“Instead of putting the content in the store, let’s put the store inside the product,” BitTorrent VP of Marketing Matt Mason told me last week. “We can bake interactions into the file itself, so that if something gets shared, it’s not a problem, but a driver of value for the artist and publisher.”
“You cannot rest on your laurels, you need to continue to innovate,” Ramakrishnan told me in a Blue Jeans videoconference. “We want to build a platform for one billion annual minutes, so we need to scale.”
Sponsored Post Wearable is the next iteration in Mobile. It will consume our lives, and our mobile ecosystem. The purpose of GLAZEDcon is to keep your business from following the same fate.
Overwolf is fueling the desire to customize games for your own tastes.
Facebook has published a detailed, technical white paper explaining how it solved many of the challenges it faced as it grew to serve 1.1 billion people.
Twitter employees like working for a former comedian. It’s likely Dick Costolo’s business skills, however, rather than his sense of humor that they’re most appreciative of.
The perils of free-to-play include players who demand their rights.
Twitter has about a billion registered “users.” Unfortunately, only about 250 million of them actually use the service with any consistency.
Guest Post Here’s how the Twitter IPO will affect Silicon Valley.
Twitter announced on Sept. 12 that it had filed a confidential S-1 in preparation for going public. The questions are: Why? Why now? And what will the IPO do to the Twitter we know and love?
Thanks to Facebook’s clumsy and botched road to the stock exchange, Twitter’s will be a lot smarter. And, potentially, a lot more lucrative for investors.
“Twitter will learn from Facebook’s flawed playbook and do the opposite,” PrivCo’s Sam Hamedeh said.
One Russian senator is on a crusade to take Twitter to task for violating laws on privacy — from the EU’s Articles of Convention on Human Rights to Russia’s own Personal Data Law.
“You’re talking to a very happy, very emotional person right now,” early Twitter investor George Zachary told me minutes ago.
While Twitter won’t reveal it’s numbers in today’s secret IPO filing, PrivCo has an idea of where Twitter stands financially.
Twitter filed for an initial public offering today in what will likely be the stock market debut since Facebook’s $100 billion IPO. It hasn’t been easy, and it hasn’t been quick.
Twitter just tweeted that it has filed a confidential request for going public.
Guest Post Twitter’s acquisition of MoPub, like Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, makes complete sense in light of its impending IPO.
If you think you see something weird on Twitter in the next few weeks, you’re probably right. But there’s nothing odd about that at all, according to Twitter.
We’re glad Google+ is catching up, and we certainly hope Facebook will bring something flashy to the party soon.
Sponsored Post Here are 6 reasons why companies Plug and Play sees getting funding and traction are improving infrastructure inefficiencies, providing mobile-marketing solutions, and helping to make sense of the massive amounts of customer data being collected.
You read that headline right. There are, apparently, a googol of ways — but not a Google — to target your customers on Facebook.
Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it has been planning to launch since at least May of this year. The news-of-the-moment social network acquired MoPub for a purchase price of $350 million in stock
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel said at TechCrunch Disrupt today that the company’s userbase is growing rapidly and in-app purchases could be on the horizon.
SAN FRANCISCO — This morning, Google+ is bringing two important features to its platform: attribution and post embedding.
This week at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Nissan will be unveiling the first smartwatch ever created by a car manufacturer. Nissan’ Nissan Nismo smartwatch will monitor and display key data about you, your car, driving conditions, and your social circle.
We’ve long been a fan of tweeted pics from space, courtesy of astronauts and the Curiosity rover. And starting today, we’ll have even more cool space images via NASA’s brand new Instagram account.
KAWO helps brands repurpose and automate their existing social media content onto popular Chinese social channels, giving them access to China’s 591 million Internet users.
Guest Post Brands that want to connect with this engaged, male-centric audience must work mobile marketing into their gameplans.
In 2011, Chrysler tweeted that “no one in Detroit knows how to f*cking drive.” The same year, New York congressman Anthony Weiner accidentally tweeted a picture of his crotch to all of his followers. And last year, KitchenAid insulted Barack Obama and, incredibly, mocked the death of the president’s grandmother.
Path 3.2 is designed to give the user more control. It has tools for private sharing, designating an “inner circle,” and will now offer a premium subscription service.
“Plus, being in the Google Hangouts ecosystem you can mix us with other apps,” Lahoutifard told me. “You can activate a prepared logo, namebar, and presentation title, or you can show a PowerPoint.”
Guest Post Opening up the program to everyone will democratize the process and let LinkedIn provide relevant content to individual members, making it a more valuable product.
In some ways simple conversations have been the last refuge of our analog past. No longer.
LinkedIn filed today to get a little more working cash — $1 billion’s worth.
Sponsored Post Vator, one of the largest business networks dedicated to entrepreneurs and investors, is holding its popular Splash event on Oct. 2 in San Francisco. The event will feature a Startup competition which will give 10 promising startups an opportunity to present in front of an audience of some 400 attendees.
A group of researches at the Free University of Berlin found that people who are prone to seeking rewards (like food and sex) are more likely to be active on Facebook.
Digital Fortress, a US-based software developer with Russian roots, has rolled out its inaugural mobile app, an English-language instant messenger named Telegram. The app is now available on iTunes.
The Glendale Unified School District hired Geo Listening to track the social media activity of 13,000 students and flag potentially dangerous situations.
Facebook edged one step closer to providing music with a neat little update to its app on Android, which offers the ability to control your music right within your app.
VentureBeat’s upcoming CloudBeat conference, Sept. 9-10 in San Francisco, just added speakers from LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Dell Boomi, to explain how LinkedIn is harnessing cloud tech to provide a “magical” sales dashboard.