Acquisitions

  • LinkedIn’s Kevin Scott Named CTO at Microsoft

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 24, 2017 - 2:55 PM LinkedIn senior vice president of Infrastructure Kevin Scott was promoted to chief technology officer at parent company Microsoft. Microsoft announced its acquisition of the professional network last June, and the transaction officially closed last December. Scott will continue in his role…

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  • 139 Facts About Instagram (Infographic)

    … Featured Jobs Audience Development Analyst WNET New York Public Media 10019, New York City SEO/Editorial Freelancer New Hope Media LLC New York City, New York Social Media Strategist Oceana Washington, D.C. Audience Development Manager LADDERS New York City, New York Russell Sage Foundation Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists…

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  • Parse Reminds Developers About Jan. 30 Shutdown

    … Parse co-founder Kevin Lacker issued a reminder that the cloud application platform is shuttering Jan. 30. Facebook announced last January that it was pulling the plug on Parse—which it acquired in April 2013—to focus more resources on “high-impact products and services in areas like analytics, monetization, discovery and authentication…

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  • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

    … shape the future direction of this experience. On the topic of training and tools for journalists, Simo wrote that a series of e-learning courses on Facebook products, tools and services is currently available, and it will be expanded to nine additional languages. She added that the social network will team up with Poynter to launch a certificate…

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  • Snap Inc. Acquires Israeli Augmented-Reality Startup Cimagine Media (Report)

    … Snapchat parent Snap Inc. made another acquisition last week: Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media. Cimagine’s augmented reality technology allows potential customers to visualize products “in their own environments” in 3-D, and according to its website, clients include Coca-Cola, Shop Direct and furniture retailer John Lewis…

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  • Snap Inc. Takes Flite (Report)

    … Snapchat parent Snap Inc. acquired ad-tech company Flite, “multiple sources” told Kurt Wagner of Recode. Wagner reported that the deal is an acqui-hire, meaning that Snap Inc. was more focused on the Flite team than on its technology. According to Wagner, Flite focuses on content creation, such as tools that enable brands to create digital ads, 360-degree video ads and vertical video ads optimized for mobile. Readers: What are your thoughts on this acquisition by Snap Inc.? …

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  • What Can We Expect for Influencer Marketing in 2017?

    … success. TrackMaven recently analyzed more than 51 million Instagram posts, and Instagram is leading the way for engagement over all social platforms at a rate of 70 interactions per thousand followers. Our testing of influencers on both platforms shows that Instagram in the lead, as well, and it is aggressively attacking the social commerce…

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  • Google Acquires Eye Tracking Startup Eyefluence and its Technology

    … Google Glasses aren’t the only Heads up Display that Google will likely use or demonstrate. Imagine that Google acquired technology that let you use your gaze as a mouse, and tracked your eye movements to see what you are looking at. Google has acquired such technology. Google buys Eyefluence eye-tracking startup. Here is a pair of eye tracking…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain Google- 30 readers -
  • Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn Officially Closes

    … identity and network in Microsoft Outlook and the Office suite. LinkedIn notifications within the Windows action center. Enabling members drafting résumés in Word to update their profiles and discover and apply to jobs on LinkedIn. Extending the reach of sponsored content across Microsoft properties. Enterprise LinkedIn Lookup powered by Active…

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  • 4 Reasons Why Vine Couldn’t Keep Up

    … publicly launched. While this acquisition garnered a ton of industry attention and optimism, the sale marked the beginning of Vine’s end, as it took a backseat within the Twitter conglomerate. The competition took the lead Soon after the acquisition, we saw a number of popular platform-building, video-sharing capabilities. By December 2012, Snapchat…

    AllFacebookin Facebook Twitter- 18 readers -
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