Social Media

Twitter reveals 11 more video partners a day after announcing Bloomberg deal
May 2, 2017 at 8:23 am

Just one day after announcing a deal with Bloomberg to stream news reports 24/7, Twitter has now revealed video partnership arrangements with 11 more content providers in the fields of news, sports and entertainment. News partners will be Bloomberg, Buzzfeed, Cheddar and The Verge. Sports coverage will be provided by MLBAB, PGA Tour, The Players’ Tribune and Stadium. The three…

Twitter continues push into video with Bloomberg partnership
May 1, 2017 at 8:27 am

We learned last month that Twitter was expanding its push into video by opening its API to media partners, and the WSJ reports that the company will today be announcing a partnership with Bloomberg to stream news reports 24/7. It will be the first continuous video feed to be broadcast on Twitter. It follows a more limited deal…

Watch Facebook’s F8 2017 keynote live stream
April 18, 2017 at 8:54 am

Facebook’s annual developer conference kicks off today, where we’ll join CEO Mark Zuckerberg for more about where the company is going next with bots, Messenger, VR, and more. Last year, Facebook made its bot platform the highlight of the event, and since then tons of chatbots have flooded Messenger. (At least 11,000 bots were available…

Instagram's Snapchat clone is more popular than Snapchat
April 14, 2017 at 7:47 am

Facebook-owned Instagram on Thursday said more than 200 million people use Instagram Stories every day. Snap (SNAP), the parent company of Snapchat, reported that it has 161 million daily active users ahead of its IPO last month. The 200 million figure represents how many people watch stories on Instagram every day. The company wouldn't share…

The real story behind Stories is advertising
April 3, 2017 at 10:48 am

Facebook copied Snapchat Stories in its main “big blue app” today, after ripping it off in Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and every other product Facebook has ever thought about. Oculus VR Stories have certainly been whiteboarded in an office somewhere. The trend is so clear that there’s a delightful #storieseverywhere hashtag of insane mock-ups.

Snap Soars 40% After Opening at $24 a Share On First Trading Day
March 2, 2017 at 11:50 am

Snap started trading at $24 a share on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, soaring more than 40 percent from its pricing. The company, trading under the ticker SNAP, priced its 200 million share public offering at $17 a share on Wednesday. The IPO was 12 times oversubscribed, sources said. After opening shortly before…

Facebook Revenue Jumps Again, Buoyed by Mobile Advertising
February 2, 2017 at 9:52 am

Facebook Inc. squeezed nearly 30% more revenue per user in the fourth quarter, pumping its advertising muscle ahead of an anticipated slowdown in growth later this year. Users spent more time watching videos on Facebook and its photo-sharing app Instagram, providing the social media giant with more slots for ads. That built on growth in…