social networks

  • How Do You Value A Company Like Uber? Crunch Network

    How Do You Value A Company Like Uber?

    Each week brings more Uber stories, with some containing good news for those who believe that the company is on a glide path to a $100 billion IPO, and some containing bad news, which evoke predictions of catastrophe from Uber doubters. For me, the test with each news story is to see how that story affects my narrative for Uber, and by extension, my estimate of its value. Read More

  • Fancred Video Lets Every Sports Fan Be A Live Commentator

    Fancred Video Lets Every Sports Fan Be A Live Commentator

    Fancred, the social network for sports fans wants to move beyond pure social into media. Today it announced an update that lets fans post-Periscope style videos from the stadium or their couches. To this point, Fancred has been a social platform designed specifically for sports fans to talk about their favorite teams and share content like pictures from the sporting events or fan gatherings. Read More

  • Crowdsourcing Dystopia Crunch Network

    Crowdsourcing Dystopia

    Violent extremism starts with an idea and an entrepreneur. On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you’re a team of heroic proportions, larger than life. Read More

  • LinkedIn Q1 Beats On Sales Of $638M, EPS Of $0.57, Shares Tank On Weak Outlook

    LinkedIn Q1 Beats On Sales Of $638M, EPS Of $0.57, Shares Tank On Weak Outlook

    After Facebook and Twitter reported mixed results this week, LinkedIn today was the latest of the social networks to report its Q1 earnings. The company, which has over 350 million users globally, posted sales of $638 million, up 35% year on year, with non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.57. Both beat analyst expectations but the stock is taking a big hit in after-hours trading, down more… Read More

  • The VR-Smartwatch Continuum Crunch Network

    The VR-Smartwatch Continuum

    There’s a lot of enthusiasm at either end of the spectrum for “go big” virtual reality and “go small” smartwatches and other wearable devices. Is the “game-changing” hype of either justified? Or are they overblown? Read More

  • With $29M In Funding, Memebox Brings Korean Beauty Products To The World

    With $29M In Funding, Memebox Brings Korean Beauty Products To The World

    For many people around the world, their exposure to Korean pop culture is still limited to the aural and visual wonders of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video. In much of Asia, however, the demand for Korean entertainment and products is so strong that it even has a special term in Chinese and Japanese that means the “Korean Wave.” Beauty products are a breakout export… 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

  • Now There’s Not One, But Two Emoji-Only Social Networks

    Now There’s Not One, But Two Emoji-Only Social Networks

    You wait ages for an emoji-only social network — and then two come along in quick succession. Read More

  • Ku Is A Social Network For Composing Creative Status Updates

    Ku Is A Social Network For Composing Creative Status Updates

    Israeli startup Ku wants to make words cool again, with a social network that’s focused on sharing a more creative kind of status update than just uploading your latest selfie. Read More

  • Origami Labs Acquires FamilyLeaf, A Competing Private Social Network For Families

    Origami Labs Acquires FamilyLeaf, A Competing Private Social Network For Families

    Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families which just launched to the public this month, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. Financial terms of the deal are not being revealed, and for at least the next couple of months, FamilyLeaf is not shutting down. However, it will no longer be supported. Read More

  • On Rekindling A Sense Of Mystery

    On Rekindling A Sense Of Mystery

    In the tangled web of digital social networks that we weave one thing is increasingly absent: a sense of mystery. We are so wrapped up in our digital social graphs there’s rarely room for gaps. The challenge now is about piecing together the endless jumble of data that’s being pushed at us. Instead of dreamers, we’re policemen sifting through a bottomless box of evidence. Read More

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