Fighting the ‘copycat’ stigma in SaaS: 3 tricks that work
It always stings to hear a prospect say, "Oh you’re like a cheaper/newer version of [your biggest competitor]." It stings even more when you know you have a superior product.
Outbrain raises $200 million ahead of its IPO
Outbrain, an adtech company that provides clickbait ads below news articles, has raised $200 million in funding — Outbrain didn’t disclose the valuation of the company for this deal. The Baupo
3 reforms social media platforms should make in light of ‘The Social Dilemma’
The industry needs to change to create more engaged and genuine spaces for people to connect without preying on human psychology.
Adblock Plus wants to use blockchain to call out fake news
eyeo, the company behind the popular browser-based ad block product Adblock Plus, is no stranger to controversy. Which is just as well given its new “passion project”: A browser add-on tha
Fake news is an existential crisis for social media
Not the fakes themselves — they’re constructed to be catnip clickbait to stoke the fires of rage of their intended targets. Be they gun owners. People of color. Racists. Republican voters.
Outbrain is launching a product allowing publishers to recommend content on each other’s platform
Outbrain, the network known for distributing garbage clickbait articles and ads on sites across the internet, is now going to offer a premium product that ensures that the articles recommended to folk
Facebook feed change fights clickbait post by post in 9 more languages
Facebook’s leverage over news publishers can be worrisome, but today it’s putting its muscle to good use. The social network is bringing its battle against clickbait abroad, getting more p
WTF is clickbait?
Let's settle this, once and for all: Clickbaiting is the intentional act of over-promising or otherwise misrepresenting — in a headline, on social media, in an image, or some combination — what
He wrote about clickbait but what happened next will stun you
John Biggs Contributor Share on Twitter John Biggs is a writer, consultant, programmer, former East Coast Editor and current contributing writer for TechCrunch. He writes mainly about technology, cryp
Filter.ly Helps Publishers Cut Through Internet Noise
Tired of wading through clickbait? Filter.ly, launching today at Disrupt Battlefield, wants to make sure that website visitors only see the content they are most interested in. Many recommendation eng
Facebook Says It’s Cracking Down On Clickbait
If you're tired of headlines declaring that "you'll never believe what happened next!", it looks like Facebook feels your pain. The company said in <a target="_blank" href="http://newsroom.fb.com/n