Martin Beck

  • Adobe Launches Adobe Post To Help You Build Better Social Graphics

    We all have something to share, whether it’s an announcement or a special event, but we may not always have the time nor skill to produce high-quality and impactful graphics that let us stand out from the crowd. This past year, we’ve been talking to many small businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs and the message is clear: consumers need a simpl ...

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  • Amazon Is Reportedly Looking To Launch Its Own Air-Cargo Business

    Drones can wait. is looking into leasing 20 Boeing 767 jets to start its own air-delivery service, according to reports in the Seattle Times and Cargo Facts. Anonymous cargo-industry sources told the Times that the e-commerce giant is negotiating with aircraft lessors to get access to enough planes and could start the operation by the end of January.

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  • Facebook Rolls Out Instant Articles For All Android Users

    Facebook today took the next step toward a full rollout of Instant Articles, announcing that the fast-loading format is now available to people using Android devices. The Android launch comes nearly two months after the launch on iOS, and gives publishers with access to the format access to nearly all of the 1.39 billion people who log onto Facebook at least once a month via mobile apps.

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  • Pinterest To Open Promoted Pins For All US Businesses

    The Pinterest waitlist waiting will soon be over. The company said today that starting in January all US advertisers will be able to buy Promoted Pins. The company officially launched Promoted Pins, its first advertising product, last January but limited access to partner advertisers. Earlier this year, it opened up access to the native ad unit to more small and medium businesses.

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  • Facebook’s Year In Review Is Heavy On Heavy News

    Year in review season is here and Facebook’s entry is big on major news. The social network parsed all the posts from its 1.5 billion active users and pulled together a list of the topics that sparked the most discussion in 2015. Hard news crowded out everything else; US politics, terror attacks, an earthquake in Nepal, the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, the Greek d ...

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  • Pinterest Acquires The Hunt & Pext To Boost Ad Tech, Commerce

    Pinterest today announced the acquisition of two startups — The Hunt and Pext — that it says will boost its mobile shopping, ad tech and image indexing technologies. The Hunt is a two-year-old mobile shopping and discovery platform, that enables users to search for products they want to buy based on images they find on social networks.

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  • Twitter Is Testing Timelines That Are Not Reverse Chronological

    Twitter is tinkering with the timeline, space continuum. The company confirmed today that it is testing a new way to sort user timelines, breaking from the reverse chronological format that has been Twitter’s foundation since its beginnings. “We’re continuing to explore ways to surface the best content for people using Twitter,” a Twitter spokesperson wrote in an email.

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  • Shareaholic: Twitter Sharing Drops 11% After Twitter Kills Share Counts

    Has Twitter’s killing of share counts on tweet buttons reduced people’s sharing activity? By one measure, yes. Shareaholic reported today that it’s seeing 11.28 percent less sharing using the Twitter button on its network since Twitter turned off tweet count totals on Nov. 20. The reduction is in the “share of voice,” the relative share of people using the Twitter button as ...

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