IoT company Smartfrog takes controlling interest in Canary
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Things have been pretty quiet on the Canary front. In January at CES, the New York-based smart security startup released a stripped-down version of it its flagship camera. Beyond the odd software updates here and there, however, we haven’t heard much. This morning, however, the company announced some pretty big changes coming from the top, down.
Snapchat becomes the mobile HBO with 12 daily scripted Original shows
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Snapchat needs reasons for teens to come back every day as it struggles to grow amidst competition from Instagram, so it’s capitalizing on its Los Angeles roots. Today Snapchat unveiled its fall slate of a dozen “Original” video shows including its first scripted programs from top producers like Keeping Up With The Kardashians creator Bunim/Murray.
Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users’ data
TECHCRUNCH.COM — A new dating app for Trump supporters that wants to “make America date again” has leaked its entire database of users — on the day of its launch. The app, called “Donald Daters,” is aimed at “American-based singles community connecting lovers, friends, and Trump supporters alike” and has already received rave reviews and coverage in Fox News, Daily Mail and The Hill.
How to Get Followers on Pinterest: 24 Tips that Really Work
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social If one of your social media goals involves figuring out how to get followers on Pinterest, you’ll want to Pin this guide. Pinterest is all about inspiration and discovery. That means it’s not only a great way to connect with current customers; it’s a great place to…
European authorities to investigate Twitter over GDPR non-compliance
MASHABLE.COM — The GDPR is beginning to bare its teeth. Irish authorities are investigating Twitter for not complying with a user request covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to Fortune. A researcher asked Twitter to provide him with more information about the data it collects when users click an auto-shortened link in a tweet.
22 Examples of Insanely Creative Instagram Stories
DELMONDO.CO — Standing out on Instagram Stories can be hard, especially if you’re a brand. As a brand, you’re forced to compete for attention among influencers and a follower’s friends and family. What makes this even more difficult is that there is an expectation for brands on Instagram Stories to produce high quality and entertaining content on a regular basis.
Native ad test in Google Discover feeds gets a new look
SEARCHENGINELAND.COM — For several months, Google has been running a limited test to show ads in what’s now called Google Discover (it’s third name after “Google Now” and “Google Feed”). With recent rebrand to Google Discover last month, the ads also have an updated look. New look. Spotted by a Reddit user, the native ads now have the look and feel of the redesigned organic news cards in the feed and the same ad label positioning next to the headline as text ads in Google search results.
Outdoor Advertising Is Conquering. Why Aren’t You Using It?
ENTREPRENEUR.COM — To catch the eyes of pixel-jaded consumers, creative brands are taking it outside. October 14, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Billboards…
Riley Curry is growing up but still warming our hearts
MASHABLE.COM — Riley Curry, daughter of NBA star Steph Curry and celebrity cook Ayesha Curry, may no longer be the delightful toddler interrupting her dad’s press conferences, but she’s still pretty darn adorable and capable of capturing our hearts.
Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service
MASHABLE.COM — It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday. At the annual consumer electronics trade show Gitex, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, or RTA, showed off its autonomous taxi service. The cars are intended to connect passengers during the “first and last mile” to get from existing transportation systems to, say, a shopping mall or movie theater or other venue or to get back home. .
9 times Trump was owned by his own tweets
MASHABLE.COM — It’s surprisingly easy — just use Twitter’s advanced search option and a few keywords — but that doesn’t make it any less wild how often Trump has gone back on previous statements. Sure, it’s one thing for politicians to evolve, but this happens with enough regularity there’s even an entire subreddit dedicated to it.
How the LinkedIn Algorithm Works (And How to Make it Work for You)
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social When you log in at LinkedIn.com or use the LinkedIn app, you’re immediately taken to your homepage feed. This page acts very much like the Facebook feed, where you see updates from your friends or Pages you follow. You’ll notice, however, that your LinkedIn feed…
Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3: Should you upgrade?
TECHCRUNCH.COM — If you’re considering making the jump to newly announced Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re a Pixel 2 owner eyeing greener pastures or a bargain type hunting for a last-gen smartphone that’s still top of the line, comparing new and old is often useful. On specs alone, the Pixel 3 shares most of its DNA with the Pixel but there are a handful of meaningful differences, and they’re not all obvious.
A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg
TECHCRUNCH.COM — Do you mean Mark Zuckerberg? TC: Hi Mark! Nice choice of grey t-shirt. MZ: Uh, new phone who dis? oh, hi, er, TechCrunch… TC: Thanks for agreeing to this entirely fictional interview, Mark! MZ: Sure — anytime. But you don’t mind if I tape over the camera do you? You see I’m a bit concerned about my privacy here at, like, home.
A hospital made a Spotify playlist of hot jams to help you perform CPR
MASHABLE.COM — This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. Next time you need to save a life, the The All-American Rejects can help. Yeah, you read that properly. It just so happens that “Gives You Hell,” the band’s scathing revenge anthem of 2008, is 100 beats per minute — the exact beat needed to perfectly time CPR compressions.
15 Social Video Metrics that Really Matter
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Tracking your metrics is an important part of developing, measuring, and refining your social media strategy and your social ads. The same principle applies to social video. With videos on various social networks racking up billions of views per day and more than 70…
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