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Snap’s new CFO is leaving after just 8 months

2019-01-16T03:04:23+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Tim Stone, who joined in May from Amazon, is leaving — and Snap doesn’t have a replacement. Snap CFO Tim Stone, who joined the company in May after nearly two decades at Amazon, plans to leave Snap to “pursue other opportunities,” according to a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Stone’s end date hasn’t [...]

Twitter wants to make it easier to have conversations. And it’s asking for your help.

2019-01-16T03:04:22+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Can a new set of product features change the way people communicate online? Twitter is a great service for reading the news. It’s not so great for interacting with other people. The most obvious problem is that Twitter interactions can be toxic. Like the internet at large, Twitter is full of mean, unfriendly, and unsavory [...]

Recode Daily: The bizarre story of the most popular photo on Instagram: An egg

2019-01-16T03:04:21+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Plus: PG&E files for bankruptcy after being found liable for $30 billion in wildfire costs; whoever owns the Instagram account of that brown egg is sitting on a social media goldmine; the rise of the Swiss Army gadget. A picture of a brown speckled egg is officially more popular than every other picture ever posted [...]

The future of voice assistants like Alexa and Siri isn’t just in homes — it’s in cars

2019-01-16T03:04:20+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Voice assistants are more habit-forming in cars than on smartphones. As smart speakers take off in the home, it’s important to note that cars are an even bigger market for voice assistants. Some 77 million US adults use voice assistants in their cars at least monthly, compared with 45.7 million using them on smart speakers, [...]

Facebook made a $300 million pledge to help journalists — just like Google did last year

2019-01-16T03:04:19+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The internet giants make billions from ads. They want news publishers to sell subscriptions instead. Facebook says it is going to spend $300 million over the next three years to support journalism. Does that sound familiar? Here’s why: Ten months ago, Google said it was going to spend $300 million over three years to support [...]

Is having the most popular photo on Instagram worth anything? We’re about to find out.

2019-01-15T03:04:33+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Will someone cash in on the payout potential of that Kardashian-smashing egg? A picture of a brown speckled egg is officially more popular than every other picture ever posted to Instagram. It’s the internet in 2019, so while that’s sad, it’s not exactly shocking. What is at least kinda shocking is that the egg not [...]

Recode Daily: How the record-setting government shutdown looks across America

2019-01-15T03:04:32+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Plus: AT&T and the other major carriers end their location-sharing deals with third-party services; Apple is looking at three new iPhone models for fall; how we apologize now. The ongoing partial government shutdown reaches its 24th day today, setting a new record for longest shutdown in US history. The impasse shows no signs of abating: [...]

Google employees are launching a social media blitz to pressure tech giants on workplace harassment issues

2019-01-15T03:04:32+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The group wants tech companies to stop restricting workers’ right to take companies to court over employer-related issues. A group of Google employees is taking to Instagram and Twitter on Tuesday, January 15, to pressure tech companies to change their practices related to workplace harassment in the tech industry. The campaign aims to highlight the [...]

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