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6 Things You Should Never Say to a Social Media ManagerBLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Social media isn’t exactly the new kid on the block anymore, but sometimes people still get confused. Social jobs are just young people having fun at work, right? No. Social media pros are like professional dancers—what the audience sees looks effortless and…
Facebook Climbs to 2.5 Billion Monthly Active Users, But Rising Costs Impede Income GrowthSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — First off, on users – Facebook added 34 million daily active users, taking it to 1.66 billion DAU for the period. Facebook added a million more users in the North American market, where it generates the majority of its revenue, while it saw the most significant growth, once again, in the Asia-Pacific market, adding 14 million more daily actives.
Skymind Global Ventures launches $800M fund and London office to back AI startupsTECHCRUNCH.COM — Skymind Global Ventures (SGV) appeared last year in Asia/US as a vehicle for the previous founders of a YC-backed open-source AI platform to invest in companies that used the platform. Today it announces the launch of an $800 million fund to back promising new AI companies and academic research. It will consequently be opening a London office as an extension to its original Hong Kong base.
Hackers keep getting access to your data. Is Amazon to blame?MASHABLE.COM — Each new week seemingly brings with it another disturbing discovery of personal data left unsecured and exposed on the internet. Different companies — spanning industries as varied as pornography, cannabis, and medical records — screwing up in hard-to-parse ways, all with the same casualty: your privacy.
Britain after BrexitECONOMIST.COM — Uncharted watersBritain after BrexitNow that Britain is sailing alone, Boris Johnson needs a lodestar. Liberalism offers one Jan 30th 2020NOT MUCH will change at 11pm on January 31st. Some 50p pieces proclaiming “peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations” will go into circulation to mark…
Inside the future of online dating: AI swiping and concierge botsMASHABLE.COM — “At one point, the bot was having maybe 200 conversations at a time…I think Tinder knew this and they banned me, of course, from the platform.” This is Robert Winters, a computer programmer in Belgium, who is just one of many people who’ve used scripts made by other programmers in order to game Tinder — even more than the app has already gamified dating.
Twitter suspends notorious UK hate preacher for violating abuse rulesTECHCRUNCH.COM — has confirmed it has temporarily suspended the account of controversial rightwing commentator, Katie Hopkins. The move was reported earlier by the BBC. Hopkins, a former MailOnline columnist and presenter on LBC radio, is a veteran of the social media platform, joining Twitter just under a decade ago — and using it amplify her brand of far-right leaning, liberal-baiting politics.
The 1 thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: Social media sucks for newsMASHABLE.COM — In these divided times, it’s easy to blame the internet for so much of the partisanship, misinformation, and general noise in our political discourse. But a new study suggests that cynicism about news on social media is one area where we’re mostly on the same page. The Pew Research Center surveyed over 12,000 adults in the U.about how familiar they are with media providing political and election news.
There Are More Social Media Users Today Than There Were People in 1971BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social There are 3.8 billion people using social media today—more people than there were on the entire planet in 1971. In 2020, 3.8 billion is nearly half the world’s population. This figure comes from the Digital 2020 report from Hootsuite and We Are Social, which tracks…
Perdoo adds free tier to its OKR service, adding a fresh wrinkle to an accelerating marketTECHCRUNCH.COM — Perdoo, a Berlin-based OKR-focused software startup, has decided to make its basic service free, potentially shaking up its growing, and somewhat crowded, market. “Objectives and Key Results,” a planning and management technique usually shortened to “OKRs,” is a hot space for software startups, with several raising in recent months.
New Report Underlines the Importance of Social for Customer ServiceSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — For a growing number of brands, social platforms have become key customer service channels, enabling consumers to get in touch, quickly and easily, on the platforms that they’re already using, while also providing businesses with an opportunity to address and resolve concerns, and provide further assistance as needed.
Stephen Colbert commemorates Mike Pompeo’s NPR freakout with pun-based merchMASHABLE.COM — As the senate trial of Donald Trump grapples with the revelations from John Bolton’s book manuscript — namely that the former security advisor’s forthcoming opus confirms the Ukraine aid quid pro quo — it seems no member of the Trump administration is remotely interested in talking about Ukraine….
Kenyan logistics startup Sendy raises $20M round backed by ToyotaTECHCRUNCH.COM — Africa’s logistics startup space has gained another multi-million dollar round with global backing. company Sendy — with an on-demand platform that connects clients to drivers and vehicles for goods delivery — has raised a $20 million Series B led by Atlantica Ventures. Toyota Tsusho Corporation, a trade and investment arm of Japanese automotive company Toyota, also joined the round.
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Will Kick Off A New Price WarFORBES.COM — SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 20: The new Samsung Galaxy Buds are displayed during the … [+] Samsung Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Samsung announced a new foldable smart phone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, as well as a new Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Buds…
How to Create a Successful IGTV Series: Tips and ExamplesBLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Instagram TV (IGTV) is Instagram’s long-form video platform—and it could be a great tool for your brand’s Instagram marketing strategy. Launched in June 2018, IGTV has a few different elements that make it stand out: Longer than Instagram stories. Regular users can…
Persona raises $17.5M for an identify verification platform the goes beyond user IDs and passwordsTECHCRUNCH.COM — The rising number of data breaches based on leaked passwords have revealed the holes in simple password and memorable-information-based verification systems. Today a startup called Persona, which has built a platform to make it easier for organisations to implement more watertight methods based on third-party documentation and more to verify users, is announcing a round, speaking to the shift in the market.
Shipamax scores $7M Series A to digitise the logistics back-officeTECHCRUNCH.COM — Shipamax, the London-based startup and YC graduate that is helping freight forwarders and other logistics companies automate their back-office processes, has raised $7 million. Leading the round is Mosaic Ventures, with participation from Crane Venture Partners, Y Combinator, and other existing investors.
The Top 10 Facebook Stats for 2020 [Infographic]SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — While other social platforms rise and fall, Facebook, seemingly despite various controversies, has continued to add more daily and monthly active users as time goes on – and The Social Network shows no sign of any significant slow-down on the immediate horizon. Of course, that’s not the complete picture.
Trump’s travel ban could extend to Africa’s top tech country, NigeriaTECHCRUNCH.COM — The Trump administration is poised to add several African countries to a ban list, including Africa’s top tech hub, Nigeria. Politico first reported the White House is considering Tanzania, Eritrea, Sudan and Nigeria for new travel restrictions, to coincide with the three-year anniversary of Trump’s original executive order, that targeted majority Muslim nations.
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