• Former Facebook And Instagram Marketer Eric Edge Joins Photo Startup PicsArt

    Former Facebook And Instagram Marketer Eric Edge Joins Photo Startup PicsArt

    PicsArt is announcing that it has hired Eric Edge as its vice president of marketing. Edge spent the last four-plus years at Facebook (where he led the company’s marketing efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa), then at Facebook-owned Instagram (where he worked on brand strategy). He told me he hadn’t been planning to leave, but when he learned about PicsArt, he thought it… Read More

  • Facebook Hits New Peak Of 1 Billion Users On A Single Day

    Facebook Hits New Peak Of 1 Billion Users On A Single Day

    Facebook just achieved a major milestone, on Monday nearly 1 in 7 humans logged on to its site. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heralded the accomplishment in a post from his profile: On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this… Read More

  • OpenFeint Founder Jason Citron Returns To A Familiar Place With Discord App For Gamers

    OpenFeint Founder Jason Citron Returns To A Familiar Place With Discord App For Gamers

    Some founders keep returning to the same ideas over and over in new form. Jason Citron, a lifelong gamer, was the creator of OpenFeint, an early mobile social gaming network that he sold to Japan’s GREE for $104 million. After leaving GREE, he went back to game development and tried to create a next generation MOBA or multiplayer online battle arena game for the iPad called Fates… Read More

  • NYC Rises As A Hub For Software-As-A-Service Startups Crunch Network

    NYC Rises As A Hub For Software-As-A-Service Startups

    As the market continues to mature, and as we watch a blossoming of SaaS activity in New York City, we believe that NYC is poised to become a genuine leader in the formation of companies leading the next wave of enterprise transformation. Read More

  • Splash Integrates With Giphy Because Why Not?

    Splash Integrates With Giphy Because Why Not?

    Splash, the event page service that lets anyone create beautiful event landing pages, has announced an integration with Giphy, the betaworks-backed GIF search engine. This makes Splash the only event site platform with a direct Giphy integration. Through the partnership, Splash users will have full access to Giphy’s library of millions of GIFs direct from the Splash Dash, where event… Read More

  • NFL’s Twitter Video Deal Came And Its Deal With Facebook Went

    NFL’s Twitter Video Deal Came And Its Deal With Facebook Went

    Today, the WSJ reported that the NFL’s video test with Facebook ended “quietly” earlier this year. The publication also referred to it as a “partnership,” a term that is used very loosely in business, especially here in the Valley. The test involved promoting Verizon-sponsored, NFL-related clips within people’s news feeds with post-roll ads. We’re… Read More

  • Chrome Starts Telling Autoplaying Videos To STFU

    Chrome Starts Telling Autoplaying Videos To STFU

    We’ve all been there: you’re exploring the vast interwebs, opening tabs rapid fire like the middle-clickin’ master you are. Suddenly one of the zillion tabs you’ve got open in the background starts autoplaying some terrible ad — now your laptop is yelling to your entire office about man part pills or free ipads or something. Google wants to end this. Read More

  • Facebook Finally Cracks Down On Video Piracy

    Facebook Finally Cracks Down On Video Piracy

    Facebook didn’t get to be one of the largest video streamers on the web without making a few enemies. Unfortunately, up to this point, a lot of those enemies were the people actually creating cool video content for the site. Today, Facebook is trying to rectify its poor management of controlling video piracy on its site and appease video creators who have been getting kind of pissed off… Read More

  • Steve Hilton: CrowdPAC
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    INNOVATE2016: Shining A Light On Political Fundraising

    When it comes to politics, the Internet, it seems, has been a great disappointment. Read More

  • The Psychology Of Insecurity Crunch Network

    The Psychology Of Insecurity

    The latest data breach victim to make the headlines is a big one — deeply personal and private information of more than 21.5 million current and former federal employees and over a million unique fingerprint scans, were leaked in an attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that is believed to be the work of the Chinese. Government officials said longtime security lapses left… Read More

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