Re/Code

  • 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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  • 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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  • T-Mobile USA in Talks for Data-Free Facebook Video Streaming

    … T-Mobile USA customers who are part of its Binge On program may soon be able to stream Facebook video without running up their data bills. Ina Fried of Re/code reported that Facebook and T-Mobile have been in discussion to add videos from the social network to the wireless carrier’s Binge On offerings. According to Fried, there is a trade…

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  • Twitter Invests in SoundCloud

    … Twitter must have really liked the audio cards from SoundCloud it began supporting in April, as the social network reportedly invested some $70 million in the music-streaming service. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed to Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher of Re/code that Twitter now owns part of SoundCloud, but he did not go into specifics. Dorsey…

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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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  • CollegeHumor Co-Founder Ricky Van Veen Joins Facebook

    … and organizations and focus on video. According to Re/code, Van Veen and three other co-founders launched CollegeHumor in 2000 and sold it and other assets, including video site Vimeo, to IAC in 2006. After the acquisition, Van Veen worked on projects for IAC including its Electus studio, which was behind television shows including Chopped on Food Network…

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  • Twitter Looking for Head of Consumer Product … Again

    … One of the hottest seats in social media shows no signs of cooling off, as Twitter is once again looking for a head of consumer product. Twitter confirmed to Kurt Wagner of Re/code that Jeff Seibert (below), who assumed the role last September, is returning to his former role of running developer product suite Fabric. A Twitter spokesperson…

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  • Two Top Execs Leaving Twitter

    …) are leaving the company, and Jafari is taking over media, business development and Amplify. Chief operating officer Adam Bain confirmed a report by Re/code that Jafari and Gnip CEO Chris Moody now report directly to Bain. According to Re/code, Messerschmidt, who has been with Twitter for six years, is leaving on her own accord, and Hubbard plans to start…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Twitter- 22 readers -
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