The trailer has already been viewed 21,000,000+ times in less than 3 days.

Whatsapp with this? 

The all-conquering messaging app, used by over a billion people around the globe, has revealed five new features to help improve their service, which consist of:

•    Ability to explore videos with ‘in-play’ zoom
•    Enhanced photo sharing
•    Sending and receiving PDFs
•    Fixed storage issues
•    Selection of variety of solid colours for chat backgrounds

All of which will aim to make the user experience slicker and comprehensive.  This is a big announcement, and worth keeping tabs on.


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