How Hoop hit #2 with its Tinder for Snapchat

Snapchat’s developer platform is blowing up as a gateway to teen social app users. Hoop is the latest Snap Kit blockbuster, rocketing to No. 2 on the overall App Store charts this month with its Tinder -esque swiping interface for discovering people and asking to message with

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Jeff Weiner will step down as CEO of LinkedIn June 1, product head Ryan Roslansky steps up

There is a major change ahead for LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, now with 675 million members. Jeff Weiner, who has been leading the company as CEO for the past 11 years, is stepping down on June 1, 2020. His new role will be

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How to Create a Facebook Marketing Plan That Models Your Customer Journey

How to Create a Facebook Marketing Plan That Models Your Customer Journey

Is your Facebook marketing meeting your customers where they are? Wondering how to design a Facebook plan that supports your sales funnel? In this article, you’ll discover how to create a customer-centric Facebook marketing plan that meets your prospects and customers at every stage of their customer

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Snapchat hits 218M users but big Q4 losses sink share price

Snapchat hits 218M users but big Q4 losses sink share price

Snapchat still isn’t profitable nearly two years after its IPO. In Q4 2019, Snap lost $241 million on 560.8 million in revenue that’s up 44% year-over-year and an EPS of $0.03. That comes from adding 8 million daily users to reach a total of 218, up 3.8%

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Twitter’s manipulated media policy will remove harmful tweets & voter suppression, label others

Twitter today is announcing the official version of its “deepfake” and manipulated media policy, which largely involves labeling tweets and warning users of manipulated, deceptively altered or fabricated media — not, in most cases, removing them. Tweets containing manipulated or synthetic media will only be removed if

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Messenger Kids adds expanded parental controls, details how much kids’ data Facebook collects

Facebook’s messaging app for families with children, Messenger Kids, is being updated today with new tools and features to give parents more oversight and control over their kids’ chats. Now, parents will be able to see who a child is chatting with and how often, view recent

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How to Measure the Success of Your LinkedIn Company Page: 5 Performance Metrics

How to Measure the Success of Your LinkedIn Company Page: 5 Performance Metrics

Wondering if your LinkedIn company page is delivering the results you hoped for? Do you know where to find the best data to evaluate your efforts? In this article, you’ll learn how to measure five key performance metrics for your LinkedIn company page. How to Analyze Your

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Online targeting needs tighter controls, UK data ethics body suggests

A UK government advisory body on AI and data ethics has recommended tighter controls on how platform giants can use ad targeting and content personalization. Concerns about the largely unregulated eyeball-grabbing targeting tactics of online platforms — be it via serving ‘personalized content’ or ‘microtargeted ads’ to

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Facebook board adds Zuckerberg’s pal, Dropbox’s CEO

Facebook board adds Zuckerberg’s pal, Dropbox’s CEO

Shareholders have repeatedly tried to oust Facebook’s chairman Mark Zuckerberg. The board has repeatedly rejected that demand. Outside investors are unlikely to get much help with that push from Facebook’s newest board member: Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston. The addition of Houston is the first since

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Twitter suspends ‘large network’ of fake accounts used to match phone numbers to users

Twitter announced today that over the holidays it identified and shut down “a large network of fake accounts,” as well as many others “located in a wide range of countries,” collectively abusing a feature that let them match phone numbers to user accounts. TechCrunch previously reported this

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