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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

    … for livestreaming by Facebook users in India via both clubs’ Facebook pages, as well as the league’s page. The livestream also included the Bollywood-style pregame introductions and performances by the Sacramento Kings Dancers and special guests. Kings owner and chairman Vivek Ranadivé, who became the NBA’s first Indian owner in 2013, said in a release…

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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

    … 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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  • Grounded: Twitter Scraps Flight Developers Conference In Favor of Local Events

    … events, continuing the momentum from our global #HelloWorld. Given the diversity of things developers are building with Twitter (from MoPub, to the Ads API [application-programming interface], to Gnip, Fabric and more), having more local events will enable us to engage with our community in a much more personal way. Other sources told Wagner a Flight conference for this year was tentatively planned before it was scrapped. Readers: Why do you think Twitter pulled the plug on its Flight event? …

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