Jul 25

Infographic: Are brands shifting to owned media instead of Facebook?

Jun Group, a content distribution platform, released data this week that shows brand advertisers have shifted their digital goals away from Facebook and YouTube to promote their owned online destinations. According to the data, the share of…

Jul 23

Confirmed: Facebook Messenger will eventually do payments

Now we have confirmation on why Facebook hired PayPal’s David Marcus: Payments and Messenger will eventually “overlap,” Zuckerberg said during today’s earnings call. When the company first announced it had hired Marcus, the former president of PayPal, the industry took it as a strong hint that Facebook was looking to monetize its messaging app. After all, […]

May 19

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

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

Facebook’s Accelerator Helps Mobile Apps Get Off The Ground

May 14

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.

See also: Why Cartoonists Are Flooding YouTube, Risks and All Read more…

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May 05

10 Kinds of Stories to Tell with Data

A menu of persuasive methods.

Apr 29

Oculus Rift experiment warps reality by slowing down your vision

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.

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

See also: Messaging Wars: Vine vs. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat

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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Mobile apps could hit $70B in revenues by 2017

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

How to Execute a 15-Word Strategy Statement

A case study of a swimwear company.

Apr 23

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.

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.

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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