The Weekly: Corgis Have A Tea Party, Fox Buys NatGeo & More

In case you missed out, the weekly roundup will give you all the news and interesting factoids you need to know from the past week. It will often include culture, creativity, tech and industry updates, in an easy-to-read format with sleek pictures throughout.

A bunch of corgis had a tea party in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II broke records this week, when she became the longest-reigning monarch in UK history. 64 years, to be exact. Her reign is almost old enough to collect social security.

The Queen is known to love the amazing derp that is ‘the corgi’. A few corgis came together for a tea party to celebrate the monarch’s record-breaking reign:

Apple announced a new product, a stylus called ‘Apple Pencil’

This week, Apple announced a slew of new products, including a stylus called the Apple Pencil.

The Apple Pencil is designed for the iPad Pro, so designers can design with more precision on the tablet. It’s supposed to detect pressure points differently than a fingertip.

The question is, will it benefit artists, designers, engineers and others that rely on tablets to do their jobs? Maybe.

Steve Jobs is probably rolling in his grave. He famously hated styluses so much, he took time out of an iPhone keynote speech to rag on them, saying “Who wants a stylus? You have to get ‘em, put ‘em away, you lose ‘em. Yuck! Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus.”

Sorry Steve, your worst fear is realized. And it’s in the shape of a stylus.

Facebook is testing new design for brand pages

Just when you were getting comfortable with your brand Facebook Page, Facebook does what Facebook does and flips the switch.  New layouts are being tested for business pages, which means you get to design a whole crop of new assets! Hooray!

For the time being, updates are being tested on a small scale. But eventually, it could have a huge impact on how your page looks and how the functions work within it.

Some of the noticed changes include a smaller profile picture, putting more emphasis on the background image. The page tabs are aligned under the main image, and the CTA button could have a new home beneath the profile image and page tabs or be integrated into the cover image.

Facebook, we hardly knew ye.

Fox buys National Geographic

The National Geographic Society passed the iconic yellow-bordered magazine to a partnership headed up by 21st Century Fox. The deal went down for a cool $725 million.

Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, is a notorious climate change denier. If you’ve turned on the news or read anything online, you’d know that the Fox media empire, which Murdoch is in charge of, is the leading source of misinformation on the issue.

Selling a non-profit magazine that gives grants to scientists to a man that doesn’t believe in climate change, well, that’s a fine kettle of fish…that were probably wiped out thanks to, you guessed it, global warming.

Reactions to the news have been less than favorable: