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  • SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016

    SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016

    A new study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence revealed the 30 most-downloaded and most-used apps in the American iOS and Android app stores so far this year. Social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram ruled over mobile games in the first six months of 2016. Because Pokémon Go was released in the U.S. on July 6, that wildly popular new title didn’t even show in the… Read More

  • Zuck says augmented reality will flourish on phones before glasses

    Zuck says augmented reality will flourish on phones before glasses

    Snapchat selfie lenses and Pokemon Go, not Magic Leap and HoloLens. Smartphones are how Mark Zuckerberg sees augmented reality going mainstream, rather than potentially awkward headsets and glasses. That’s an important clue to how Facebook will adapt to this next computing platform. Yesterday on the call after Facebook’s sensational Q2 earnings report, Zuckerberg fielded what… Read More

  • Facebook tightens iron grip on birthdays with recap videos

    Facebook tightens iron grip on birthdays with recap videos

    Twitter shows some balloons and Snapchat wraps your messages like presents, but Facebook is where people celebrate birthdays online. Now to reinforce itself as the home for your personal content and connections, Facebook is launching birthday recap videos that assemble the best wall posts you got for your birthday into a cute little clip. Here’s an example: As long as you list your… Read More

  • Will Facebook be your next call center operator? Crunch Network

    Will Facebook be your next call center operator?

    How would you describe Facebook? Historically, it’s been the social hub of billions of users looking to stay connected with friends and family. Yet in recent years, it’s become more difficult to describe Facebook in a few words — it’s a place for businesses to share info with consumers, advertisers to market to target audiences, media to deliver news and a place to… Read More

  • Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price

    Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price

    Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again. The social network continued steady growth just slightly slower at 3.63% compared to last quarter’s 3.77%, adding 60 million monthly users this quarter to reach 1.71 billion. It scored $6.44 billion in revenue and $0.97 EPS, blowing past estimates of $6.02 billion and $0.82 EPS. This is… Read More

  • Tumblr to introduce ads across all blogs

    Tumblr to introduce ads across all blogs

    Tumblr this week quietly announced plans to roll out a new advertising program across its site which will see it implementing ads across users’ blogs. The company did not provide specific details on how the program will operate, but it appears to be an expansion of its earlier Creatrs program, which connects brands with Tumblr users directly, instead of having advertisers work… Read More

  • Twitter dives after mixed Q2: $602M sales, $0.13 EPS, MAUs up 3% 313M

    Twitter dives after mixed Q2: $602M sales, $0.13 EPS, MAUs up 3% 313M

    Twitter today reported Q2 earnings, and the woe that is its poor user growth continues, with its 313 million monthly active users up just 3% on a year ago, and up less than 1% on its previous quarter. The company reported revenues of $602 million with adjusted earnings per share of $0.13. While revenues are up 20% on a year ago, the numbers were a miss on sales and a beat on EPS: analysts… Read More

  • Twitter for Android gets a “Night mode”

    Twitter for Android gets a “Night mode”

    Well it took a while, but Twitter for Android users can finally enjoy their tweets when the sun dips past the horizon, throwing the world into darkness. Yes, Twitter has added a “Night Mode” to its official Twitter for Android app. Long have we suffered with a Twitter usable window tied to the arc of the sun across the sky – and iOS users suffer still, for no “Night… Read More

  • Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M

    Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M

    Taboola, the startup behind the publishing widget that recommends more content at the end of articles online, has made an acquisition to expand its horizons beyond the written word: it has bought ConvertMedia, a recommendation engine designed specifically to sniff out and recommend online videos at scale. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but we understand from sources that it is in… Read More

  • Ask Donald Trump anything on Reddit this Wednesday

    Ask Donald Trump anything on Reddit this Wednesday

    This Wednesday at 6:30PM ET, log into your Reddit account and ask Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump anything. Anything. Granted, he’s not actually required to answer every question that comes his way, but it’s sure to be a fun fireworks show of sorts nonetheless, from a candidate who’s never been one shy away from speaking his mind. Trump’s AMA will… Read More

  • Twitter will livestream weekly games from MLB and the NHL

    Twitter will livestream weekly games from MLB and the NHL

    Twitter is expanding its live sports plans, with weekly, live streamed games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. The live streams will be available for free to out-of-market viewers, whether they’re logged into Twitter or not. Twitter is also announcing a new nightly sports highlights show called The Rally, produced by mobile video company 120 Sports. (The Rally… Read More

  • MoreUnited.UK will use tech to shake-up UK politics — and stop extremists

    MoreUnited.UK will use tech to shake-up UK politics — and stop extremists

    Crowd-funding is almost an old-fashioned concept in the tech world these days, but it’s still having a relatively new and significant impact in the world of politics. A brand new initiative is now taking the UK by storm and plans to use tech to shake up the UK’s political system in the wake of the chaos of the Brexit vote. Kicked-off by former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown… Read More

  • Don’t feed the trolls — tackle their abuse of platform power instead

    Don’t feed the trolls — tackle their abuse of platform power instead

    In the ever accelerating social media feedback loops of the modern Internet age, ‘don’t feed the trolls’ is a phrase that appears to have fallen out of fashion, favor and collective memory. Read More

  • Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store

    Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store

    The hits just keep on coming for Prisma. Just over a month after launching on iOS and almost immediately capturing the imagination of the Instagramming masses in the process, AI-fueled photo filtering app is Prisma is now live for all Android users. That’s a mere five days after the app first launched in beta on Google’s mobile operating system, through a limited invite… Read More

  • 100% Fun

    100% Fun

    If 2016 taught us anything it’s that the internet isn’t fun anymore. It’s not that a soulless network of computers interconnected via TCP/IP was ever supposed to be fun. It’s that eventually fun overlaid itself on that network and created a world where nearly everyone could interact without fear. Kids grew up in a world where it was easier to talk to someone in… Read More

  • Now anyone can build features for Cola messenger

    Now anyone can build features for Cola messenger

    Cola, a messaging app that integrates apps into chats, is opening up its developer kit today to enable anyone to build new apps. The updated version available today comes with 12 “bubbles” that are essentially applications that run inside the messaging app. Users can share weather and flight information, gifs, and more without creating accounts with individual tools. The… Read More

  • Facebook scraps another Snapchat clone: 24-hour “Quick Updates”

    Facebook scraps another Snapchat clone: 24-hour “Quick Updates”

    Poke failed. Slingshot failed. But Facebook is still trying to mimic Snapchat with a new Stories-style feature it’s been testing called “Quick Updates”. These 24-hour ephemeral updates are buried in a special part of the app, and won’t show up in News Feed or on your profile. We received these screenshots from our reader Tiffany Zhong of Binary Capital who is one of… Read More

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