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  • How to make Twitter profitable Crunch Network

    How to make Twitter profitable

    Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of followers and communicate with these followers using Twitter. This is free advertising, no ifs, ands or buts. So, here’s a proposal to radically change the economics of Twitter. Read More

  • Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

    Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

    Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, it’s just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led by Collaborative Fund and Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund. Read More

  • Twitch opens up its money-making tools to tens of thousands of non-Partnered channels

    Twitch opens up its money-making tools to tens of thousands of non-Partnered channels

    On the heels of yesterday’s news about expanded subscription options for partners, video streaming site Twitch today announced another way for its creator community to generate revenue, with the launch of an Affiliate program. Explains the company, the new program will allow non-partnered video creators to gain access to a variety of tools that will allow them to make money from… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Google Home Gets More Personal

    Today’s Stories  Google Home can now recognize up to six voices and give personalized responses Google said to be planning a built-in ad blocker for Chrome GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017 FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands Shopify launches a free, in-house-designed card reader
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  • Pinterest’s Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017

    Pinterest’s Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017

    Snap has finally gone public and it’s worth more than $20 billion. Facebook continues to be an advertising behemoth. Google still owns the search ad universe. So is there room for another — specifically, Pinterest? We’ll find out; today, we’re excited to announce that Pinterest president Tim Kendall will sit down for a conversation at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017. Read More

  • FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands

    FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands

    The Federal Trade Commission has put dozens of so-called influencers on notice for failing to adequately document the fact that their Instagram and such like posts are in fact thinly veiled ads for which the posters are being generously compensated. Read More

  • Don’t get played by this spammy app like I did

    Don’t get played by this spammy app like I did

    At my birthday party last week, my friend Ebby walked over and asked a group of us “What’s this Gather app all about?” I instantly felt a bit insecure. Of that particular group of friends, I should have been the one with a ready answer. I’m supposed to know about hot new apps. But Gather was a mystery. The next morning, hungover and recovering from the post-birthday… Read More

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