Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  • Twitter Revs Stronger Than Growth Stats

    True to form, Twitter's latest earnings feature stronger-than-expected revenue and weaker-than-expected user growth. Twitter added just 2 million new core users in the second quarter -- a figure that interim CEO Jack Dorsey called "unacceptable" on a Tuesday earnings call. ...Read the whole story

  • Twitter Exec Heads To Dropbox

    Todd Jackson, the social giant's director of product management, is headed for Dropbox. Jackson is joining the file hosting service as its first vice president of product. ...Read the whole story

  • Zoom Sells Social, Family Biz To AllOver

    Place-based advertising firm Zoom Media, whose U.S. branch recently rebranded as Zoom Active Lifestyle Marketing, is selling its "Social Indoor" and "Family Network" divisions to AllOver Media to focus on its core network serving fitness clubs. ...Read the whole story

  • Digital Engagement Index

    Visa earned a place on the leaderboard with a 832% increase in digital engagement. The promotion of the brand's Visa Checkout service was the driving force behind the increase. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Google Search Serving Up 'Popular Times'TechCrunch

    Google Search now helps searchers determine the best time to visit a nearby business. After performing a search for a business on Google, click the title to see details such as its address, phone number and open hours, for example, Google will show the "popular times" for the business. ...Read the whole story

  • NYMag Negates Hackers With Social Media SmartsNieman Journalism Lab

    How did New York magazine respond after its site was hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack? Rather than waiting on the tech department to restore order, “it started implementing a strategy to make [its cover story about Bill Cosby’s accusers] more visible on its other social-media platforms,” Nieman Lab reports. “Throughout all, there was a sense that this was not a story New York was going to allow to be suppressed.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Twitter Struggling With CEO SearchRe/code

    The search for Twitter’s next CEO apparently isn’t going very well. For starters, as Re/code reports, a list of outside candidates produced by an independent consultancy didn’t wow anyone inside Twitter. Regarding said list, one source said: “It’s a lot of Google people who will never leave and a handful of the usual suspects.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Must Allow Fake Names, German Authorities SaysRe/code

    Germany's privacy regulators said on Tuesday that Facebook must allow people to use pseudonyms, Re/code reports. The Hamburg data protection authority also said that Facebook can't ask users to provide proof of their identities. ...Read the whole story

Facebook Opens Up Internet.org

Internet.org, Facebook's initiative to bring Internet access to underserved areas of the world, is launching a program to bring more mobile operators on board with the promise of providing free access to certain online services for ...More

  • Listening To Customers Reduces Cart Abandonment Rates

    It seems obvious that brands and retailers can reveal much deeper insights into how consumers feel and think about their products and Web site experiences by reading comments in the ecommerce sections of sites and across ...More