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Internet, Social Networking

Google Analytics and Social Media: What Marketers Need to Know

May 5, 2017

Via: Social Media Examiner

Do you track the return on your social media activity in Google Analytics? Want to discover some valuable shortcuts? To explore cool hacks for Google Analytics, I interview Annie Cushing. Read More on Social Media Examiner


Internet, Social Networking

Snap may finally have a good answer to the Facebook question

May 4, 2017

Via: Mashable

If there’s one question that just won’t go away for Snapchat parent company Snap Inc., it’s what to do about Facebook. For months, Mark Zuckerberg’s social network has been relentless pushing into Snapchat territory, first by copying Snapchat Stories in […]


Internet, Social Networking

How to Use Facebook Live 360 Video for Marketing

April 12, 2017

Via: Social Media Examiner

Are you live-streaming on Facebook? Want to make your Facebook Live videos more engaging? Facebook Live 360 video gives you an easy, fun way to capture your audience’s attention and raise engagement levels. Read More on Social Media Examiner


Internet, Social Networking

Instagram now lets you save livestreamed videos to your phone

March 21, 2017

Via: TechSpot

When Instagram jumped into the live broadcasts bandwagon in November the company touted the feature as completely ephemeral: there is no option to replay a broadcast, so as soon as the video ends it disappears. This is was by design […]


Internet, Social Networking

Facebook opens its Messenger platform to chatbots

April 13, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Facebook announced today that it was opening up its Messenger platform in beta to let chatbots into the app. What this means is that you’re now able to interact with an AI-powered “representative” from a business within one of the […]


Privacy, Security

Reddit change raises alarm about possible U.S. government spying

April 4, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Digital privacy advocates and users of Reddit expressed their alarm on Friday over a change in the forum’s transparency report that suggested it may have been asked to give customer data to FBI investigators under a secretive government authority. The […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Facebook bug causes Lahore Safety Check notifications to be sent to those unaffected

March 28, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Facebook activated its Safety Check system today following the tragic attack in Lahore, Pakistan in which dozens were killed by a suicide bomber. However, the activation didn’t function properly, as many in the U.S. and the U.K. received notifications from […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Google is building YouTube Connect, a livestreaming app to take on Periscope

March 24, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Google has quietly been building a new livestreaming app called YouTube Connect, VentureBeat has learned. This service highlights the company’s efforts to double down on live video while also placing it in a position to compete directly against Twitter’s Periscope […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Big U.S. banks to take on tech rivals with instant payments

March 9, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Depositors at some of the largest U.S. banks are finally going to get the chance to do something quick and simple: send money to another person’s account instantaneously by mobile phone. The idea has been in the works for at […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Truecaller app gets a dialer and new smarts as the company phases out standalone Truedialer app

March 8, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Truecaller has announced plans to merge two of its flagship apps into one as part of the Swedish startup’s efforts to create the ultimate phone call management app. If you’re new to Truecaller, the Stockholm-based company has built a solid […]


Computing, Software & Applications

All Skype for Windows users get real-time translation

January 13, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Skype today announced that its Skype Translator tool is now built directly into its main app for all Windows users. This means Skype for Windows users no longer need a separate app to translate conversations in seven languages (Chinese Mandarin, […]


Computing, Software & Applications

10 text, sentiment, and social analytics trends for 2016

January 12, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Text, sentiment, and social analytics help you tune in, at scale, to the voice of the customer, patient, public, and market. The technologies are currently being applied in an array of industries ranging from healthcare to finance, media, and consumer […]


Privacy, Security

Twitter warns some users of possible state-sponsored cyber attack

December 14, 2015

Via: Venture Beat

Twitter Inc issued an alert to some users warning them that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive data from their accounts, the company said, the first such warning by the micro blogging site. The notice said there was […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google’s Blogger gets Featured Post widget to help you showcase your favorite blog posts

December 11, 2015

Via: Venture Beat

Google is introducing a new tool for bloggers to highlight articles they’ve written on their own blogs. With the new Feature Post gadget (similar to a widget in WordPress), Google’s Blogger platform now lets bloggers position their favorite post in […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Airbnb to mentor new hosts, adds ‘smart’ tools to foster better hospitality experiences

November 12, 2015

Via: Venture Beat

“Hosts are the lifeblood of the company,” Joe Zadeh, vice president of product at Airbnb, explained, and it’s easy to see why. If this seven-year-old company is to create a truly unforgettable experience for its guests, it needs to have […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google’s new ‘About me’ tool lets you control personal information shown by Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and more

November 11, 2015

Via: Venture Beat

Google has launched a new tool called About me that lets you see, edit, and remove the personal information that the company’s services show to other users. Google confirmed to VentureBeat that the feature started rolling out to users this […]


Internet

I went back on Ello. This is what I saw.

April 6, 2015

Via: Jordan Novet

I heard there had been a redesign of the briefly trendy ad-free social network Ello — an announcement that did not receive as much media attention as the new $5 million funding round for the startup. So I figured I […]


Internet

The all-consuming future of cloud analytics

March 20, 2015

Via: itCurated

Inflection points are thrilling and slightly unnerving to live through. Like, for example, the inflection point the IT world is experiencing now. We’re in a phase where the exponential growth of cloud computing feels unstoppable. Many industry observers are starting […]