Archive for category: social

Twitter’s Task, Post-Dick Costolo: Transform Into a Media Company
/ June 17, 2015 4:18 pm
Twitter’s Task, Post-Dick Costolo: Transform Into a Media Company

The Hollywood Reporter reports "'Twitter needs a leader that understands media,' says Gartner analyst Brian Blau, adding that the company can aid businesses that "want to leverage mobility in a world where everything happens in real time and is being amplified through social networks.'" . Read More

Double Vision: Media Monetization Through Second Screen
/ June 17, 2015 11:00 am
Double Vision: Media Monetization Through Second Screen

Would you be able to survive a night with The Walking Dead? Do you think your favorite celebrity could? You can find out by hooking up to Story Sync, a second screen app that lets viewers interact with the show on their tablet while watching it on TV. Story Sync also tells viewers which character they most resemble, and its “WatchWith” feature gives them the opportunity to share the experience with celebrity participants. Read More

Twitter starts autoplaying videos, GIFs, and Vines by default
/ June 16, 2015 1:06 pm
Twitter starts autoplaying videos, GIFs, and Vines by default

VentureBeat reports "Twitter announced today that it will now autoplay all native videos, GIFs, and Vines in timelines and across its site. The change has begun rolling out on iOS and the Web, and is “coming soon” to Android. The good news is you can opt out of this change in your account settings.". Read More

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel explains why kids are so obsessed with his app
/ June 16, 2015 1:00 pm
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel explains why kids are so obsessed with his app

Mashable reports "Spiegel, who says he wants to help people understand why their kids take "a zillion" pictures a day, opens the nearly 4-minute long video with a somewhat philosophical (and slightly wtf) explanation of why Snapchat is so attractive to younger users and how it ties into their sense of identity.". Read More

Marissa Mayer on coding, acqui-hiring, and whether Yahoo is a media company
/ June 16, 2015 12:28 pm
Marissa Mayer on coding, acqui-hiring, and whether Yahoo is a media company

VentureBeat reports "Like a coder, Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer sees her company as a massive design and engineering problem. That’s not too surprising for someone who studied computer science and spent years working on products at Google earlier in her career.". Read More

Twitter’s C.E.O., Dick Costolo, Is Set to Exit, Feeling Heat of Criticism
/ June 12, 2015 12:19 pm
Twitter’s C.E.O., Dick Costolo, Is Set to Exit, Feeling Heat of Criticism

The New York Times reports "After replacing much of Twitter’s top management team last year, Dick Costolo told members of the company’s board that he wanted them to replace him as chief executive, too." . Read More

Uber Releases Mobile Video Game to Recruit Drivers
/ June 11, 2015 1:01 pm
Uber Releases Mobile Video Game to Recruit Drivers

The New York Times reports "On Thursday, the company will release UberDrive, a smartphone-based video game that loosely mimics being an Uber driver. The app is fairly simple; players are asked to cart passengers from one destination to the next on a real map of San Francisco, while earning in-game cash and unlocking additional features.". Read More

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