social media

  • Anyone can now apply to be verified on Twitter

    Anyone can now apply to be verified on Twitter

    It may have just become a little easier to get the blue check mark on Twitter.  The company has just announced that they are opening applications to apply for verification on the platform. As a refresher, being verified gives users a blue check mark on their profile to “let people know that an account of public interest is authentic”. Typically, this means celebrities… Read More

  • Google+ turns 5 and is somehow still alive

    Google+ turns 5 and is somehow still alive

    People who love Google+ sure love Google+. That hasn’t changed since Google first launched what at the time seemed like a credible Facebook competitor back in June 2011. If you’re a Google+ fan, today is a day to celebrate: Against all odds, your favorite social network turned five today. For everybody else, the fact that Google+ is still online may come as a surprise. The number… Read More

  • So, does anybody want Twitter?

    So, does anybody want Twitter?

    Twitter is in trouble. In a move out of a middle school flag football game, Microsoft selected LinkedIn to join its team. The sheer size of the transaction has reignited conversations about who will be picked next to join the super special circle of public mega-cap tech companies. Vultures have been circling Twitter for well over a year, but the company has defied all experts who have… Read More

  • PinMeTo lets national brands automate updates to local Facebook pages

    PinMeTo lets national brands automate updates to local Facebook pages

    Malmö, Sweden-based PinMeTo is a location marketing platform launching a nifty new feature today that aims to make it infinitely easier for major brands to maintain a local presence on Facebook by somewhat automating the creation and updating of multiple local Facebook pages. Read More

  • How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

    How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

    Even though several huge data breaches have recently exposed hundreds of millions of social media login credentials online, users aren’t re-setting their passwords — which means you’ll probably continue to see celebrities’ social media accounts getting hijacked.
    Racial justice activist DeRay Mckesson became the most recent example of a high-profile account breach… Read More

  • Messaging app Line files for IPO on NYSE on July 14, Tokyo July 15, trading as LN, to raise $1B

    Messaging app Line files for IPO on NYSE on July 14, Tokyo July 15, trading as LN, to raise $1B

    Two years after the first reports of an IPO emerged, Japan’s Line Corporation — the company behind the popular messaging app Line, and possibly the first of the big messaging apps to go public — today announced that it has filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange in the U.S. and the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan, trading as LN. The company today said in a news… Read More

  • King Bach launches Bachify, a photo editing app for the social media obsessed

    King Bach launches Bachify, a photo editing app for the social media obsessed

    Andrew Bachelor (better known as King Bach on Vine, where he has more than 15 million followers) has just launched Bachify, his own iOS-based photo-editing app. The genesis of the app was an issue anyone who is a heavy social media user faces — there isn’t one app that provides a comprehensive photo-editing experience. Bach explained that he “always had to go to… Read More

  • Snapchat is raising more money around $20 billion valuation

    Snapchat is raising more money around $20 billion valuation

    Snapchat may have first made its name in the crowded world of mobile apps with an ephemeral messaging service, but the startup and its wildly popular app are not disappearing anywhere soon. TechCrunch has learned from multiple sources that Snapchat is raising yet more financing at around a $20 billion valuation. Sources with knowledge of the deal say the social media giant is in the… Read More

  • Spice up your Snapchats with Stickers, not just emojis

    Spice up your Snapchats with Stickers, not just emojis

    Snapchat just rolled out an update that lets users decorate their Snaps with the 200+ stickers they released as part of Chat 2.0. The new feature works exactly like emojis — they even live inside the same button on the camera screen. Just like the emoji feature you can drag, resize and reposition any sticker on your photos or videos. The stickers even work with Snapchat’s new… Read More

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