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Discord walked away from Microsoft talks, may pursue an IPO

A month after reports that Microsoft sought to buy the hot voice chat app Discord surfaced, those talks are off, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to TechCrunch. Discord is considering plans to stay independent, possibly charting a path to its own IPO in the not-too-distant future. first reported news that the deal was off. The two companies were deep in acquisition talks that valued Discord at around $10 billion before Discord walked away. According to the WSJ, three companies were ex...
Tags: M&A, TC, Clubhouse, Discord, Facebook, Mergers and Acquisitions, Microsoft, Social Media, Software, Voice Chat


Facebook invests in audio with short-form Soundbites feature, podcast support and a Clubhouse clone

Facebook today officially announced a suite of new audio products — an indication that it’s taking the threat from Clubhouse and other audio platforms more seriously. The company is doing more than just building its own take on Clubhouse, however, it’s also announcing tools that allow podcast creators to share long-form audio, a new Spotify integration for music and a brand-new short-form experience called Soundbites. The Clubhouse clone was probably the most-discussed of the new products ahead ...
Tags: Apps, Social, TC, Artist, Audio Networking, Facebook, Instagram Reels, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Mobile Applications, Player, Podcast, Social Media, Social Network, Spotify, United States


Facebook is expanding Spotify partnership with new ‘Boombox’ project

Facebook is deepening its relationship with music company Spotify and will allow users to listen to music hosted on Spotify while browsing through its apps as part of a new initiative called “Project Boombox,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Monday. Facebook is building an in-line audio player that will allow users to listen to songs or playlists being shared on the platforms without being externally linked to Spotify’s app or website. Zuckerberg highlighted the feature as another product desi...
Tags: TC, Ceo, Computing, Facebook, Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg, Operating Systems, Reporter, Social Media, Social Software, Software, Spotify, The Social Network


The Growing Demand for Continuous Workforce Monitoring

It is common and well understood that most businesses perform initial background checks on potential employees, during the hiring process. However, the need for screening does not always end there. For many organizations, the conduct of their employees is vitally important to mitigating risk to their business, leading to the use of workforce monitoring. Since […]
Tags: Blog Posts, Featured, News, Recruiting, Staffing, Tech, Candidate Screening, Company Culture, Employee Wellbeing, Guest Post, Hiring, HR, HR Technology, Onboarding, Workplace Safety


Popl tops $2.7M in sales for its technology that replaces business cards

If you’re spent any time on TikTok lately, then you’ve probably seen a number of Popl’s ads. The startup has been successfully leveraging social media to get its modern-day business card alternative in front a wider audience. Packaged as either a phone sticker, keychain or wristband, Popl uses NFC technology to make sharing contact information as easy as using Apple Pay. To date, Popl has sold somewhere over 700,000 units and has generated $2.7 million in sales for its digital business card tech...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Apps, Y Combinator, Instagram, Social Media, Linkedin, Tech, Software, Nfc, Salesforce, Social Network, HubSpot, Ucla


[PODCAST] Beezy – Employee Collaboration in a Post-COVID World with Michael Hicks

Beezy – Employee Collaboration in a Post-COVID World with Michael Hicks Today on the RecruitingDaily Podcast, we have Mike Hicks, Chief Marketing Officer at Beezy here to talk about collaboration, especially employee collaboration, in a post COVID world. So we’re going to imagine a world where COVID is not dominating everything in our lives and we’re […]
Tags: Productivity, Technology, Featured, News, Podcasts, Trends, Company Culture, Tech, Employee Engagement, Data, Collaboration, Branding, Michael Hicks, Blog Posts, Hr Technology, RecruitingDaily Podcast


Twitter is partly down, with some users saying they're unable to log into the site

Sattalat phukkum/Shutterstock Some Twitter users reported being unable to log into the site on Saturday morning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter appeared to be partly down Saturday, with some users unable to log into the site.Twitter also had problems on Friday night across the East Coast of the US. It tweeted at the time that people may have problem loading the site, and that it was "working on fixing a problem."-Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 17, 2021 ...
Tags: Twitter, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, East Coast, Outage, Tech Insider, Grace Dean, Weekend BI UK, Downdector, Twitter Grace Dean Twitter


Mike Lindell's social-media site Frank was supposed to launch for VIP access on Thursday night. It still hasn't.

Mike Lindell. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The VIP launch date for Mike Lindell's social-media site Frank has been pushed back to Sunday. Unhappy fans turned to Telegram to complain about the lack of communication. Lindell, a staunch Trump ally, says the site would celebrate free speech but ban swearing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fans trying to access MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's social-media platform Frank for its VIP launch Thursday night have been left disa...
Tags: Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Retail, Donald Trump, Trump, Frank, Lindell, Newsweek, YouTube Twitter, Tech Insider, Mike Lindell, MyPillow, Zachary Petrizzo, Grace Dean


Facebook’s decision-review body to take “weeks” longer over Trump ban call

Facebook’s self-styled and handpicked ‘Oversight Board’ will make a decision on whether or not to overturn an indefinite suspension of the account of former president Donald Trump within “weeks”, it said in a brief update statement on the matter today. The high profile case appears to have attracted major public interest, with the FOB tweeting that it’s received more than 9,000 responses so far to its earlier request for public feedback. It added that its commitment to “carefully reviewing all c...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Policy, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Board, The Board, Oversight Board, Platform regulation, Facebook Oversight Board, Facebook s Oversight Board


HCM Talent Technology Roundup April 16 2021

HCM Talent Technology Roundup – April 16, 2021 Hired announced its new solution and rebranding after its acquisition by Adecco Group’s Vettery in November. As had been planned, Hired has absorbed Vettery and will operate as a single-platform talent marketplace. Before the acquisition, Hired was known as a job board focused on technology talent. After […]
Tags: Technology, Featured, News, Tech, Recruiting, Branding, Blog Posts, Hr Technology, Recruiting Industry, Talent Acquisition, HCM technology, Adecco Group 's Vettery


Facebook faces ‘mass action’ lawsuit in Europe over 2019 breach

Facebook is to be sued in Europe over the major leak of user data that dates back to 2019 but which only came to light recently after information on 533M+ accounts was found posted for free download on a hacker forum. Today Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) announced it’s commencing a “mass action” to sue Facebook, citing the right to monetary compensation for breaches of personal data that’s set out in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Article 82 of the GDPR provides fo...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Lawsuit, Privacy, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Personal Data, Data Protection, Litigation


Facebook to test new business discovery features in U.S. News Feed

Facebook announced this morning it will begin testing a new experience for discovering businesses in its News Feed in the U.S. When live, users to tap on topics they’re interested in underneath posts and ads in their News Feed in order to explore related content from businesses. The change comes at a time when Facebook has been arguing how Apple’s App Tracking Transparency update will impact its — a claim many have dismissed as misleading, but nevertheless led some about the impacts to their...
Tags: Apple, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Social Media, Tech, Software, United States, News Feed, Facebook Photos, Social Network, Targeted Advertising, Social Software, Facebook Page


Sales scheduling platform Chili Piper raises $33M Series B funding led by Tiger Global

Chili Piper, which has a sophisticated SaaS appointment scheduling platform for sales teams, has raised a $33 million B round led by Tiger Global. Existing investors Base10 Partners and Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI-focused VC) also participated. This brings the company’s total financing to $54 million. The company will use the capital raised to accelerate product development. The previous $18M A round was led by Base10 and Google’s Gradient Ventures 9 months ago. It’s main competitor is Calend...
Tags: Google, TC, Spotify, Europe, Marketing, Sales, Tech, Atlanta, Artificial Intelligence, Food And Drink, Tiger, Tiger Global, Intuit, Twilio, Piper, Forrester


Pearpop raises from The Chainsmokers, Alexis Ohanian, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Mark Cuban, Marshmello, and Snoop Dogg

Pearpop, the marketplace for social collaborations between the teeming hordes of musicians, craftspeople, chefs, clowns, diarists, dancers, artists, actors, acrobats, aspiring celebrities and actual celebrities, has raised $16 million in funding that includes what seems like half of Hollywood, along with Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six venture firm and Bessemer Venture Partners. The funding was actually split between a $6 million seed funding round co-led by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Soun...
Tags: Android, TC, Hollywood, Instagram, Amy Schumer, Social Media, Tech, Author, Software, Mark Cuban, Alexis Ohanian, Tony Hawk, Kevin Hart, Ashton Kutcher, Black Mirror, TechCrunch


TikTok funds first episodic public health series ‘VIRAL’ from NowThis

TikTok is taking another step towards directly funding publishers’ content with today’s announcement that it’s financially backing the production of media publisher NowThis’ new series, “VIRAL,” which will feature interviews with public health experts and a live Q&A session focused on answering questions about the pandemic. The partnership represents TikTok’s first-ever funding of an episodic series from a publisher, though TikTok has previously funded creator content. Through TikTok’s Instructi...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Video, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Public Health, Viral, Interactive, NowThis News, Real-time, Levin, Bristow, Tiktok


Instagram’s new test lets you choose if you want to hide ‘Likes,’ Facebook test to follow

Instagram today will begin a new test around hiding Like counts on users’ posts, following its experiments in this area which first began in 2019. This time, however, Instagram is not enabling or disabling the feature for more users. Instead, it will begin to explore a new option where users get to decide what works best for them — either choosing to see the Like counts on others’ posts, or not. Users will also be able to turn off Like counts on their own posts, if they choose. Facebook addition...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Social Media, Likes, Tech, Social Network, Social Software, Influencers, Social Apps, Like Button, Dispo, Minutiae Vero Dayflash Oggl


Tools to Support High Volume Hiring

Whether you’re filling hundreds or thousands of positions throughout the year, high-volume hiring presents a unique set of challenges for recruiters. With each job application potentially bringing in hundreds of applications on its own, high-volume hiring processes rely on a suite of dependable, flexible tools. Here are my four favorite tools for high-volume hiring:    […]
Tags: Tools, Technology, Featured, News, Tech, Candidates, Hiring, Staffing, Branding, Blog Posts, Hr Technology, Talent Acquisition


[PODCAST] VidCruiter – Why Structured Digital Interviews Win Over AI with Sean Fahey

VidCruiter – Why Structured Digital Interviews Win Over AI with Sean Fahey On today’s show, we have Sean Fahey from VidCruiter here for a really, really great topic. It’s one I’ve wanted to tackle for a while, on why structured digital interviews win over AI. Sean’s going to break down what a structured interview is, […]
Tags: Video, Technology, Featured, News, Podcasts, Interview, Tech, Recruiting, Data, HR, Candidates, Ai, Branding, Sean, Blog Posts, Hr Technology


Facebook tests video speed dating events with ‘Sparked’

Facebook confirmed it’s testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked, after the app’s website was spotted by The Verge. Unlike dating app giants such as Tinder, Sparked users don’t swipe on people they like or direct message others. Instead, they cycle through a series of short video dates during an event to make connections with others. The product itself is being developed by Facebook’s internal R&D group, the NPE Team, but had not been officially announced. “Sparked is an early experiment ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tinder, Ipo, Social Media, Tech, Chicago, Dating, United States, Dating Apps, Match Group, Facebook Facebook, Facebook During, NPE Team


Facebook, Instagram users can now ask ‘oversight’ panel to review decisions not to remove content

Facebook’s self-styled ‘Oversight Board’ (FOB) has announced an operational change that looks intended to respond to criticism of the limits of the self-regulatory content-moderation decision review body: It says it’s started accepting requests from users to review decisions to leave content up on Facebook and Instagram. The move expands the FOB’s remit beyond reviewing (and mostly reversing) content takedowns — an arbitrary limit that critics said aligns it with the economic incentives of its p...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Instagram, US, Social Media, Tech, Policy, User Generated Content, Donald Trump, Trump, Board, Facebook Instagram, Freedom Of Expression, Oversight Board, Content Moderation, FOB


Legendary Onboarding – What It Is and How to Get It

Most employers want to offer a great onboarding experience, one that welcomes new hires into the organization and makes them feel like part of the team, but outdated processes and out-of-date technology have stopped them – until now. During a recent webinar, William Tincup, President and Editor-at-Large for RecruitingDaily, joined Socrates to talk through common […]
Tags: Technology, Featured, News, Future Of Work, Company Culture, Tech, Remote Work, Recruiting, Employee Engagement, HR, Guest Post, Hiring, Branding, Onboarding, Socrates, Blog Posts


[PODCAST] Storytelling about Virtual With Us with Alexandra Schrecengost

Storytelling about Virtual With Us with Alexandra Schrecengost Welcome to the Use Case Podcast, episode 77. This week we have storytelling about Virtual With Us with Alexandra Schrecengost. During this episode, Alex and I talk about how practitioners make the business case or the use case for purchasing Virtual With Us. Alex is an expert in […]
Tags: Motivation, Technology, Featured, News, Podcasts, Company Culture, Tech, Remote Work, Employee Engagement, HR, Alex, Branding, Blog Posts, Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Wellbeing


[PODCAST] iCIMS – Breaking Down The 2021 Workforce Report With Charles Mah

iCIMS – Breaking Down The 2021 Workforce Report With Charles Mah On today’s show, I have Charles Mah here from iCIMS to discuss the 2021 Workforce Report with us. He’ll talk about the findings and some of his thoughts on the findings as well. It’s going to be a great show. You can download the […]
Tags: Featured, News, Podcasts, Tech, Recruiting, Branding, Blog Posts, RecruitingDaily Podcast, Charles Mah


Weekend reading: Doomed and boomed

What caught my eye this week. A year or so has passed since global stock markets began to recover, resuming their age-old tradition of making smart people look like idiots. Tech stocks rallied first, which was blamed on 20-something traders and lockdown mania. Later in the year, small cap stocks joined the party. Just more retail madness, we were assured. Finally, cyclical and value stocks and the share prices of companies smashed-up by the pandemic began to soar. The Fed had euthanized ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, New York, London, Australia, Robin Hood, Marketing, US, Tech, Bbc, Atlantic, Jp Morgan, Waitrose, Jamie Dimon, Financial Times


HCM Talent Technology Roundup April 9 2021

HCM Talent Technology Roundup April 9 2021 Press play to listen to this article!   OutMatch Launches Single ‘Hiring Experience Stack’ OutMatch combined capabilities in assessments, video interviews and reference checking to deliver what the company calls a more “humanized” hiring experience. In the words of CEO Greg Moran, the new Hiring Experience Stack will […]
Tags: Featured, News, Tech, Recruiting, HR, Candidates, Staffing, Branding, Onboarding, ATS, Blog Posts, Hr Technology, Recruiting Industry, Greg Moran, Candidate Screening, HCM technology


Facebook takes down 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after another poke by UK’s CMA

Facebook has removed 16,000 groups that were trading fake reviews on its platform after another intervention by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the regulator . The CMA has been leaning on tech giants to prevent their platforms being used as thriving marketplaces for selling fake reviews since it began investigating the issue in 2018 — pressuring both eBay and Facebook to act against fake review sellers back in 2019. The two companies pledged to do more to tackle the insidious ...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Ebay, France, Social Media, Tech, Spain, Paypal, Policy, United Kingdom, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma


[PODCAST] Storytelling about Jobeo with Brent Skipper

Storytelling about Jobeo with Brent Skipper Welcome to the Use Case Podcast, episode 76. This week we have storytelling about Jobeo with Brent Skipper. During this episode, Brent and I talk about how practitioners make the business case or the use case for purchasing Jobeo. Jobeo’s video hiring platform intends to change how job searches are […]
Tags: Technology, Featured, News, Podcasts, Company Culture, Tech, Recruiting, HR, Hiring, Staffing, Branding, Blog Posts, Hr Technology, Sourcing, Candidate Experience, Talent Acquisition


Poor Marketing Strategy is Why Employee Referrals Fail

Paul Maxin, previously Global Resourcing Director at Unilever, now talent acquisition consultant at MaxinTalent and advisor to the employee referral platform Real Links, gives us his insight into one of the primary reasons businesses struggle to make referrals work.   Poor Marketing Strategy is Why Employee Referrals Fail.  Whilst referrals are much acclaimed as a […]
Tags: Featured, News, Marketing, Communication, Company Culture, Tech, Employee Engagement, Unilever, HR, Guest Post, Hiring, Branding, Blog Posts, Recruitment Marketing, Hr Technology, Referrals


Alyce, an AI-based personalised corporate gifting startup, raises $30M

Swag has a long and patchy history in the world of business. For every hip pair of plaid socks, there are five t-shirts you may never wear, an itchy scarf, a notepad your kids might use, and an ugly mug; and most of all, likely thousands of dollars and lots of time invested to make those presents a reality. Now, a startup that has built a service to rethink the concept behind corporate gifts and make them more effective is today announcing a round of funding to continue expanding its business — ...
Tags: Google, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Adobe, Boston, Marketing, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Sales And Marketing, Gifting, General Catalyst, Corporate Gifts, Swag, Larry Bohn, Alyce


WPSermons: A better sermon plug-in for WordPress?

Tapes. That’s what my folks used to hand-deliver to the house-bound church members. It’s no surprising that sharing church sermons continues to be a key function for many church tech teams. But as technology continues to evolve, the way we share sermons has to as well. WPsermons is a new project from Steve Gliebe, the creator of the popular WordPress themes — Church Themes — seeking to provide the best way to share sermons with a WordPress site. What is WPSermons? WPSermons i...
Tags: Wordpress, Seo, Tech, Web, Steve, Sermons, WPsermons, Steve Gliebe



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