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Scott Moritz / Bloomberg Business:
Source: Verizon will launch its Go90 mobile video service in coming days, with free ad-supported shows from AOL, Awesomeness TV, Vice Media, and Viacom   —  Verizon Said to Start Pared-Down Video Service in Coming Days  —  Company plans low-key introduction, relying on social media
Sep 2, 2015, 8:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
PayPal Launches PayPal.Me, A Simpler Way To Request Money Using Your Own Personalized URL   —  PayPal today is launching a new take on peer-to-peer payments with the debut of a platform it's calling PayPal.Me.  For the first time, PayPal customers will be able to set up their own user profiles …
Sep 1, 2015, 6:50 AMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Co-founder Garrett Camp buying back majority share in StumbleUpon, which has downsized as it struggled to compete with other social sharing sites   —  Uber cofounder is taking over stumbling social media company StumbleUpon  —  Content discovery site StumbleUpon is ready for a change, according to the site's cofounder Garrett Camp.
Aug 27, 2015, 4:45 PMIn context
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Mobile video combined with autoplay and social media's reach bring unexpected horror to users' feeds   —  Twitter, Facebook Users Unwittingly Shown Video of Virginia Shooting  —  Soon after Vester Lee Flanagan allegedly gunned down two TV reporters while they were on air Wednesday morning …
Aug 26, 2015, 9:30 PMIn context
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Giphy releases Giphy Cam, an iOS app that lets you create and share homemade gifs   —  Giphy Cam Lets You Create And Share Homemade Gifs  —  Giphy, the search engine for all things gif, has today released a new app called Giphy Cam that lets users create their own gifs to send or share on social media.
Aug 20, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Maeve Duggan / Pew Internet:
Pew: 70% of Facebook users log in daily, 36% of smartphone owners use messaging apps, Instagram and other social sites see increase in engagement   —  Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015  —  In today's world, people — particularly young people — are continually finding and adapting …
Aug 20, 2015, 4:55 AMIn context
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Humin's Knock Knock group chat app for college students uses Bluetooth beacon technology to connect, exchange contact and social media profile info   —  Knock twice for friendship with this app  —  Say you've just met someone at a party.  It turns out you guys go to the same school …
Aug 19, 2015, 11:55 AMIn context
Nick Ciubotariu / LinkedIn Pulse:
An Amazonian's response to “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace”   —  Disclaimer and proviso: “The postings on this site are my own and don't represent Amazon's position in any way whatsoever”.  —  Update: I really appreciate the notes of thanks this post has received, here and on other social media avenues.
Aug 16, 2015, 3:20 PMIn context
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times builds Blossom, a Slack bot that suggests which stories to post to social media; suggested posts typically get 380% more clicks   —  The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media  —  The New York Times publishes more than 300 stories each day.
Aug 14, 2015, 6:15 AMIn context
Allison Pohle / Boston.com:
Facebook rescinded Harvard student's internship after he revealed privacy flaw, created Chrome extension to map people's locations when they used Messenger   —  Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws  —  Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna …
Aug 12, 2015, 9:30 PMIn context

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