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Facebook’s new policy Supreme Court could override Zuckerberg – TechCrunch

Facebook’s new policy Supreme Court could override Zuckerberg – TechCrunch

A real check to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s control is finally coming in the form of a 11- to 40-member Oversight Board that will review appeals to its policy decisions like content takedowns and make recommendations for changes. Today Facebook released the charter establishing the theoretically independent Oversight Board, with Zuckerberg explaining that when it […]

In a social media world, here’s what you need to know about UGC and privacy – TechCrunch

In a social media world, here’s what you need to know about UGC and privacy – TechCrunch

Brett is the Chief Marketing Officer of Monotype and is responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing and product strategies. In today’s brand landscape, consumers are rejecting traditional advertising in favor of transparent, personalized and most importantly, authentic communications. In fact, 86% of consumers say that authenticity is important when deciding which brands they support. Driven […]

Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature – TechCrunch

Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature – TechCrunch

Facebook on Monday announced a number of updates aimed at video creators and publishers, during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam. The updates involve changes to live video broadcasting, Facebook’s Watch Party, and Creator Studio, and they include enhancements to tools, expanded feature sets, and improved analytics, among other […]

How to work with top influencers and avoid ad blockers – TechCrunch

How to work with top influencers and avoid ad blockers – TechCrunch

Julian Shapiro Contributor Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor The secret of content marketing: avoid high bounce rates How to see another company’s growth tactics and try them yourself We’ve aggregated the […]

Patreon sells product curation site Kit to GeniusLink – TechCrunch

Patreon sells product curation site Kit to GeniusLink – TechCrunch

Patreon, the platform for independent content creators to operate membership businesses for their core fans, announced it is selling the assets of Kit.com to localized affiliate link service GeniusLink. Founded in 2015, Kit is a social-shopping platform where influencers curate bundles of products (“kits”) they recommend. When their fans buy products they featured in a […]

Nextdoor adds new funding from Mary Meeker’s Bond, closes growth round at $170M – TechCrunch

Nextdoor adds new funding from Mary Meeker’s Bond, closes growth round at $170M – TechCrunch

Social networking platform for neighbors Nextdoor today announced it has secured additional funding to close out its $170 million growth round. The new financing includes the $123 million Nextdoor raised in May from new investor Riverwood Capital along with existing investors Benchmark, Tiger Global Management and Kleiner Perkins. The additional funding announced today comes from […]

Twenty and Mappen merge to help users hang out IRL – TechCrunch

Twenty and Mappen merge to help users hang out IRL – TechCrunch

Today, social networks Twenty and Mappen are joining together in a merger under the Twenty brand. From the beginning, Twenty’s goal has been to get young people off of their phones and out in the real world with their friends. Twenty connects users with their friend groups and lets them browse fun experiences, from concerts […]

Facebook tightens policies around self-harm and suicide – TechCrunch

Facebook tightens policies around self-harm and suicide – TechCrunch

Timed with World Suicide Prevention Day, Facebook is tightening its policies around some difficult topics including self-harm, suicide, and eating disorder content after consulting with a series of experts on these topics. It’s also hiring a new Safety Policy Manager to advise on these areas going forward. This person will be specifically tasked with analyzing […]