TECHCRUNCH.COM — the U.K.-headquartered festival booking platform, has acquired U.K.-based ticketing and cashless point-of-sale (POS) platform Event Genius. The sale also includes Event Genius’s consumer facing brand, Ticket Arena, while further terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. Founded by Reshad Hossenally, Event Genius offers a complete event solution for event organisers, spanning things like online ticket sales, POS software, ticket scanning, seat reservations, marketing and analytics.
TECHCRUNCH.COM — It’s easy to forget that Silicon Valley starts with ‘silicon’, and that there would be no technology innovation without innovation at the silicon level. And Graphcore is well aware of that as the Bristol-based company is designing its own dedicated AI chipset. That’s why I’m glad to announce that co-founder and CEO Nigel Toon is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social The best Twitter contests have one thing in common: They’re fun! Running a contest or giveaway doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it simple. Think about what your brand wants to do on Twitter—whether it’s gaining more followers or increasing awareness—and plan…
BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Curious about LinkedIn Live? You’re not alone. Since launching native video in 2017, LinkedIn video has taken off. According to insights from LinkedIn, video is the fastest-growing content-type on the platform, and is 5x more likely to generate conversations with…
FORBES.COM — The dramatic photos shared by celebrities of the fires in Brazil weren’t what they appeared to be Wikipedia The increase in fires burning in Brazil set off a storm of international outrage last week. Celebrities, environmentalists, and political leaders blame Brazilian president, Jair…
AXIOS.COM — President Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States, according to sources who have heard the president’s private remarks and been briefed on a National…
MASHABLE.COM — Sometimes, you just want to be unbelievably petty in service of your favorite micro-chain. This, it seems, was the thinking of Fraser Harvey when he declared his undying love for a neighborhood coffeeshop by plastering a poster of his face on the cafe’s wall. However, as The Guardian reports, this man with time to kill had no inkling of the feud he was about to ignite. .
FORBES.COM — Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest leaked details of the iPhone 11, Apple’s massive mistake in iOS 12.4, FAA bans MacBook Pro, Apple Watch 5 leaked, a new look for iCloud, how to treat your Apple Card with care, and…
MASHABLE.COM — But no, these resonating squeaks and whistles are emanating from the beluga whales swimming in the waters off of Churchill, Canada, situated along the vast Hudson Bay in Manitoba. Cameras beneath boats livestream the explore.org beluga whale cam while an underwater microphone, called a hydrophone, records the belugas’ effusive, and at times otherworldly, vocalizations.
TECHCRUNCH.COM — New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates, prices, and lists African travel and cultural experiences—from paragliding tours to wine-tasting to concerts. The startup generates revenues by taking a 20% commission on each transaction.
MASHABLE.COM — There aren’t many places on the internet that can be classified as “unequivocally wholesome”. Sir Anthony Hopkins’ Twitter feed, however, firmly fits the bill. The legendary Welsh actor joined Twitter back in 2016, and wasted absolutely no time in making the social network an infinitely better place.
SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — With 49% of consumers relying on influencer recommendations, and influence marketing campaigns delivering a 6 to 1 return on average, a big question many B2B marketers are now asking is, “what is influencer marketing in the context of B2B?” When most marketers hear the phrase “influencer marketing”, their minds quickly jump to an image of a famous reality TV star pushing the latest protein shake or fashion item.
SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — The struggle of choosing the right SEO tool is very real, especially if SEO is not something you’re overly familiar with, but still want to reap the benefits of. And you definitely do want to reap the benefits. While product discovery via social media is rising, search is still the key platform of choice, with the majority of consumers still turning to Google to find relevant info. .
TECHCRUNCH.COM — customers across the U.say they can’t make calls or send text messages — although data appears to be unaffected. We tested with a T-Mobile phone in the office. Both calls to and from the T-Mobile phone failed. Issues appeared to begin around 3pm PT (6pm ET). Users took to social media to complain about the outage.
MASHABLE.COM — In our Back to School series, Mashable tackles the big issues students face, from mental health to representation to respectful communication. Because returning to the classroom is about more than buying school supplies. . As your child heads back to school, it’s important that they learn how to deal with a prevalent problem that extends beyond the classroom: bullying.
SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — This week, LinkedIn has outlined its evolving efforts to detect and remove fake profiles, which can be used to make connections, and then steal personal contact info from unsuspecting users. “Between January and June 2019, we took action on 21.6 million fake accounts. More specifically:. Given the professional focus of LinkedIn, it seems like it would be less of a focus for misinformation campaigns in particular, but as noted, there are numerous known LinkedIn scams which involve fake profiles making connections in order to steal personal information, and gain insights into your LinkedIn network.
MASHABLE.COM — Famous folks including Usher, Julia Roberts, Taraji Henson, Dave Bautista, Rob Lowe, Josh Brolin, Judd Apatow, Retta, Scooter Braun, Adriana Lima, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and high-profile beauty influencers all fell for an ancient social media copypasta — this time focused on Instagram and a vague threat of posts becoming “public” and able to be used in “court cases”.
FORBES.COM — A few weeks after saying “every action makes a difference” on climate change, Prince Harry and Meghan Markel emitted six times more emissions in two jet trips than the average Briton does in a year. British Royal couple Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle triggered widespread outrage…
TECHCRUNCH.COM — The path to general AI — and possibly superintelligence — is being paved before our eyes. And with the proliferation of an AI-driven society, the social and economic value of such technology is also on the rise. In turn, harnessing and leveraging such technology needs to extend beyond the interests of venture capitalists, investment groups and entrepreneurs — and also be a priority on a geopolitical scale.
SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — TikTok, the short-form mobile video app that’s popular among Gen has been rapidly growing its young user base, and as a result, marketers have been keenly awaiting the full launch of the platform’s ad options to connect with these users. However, several months after the company launched a beta of its ad offering, the platform remains an uncertain prospect for many, with its ad options and capacity still growing in western markets.
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