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- Snap, Inc. Losing Top Ad Exec in
Ahead of its big IPO, Snap, Inc. is losing one of its top ad executives. Yes, about a year after leaving Facebook for the Snapchat parent, Sriram Krishnan is heading for the door. Of course, the timing stinks for Snap. The company is in full road-show mode, as it tries to get investors pumped for its highly-anticipated IPO.
- Snap Begins Selling Video-Recording Spectacles Online in
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U.S. consumers can now buy the video-recording sunglasses at Spectacles.com. Until now, the stylish gadgets could only be acquired from a small number of physical vending machines.
- Can Zuckerberg Shape Humanity? in
Sufficiently vague, there are many ways to read the vision for Facebook's future that Mark Zuckerberg laid out on Thursday.
- Streaming Startup 'Soundtrack Your Brand' Gets $22M in
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- Did YouTube Turn PewDiePie Into Populist Reactionary? in
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- Alphabet Uses AI To Help 'Loon' Float in
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- BuzzFeed News Adds 'Outside Your Bubble' Feature in
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- Zuckerberg's Global Ambition in
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Facebook is finally realizing its grand mission to "connect the world." The next aim is developing the social infrastructure for community.
- Facebook Adds Job Listings To Its Business Section in
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The move -- which comes on the heels of Facebook rolling out a feature that allows page administrators to create job postings and receive applications from potential candidates -- is a no-brainer for Facebook, which has already been moving aggressively into LinkedIn's territory.
- Snap's Valuation Takes A Hit, Pre IPO in
Snap, Inc. expects to sell its stock between $14 and $16 per share, the tech darling revealed in an S-1 document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. By offering 200 million shares, that should value the Snapchat parent anywhere between $16 billion and $18.5 billion.
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- Yogi Berra Knows Some Of What's Wrong With Twitter
Catharine P. Taylor
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I’m an information junkie, and, though I’ve tried, I can’t stand Twitter. It’s like a stock ticker. It contains an endless stream potentially significant info (sprinkled in with all the sales pitches, inspirational quotes, mundane griping, inside jokes, and side conversations). When analyzed properly, this “content” can be quite enlightening (especially for brands, etc.), and, when harnessed, has been shown to move mountains and part seas! … But, watching the feed itself will eventually drive anyone nuts! Plus, I think most people know that if some bit of info is really worth their time, it will make its way to slower moving media channels like their Facebook news feed, TV, etc. ... If Twitter's going to succeed, it has to come up with an effective relevancy algorithm. As resistance to similar efforts by FB have shown, users (and brands in particular) won't be happy to see their organic reach rates decline, but a broader audience (including myself) depends on it.