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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Apple News and Twitter will each co-host separate Democratic presidential debates in 2020, with Facebook absent after co-hosting debates in 2012 and 2016   —  The Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday the hosts of the next four presidential debates in the first four primary and caucus states.
Dec 12, 2019, 12:45 PMIn context
Sriram Krishnan:
bluesky could enable alternate content moderation policies, verification policies, and content ranking models, but faces hard challenges including privacy   —  Learn more about me here or even better, subscribe to my newsletter here  —  Twitter and Jack Dorsey shared a intriguing proposal today …
Dec 12, 2019, 12:42 PMIn context
Jay Peters / The Verge:
As it did in 2018, Twitter says it will add labels to 2020 House, Senate, and governor candidates who qualify for the general election ballot   —  The company will label 2020 candidates for US House, Senate, and gubernatorial races  —  For the 2018 midterm elections, Twitter introduced labels …
Dec 12, 2019, 12:25 PMIn context
Maya Shwayder / Digital Trends:
Decentralizing Twitter won't solve its hate speech problems; Mastodon CEO says “it sounds like Twitter is making a Mastodon clone”   —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey floated a compelling possibility on Wednesday: He wants to put together a team to explore decentralizing Twitter.
Dec 12, 2019, 7:30 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of Canva, a graphic design app that CEO Melanie Perkins helped build from a yearbook-design business out of Perth into a profitable $3.2B Adobe rival   —  On a steamy May morning in 2013, Canva CEO Melanie Perkins found herself adrift on a kiteboard in the channel between billionaire …
Dec 12, 2019, 5:50 AMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
How decentralized protocols may help solve some issues plaguing social media today; @bluesky team should consider existing projects like Mastodon   —  The CEO tweeted that he's hiring a team to develop open source standards for decentralized social networks.  His hope: It will spawn better ways to combat hate and harassment.
Dec 11, 2019, 7:45 PMIn context
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Twitter now lets users upload iOS Live Photos as GIFs, will preserve original JPEG quality for web uploads   —  In another update to how Twitter handles photos, the company today shared the news that users can upload Live Photos from iPhone or iPad and they will show as GIFs on the social media platform.
Dec 11, 2019, 6:05 PMIn context
The Verge:
A rundown of the 100 gadgets that defined the 2010s, shaped first by the smartphone wars before branching off into new categories   —  The 100 gadgets that made a difference and defined the 2010s  —  Gadgets in the 2010s were shaped first by the furious race to win the smartphone wars …
Dec 11, 2019, 2:55 PMIn context
@jack:
Twitter is funding bluesky, an independent effort to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media, with the goal of Twitter being a client of it   —  Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The goal is for Twitter to ultimately be a client of this standard. 🧵
Dec 11, 2019, 9:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Iterable, which offers SMS, email, and app notification growth marketing services, raises $60M Series D led by Viking Global Investors   —  A startup that's built cross-channel growth marketing platform — used by businesses to capture customers across whatever digital media they happen to be using …
Dec 10, 2019, 5:10 PMIn context

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