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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
How Susan Wojcicki has led YouTube: navigating the company through ad-positioning woes, keeping creators happy, and refining YouTube TV while growing revenue   —  To outmaneuver traditional TV—and secure Google's future—YouTube's CEO must satisfy homegrown creators, risk-averse advertisers …
Jun 18, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Announcements at Build show Microsoft is fully embracing iOS and Android's domination on mobile by focusing on extending Windows experiences to those platforms   —  An awful lot of people own a Windows PC and an iPhone or Android phone.  Rather than being unhappy with that, Microsoft now sees it as an opportunity.
May 12, 2017, 3:01 AMIn context
Ben Schiller / Fast Company:
How money transfer startups like Circle, Abra, Transferwise, and WorldRemit are trying to shake up the $429B remittance market   —  A new class of startups is using bitcoin and the blockchain to drastically lower fees as they try to grab a share of the remittance market from old competitors like Western Union.
Apr 30, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
Inside the demise of Tilt, which raised a total of $67M+, was valued at $375M in 2015, but was recently bought by Airbnb, reportedly for $12M   —  In 2015, social payments company Tilt was worth $375 million.  Less than two years later, it had lost over 95% of its value and was sold for a pittance.
Apr 24, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Ruth Reader / Fast Company:
Profile of PayPal subsidiary Venmo, which has grown to an estimated 7M MAUs and processed $18B in payments in 2016 after struggling early with compliance, fraud   —  Under parent company PayPal, the millennial-focused payments app is finally ready to make some money.  —  [Illustrations: Danilo Agutoli]
Apr 23, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Emily Price / Fast Company:
Former Microsoft execs launch Nextio, a professional networking site that lets you charge for responses to unsolicited messages   —  This new job site lets you name the price strangers will have to pay to get your attention.  —  There was a period of time when I received roughly 1,000 emails per day.
Apr 13, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Robert Safian / Fast Company:
Wide ranging interview with Mark Zuckerberg about his 2017 open letter, Facebook's mission, global culture, the spread of misinformation, more   —  In a candid, wide-ranging interview, the CEO shares thoughts on where his company is headed.  —  When Fast Company first wrote about Mark Zuckerberg …
Apr 12, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Hands-on with Nomadic's VR experience, which uses rooms and real-world objects to immerse the user; the firm hopes its experiences will be available Q4 2017   —  Founded by veterans of ILM, Disney, EA, and other media giants, Nomadic plans on building rich experiences that can be refreshed regularly.
Mar 23, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
How Instagram's product and staff have evolved over the last few years, from its break with square photos to ramping up from 50 to 500+ employees   —  When the photo phenom found the courage to mess with success, growth went bang and innovation took off.  Can it also burst Snapchat's bubble?
Mar 20, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Kevin Ohannessian / Fast Company:
Gaming platform Roblox raises $92M round led by Meritech Capital Partners and Index Ventures, to expand its mobile and VR offerings   —  The cash will help the popular Minecraft-like sandbox expand its mobile and VR offerings and address concerns about abuse, says its CEO.
Mar 14, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context

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