May 19, 2014
Twitter may acquire music service SoundCloud

Twitter is in talks to acquire audio sharing service SoundCloud for an undisclosed sum, reports Re/code today. An oversimplified description of SoundCloud is that its essentially the YouTube for audio content. A slightly more complex explanation would be that the …

May 15, 2014
Investors pin $5bn value on Pinterest

The online scrapbooking community has doubled its valuation to $5bn in little more than a year despite recent pressure on publicly listed technology stocks

May 15, 2014
Facebook’s Accelerator Helps Mobile Apps Get Off The Ground

May 14, 2014
YouTube, Facebook Account for Nearly a Third of Mobile Traffic



Facebook and YouTube are now dominating mobile traffic shares in early 2014, as more people shift to a mobile device to upload photos to social networks and watch cat videos.

Facebook and YouTube now account for 32% of data sent to and from mobile devices, according to a report by Sandvine. Individually, Facebook’s share was 26.9% for upstream traffic and had a 14% share for downstream traffic during peak periods in North America through the beginning of this year, while YouTube only had 3.7% share for upstream traffic, but a 17.6% share for downstream.

More about Mobile, Youtube, Facebook, Tech, and Social Media

May 5, 2014
10 Kinds of Stories to Tell with Data

A menu of persuasive methods.

April 29, 2014
Oculus Rift experiment warps reality by slowing down your vision

April 29, 2014
AT&T to Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi

AT&T plans to offer an in-flight Wi-Fi service that will connect planes to its wireless network, becoming new competition to Gogo for fliers seeking online access.

April 29, 2014
Facebook Adds In-App Camera, Video Sharing to Messenger



A new update to Facebook’s standalone messaging app, Messenger, on Monday includes a new camera option for taking photos within the app. A camera icon above the keyboard surfaces the phone’s camera, which can also be flipped for front-facing photos (selfies!).

The photo is both captured and sent with just one click

Users can still send photos the old-fashioned way within the app by attaching an existing photo from their camera roll, but the new in-app camera allows users to do so without having to leave a conversation. Users can also upload and send videos from the camera roll, a feature that was unavailable before Monday’s update Read more…

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April 29, 2014
Mobile apps could hit $70B in revenues by 2017

Mobile app mergers and acquisitions hit $35B in 2013.

April 29, 2014
How to Execute a 15-Word Strategy Statement

A case study of a swimwear company.

April 23, 2014
Video: Viber CEO on Messaging Competition

There has been a proliferation of social-messaging apps like Whatsapp, WeChat, KakaoTalk and Line on smartphones. Viber Chief Executive Talmon Marco talks about why the competition is good for innovation and business.

April 23, 2014
Make the Most of Twitter’s Profile Redesign

Twitter just rolled out its latest profile redesign to the masses. It’s pretty simple to update. But just in case you need a little help, here’s how switch over to the new photo-centric look.

April 23, 2014
The Twitter Strategy Guide: 14 Tips to Take Your Tweeting to the Next Level

The line between a beginner Twitter user and a seasoned pro is a fine one indeed. The distinction changes daily—sometimes hourly—for me. One minute I feel like I’ve got this Twitter thing figured out and the next I find myself overwhelmed by how little I really know. When I dove headfirst (or feetfirst? either way […]

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April 18, 2014
LinkedIn reaches 300M members, chasing the next 3B

300 million LinkedIn members invite you to join their professional network. LinkedIn, the ubiquitous social network for professionals, has crossed the 300 million member mark, the company announced today. Around 100 million of those folks live in the U.S., with …

April 17, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg on the shift to mobile and the Great Unbundling of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg says his approach to mobile consists of breaking the monolithic Facebook app down into smaller, more discrete experiences — ones that may look and feel nothing like the big blue app or main website, and may even allow for different identities