Post Tagged with: "Social"

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

AltspaceVR Opens Its Virtual Reality Chat Room
/ June 12, 2015 11:40 am
AltspaceVR Opens Its Virtual Reality Chat Room

TechCrunch reports "“Let’s take a selfie in front of that window with the galaxy,” I say to an excitable robot that looks like Wall-E’s svelte girlfriend EVA. On the other end of the Internet from TechCrunch’s SF headquarters is Eric Romo. The CEO is also jacked into Altspace, the virtual reality chat roomhis startup built. Romo teleports over to my preferred spot by the starship’s window.". Read More

Who will control the quad-screen future?
/ June 9, 2015 1:28 pm
Who will control the quad-screen future?

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Glu CEO Niccolo de Masi sees Sony, Nintendo "squeezed out of relevance" as control of the living room shifts to bigger companies.". Read More

Mashable Taps Reality TV Veteran to Head Video Division
/ June 1, 2015 5:51 pm
Mashable Taps Reality TV Veteran to Head Video Division

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Eric Korsh joins the media company known for its tech and social media coverage as director of Mashable Studios, where he will oversee the development and creation of video programming and branded entertainment.Korsh most recently served as a senior vp at marketing agency DigitasLBi and was formerly chief operating officer of Scout Productions, producers of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and and other reality series.". Read More

Pandora Acquires Next Big Sound
/ May 19, 2015 11:33 am
Pandora Acquires Next Big Sound

Billboard reports "Digital music continues to invest in big data. Pandora announced Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Next Big Sound, a music analytics company that tracks social and streaming activity. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.". Read More

Macy’s Embraces a ‘Digical’ World
/ May 13, 2015 10:25 am
Macy’s Embraces a ‘Digical’ World

AdAge reports "Macy's, one of the nation's oldest retailers, founded in 1858, has become one of the most innovative when it comes to digital, social and mobile technology. The New York-based department store chain is using technology to connect with consumers on a local and national level.". Read More

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