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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Twitter's Promoted Sticker ad campaigns have a minimum $500K ad spend, while the company has been lowering minimums on other ad products   —  Advertisers who want to run Promoted Sticker ad campaigns on Twitter will have to fork over at least $500,000 to do it, multiple sources tell BuzzFeed News.
Aug 25, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Messenger is testing “Add Contact” request to include non-Facebook friends   —  Facebook is testing an “Add Contact” feature in its Messenger app, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed News today.  —  The feature allows people to connect on the popular messaging app …
Aug 23, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Reporter uses Facebook to buy an AR-15 assault rifle, despite Facebook banning gun sales   —  Facebook banned the coordination of private gun sales earlier this year, but it's still easy to arrange the purchase of firearms on its platform.  I should know: I bought one.
Aug 10, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Less than 6 months after joining, Twitter VP of communications Natalie Kerris is leaving the company   —  Natalie Kerris, who joined Twitter as its VP of communications in February, is leaving the company, BuzzFeed News has learned.  Leslie Berland, Twitter's chief marketing officer …
Aug 1, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
The temporary follow feature in Twitter Moments is indispensable when big news hits, but too hard to find   —  Two major news events unfolded this week with the kind of incremental and quickly evolving updates that made Twitter an ideal place to follow both.
Jun 28, 2016, 8:55 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: Twitter curtails development of Buy button and product pages, moves commerce team to other projects   —  Jack Dorsey puts Dick Costolo-era project on backburner as Twitter refocuses on core product.  —  Twitter has curtailed product development on its ‘Buy’ button and product pages …
May 25, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
New AI-powered helper bot Ozlo goes live with $14M in funding from Greylock and others, does not rely on human intermediaries, will take up to 10K initial users   —  For the past few weeks, whenever I've found myself looking for a place to eat or drink, I've turned to Ozlo, a bot on my phone, for help.
May 10, 2016, 1:50 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Sources: LinkedIn has held talks with publishers about introducing its own version of Facebook's Instant Articles   —  LinkedIn Exploring Its Own Version Of Facebook's Instant Articles  —  LinkedIn is considering introducing its own version of Facebook's Instant Articles …
May 5, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Google's training AI with formulaic romance novels to help it become more conversational; uses could include more natural search and email Smart Reply responses   —  Google Is Feeding Romance Novels To Its Artificial Intelligence Engine To Make Its Products More Conversational  —  “Her blouse sprang apart.
May 5, 2016, 8:40 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: Facebook is offering some content creators around $250K for 20 live video posts per month over a three-month period   —  As Social Shifts To Video, Content Creators Win Power And Dollars  —  Photo illustration by Alex Kantrowitz, BuzzFeed News / Thinkstock-Facebook
Apr 27, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context

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