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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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  • 3 Inherent Influencer Benefits From Twitter’s New Updates

    Tweets may be sweet for influencers already, but these microblog posts are about to become even more viable for sharing messages and content thanks to new system updates. Twitter announced in May that changes were on the way regarding how users met the 140-character limit. According to The Verge, those changes could arrive as soon as Sept. 19, and this has also been confirmed by Re/code.

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

    … — Kristin Binns (@kristinbinns) September 7, 2016 According to Wagner, Binns will take over the responsibilities formerly handled by vice president of communications Natalie Kerris, who left Twitter in early August. Wagner reported that Binns had been at Anthem (formerly Wellpoint), a health insurance company, for six years, and she previously worked with General Electric and NBC. Readers: Will Binns stick around at Twitter for a while? Image courtesy of Kristin Binns’ Twitter account. …

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

    …-off involved: Binge On customers view video from partners including Netflix, HBO, ESPN and YouTube in less-than-HD quality. There are also some technical hurdles to overcome in terms of ensuring that T-Mobile properly identifies video streams from Facebook, Fried reported. Readers: Would you agree to view videos from Facebook in a lower-quality format in exchange for not having them count toward your data charges? …

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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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  • 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- 16 readers -
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