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Apple will welcome Parler, the Twitter alternative favored by conservatives, back on its app store

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Apple will allow Parler back on its app store after the app changed its moderation policies. It was banned from app stores due to faulty content reviewing processes after the Capitol siege. Parler is favored among the right and is billed as a Twitter alternative committed to free speech. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ap...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Utah, Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, US, Trends, Social Media, Washington Dc, House, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump

Cologix to Acquire vXchnge’s Silicon Valley Data Center

Cologix has made an inorganic move that will take it into northern California for the first time. The data center and interconnection operator has announced a definitive agreement to acquire vXchnge's data center campus in Silicon Valley. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: California, Advertising, Silicon Valley, Mergers and Acquisitions, Datacenter, Interconnection, Silicon Valley Data Center

The Most Widely Used Social Media Platforms in the U.S.

Source: Statista While it may be true that Facebook dominates the social media landscape, with 2.6 billion daily users between Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and its namesake social network, the title of most widely used social media platform in the United States goes to a Silicon Valley rival. According to a new Pew Research Center survey on social media use in 2021, Google-owned YouTube has the largest reach among U.S. adults. According to the survey conducted between January 25 and Febr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Infographic, Radio, United States, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Pew Research Center, Social Media Platforms, Statista, Twitter Twitter, Real Estate News, Instagram WhatsApp Messenger

I used Clubhouse for the first time and enjoyed it way more than I thought I would - it's easy to see why the app is expected to be valued at $4 billion

A screenshot of a room in the Clubhouse app. Clubhouse/Insider Clubhouse is an invite-only, audio social media app featuring conversation rooms that users can tune into. It launched in March 2020 and has grown into a popular platform, reportedly valued at $4 billion. I tried it out and found why it was so successful during the pandemic, when people lacked community. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clubhouse is one of those things I've kept at arm's length for month...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tech Insider, Tiffany Haddish, Jaime Dimon, Katie Canales

I spent 4 hours on Clubhouse - this is what it's like on the buzzy, 1-year-old chat app expected to be valued at $4 billion

A screenshot of a room in the Clubhouse app. Clubhouse/Insider Clubhouse is an invite-only, audio social media app featuring conversation rooms that users can tune into. It launched in March 2020 and has grown into a popular platform, reportedly valued at $4 billion. I tried it out and found why it was so successful during the pandemic, when people lacked community. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clubhouse is one of those buzzy things I've kept at arm's length for...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tech Insider, Tiffany Haddish, Jaime Dimon, Katie Canales

Impossible Foods Declares ‘We Are Meat’ in First National Ad Campaign From Wieden+Kennedy

Impossible Foods, the Silicon Valley-based tech startup that's seen explosive retail growth in the past year--with a leap from 150 grocery stores to 20,000--launches its first national ad campaign today with a message sure to rattle the cage of the Big Beef industry. "We Are Meat," from agency Wieden+Kennedy Portland, features a voiceover from actor...
Tags: Advertising, Silicon Valley, Food & Beverage, Wieden Kennedy, Wieden Kennedy Portland, Plant-based Products

Google Wins in Supreme Court Case against Oracle

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Google on Monday, finding that the Silicon Valley giant did not violate U.S. copyright law when it used a chunk of Oracle's software code--Java SE's application programming interface (API)--in developing its Android mobile operating system. Top line In a 6-2 decision, the Court held that Google's software development...
Tags: Google, Politics, Media, Supreme Court, Web Design, Court, Advertising, Silicon Valley, Platforms, Briefly, Software/Technology, Google Wins in Supreme Court Case

Silicon Valley is racing to build an audio-only internet, and I hope it succeeds

I used audio-based apps like Clubhouse as my main source of media for a week, and now I'm convinced they're the future of the internet.
Tags: Audiobooks, Facebook, Podcasts, Trends, Social Media, Web, Features, Silicon Valley, Clubhouse, Discord, Twitter Spaces

Gaps & holes in marketing teams impact business performance

86 Percent of Chief Marketers Report Missed Revenue and Customer Acquisition  Goals Due to Unfilled Functional Leadership Positions and Lack of Expertise Over half of marketing leaders surveyed worldwide concede they are struggling to effectively execute multi-channel campaigns on both a global and local level, reveals the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council.  The new CMO Council study, entitled  Scaling the Value of the CMO , uncovers gaps, holes and deficiencies across key functional ...
Tags: Uncategorized, CMO, Silicon Valley, Branding, CMO Council, Donovan Neale May, Neale May

Five Steps For Growth Into Adjacent Markets

Growing into adjacent markets is a powerful approach for tapping new revenues, rejuvenating businesses, and creating defenses against competitive upstarts. From Netflix’s entry into streaming and then content production, to Fujifilm’s transformation from Kodak rival into a $20 billion medical imaging powerhouse, to Ingersoll-Rand’s growth from air compressor maker to power tool manufacturer, the playbook for attacking adjacent markets has powered business successes in both high-growth and matur...
Tags: Kodak, Netflix, South Africa, Silicon Valley, Fujifilm, Branding, Ingersoll Rand, Business Strategy, Japan Singapore, Stephen Wunker, Netherlands Brazil, Blake Project Can Help You Create

Microsoft eyes Discord, Lysol and Tripadvisor clean up: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Microsoft eyes Discord Microsoft is eyeing a new move into social media with the $10 billion acquisition of gaming chat community Discord.  According to  Bloomberg News , D...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Mexico, Advertising, San Francisco, CMO, Unilever, Spain, Britain, Switzerland, Silicon Valley, Harry, Reckitt Benckiser, Reckitt, Edelman, Louisiana

Crypto social network BitClout arrives with a bevy of high profile investors, and skeptics

While much of the recent wave of relentless hype around NFTs — or non-fungible tokens — has been most visibly manifested in high-dollar art auctions or digital trading cards sales, there’s also been a relentless string of chatter among bullish investors who see a future that ties the tokens to the future of social media and creator monetization. Much of the most spirited conversations have centered on a pre-launch project called BitClout, a social crypto-exchange where users can buy and sell tok...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Reddit, Currency, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Cryptocurrencies, Terry Crews

Thomas Middleditch's 'Silicon Valley' co-star reacts to groping allegations: 'Tried to warn you all' - Yahoo Canada Shine On

Thomas Middleditch's 'Silicon Valley' co-star reacts to groping allegations: 'Tried to warn you all'   Yahoo Canada Shine On
Tags: Seo, Silicon Valley, Thomas Middleditch, Yahoo Canada Shine

Brands drop David Dobrik

Hello and welcome to Insider Advertising for March 22. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Brands drop David Dobrik.Inside Ryan Reynolds' ad agency.Cision mulls spinning off PR Newswire.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images YouTube...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Advertising, Marketing, NFL, Newsletter, Trends, Nike, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Biden, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Johnson

How I lost £436,957 trading Tesla shares

I sold my Tesla shares too soon, for spurious reasons. It’s the biggest single investing mistake I most regret. Anyone who picks stocks or studies active fund performance will know how a few multibaggers can drive the total return. Indeed critics of active funds often point to such out-sized gainers and cry “luck!” But we should see owning multibaggers in our portfolios as a feature, not a bug. A multibagger is a share that goes up by multiples of what you paid for it. For ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Marketing, Investing, Tesla, Bitcoin, Reddit, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Asos, Musk, Elon, Lululemon, Dickens

Study: Far-Right Propaganda Gets the Most Engagement on Facebook, Especially When It's Lies

Shocker: Despite conservatives’ endless kvetching about the supposed liberal bias of Silicon Valley technocrats, one of the easiest ways to go viral on Facebook is spouting extreme, far-right rhetoric, according to a new study by New York University’s Cybersecurity for Democracy project.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Articles, Social Media, Software, Computing, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Misinformation, Deception, Ben Shapiro, Fake News, QAnon, NewsGuard, Laura Edelson

Clubhouse for PR professionals – the ultimate guide to success

Clubhouse is an exclusive invite-only audio-only social network that launched in April last year initially to an invite only list of Silicon Valley venture capitalists … © Stuart Bruce - Clubhouse for PR professionals – the ultimate guide to success was first published on Stuart Bruce's PR Futurist by Stuart Bruce - Modernising public relations and communications for the digital age
Tags: Podcast, Marketing, Media Relations, Public Relations, Pr, Silicon Valley, Corporate Communications, Stuart Bruce, Stuart Bruce Modernising, Stuart Bruce Clubhouse

Wive TV will never be the same

Live TV will never be the same Live TV can be social. Interesting concept, yes? Let’s say it again — Live TV can be social. Not social like you’re sitting next to a buddy on the sofa social, social as in social media, social. Technologically social.We all have opinions, thoughts, and feelings about what’s on the TV, whether we’re tuned into an NBA game or the latest episode of The Bachelor. But how do we share those thoughts in real-time without the disruption or inconvenience of video?Enter C...
Tags: Startups, News, Entertainment, Sports, NFL, Social-media, Austin, Nba, Angelina Jolie, Dak Prescott, Silicon Valley, MAVS, Caster, Austin Startups, Live-tv, Colorcast

Parler, a preferred social-media platform for the far-right, is back online with Mark Meckler as interim CEO

Parler is back online. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler has relaunched with a Tea Party Patriots co-founder at the top. The social-media platform was taken offline by Amazon Web Services in January.  The site, a favorite for the far-right, was found to be a planning hub for Capitol insurrectionists. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Parler, the preferred social media platform for the far-right, announced Monday that it was back online after it was dropped ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Politics, News, Trends, Social Media, Tech News, Aws, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Tea Party, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Capitol, Amazon Web Services AWS

The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Don’t Be a Dick Manager: The Down & Dirty Guide to Management by James Monroe

Don’t Be a Dick Manager: The Down & Dirty Guide to Management by James Monroe Take a successful employee, promote them into management but give them no management training and there’s a very good chance you’ll create a defensive, insecure, unsuccessful, dick manager.Here is the management training you never got! This honest, straightforward guide reveals the things nobody talks about–knowledge that only comes from real-world experience in the management trenches. It will change the way ...
Tags: Podcast, Ge, Nbc, Seo, Comcast, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Don, James Monroe, Chris Voss, Books/Authors

What is Clubhouse? Everything to know about the booming invite-only voice chatting app

Though Clubhouse is currently invite-only, the company has plans to expand to the general public. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Clubhouse is an iPhone app that allows people to host and join audio conversations with other users. Clubhouse is currently invite-only, but CEO Paul Davison says the app will eventually open up for anyone to join. Despite its exclusivity, the app already has millions of users, many of them major players in Silicon Valley and the entertainment indust...
Tags: Iphone, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Iphone Apps, Trends, Social Media, Silicon Valley, Gamestop, Clubhouse, Guy Kawasaki, Davidson, Ricki Lake, Sriram Krishnan, Ben Parr, Paul Davison

Twitter surpassed 192 million daily active users in Q4 as the social media company grappled with criticism of its role in the spread of election misinformation

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Francois Mori/AP Twitter's user count passed 192 million in Q4, it posted in its earnings report on Thursday. The growth coincided with the 2020 presidential election and mounting pressure on the tech firm. Twitter's decision to ban a New York Post story was a standout moment in the firm's fourth quarter. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Twitter's user count surpassed 192 million in Q4, a growth that coincided with mounting pressure on the co...
Tags: Twitter, New York Post, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Earnings, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Dorsey, New York University

Everybody’s talking about: Clubhouse

Whether you are desperately looking for an invite or you haven’t heard about it at all, you should be paying attention to the most hyped platform of the moment: Clubhouse, a new type of social network, completely focused on audio. In this piece, our innovation leads for London and Milan, Sam Cox and Luca Della Dora – with the help of Toronto-based Associate Art Director Claire Tremblay – take a look at what makes this platform so unique, who’s already on it – and why, and what brand...
Tags: Twitter, London, Instagram, Toronto, Social Media, Seo, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Audi, Kanye, Clubhouse, Sxsw, Paul Davison, Gary Vee, Creative Agency, Tiktok

Parler CEO John Matze says he's been fired by the company's Rebekah Mercer-controlled board

Parler CEO John Matze. Fox News Parler CEO John Matze said he was fired by the company's board, Fox Business reported Wednesday. The app was recently taken offline after Amazon, Google, and Apple booted it from their platforms. It came under scrutiny in the wake of the Capitol riot for allowing violent speech. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Parler CEO John Matze told employees the company's board of directors fired him last week, Fox Business reported on Wednesday....
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Politics, News, Trends, Social Media, Fox, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Fox Business, Capitol, Amazon Google, Tech Insider, Rebekah Mercer, Parler

Techstars Los Angeles names Matt Kozlov as its new managing director

Techstars Los Angeles, the local Los Angeles-focused branch of the global accelerator network, has named Matt Kozlov as its new managing director. Kozlov, a longtime Techstars network fixture, has previously served as the head of the organization’s healthcare accelerator through a partnership with Cedars-Sinai and as the head of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, which was focused on space and aerospace startups. Now, Kozlov turns his attention to the Los Angeles ecosystem broadly. “I’...
Tags: TC, Spacex, La, Los Angeles, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, United States, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, David Cohen, Louisiana, Financial Services, Premier, Aerospace, TechStars

Invite-only chat app Clubhouse, which Elon Musk used over the weekend, says it plans to open its doors to everyone as soon as possible

A woman in conversation on her smartphone Maskot/Getty Images Clubhouse's CEO said the currently invite-only platform will open to all users as soon as possible. Clubhouse operates as a real time, audio-only application which allows users to go into individual "rooms" and have open conversations. The site has generated headlines after hosting conversations with public figures like Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Clubhouse CEO Paul Davison to...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, News, Amc, Trends, Social Media, Judaism, Silicon Valley, Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, Jared Leto, Free Speech, Robinhood, Cnbc, Gamestop, Clubhouse

Facebook says it won't promote political groups in the 'long term,' but struggles to deliver on that promise

Business Insider A member of Oath Keepers, a far-right extremist group that used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Facebook said Wednesday that it won't recommend political groups to users for the "long term." Critics have blamed Facebook's algorithm for driving users to highly partisan and extremist groups. Facebook promised to stop ahead of the US elections, but failed, The Markup reported. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Markets, Facebook Messenger, Silicon Valley, Extremism, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Capitol, Markey

Sen. Ed Markey wrote a scathing letter to Mark Zuckerberg condemning Facebook groups as 'breeding grounds for hate' and 'venues for coordination of violence'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Sen. Ed Markey wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg condemning Facebook's practice of recommending political groups to people. "Facebook's system of recommending political groups poses grave threats to American democracy and public safety," Markey wrote. The letter references the siege on the US Capitol on January 6 — insurrectionists were found to have organized online. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, US Senate, Silicon Valley, Algorithms, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump

Andreessen Horowitz's podcast: A 23-year-old CEO explains the tricks for successfully attracting Gen Z customers

Gen Zers make purchases more exclusively on mobile, whereas many millennials prefer using a laptop for big-ticket items, says Tiffany Zhong. Joshua Chang The following is a transcript from the a16z podcast, created by Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.  In this episode, a16z general partner Connie Chan speaks with Tiffany Zhong, the 23-year-old CEO of Zebra IQ. Zhong says Gen Zs prefer video to text and that the more raw and genuine you are, the more you'll connect with people. Vi...
Tags: Facebook, Podcast, Media, Instagram, Youtube, China, Southeast Asia, Marketing, America, Trends, New York Times, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Facetime, Insta

Wimkin's founder says his company is being treated unfairly after its app was removed by Google and Apple app stores

The Capitol building. Smaller social media networks attracted thousands of new users after the Capitol riots. Terraxplorer/Getty Images Wimkin said its users spiked about 20% after the Capitol riots, before Google removed the app. "We do not plan to shut down," said Jason Sheppard, Wimkin's founder. A Google spokesperson said it didn't allow apps that "depict or facilitate gratuitous violence." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alternative social media network Wimkin enjo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Capitol, Sheppard, Tech Insider, Parler, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK, Capitol Siege

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