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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Apr 18

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 …

Apr 17

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

WeChat ramps up m-commerce offerings with a flight booking service

After purchasing a ticket, you’ll be able to receive flight status notifications or other information by subscribing to LV’s WeChat official account.

Appeals court says blogs are not only media, they’re an important source of news and commentary

An appeals court has ruled that a blogger is a member of the media for the purposes of defamation law — another decision that helps support the idea of protecting acts of journalism, rather than just specific people who are defined as professional journalists

Facebook is now tracking your friends in the real world — for your benefit, of course

Facebook new Nearby Friends feature helps you track…well, your friends. Activate it. Find out who’s nearby. Or, let friends know you’re in the area. Meet for a drink. Take in a movie. Use Nearby Friends when traveling to another state. …

Facebook shows actual rating on place-based pages

Facebook appears to be doing what it can to spark reviews from users. Earlier, Facebook tested a script on the review field that would lead a person to write a longer, more descriptive review. Now, as Inside…

Apr 16

Could This Be The Future Of Public Transit In Chicago?

Could This Be The Future Of Public Transit In Chicago? ‘Transit Future’ envisions an expansion of Chicago area public transit but is vague on how to fund it. [ more › ]

A few accumulated thoughts on media

The future of the media business continues to be an important and oftentimes confusing discussion. Here are a few thoughts.

Mark Zuckerberg On Facebook Creative Labs: ‘Unbundling The Big Blue App’

MarkZuckerbergTechCrunchDisrupt650Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke with Farhad Manjoo of The New York TimesBits blog about the Facebook Creative Labs initiative to create new mobile applications, the differences between Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, and turning 30, among other things.


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Google’s Next Big Conference Is About Design

Google plans to focus on design at Google I/O, the developers’ conference that draws thousands of software engineers each year.

Every year, a few thousand software engineers head to Google I/O at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to eat Goldfish, listen to other geeks lecture, and learn how to tap Google’s intricate and endless code libraries to create the products of tomorrow.

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Is Facebook considering a PayPal-like service?

If reports by the Financial Times and TechCrunch are to believed, Facebook wants your money. The Financial Times reported this week that Facebook is looking into adding electronic money transferring to its ecosystem. Stories say that…

With more than 25M users, We Heart It has found a niche with teen and young adult girls

We Heart It is a success with teenage girls, but can it rise above its roots and hit the mainstream?