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Caliber Debuts A Messaging App Designed For Business Professionals

caliber-app A number of startups in years past have tried to carve out their own niche in the business networking space under the looming shadow of LinkedIn by offering an alternative way to connect with industry colleagues, often on mobile. But today, a new app called Caliber is offering a slightly different take on the concept: instead of trying to compete with LinkedIn directly, its service offers… Read More

Whipclip Launches So You Can Legally Share Your Favorite TV Moments

Whipclip screenshot There’s a lot of talk about how social media has become the new watercooler for discussing TV’s funny, crazy, or otherwise memorable moments. What’s been more hit-or-miss, however, is finding the actual footage that everyone’s talking about. Sure, networks are putting more and more clips online, but it’s still only a fraction of what’s actually broadcast.… Read More

Steller Storytelling App Gets A Huge Makeover

steller_feed_full Steller is a story-telling app that has been around since the beginning of 2014, but today the company has announced a huge overhaul of the app’s UX to make editing and creating that much simpler. Steller allows users to upload videos, photos, and add text to create a storybook experience on mobile. Users can create Steller stories based around an event, a party, or their own… Read More

Crush Someone’s Dreams In Music Competition And Judging App Chosen

Chosen Feature If American Idol was mobile-first, it’d be Chosen. Built by ex-CEO of Beats Music, Gracenote, and Mog David Hyman with $6.5 million in funding, Chosen launches the invite-only beta of its battle of the bands app today on iOS. But what’s special about Chosen is you don’t have to be a musician to play. The game puts you in the judges seat to record scathing (or supportive)… Read More

Facebook Finds Strength As A Family, Not An App

Facebook's Family F8 started with a family photo. But not of the Zuckerbergs. Of Facebook’s products. “Facebook used to be this one blue app on your phone, and now Facebook is a family of apps” said its CEO as he showed off the user counts of the different family members. Facebook Groups with 700 million. WhatsApp with 700 million. Messenger with 600 million. Instagram with 300 million. And… Read More

Kitchenbowl Raises $1M To Help Users Create Easy-To-Follow, GIF-Heavy Recipes

kitchenbowl Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t cook much, and when I do, it’s usually something simple like eggs or pasta. I’d like to be more adventurous, I swear, but every time I try to follow a fancy recipe, I always end up covered in sweat and/or tears. That’s why I’m eager to try out recipes from a new startup called Kitchenbowl, which is announcing today that it has… Read More

Tinder Hack Matches Unaware Straight Men, Odd Conversations Ensue

Screenshot 2015-03-25 15.11.24 Flirting can be hard, especially through a screen. But these guys never had a chance, considering they were chatting with other heterosexual male users as part of a clever technological ruse. A hack on Tinder isn’t anything new. More tech-savvy folks have actually dug into the app to automatically swipe right on every potential match, and then there are all the marketers that are… Read More

With New Support For Mobile Ads, Facebook’s LiveRail Isn’t Just For Video Anymore

Liverail mobile Facebook is expanding LiveRail, the video ad platform that it acquired last year, with support for non-video mobile ads. Facebook’s Deb Liu announced the new features today while on-stage at the company’s F8 developer conference. Basically, it means that mobile publishers will be able to manage a variety of mobile ad types from within LiveRail and also improve the targeting… Read More

Facebook Announces Analytics For Apps

Facebook Analytics for Apps As if turning Facebook Messenger into a platform and laying the groundwork for virtual reality video on the News Feed weren’t enough, Facebook just announced Analytics for Apps, a new tool for marketers who want to better target campaigns based on aggregated social data. Read More

Facebook’s New Comments Plugin Syncs Conversations Between Sites And FB Pages

comments-fb Facebook has a new commenting system it unveiled at F8 today that should help keep conversations in sync across FB itself, on brand pages and on sites that use its embedded comments. The revamped commenting from FB now lets you see comments both on the web pages where they appear, and on links shared on FB itself, and also see replies made in either place across both essentially in real-time. Read More