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Instagram finally (sort of) gets that share button in the form of stickers

2018-05-19T03:04:25+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Gotta share that gem you spotted in your Instagram? Now you can, but in Stories. The Instagram share sticker allows users to share feed posts to other users' Stories as a sticker. Don't want your photos shared? There's an opt-out option. The post Instagram finally (sort of) gets that share button in the form of [...]

Faster, safer and better ad experiences for consumers

2018-05-18T03:04:52+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Consumers have high expectations for faster, safer and better digital experiences. This means it's more important than ever for brands to deliver on these expectations.At Google, we're building new innovations to help AdWords advertisers design the best web experiences for your customers.Speed: Improvements to click measurementSpeed matters. In fact, a one-second delay in mobile page [...]

Uber’s chief product officer Jeff Holden, who led the company’s flying car effort, has stepped down

2018-05-18T03:04:47+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Holden joined Uber from Groupon in 2014. Uber’s chief product officer, Jeff Holden, has stepped down, the company confirmed to Recode. Holden, who joined the company from Groupon in 2014, is pursuing another opportunity — details are scant. Holden most recently led the company’s flying car effort, called Elevate, which makes his departure untimely. Just [...]

PayPal will spend $2.2 billion to buy the Square of Europe — iZettle — in its biggest acquisition ever

2018-05-18T03:04:46+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

It’s a big move into brick-and-mortar retail. PayPal said on Thursday that it planned to spend $2.2 billion to buy iZettle, a European payments company that provides point-of-sale software and other services to brick-and-mortar shops. The proposed deal, the largest in PayPal’s history, would give the company a stronger foothold in Europe and a real [...]

Lightspeed is plotting a new crypto investing project led by one of its partners

2018-05-18T03:04:45+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The venture capital firm behind Snap has been exploring three different options as part of an effort to drastically scale up the firm’s activity in the space. Lightspeed Venture Partners is considering setting up a new cryptocurrency project that would be the first of its kind for a top-tier venture firm: An earmarked pool of [...]

Full transcript: Dave Patterson and John Hennessy on Recode Decode

2018-05-18T03:04:43+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The pair won the Turing Prize in 2017 for revolutionizing computer processing by developing RISC. On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Alphabet chairman John Hennessy and Google distinguished engineer Dave Patterson talk about winning the 2017 Turing Award, a prestigious achievement in computer science. In the 1980s, Hennessy and Patterson developed [...]

Lyft’s new users skew younger than Uber’s

2018-05-18T03:04:42+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Overall, Lyft’s daily usership is gaining on Uber. Not only is Lyft gaining on its bigger rival Uber, that growth is driven by young people, according to new data. Nearly 78 percent of people who downloaded Lyft in the last six months are under 34 years old, according to SimilarWeb data that looks at app [...]