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  • Snapchat Snaps Up Ex-Timehop CEO Jonathan Wegener

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 18, 2017 - 4:55 PM Jonathan Wegener, who left the CEO post at social photo application Timehop last week, hopped over to a product position at Snapchat. Snap Inc. and Wegener confirmed the move to Peter Kafka of Recode. Wegener addressed his departure from Timehop in a Facebook post (embedded below) Wednesday…

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  • 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…

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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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  • Sales VP Richard Alfonsi Leaves Twitter for Stripe

    … team and reporting to chief operating officer Claire Hughes Johnson, Jason Del Ray of Recode reported. According to Del Ray, vp of sales Matt Derella will now handle all advertisers, reporting to COO Anthony Noto. Readers: Who’s next? I have some news: After an amazing 4.5+ years at Twitter, I'm thrilled to share I’ll be joining @Stripe to head Global Revenue & Growth. — Richard Alfonsi (@ralfonsi) December 2, 2016…

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  • Facebook Launches Flash, a Snapchat Competitor for Emerging Markets

    … for users in emerging markets with poor data and WiFi availability. Facebook reportedly said the Flash app is “less than 25 megabytes” in size. The app launched Tuesday on Android in its first market, Brazil. Facebook product manager George Wang told Wagner the social network plans to bring the app to other areas in the future, although he did…

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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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