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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook is testing carousel ads inside Messenger in Australia and Thailand, says the ads aren't targeted based on content of messages   —  The experiment is just in Australia and Thailand.  For now.  —  Facebook said last summer that it was running out of places to show users ads in News Feed …
Jan 25, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and Head of Product Kevin Weil explain the bevy of new features launched in 2016, many of which were inspired by Snapchat   —  How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.  —  Toward the tail end of 2015, Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram …
Jan 23, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter says it beat “many” internal workplace diversity targets in 2016, including promoting minorities and women to leadership positions   —  Twitter's workforce is a little more diverse, but still predominantly white and male.  —  Most Silicon Valley tech companies have workforces …
Jan 19, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: publishers doubt Facebook will renew paid livestreaming deals, as it has been pushing them to focus on creating longer content   —  Publishers don't expect Facebook to renew the deals it was pushing last spring; now Facebook wants something else.  —  Facebook spent more than $50 million …
Jan 17, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: details from Mark Zuckerberg's candid weekly Q&A sessions almost never leak because staffers fear reprisal, such as firings and peer pressure   —  The CEO opens up to 16,000 employees once a week.  Why don't you hear more about it?  —  On a Friday afternoon in July 2015 …
Jan 5, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
A look at Messenger and Instagram features from 2016 that mimic Snapchat, such as Stories and ephemeral messaging, as Facebook tries to curb Snapchat's growth   —  Facebook's Snapchat envy isn't new.  —  Facebook is worried about Snapchat.  Big time.  —  Mark Zuckerberg …
Jan 1, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is “thinking a lot” about an edit-tweet button, also considering bookmarks, better threading, and multiple interest-based timelines   —  He also wants to know what else you want him to build.  —  You've probably dreamed of directing Twitter's product strategy — well, here's your chance!
Dec 30, 2016, 10:00 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Six of ten executives in Twitter's “leadership team” have left this year, including the CTO, COO, VP of Product, VP of Engineering   —  There were a lot of them.  —  Who is left at Twitter?  —  The social communications company has always done a poor job of establishing continuity in its most senior ranks.
Dec 21, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Snap acquired San Francisco-based ad tech firm Flite which has raised money from Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst, more; source calls deal “acquihire”   —  Snap is beefing up its ad tech team.  —  Snap, the parent company that owns Snapchat, has acquired San Francisco …
Dec 19, 2016, 8:00 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Jack Dorsey announces Square's virtual payment cards now work with Apple Pay   —  Square Cash is expanding again.  —  Back in September, Square rolled out virtual payment cards: Digital debit cards that pull directly from a user's Square Cash account.  —  Now those payment cards work with Apple Pay.
Dec 7, 2016, 12:30 AMIn context

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