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

    … — 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Twitter Promotes Ross Hoffman to VP, Global Media

    … Jeff Seibert was removed from the role of head of consumer product: This year, we’re focused on delivering on five product priorities—refining our core service, live-streaming video, creators, safety and developers—as well as recruiting great talent. We’ve successfully increased our shipping cadence on our core service and have asked some of our top…

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  • CollegeHumor Co-Founder Ricky Van Veen Joins Facebook

    … Facebook is adding some humor to its Facebook Live and 360 video offerings, as in CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen. Van Veen announced in a Facebook post (embedded below) that he was joining the social network in the newly created position of head of global creative strategy, adding that he will work with content creators…

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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

    … his own company. Twitter’s commerce team was disbanded as part of its layoffs last October, and Re/code reported that Twitter had hoped Hubbard would assume the responsibilities of former vp of media Katie Stanton, who left in January, as well as Messerschmidt. Readers: What are your thoughts on these departures? Images courtesy of Ali Jafari LinkedIn profile, Jana Messerschmidt Twitter profile and Nathan Hubbard LinkedIn profile, respectively. …

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Twitter- 17 readers -
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