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  • Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    As his new company, The Players’ Tribune, plots its course toward dominance in the sports media market after its official launch on Tuesday, Derek Jeter gives us his thoughts on his company and the transition from iconic athlete to startup entrepreneur in the email interview below. Since Jeter took his final bow in Yankee pinstripes, the former shortstop has been working to reinvent… Read More

  • Palantir Buys Fancy That To Add Retail, Shopping Data To Its Analytics Platform

    Palantir Buys Fancy That To Add Retail, Shopping Data To Its Analytics Platform

    Palantir is known for its data analytics platform that is used extensively in areas like law enforcement, financial and insurance research and healthcare. Now you can add retail and shopping data to the mix. It has acquired Fancy That, a startup that has built a platform to help retailers with their omnichannel strategies across physical stores, online, mobile and other platforms where… Read More

  • Social Networks Report Record Numbers Around Super Bowl Conversations

    Social Networks Report Record Numbers Around Super Bowl Conversations

    More people than ever reacted to last night’s Super Bowl using social media, according to reports from a number of tech companies. Facebook today says that this year’s Super Bowl was the biggest yet on its social network, and YouTube says more people than ever before watched ads and teaser videos on its site. Meanwhile, Twitter set a new record for Super Bowl tweets. Across the… Read More

  • Social Network Website Use Dips In U.K. And U.S. — Study

    Social Network Website Use Dips In U.K. And U.S. — Study

    The use of social networking websites such as Facebook has dipped in the U.S and U.K., according to research conducted by U.K. telecoms regulator, Ofcom. Visits to ‘traditional’ social networks also fell in Japan and China between September 2013 and October 2014, it found. Read More

  • Tumblr’s New Explore Button Makes It Easy To Discover Content From Its 214M Blogs

    Tumblr’s New Explore Button Makes It Easy To Discover Content From Its 214M Blogs

    Tumblr has more 214 million blogs on its network, and its users are closing in on 100 billion posts published. That’s a hell of a lot of content, and today the Yahoo-owned company added a new discovery feature to help users find what’s interesting to them on the service, which is reportedly the internet’s fastest growing social media platform. Read More

  • The Internet Is The Best Thing Ever To Happen To Songwriters

    The Internet Is The Best Thing Ever To Happen To Songwriters

    Ever since, Taylor Swift decided to give Spotify the boot, under the auspices of helping songwriters, there has been a conversation suggesting that there was somehow a golden age for songwriters when they controlled their own destiny –and the Internet killed all that. I’m here to tell you that there was never any such time and if anything, the Internet was the best thing that… Read More

  • Social Media Aggregation Platform Stackla Raises $2M

    Social Media Aggregation Platform Stackla Raises $2M

    Social content aggregation and publishing platform Stackla announced today that it has raised $2 million in new funding led by rampersand and other private investors. The capital will be used to hire 20 new employees in its San Francisco office, as well as 12 additional staff in Europe and Australia. Read More

  • Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

    Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

    Facebook and Twitter are essential tools for social marketing, but user engagement on those networks doesn’t necessarily translate into more visitors to a site. Created by the founder of a former TechCrunch Disrupt winner, Spot.IM wants to solve that problem by making it possible to turn any site into a social network with two lines of code. The company says that this gives site owners… Read More

  • #Gamergate Shows Tech Needs Far Better Algorithms

    #Gamergate Shows Tech Needs Far Better Algorithms

    If Gamergate teaches us anything — beyond, of course, vastly obvious observations about the toxicity of certain Internet demographics (which is hardly new news) — it’s that algorithms and formulaic behaviour can and are being gamed. Read More

  • Xpire’s App Makes All Your Social Media “Ephemeral”

    Xpire’s App Makes All Your Social Media “Ephemeral”

    Dallas-based computer science college student Jesse Stauffer wants to make social media more private. With help from his brother and financial backing from Mark Cuban, he recently released an iOS application called Xpire that lets users share “self-destructing” posts on Facebook, Twitter and, now Tumblr, as well as use a variety of tools to better manage and shrink their… Read More

  • There’s Something Rotten In The State Of Social Media

    There’s Something Rotten In The State Of Social Media

    Something smells increasingly rotten in the state of social media. Facebook forcing users to download a separate messaging app if they want to carry on IMing their friends. Twitter polluting its users’ carefully curated timelines with content they did not choose to read… The drive to maximize profits in this segment is homogenizing the content we get to see. Read More

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