Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog – TechCrunch

Comments Off on Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog – TechCrunch

A British Conservative politician, who has called repeatedly for Mark Zuckerberg to come to parliament to answer questions about how Facebook fences fake news — only to be repeatedly rebuffed — has made a public call for the UK’s competition regulator to look into social media giants’ adtech operations. Damian Collins, the chair of the
Complete Reading

Advertisements

Document editor Coda adds third-party integrations with G Suite, Slack, Twilio and more – TechCrunch

Comments Off on Document editor Coda adds third-party integrations with G Suite, Slack, Twilio and more – TechCrunch

Coda, the smart collaborative document editor that breaks down the barriers between documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations, is today launching one of its most important updates since its launch in 2017. With this update, users will be able to pull in data from third-party sources and send out messages to their teams on Slack or by
Complete Reading

Some notable Facebook shareholders file (mostly symbolic) proposal to oust Mark Zuckerberg as chairman – TechCrunch

Comments Off on Some notable Facebook shareholders file (mostly symbolic) proposal to oust Mark Zuckerberg as chairman – TechCrunch

Several major Facebook shareholders have submitted a proposal calling for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman of the company’s board. The filing is mainly symbolic, since Zuckerberg has almost total voting control, an arrangement that has earned the company’s board structure comparisons to a “dictatorship.” The proposal is still noteworthy, however, because of
Complete Reading

Twitter tests out ‘annotations’ in Moments – TechCrunch

Comments Off on Twitter tests out ‘annotations’ in Moments – TechCrunch

Twitter is trying out a small new change to Moments that would provide contextual information within its curated stories. Spotted by Twitter user @kwatt and confirmed by a number of Twitter product team members, the little snippets appear sandwiched between tweets in a Moment. Called “annotations” — not to be confused with Twitter’s metadata annotations of yore
Complete Reading

Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention – TechCrunch

Comments Off on Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention – TechCrunch

Shahin Farshchi Contributor More posts by this contributor Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy. Here, the examples of the 19th and 20th century inventors Thomas Edison and
Complete Reading

Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games – TechCrunch

Comments Off on Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games – TechCrunch

HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. For a brief moment in 2011, Facebook even tried to build an HTML5 gaming platform codenamed Sparta to escape the taxes of Apple and Google’s mobile operating
Complete Reading

Stripe hires Niels Provos away from Google to be its new head of security – TechCrunch

Comments Off on Stripe hires Niels Provos away from Google to be its new head of security – TechCrunch

On the heels of raising new funding on a $20 billion valuation, payments and financial services startup Stripe is making a key hire to reinforce its message to the world that it’s taking security of its cloud-based services seriously. Today the company is announcing that it has hired Niels Provos as its new head of
Complete Reading

Memory raises $5M to bring AI to time tracking – TechCrunch

Comments Off on Memory raises $5M to bring AI to time tracking – TechCrunch

Memory, a startup out of Norway and maker of time tracking app Timely, has raised $5 million in further funding. Leading the round is Concentric, and Investinor, with participation from existing investor SNÖ Ventures. The company had previously raised $1 million in 2016 from 500 Startups, and SNÖ. Founded by Mathias Mikkelsen, a designer by
Complete Reading

Create Account



Log In Your Account