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Wall Street Journal:
Wall Street institutions are increasingly tracking amateurs on Reddit, Twitter, and Discord to find trading opportunities, following GameStop's meteoric rise   —  Deep-pocketed banks and hedge funds now take their cues from armies of Main Street traders  —  Wall Street professionals tell everyday investors what stocks to buy.
Aug 31, 2021, 2:50 PMIn context
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Amazon is developing a live audio feature, led by its Music division, with a focus on live music and potentially radio and podcasts   —  Amazon is investing heavily in a new live audio feature that's similar to other live audio offerings like Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces and Spotify's new live audio platform, sources tell Axios.
Aug 31, 2021, 10:25 AMIn context
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot demands records from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Reddit, TikTok, and other tech companies   —  - The House select committee investigating the deadly invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6 said Friday that it is demanding a trove of records from 15 social media companies.
Aug 27, 2021, 2:15 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Twitter starts rolling out Ticketed Spaces for some iOS users; hosts can charge between $1 and $999 for their ticketed rooms and set a room size cap   —  The beginning of paid live audio rooms  —  Twitter is beginning its rollout of Ticketed Spaces, or paid live audio rooms.
Aug 27, 2021, 9:55 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
A look at the small team behind @twitter and its 200+ corporate accounts, who adopted a more informal tone in late 2018 and use a Google doc with 300 drafts   —  The tweeters  —  When Twitter employee Ashley Tyra first heard from a colleague that the company was planning to shutter Fleets …
Aug 26, 2021, 7:40 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Researchers say YouTube, which attracts less scrutiny than Facebook or Twitter, is a hard platform to study because video is so difficult to analyze in bulk   —  While Facebook and Twitter take the brunt of backlashes over misinformation and ‘censorship,’ the Google-owned video giant has often laid low.
Aug 26, 2021, 6:05 AMIn context
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Interview with Discord CEO Jason Citron, who says user numbers doubled and revenue tripled to $130M in 2020, and Discord is developing its own in-house games   —  Chief executive Jason Citron is looking to broaden the appeal of the popular chat platform  —  First came the gamers, then came the offers for his business.
Aug 25, 2021, 2:55 AMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Study details how people use hashtags, video effects, and music on TikTok to promote hate against Asians, women, Muslims, Jews, and Black and LGBTQ people   —  Despite pledges to crack down on hatred, TikTok is still trafficking in short-form videos that promote white supremacy and anti-Black racism …
Aug 24, 2021, 11:20 PMIn context
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Researchers: Trump tweets with fact-check labels spread further on Twitter than those without; tweets blocked by Twitter remained popular on Facebook and Reddit   —  Twitter blocked and labeled some Donald Trump's claims of election fraud in the run-up and aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.
Aug 24, 2021, 3:50 PMIn context
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
A bug in Razer's Synapse software, which Windows fetches and installs when a Razer accessory is plugged in, lets anyone with a Razer mouse gain admin privileges   —  A Razer Synapse zero-day vulnerability has been disclosed on Twitter, allowing you to gain Windows admin privileges simply by plugging in a Razer mouse or keyboard.
Aug 22, 2021, 10:25 PMIn context

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