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5 years after its Oculus investment, A16Z leads a new VR startup’s $68M Series A

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Sandbox’s magic happens in a largely empty room. The gear mounted onto the walls (VR headsets, PC backpacks, and tracked toy assault rifles) gives more than a little indication that there’s more afoot, but nothing really clicks until your team is strapped in and the headsets shove you into a fast-paced wave shooter.

Facebook plans to let Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp users message each other

THEVERGE.COM — Facebook is working to allow cross-messaging between Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, according to a report in The New York Times this morning. Each service will continue to operate as a standalone app, but according to the Times, Facebook is rebuilding the underlying infrastructure…

10 Sites to Get Free Stock Videos for Social Media

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Feel like you’re seeing more and more video content on your social feeds lately? You probably are. Forty-six percent of respondents in Hootsuite’s annual customer survey said they’re already using social videos, and another 26 percent plan on starting this year. And…

The facts about Facebook

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Yes Mark, you’re right; turns 15 next month. What a long time you’ve been in the social media business! We’re curious as to whether you’ve also been keeping count of how many times you’ve been forced to apologize for breaching people’s trust or, well, otherwise royally messing up over the years. It’s also true you weren’t setting out to build “a global company”.

How To Be Successful

BLOG.SAMALTMAN.COM — I’ve observed thousands of founders and thought a lot about what it takes to make a huge amount of money or to create something important. Usually, people start off wanting the former and end up wanting the latter. Here are 13 thoughts about how to achieve such outlier success. Everything here is easier to do once you’ve already reached a baseline degree of success and want to put in the work to turn that into outlier success.

Binge-watching preys on our animal instincts

MASHABLE.COM — Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal. Binge-watching TV — a widely-practiced cultural phenomenon — is celebrated by Netflix. The media streaming giant knows that its 130 million global subscribers like to binge, and it annually announces the most binged series of the year.

The masculinity revolution is a quiet one. Don’t trust its loudest critics.

MASHABLE.COM — Men are under attack. Everything that makes masculinity sacred — valor, honor, chivalry, leadership — is under siege. . What else could explain a recent commercial for a Gillette razor blade suggesting that men should spare each other from bullying and hold each other accountable for sexual harassment?

Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?

NYTIMES.COM — Lusty for Monday mornings The logical endpoint of excessively avid work, of course, is burnout. That is the subject of a recent viral essay by the BuzzFeed cultural critic Anne Helen Petersen, which thoughtfully addresses one of the incongruities of hustle-mania in the young. Namely: If…

The Era of “Move Fast and Break Things” Is Over

HBR.ORG — Many of today’s entrepreneurs live by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s now-famous motto: “Move fast and break things.” Zuckerberg intended for this to inform internal design and management processes, but it aptly captures how entrepreneurs regard disruption: more is always better. We raced to…

Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger

NYTIMES.COM — SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, plans to integrate the social network’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger — asserting his control over the company’s sprawling divisions at a time when its business has been battered by scandals.The move,…

The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite

NYTIMES.COM — “They always say it’s more than the stock price,” he said. “But in the end, if you screw up, you get fired.”Other experts have predicted that A.I. will create more new jobs than it destroys, and that job losses caused by automation will probably not be catastrophic. They point out that some…

Apple changes its mind, says it will pay photo contest winners after all

MASHABLE.COM — After photographers, artists, and news outlets such as Mashable pointed out that Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” photo contest rules were unfair, the company altered its photo contest rules (spotted by The Verge), saying it will offer the contest winners a licensing fee for use of their work. . The blog post announcing the contest now has this text at the bottom: “Apple believes strongly that artists should be compensated for their work.

Pinterest Ads: A Simple Guide to Set You Up For Success

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social With 200 million users, Pinterest is a smaller social network than giants like Facebook and Instagram. But it’s uniquely important for marketers as a place users visit to gather information about potential purchases. In fact, Pinterest beats out Instagram as a primary…

Planned Parenthood’s sexual health chatbot will answer teens’ burning questions

MASHABLE.COM — Roo is a smiling purple face who speaks casually but provides informed advice. On their mobile devices, users can choose from a list of popular questions and topics, such as birth control, masturbation, or sexual orientation, and gender. Within seconds, Roo responds with personalized information and colorful, animated messages of encouragement, like “You do you” and “It’s all good.” .

Ask Olive: I’m Burnt Out and Afraid

MEDIUM.COM — Olive, I’m becoming a dangerous recluse. What should I do to deter this? I’m a single, 42-year-old female. I’m an only child, I’ve never been married, I have no kids, and I’m an elementary school teacher of 17 years. I just gave up the last bit of identity I had, to move in with my mom for…

Painting restoration YouTube is the niche relaxation you need

MASHABLE.COM — This post is part of Hard Refresh, a soothing weekly column where we try to cleanse your brain of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter. If power-washing porn is your cup of tea, then historic painting conservation is going to be your new relaxation destination. When I need to unwind, I turn to the highly educational and surprisingly calming YouTube genre, popularized online by conservationist Julian Baumgartner.

14 Tips for Building a Multilingual Social Media Presence

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social It’s easy to assume that English is the lingua franca of the web. While it still ranks as the top language in use, its share is giving way to Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and Portuguese. Multilingual social media has never been more relevant. The online use of India’s…

22 YouTube Stats That Matter to Marketers in 2019

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social If the internet is a galaxy of strange worlds, then YouTube is one of the biggest by population and popularity. But it’s not exactly like other social platforms, or search engines, or video providers—though it could be mistaken for any one of them. We’ve compiled this…

The sad silence of the National Parks Instagram accounts

MASHABLE.COM — On Dec. 22, 2018, when parts of the federal government went into shutdown mode, it caused a ripple effect that’s continued to be felt by workers and the public alike, sometimes in unexpected ways. . Among the wide-ranging consequences of the shutdown has been the silence from the various National Park accounts on Instagram, which have amassed millions of followers across the various handles.

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