Tech


Posts filtered by tags: Instagram[x]


 

PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app

If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO and Snapseed, recently hit 130 million monthly active users worldwide, roughly a year after it amassed 100 million MAUs. Like VSCO, PicsArt now offers video overlays though images are still its fo...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Entertainment, China, Russia, Social Media, Tech, United States, Armenia, Vsco, Avengers, Photo Sharing, The Avengers, Picsart


Beto O'Rourke sounds off on big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, says government needs to treat them 'a little bit more like a utility'

Beto O'Rourke, the 2020 presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas, responded to a question about breaking up the big tech companies on Wednesday. O'Rourke, who officially entered the race on March 14, has emerged as a fundraising frontrunner, raking in $6.1 million in 24 hours. O'Rourke was asked about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's calls to break up the big tech companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others — by CNN national reporter Eric Bradner. For O'Rourke the "be...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Instagram, America, Trends, Cnn, New Hampshire, Iowa, PAC, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Twitter, Rourke


Instagram’s In-App Checkout Feature

Some 23 brands—including Nike, Adidas and Warby Parker—are testing a closed beta version of Instagram with an in-app point of sale. A big, blue “Checkout on Instagram” button will indicate when a product is available. Pre-stored payment information, done through Facebook, will then allow for much quicker purchasing. It’s the latest shopping feature rolling out from the app, and more developments are expected. Read more …
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Design, Instagram, Shopping, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Retail, Warby Parker, Linkaboutit, Nike Adidas


Netflix Announces Interactive Children’s Series Battle Kitty

Netflix announces interactive children’s series Battle Kitty After the success of the Black Mirror episode “Bandersnatch,” Netflix has been “doubling down” to utilize more interactive styles of entertainment on its streaming platform. This includes kids’ entertainment, which is where Battle Kitty comes into play. In the new interactive series, Battle Kitty invites kids to join the epic quest to defeat all the monsters on Battle Island and be crowned Champion, giving kids everywhere the power...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, Instagram, Netflix, TV News, Cartoon Network, Black Mirror, Craig, Nickelodeon, Matt, Kitty, Sanjay, Melissa Cobb, Battle Kitty, Matt Layzell


Instagram users will be able to buy from brands on platform

‘Checkout on Instagram’ is new e-commerce service available to US customersFacebook is moving into retail, as the company partners with more than 20 brands to allow Instagram users to buy clothes, accessories and makeup on the social network without leaving the app.“Checkout on Instagram” is a step up from previous shopping features on the service, which ultimately pushed buyers to a brand’s web page to complete transactions. Users were then required to enter payment and shipping details, and of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Money, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, US, World news, Consumer affairs, E-commerce, US news, Online Shopping


When to use Longform vs Shortform Video in Brand Marketing

The effects of technology and social media on our collective attention spans have been well documented. One such study by Microsoft indicating that the average human attention span has reduced from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8 seconds in 2015 – less than that of a goldfish. With just a few seconds to capture the attention of your audience, it can be tempting to assume that focusing exclusively on the production of short-form video content will help you to communicate core marketing messaging and...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Marketing, Sales, Shortform Video, Social Media Short


Apple News jitters, Instagram goes shopping, and chatbots rise again

Hello! Thanks for subscribing. If you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. In less than a week, Apple is set to announce a range of services including an all-you-can-read subscription news bundle, and it’s causing a lot of angst for publishers already worried about big tech eating media. I talked to publishers who were pitched by Apple, and they say the phone maker is basing the business model on a flawed comparison between news and music. To date, The New York Times and Th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Instagram, Washington Post, North Korea, Trends, Comcast, New York Times, Alex Gibney, Wall Street Journal, Xfinity, Lance Armstrong, Elizabeth Holmes, Alaska Airlines


Camera maker Insta360 raises $30M as it eyes 2020 IPO

Insta360, one of the pioneers in making 360-degree cameras, just raised $30 million in a Series C+ funding round from Chinese investors including Everest Venture Capital, MG Holdings and Huajin Capital. The Shenzhen-based camera maker declines to disclose its latest valuation. It plans to use the fresh proceeds in research and development, marketing and after-sales services in its key international markets including the United States and Japan, which are the company’s second and third-largest...
Tags: Gadgets, Asia, Japan, Hardware, Instagram, China, Funding, Tech, Smartphone, Companies, Camera, United States, Computing, Tencent, Virtual Reality, Gopro


Why a top antitrust lawmaker thinks it’s time to break up Facebook

When the newly-minted chair of a congressional antitrust committee calls you out, it’s probably time to start worrying. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Rhode Island Representative David N. Cicilline has called on the Federal Trade Commission to look into Facebook’s behavior for potential antitrust violations, citing TechCrunch’s own reporting that the company collected data on teens through a secret paid program among many other scandals. “After each misdeed becomes public, Facebook alter...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Government, Tech, Bloomberg, House, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Democratic Party, Cicilline, David N Cicilline


Daily Crunch: 85+ startups launch at YC Demo Day 1

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1 With more than 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. It’s so large, in fact, the accelerator had to change the way it does Demo Day — rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Y Combinator, Instagram, Tech, Intel, Nvidia, Warby Parker, Lucas Matney, Devin Nunes, Nunes, AgileCraft, Daily Crunch, Adidas Kylie Cosmetics


Glossier triples valuation, enters unicorn club with $100M round

Glossier, known for its flagship line of barely there beauty products, has landed a $100 million Series D led by Sequoia Capital. The round values Emily Weiss’ business at a whopping $1.2 billion, fully cementing the company as a startup “unicorn” and tripling the valuation it garnered with a $52 million Series C in 2018. News of the round was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by Glossier. “We are building an entirely new kind of beauty company: one that owns the dist...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Instagram, Funding, Tech, Dropbox, Venture Capital, Estee Lauder, Quinn, Sequoia Capital, Thrive Capital, Wall Street Journal, IVP, WSJ, Tiger Global Management


Instagram launches shopping checkout, charging sellers a fee

Instagram is opening a whole new revenue stream. Now the 130 million people who tap Instagram’s product tags on shopping posts will be able to buy those items without leaving the app thanks to stored payment info. “Checkout with Instagram” launches today in the US with more than 20 top brands including Adidas, Kylie Cosmetics, and Warby Parker who’ll no longer have to direct customers to their website to make a purchase.. An Instagram spokesperson confirms to TechCrunch “We will introduce a s...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Tech, Paypal, Payments, Warby Parker, Instagram Shopping, Instagram Payments, Facebook Buy Button, Adidas Kylie Cosmetics


Facebook says the original New Zealand shooter video was viewed about 4,000 times before removal

Facebook released new figures about its attempts to stop the spread of videos after a shooter livestreamed his attacks on two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques last Friday, killing 50 people. In a blog post, Facebook vice president and deputy general counsel Chris Sonderby said that the video was viewed less than 200 times during the live broadcast, during which no users reported the video. Including views during the live broadcast, the video was viewed about 4,000 times before it was removed...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, New Zealand, Violence, Christchurch, Facebook Live, Facebook It, Christchurch New Zealand, Moderation, Chris Sonderby, Sonderby


How Big Companies Can (and do) Innovate Like a Start-Up

THE INNOVATION WE PRIZE at successful start-ups is a mindset that is brought into the start-up and not necessarily the inherent quality of every start-up. Innovation isn’t something that just happens; we create the conditions for it. Big organizations can innovate like small start-ups. In Creative Construction, Gary Pisano says that when big organizations fail to innovate, the root cause is often related to “management practice and leadership than with organizational scale per se.” While orga...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Party, Creativity & Innovation, Pisano, Gary Pisano, Creative Construction


6 Kinds of Content to Intrigue Your Customers

Dropshippers know that their success largely depends on marketing. In the digital age, one of the primary avenues of marketing is through content, which can take many forms. Between blogs, social media, SEO, newsletters, and other media and techniques, dropshippers do not always know how to compose a plan of attack that will resonate with their audience the best. Simply producing content is not enough, though—it has to be compelling, or else people have no reason to pay attention. Are you a drop...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Sales, More, Memes, Brightcove


Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to change the way it does Demo Day. Rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages (the “Pioneer” and “Mission” stages) running in parallel. So even if you were in the building, you couldn’t see all the pit...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Navy, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco


YC-backed Basement is a social network for close friends only

The past few years have been a bit of a dark age for budding social media startups. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snap and messenger apps took up all the time of their users, leaving little room for yet another social media platform. But the tide is shifting. Privacy scandals have shaken some users’ faith giants like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and users have grown fatigued by the constant onslaught of #content. Basement, a YC-backed startup, is looking to give users a new, simpler socia...
Tags: Google, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Vsco, Path, Kakao, Yc, Berman, Shawn Fanning, Rojo, Dave Morin


Social Media is Dying. Here are 3 Ways to Hack it for More Traffic

According to a recent study by Buzzsumo, it’s not looking too good for Sharing your content on social is down 50% in effectiveness in just three years.  What worked a few years ago is a waste of time today.  Don’t get me wrong, billions of people still use social media. And it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. But the traditional methods of sharing and promoting are dying hard and fast.  Thankfully, I’ve got three ways you can hack it for more traffic, shares, and engagement to...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Social Media, Asos, Ugc, Promotion, Buzzsumo, Twitter Instagram Facebook, Andy Crestodina, Social Media Tips, Orbit Media, Naser, Orbitmedia, Facebook Image Source Reducing


My Top 5: Time for Tiktok, Dark Mode, and…Influencers?

Time for TikTok? Image Credit: Ben Ostrowsky I don’t typically get over-excited about new social platforms, but I do check them out when I can. Thanks to a prod from Shel Holtz of the “For Immediate Release” podcast, I took a closer look at TikTok then I might have this early on? Below I expand on some thoughts I shared with Shel in the podcast: FIR #180: TikTok, TikTok , TikTok What did I already know? They were in trouble for mishandling privacy data for mi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, China, Time, America, Social Media, Pr, Facebook Messenger, Calvin Klein, NHL, Facebook Instagram, Shel, Shel Holtz, Will Sasso, Tiktok


Fifty years of the internet

Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm Los Angeles evening in October, 1969, little did we suspect that we were at the start of a worldwide revolution. After we typed the first two letters from our computer room...
Tags: TC, Column, Utah, Technology, Instagram, Email, Social Networking, Internet, California, Los Angeles, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Authentication, Digital Media, Aol


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Tech firms scrambled to keep dozens of copies of videos showing the New Zealand mosque shooting off their platforms. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter struggled to stop users ripping and uploading copies of the original video, and the distressing footage was easily discoverable the day after the incident. Facebook, facing huge criticism over live streaming, says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in 24 ho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Instagram, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen, New Zealand, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Marc Andreessen, Kim Jong, Chris Cox


Social media addiction should be seen as a disease, MPs say

Report suggests sites such as Facebook and Instagram could be harming mental healthSocial media addiction should be considered a disease, MPs have said, in a sign of the pressures facing technology companies and the growing concern over the impact social networks are having on users’ mental health.The politicians called for further research on the effects of social media but said a report suggested there was good reason to believe sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – which are constan...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People, Facebook Instagram


Why SAP CEO Bill McDermott signs his emails 'XO, Bill' since buying Utah startup Qualtrics for $8 billion cash (SAP)

If you get an email from SAP CEO Bill McDermott these days, you'll see him sign it "XO, Bill." But he's not sending hugs and kisses. He's reminding his people why he spent $8 billion cash to buy Utah software company, Qualtrics, last fall and facing down criticism that price he paid was too high.  McDermott recently outlined the virtues of the deal just as SAP began handing out pink slips worldwide.  These days SAP CEO Bill McDermott signs his emails. "XO, Bill," he tells Business Insider. Bu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Utah, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ipo, Trends, ERP, Salt Lake City, Deloitte, Bill, Smith, Sap


New Zealand shooting: Brenton Tarrant charged after 50 killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch

New Zealand shooting: 49 killed across two mosques​ PM Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws Suspect appears in court charged with murder Everything we know about the shooter Brenton Tarrant The victims: Afghan refugee viewed country as 'slice of paradise' Tech giants told 'enough is enough' after shooting live-streamed  Everything we know so far about the Christchurch attacks The main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was charged with one count of murder on S...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, UK, London, News, Instagram, Wales, Australia, White House, India, US, Afghanistan, Hungary, West, Canada


Social Media Platforms Rush To Remove Video Of New Zealand Mosque Shootings

LONDON (AP) — Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific attack. Facebook said it took down a livestream of the shootings and removed the shooter’s Facebook and Instagram accounts after being alerted by police. At least 49 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand’s third-largest city. Using what appeared to be a helmet-mounted came...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, London, News, Instagram, Youtube, Ap, Thailand, Daily Mail, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, University Of Virginia, Cleveland, Pewdiepie


Apple's iCloud is back to normal after experiencing technical problems with some of its services (AAPL)

Apple's iCloud service experienced an issue that prevented some users from accessing services like iCloud Drive and Find My iPhone. The outage came just after Facebook suffered one of its worst technical outages on Wednesday.  Apple's iCloud service is back to normal after it suffered an outage that affected several products on Thursday, making it the latest tech company to experience a high-profile outage this week. Apple's iCloud status web page indicates the issue persisted between 11 a.m....
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Nintendo, Aapl, Business Insider Apple


Apple's iCloud is experiencing technical problems with some of its services (AAPL)

Apple's iCloud service is experiencing an issue that's preventing some users from accessing services like iCloud Drive and Find My iPhone. The outage comes just after Facebook suffered one of its worst technical outages on Wednesday.  Apple's iCloud service appeared to be suffering outages affecting several products on Thursday, the latest tech company to suffer a high-profile outage this week. Apple's iCloud status web page says there are "issues" with several products and notes that users m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Aapl


Facebook loses CPO Chris Cox and WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels

13-year Facebook veteran, Chief Product Officer, and the spirit animal of the social network Chris Cox is departing the company after two years of seeking to do something new. Cox’s exit is part of a big executive reshuffle as Facebook embarks on prioritizing privacy through messaging, groups, Stories, and integration of its chat features. CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained the departure of his long-time friend, saying “For a few years, Chris has been discussing with me his desire to do something els...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Javier Olivan, Will, Sheryl Sandberg, Chris, Zuckerberg, Mark, Cox, Daniels, Chris Cox, Facebook Post, Cathcart


Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Go Down

Facebook was down for 22 hours yesterday, and its sister apps Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger also saw extensive outages. It was unusual in the sense that the four applications are each distinct codebases, but perhaps not suprising as all four share the same massive infrastructure. The joke is that global worker productivity shoots up whenever Facebook goes down, and you would think that Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger are nothing more than distractions in our increasingly digi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Messenger, New York, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Downtime, Facebook Amazon Apple, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, India Brazil Mexico


Did you make it through the Facebook outage without calling the police?

Instagram and WhatsApp were also hit. It wasn’t the apocalypse, but for some people, it felt like itWhen your grandchildren ask you how you made it through the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage of March 2019, what will you tell them? Did you Google “Facebook down” to ascertain whether Facebook was, indeed, down? Did you call the emergency services?Amid the breakdown of digital society, the Australian breakfast television program Sunrise publicised apparently official advice not to contact ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Life and style, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram



Filters
show more filters
January - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
February - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   
March - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031