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  • GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    Action camera maker GoPro is integrating with Periscope, the livestreaming app from Twitter. Owners of the GoPro HERO4 cameras will be able to broadcast their adventures directly to Periscope. As soon as the GoPro is paired to an iPhone, it will recognize the Periscope app and let users record and share their surroundings with a live audience. (The GoPro will still be able to record the videos… Read More

  • Twitter Confirms Amex’s Leslie Berland As Its New CMO

    Twitter Confirms Amex’s Leslie Berland As Its New CMO

    Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey today announced a new CMO for the company — Leslie Berland, who joins from American Express. The confirmation comes two days after her name first came up in connection with the role, amid a number of other big executive changes at the company. Matching some of the current internal turmoil at the company, Twitter has been having a lot of problems in… Read More

  • Google Decouples Google+ From Its Android Gaming Service

    Google Decouples Google+ From Its Android Gaming Service

    Google is decoupling Google+ from yet another core product after it revealed that it would drop the requirement to have an account with the social network from Google Play Games services. Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Confirms Departures Of Several Twitter Execs

    Jack Dorsey Confirms Departures Of Several Twitter Execs

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has confirmed the departures of Twitter execs, who oversaw the product, engineering, media and HR teams. Was really hoping to talk to Twitter employees about this later this week, but want to set the record straight now: pic.twitter.com/PcpRyTzOlW — Jack (@jack) January 25, 2016 In a statement, posted to Twitter on Sunday, Dorsey wrote: “I’m sad… Read More

  • Canvs Raises $5.6M To Help TV Networks Track Viewers’ Emotions

    Canvs Raises $5.6M To Help TV Networks Track Viewers’ Emotions

    Canvs is a startup measuring emotion on social media, but CEO Jared Feldman insisted that we shouldn’t think of it as a social sentiment company. He said that’s because existing tools for measuring sentiment have earned something of a bad reputation. Where those tools are usually limited to classifying social media posts as good, bad or neutral, Canvs can classify a statement into… Read More

  • Facebook’s Engineering Wizardry Makes Even VR Videos Load Fast

    Facebook’s Engineering Wizardry Makes Even VR Videos Load Fast

    How did Facebook go from 1 billion to 8 billion videos views per day in 18 months without the whole server farm catching fire? It’s called SVE, short for streaming video engine. SVE lets Facebook slice videos into little chunks, cutting the delay from upload to viewing by 10X. And to ensure the next generation of 360 and virtual reality videos load fast too, it’s invented and… Read More

  • Facebook Yells “Sportsball!”

    Facebook Yells “Sportsball!”

    Facebook wasn’t built for sports. Its filtered, non-chronological News Feed made it tough to follow real-time chatter about the game. Twitter’s feed is great for it. But out of Facebook’s 1.55 billion users, there are a LOT of rabid sports fans who aren’t on Twitter. Facebook’s not actually trying to steal Twitter’s hardcore users as much as box it out… Read More

  • Waldo Raises $5 Million For A Photo-Finding Platform Targeting Professional Photographers & Events

    Waldo Raises $5 Million For A Photo-Finding Platform Targeting Professional Photographers & Events

    Numerous startups over the years have tried to tackle the problem of helping people track down the photos others have taken, but hadn’t yet shared with you. Today, the outsize winner in the space is Facebook, whose Moments application has taken over the social network’s photo syncing function, while leveraging Facebook’s massive scale to allow for easier private… Read More

  • KnowMe Is A New App For Making Better Videos On Your Phone

    KnowMe Is A New App For Making Better Videos On Your Phone

    After more than a year in development, KnowMe, a new video creation and sharing platform, is launching on the iPhone. The app was created by Andrew Jarecki, the Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker behind The Jinx, Catfish, and Capturing the Friedmans. KnowMe was designed from the ground up to give its users access to video editing technology that would feel less complicated… Read More

  • Glu Mobile To Invest Up To $7.5 Million In QuizUp, With Option To Acquire

    Glu Mobile To Invest Up To $7.5 Million In QuizUp, With Option To Acquire

    QuizUp, the Icelandic company that put trivia in an app, has announced that it is receiving up to $7.5 million in funding from Glu Mobile, with an option to call to acquire. This comes in the wake of a partnership forged between NBC and QuizUp, announced in October, with the network looking to turn QuizUp content into a proper TV show played both in studio and at home through the app. The… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey Has A Lot Of Work To Do

    Jack Dorsey Has A Lot Of Work To Do

    Twitter stock is seeing a mini-rally today after hitting an all-time low yesterday, on rumors that News Corp was eyeing a tie-up with the company. Twitter didn’t comment on the report, and News Corp apparently denied the rumor, but the fact that the rumor surfaced and picked up speed so quickly points to just how precarious the company feels right now as a public stock and perhaps as… Read More

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