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Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” On Facebook Nov 6

1798717_824010997656677_1003455886952412230_n Most people have a burning question to ask about Facebook, whether they’re one of its 1.35 billion users or not. So taking a cue from Reddit’s Ask Me Anything sessions, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is upping the transparency and will play customer support himself on November 6th when he does Facebook’s first “Community Q&A”. The hour-long… Read More

LinkedIn Q3 Beats The Street, Sales Of $568M, EPS $0.52

linkedin-earnings In a quarter that has seen a mixed set of results for social networks Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn today reported its quarterly results, handily beating analyst estimates on sales of $568 million, up 45% compared to a year ago and sales of $393 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.52.
But it also posted a wider net loss of $4.3 million, versus to net loss of $3.4 in Q3 2013. Read More

Instagram Video Ads Go Live Because Everything Good Must Come To An End

Screenshot 2014-10-30 12.58.04 Instagram has at long last debuted video advertisements after rigorous testing and hands-on work with brands. And because they are advertisements, none of that rigorous work really matters because we simply hate advertisements. With video ads, the potential for high levels of suckage is high, as brands have a total of 15 seconds to capture you, as opposed to the half-second glance they get with… Read More

About.Me Launches App That Aims To Replace The Business Card

american-psycho-business-card-scene1 Tony Conrad, the founder of about.me, says it’s time to disrupt the business card. He’s released a new app today called Intro to do just that. “You don’t always have a business card with you, but you always have your phone,” Conrad explained over the phone. “This takes what we have with About.me and makes it a digital business card for mobile,”… Read More

Twitter Sees Two More Exec Departures, Including VP Of Engineering Jeremy Gordon

twitter hq Two more executives have left Twitter: Jeremy Gordon, the vice president of engineering, and Adam Kinney, a senior manager who led the company’s analytics team. The news was first reported in CNBC. That report also cited an unnamed source who claimed that some of the company’s engineers are concerned about a lack of clarity in the Twitter’s product vision. (The… Read More

Twitter Sees Two More Exec Departures, Including VP Of Engineering Jeremy Gordon

twitter hq Two more executives have left Twitter: Jeremy Gordon, the vice president of engineering, and Adam Kinney, a senior manager who led the company’s analytics team. The news was first reported in CNBC. That report also cited an unnamed source who claimed that some of the company’s engineers are concerned about a lack of clarity in the Twitter’s product vision. (The… Read More

Twitter Partners With IBM To Bring Social Data To The Enterprise

twitter-analytics Twitter and IBM announced a significant partnership today that will involve Twitter sharing its data with IBM for integration into IBM’s enterprise solutions, including the Watson cloud platform. The deal means IBM will gain access to the Twitter “firehose,” allowing businesses to incorporate insights gained from the social network into their decision-making… Read More

Bitstrips Closes $8M Series B As It Launches Custom Emoji App, Bitmoji

Bitmoji What happens when stickers and emoji collide in a bespoke mash-up that uses your own self-image as the canvas? Bitmoji happens that’s what: a new Android and iOS app from personalized comic strips app Bitstrips that lets you create a custom avatar to star in personalized stickers. Read More

Tumblr Rolls Out Auto-Playing Video Ads To Users’ Dashboards

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 2.11.04 PM Tumblr’s auto-playing video ads will begin rolling out to users’ dashboards today, in a pilot program that includes participation from ten big-name brands such as CW, Lexus, Universal, JCPenney, and Hulu, and others. The video ad test follows last week’s news of an updated video player offering auto-play capabilities, and looping, “Vine-like” videos. The new brand… Read More

Tumblr Rolls Out Auto-Playing Video Ads To Users’ Dashboards

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 2.11.04 PM Tumblr’s auto-playing video ads will begin rolling out to users’ dashboards today, in a pilot program that includes participation from ten big-name brands such as CW, Lexus, Universal, JCPenney, and Hulu, and others. The video ad test follows last week’s news of an updated video player offering auto-play capabilities, and looping, “Vine-like” videos. The new brand… Read More