Kurt Wagner

  • NBA Game Livestreamed via Facebook Live, But Only in India

    … an incredibly powerful network that brings people together. The NBA told Kurt Wagner of Recode that Sunday’s livestream was a onetime event, and neither the league nor the social network would offer any details on financial terms. Readers: Would you like to see NBA games on Facebook Live? Sacramento Kings logo courtesy of Sacramento Kings Facebook page. …

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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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  • Facebook Launches Flash, a Snapchat Competitor for Emerging Markets

    … Facebook revealed its latest application, Flash, which was designed to compete with Snapchat in emerging markets, Kurt Wagner of Recode reported. Wagner reported that Flash is a photo- and video-sharing app that, like Snapchat, contains visual overlays that users can place on top of their content. According to Wagner, the app was developed…

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  • Snapchat Changing Terms for Discover Content Partners (Report)

    … The wall around Snapchat’s walled garden is about to get a little more expensive for media companies to climb. Peter Kafka and Kurt Wagner of Recode reported that Snapchat is proposing radically different terms to media companies providing content for its Discover section. According to Kafka and Wagner, the messaging application is seeking…

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  • Grounded: Twitter Scraps Flight Developers Conference In Favor of Local Events

    … events, continuing the momentum from our global #HelloWorld. Given the diversity of things developers are building with Twitter (from MoPub, to the Ads API [application-programming interface], to Gnip, Fabric and more), having more local events will enable us to engage with our community in a much more personal way. Other sources told Wagner a Flight conference for this year was tentatively planned before it was scrapped. Readers: Why do you think Twitter pulled the plug on its Flight event? …

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  • Snapchat Ads API Goes Live (Report)

    … The ads application-programming interface Snapchat announced in June became a reality last weekend. Kurt Wagner of Re/code reported that the Snapchat ads API rolled out over this past weekend, enabling Snapchat Ads Partners to sell ad inventory via automated bidding platforms and algorithms. Snapchat had not yet responded to a request…

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  • Facebook Acquires Nascent Objects

    … the acquisition to Kurt Wagner of Re/code, saying that Elmieh and “other key members” of Nascent Objects were joining the company. Facebook’s Building 8 group was formed in April to drive advancements in connectivity hardware, and it is led by Regina Dugan, former head of Google’s advanced technology and projects group. Dugan shared the video below…

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  • Kristin Binns Is In as Senior Director of Communications at Twitter

    … Anthem vice president of communications Kristin Binns became the latest to try her hand at leading communications at Twitter, joining the social network as senior director of communications. Kurt Wagner of Re/code reported on the hire, and Binns confirmed the news in responding to a tweet from chief marketing officer Leslie Berland, to whom…

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  • North American Media VP Kirstine Stewart Leaves Twitter

    … The revolving door keeps spinning at Twitter, and vice president of media for North American media partnerships Kirstine Stewart is the latest to depart. Kurt Wagner of Re/code reported that Stewart had left the company, and a Twitter spokesperson confirmed her departure to Wagner without further comment. Wagner pointed out that Twitter’s…

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