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At the Friday Night Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


PearPop lets TikTok celebrities monetize by sharing shoutouts and screentime with fans

PearPop a new Los Angeles-based company, is on its way to racking up nearly 25,000 users in less than a month, and has already landed seed funding from the firm Rocket One Capital. The company’s premise is simple. Allow fans to bid for shared screen time with their favorite TikTok celebrities, and it’s one that’s attracted the attention of a few of the platform’s stars with several million followers. The company was able to hook 3,000 users with one post from Anna Shumate, a TikTok star with ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, New York, Instagram, Los Angeles, Tech, Ford, Manhattan, Mason, Markel, St Marks Place, Tiktok, Spencer Markel, Anna Shumate, PearPop


PearPop lets TikTok celebrities monetize by sharing shout-outs and screen time with fans

PearPop a new Los Angeles-based company, is on its way to racking up nearly 25,000 users in less than a month, and has already landed seed funding from the firm Rocket One Capital. The company’s premise is simple. Allow fans to bid for shared screen time with their favorite TikTok celebrities, and it’s one that has attracted the attention of a few of the platform’s stars with several million followers. The company was able to hook 3,000 users with one post from Anna Shumate, a TikTok star wit...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, New York, Instagram, Los Angeles, Tech, Ford, Manhattan, Tony Hawk, Mason, Markel, St Marks Place, Tiktok, Spencer Markel, Anna Shumate


Photos and Video: Joe Rodon wearing Tottenham kit after signing from Swansea

Tottenham Hotspur’s new signing Joe Rodon has donned the club’s kit for the first time after completing a transfer from Swansea City. The... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City, Tottenham, Swansea, Transfer News and Gossip, Kitman, Joe Rodon


Day of the Dead events will happen in person and online during coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of most major events this year. And Day of the Dead celebrations, which honor the memories of those who have passed, have also been impacted. While some have canceled for 2020, many are still happening either online, but some are also having in-person events, but Here are some Day of the Dead events still taking place as well as a few that have been canceled this year. Live events Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos When: Oct. 24-...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Pedro, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Riverside, Costa Mesa, Catrina, Dia de los Muertos, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, San Pedro Calif, Grand Park


Facebook Promises To Get Undisclosed Sponcon Under Control

Following a two year investigation by UK authorities into undisclosed #sponcon running rampant on Instagram, the platform—and its parent company, Facebook—are following their suggestions to make it a bit harder for influencers to sneak covert ads onto our feeds.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, Instagram, Advertising, Influencers, Sponcon


In the News: PPP Loan Forgiveness Made Simpler

If the thought of jumping through regulatory hoops just to get the forgiveness on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan had you in knots, you got some relief this week. As more small businesses across America are looking to apply for forgiveness on the loan they received earlier this year, they got some good news. The US Small Business Administration and Treasury Dept. announced a new, simpler application for PPP loan forgiveness. The simpler application is for loans handed out for less th...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Sales, America, Bigcommerce, PPP, Facebook Messages, Alignable, SBA, Foldio, Small Business Trends, Small Business News, Michael Marra, Paycheck Protection Program PPP, ClearSale


Instagram to crack down on 'hidden' advertising

Is that post on Instagram actually an advertisement? The photo and video sharing platform's 1 billion users may soon have a better idea if they're looking at a sales pitch thanks to new measures aimed at combating "hidden" advertising.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn


QAnon is facing a wave of bans by tech companies. These are the platforms that have and haven't responded to the conspiracy theory.

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Berlin, New York City, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn


Amazon, Facebook, and other tech stocks may be a 'disaster waiting to happen,' investor Bill Smead says

Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Technology stocks could be a "disaster waiting to happen," the bosses of Smead Capital Management said in their third-quarter newsletter this week.Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google wield monopoly power over their addicted users, and the pandemic has only increased people's reliance on their products and services, Bill Smead and his team said.Tech investors could face brutal losses if regulators dismantle the companies and tax them more effectively,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Amgen, Jim Osman, Lennar, NVR, Amazon Facebook, Bill Smead, Smead Capital Management, Smead


Instagram to crack down on 'hidden' advertising after UK investigation

Is that post on Instagram actually an advertisement? Brits on the photo and video sharing platform may soon have a better idea if they're looking at a sales pitch thanks to new measures aimed at combating "hidden" advertising.
Tags: UK, Instagram, Cnn


What is an Influencer Worth to a Hotel? A Case Study with NYC’s MADE Hotel

The perennial question in all marketing ecosystems is: did this effort drive ROI? This is a question that has plagued the hotel world for decades and has been even further spotlighted with the rise of the Instagram influencer. With severely limited ability to measure ROI from influencer marketing, hotels have thrown up their hands in frustration. The general sentiment: "I know in my gut that many influencers drive revenue, but I don't know how to select them or measure success!"
Tags: Travel, Instagram



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