Kurt Wagner

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

      A National Basketball Association game was livestreamed via Facebook Live for the first time ever Sunday night, but only for users in India. As part of the Sacramento Kings’ fourth-annual Bollywood Night celebration of traditional Indian culture, cinema and music, the team’s 117-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors was available for livestreaming by Facebook users in India ...

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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 ...

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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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  • 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

    … Facebook’s latest acquisition is “modular electronics platform” creator Nascent Objects. CEO Baback Elmieh announced the move on the company’s homepage: Nascent Objects was founded on the principle that product development shouldn’t be so hard. That’s why we created the world’s first modular consumer electronics platform–to make product…

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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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  • Twitter Allowing Video Creators to Share Revenue from Pre-Roll Ads

    … the opportunity to run pre-roll ads prior to their content and collect a portion of the ad revenue. We're expanding our revenue programs to empower creators to earn money in multiple ways! 🙌 https://t.co/ebnJxNaZqA pic.twitter.com/OGlI9tbeMa — Twitter Video (@video) August 30, 2016 Snir did not specify terms, but a source told Kurt Wagner of Re/code…

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  • North American Media VP Kirstine Stewart Leaves Twitter

    … media team has also seen vp of global media Katie Stanton, Stanton successor Nathan Hubbard, head of North American partnerships Danny Keens and head of TV cable partnerships Joanne Park exit the company thus far in 2016. Readers: Why do you think Twitter is losing so much top talent? Photo via Kirstine Stewart LinkedIn profile. …

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  • Former Google Fiber GM Kevin Lo Joins Facebook

    … Former Google Fiber general manager Kevin Lo joined Facebook as director of infrastructure connectivity and investments. Kurt Wagner and Mark Bergen of Re/code reported that Lo ran Google Fiber for five years, leading its operations in its initial three cities, adding that he will not work on Internet.org Free Basics. Lo announced the move…

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  • Twitter Promotes Ross Hoffman to VP, Global Media

    … Twitter promoted Ross Hoffman to vice president of global media, from senior director of brand strategy. Kurt Wagner of Re/code broke the news, saying that Hoffman is the third person to fill this position in the past six months. Twitter confirmed the promotion to Wagner, providing the exact same statement as it did earlier this week, when…

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