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20 pitch decks that startups used to raise millions to disrupt media and advertising

Toch.ai Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. These startups are trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits, automate and simplify ad creation, and more. Check out these 20 pitches to see how these startups sold their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, media, and marketing.Insider has been tracking these startups that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, UK, Media, Microsoft, Finance, India, Advertising, Digital, US, Trends, Siri


Facebook takes down Chinese network behind fake Swiss biologist Covid claims

Meta says misinformation spread by fictional scientist called Wilson Edwards focused on US blaming pandemic on ChinaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFacebook’s owner has taken down a Chinese misinformation network that attempted to spread claims about coronavirus using a fake Swiss biologist.Meta, the parent organisation of Facebook and Instagram, said it had taken down more than 600 accounts linked to the network, which it said included a “coordinated cluster” of Chin...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, China, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Meta, Coronavirus, Wilson Edwards


UK competition watchdog orders Facebook owner to sell gif website Giphy

CMA said order would protect users and stop Meta ‘increasing its power in social media’Facebook parent company Meta has been ordered by the UK competition watchdog to sell the gif creation website Giphy, the first time the regulator has moved to block a deal struck by one of the Silicon Valley giants.The Competition and Markets Authority, which provisionally ruled in August that a sell-off was the only way to resolve competition concerns, said the move would “protect millions of social media use...
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Regulators, Silicon Valley, Meta, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Giphy


UK competition watchdog orders Meta to sell gif website Giphy

The Competition and Markets Authority said the move would protect social media usersFacebook parent company Meta has been ordered by the UK competition watchdog to sell gif creation website Giphy, the first time the regulator has moved to block a deal struck by one of the Silicon Valley giants.The Competition and Markets Authority, which provisionally ruled in August that a sell-off was the only way to resolve competition concerns, said the move would “protect millions of social media users” and...
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Regulators, Silicon Valley, Meta, Competition And Markets Authority


Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter chief executive

Dorsey co-founded site in 2006 and posted world’s first tweetParag Agrawal, chief technology officer, to replace DorseyTwitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has stepped down from his executive role at the social media company.Dorsey will be replaced by chief technology officer (CTO) Parag Agrawal, the company announced on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Business, Technology, Media, Internet, World news, US news, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, CTO Parag Agrawal, DorseyTwitter


Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey set to step down, report says

Dorsey co-founded site in 2006 and posted world’s first tweetCompany not immediately available for commentTwitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is expected to step down from his executive role at the social media company, according to CNBC.Dorsey currently serves as chief executive officer of Twitter and Square, his digital payments company, and has faced pressure from Twitter stakeholders Elliott Management and billionaire investor Paul Singer to step down from one of those roles. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Business, Technology, Media, Internet, World news, US news, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Elliott Management, Paul Singer, Twitter and Square, CNBC Dorsey


‘I’m happy to lose £10m by quitting Facebook,’ says Lush boss

Losing 10m followers on sites such as Instagram is a price worth paying for co-founder of ethical beauty empireQuitting social media is hard to do, even when it doesn’t cost you anything. So when Lush’s chief executive, Mark Constantine, shut its thousands of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok accounts on Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, he knew dropping off millions of customers’ screens would damage his business.Its Facebook and Instagram accounts alone had 10.6 million foll...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Fashion, Technology, Makeup, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Environment, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Snapchat, Mental Health


Pinterest puts $50 million into diversity programs and releases former employees from NDAs in a settlement with shareholders following harassment claims

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Pinterest will invest $50 million into DEI initiatives as part of a settlement with its shareholders, the parties announced Wednesday. The company will also no longer enforce non-disclosure agreements when employees discuss mistreatment. The shareholders claimed Pinterest breached its fiduciary duty by failing to respond sufficiently to discrimination allegations. Pinterest is committing $50 million to diversity, equity, and inclusion refo...
Tags: Media, Pinterest, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Naacp, Rhode Island, Shareholder Activism, Ben Silbermann, Settlements, Twitter DM, Tech Insider, Diversity and Inclusion, Cohen Milstein Sellers Toll PLLC, Non-disclosure Agreements, Seth Magaziner


Spotify hides shuffle button after Adele says albums should ‘tell a story’

Singer highlights importance of track listing and says albums should be listened to as artists intendedSpotify has removed the shuffle button from album pages after Adele commented that the order tracks were placed in was supposed to “tell a story”.The singer thanked the streaming service after it made it less straightforward for users to listen to the songs of her new album, 30, in a random order. Continue reading...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Technology, Media, Internet, Adele, UK News, Culture, Music Streaming, Digital music and audio


Meta delays encrypted messages on Facebook and Instagram to 2023

Move comes as child safety campaigners express concern plans could shield abusers from detectionThe owner of Facebook and Instagram is delaying plans to encrypt users’ messages until 2023 amid warnings from child safety campaigners that its proposals would shield abusers from detection.Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire has been under pressure to abandon its encryption plans, which the UK home secretary, Priti Patel, has described as “simply not acceptable”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Society, World news, Child protection, Meta, Facebook And Instagram, Priti Patel


Overloaded: is there simply too much culture?

With so much film, TV, music, books, streaming, games and podcasts easily available and vying for our attention, how can we absorb it all? And should we even try, asks Anne Helen PetersenThere was a moment, back in, oh, 2012, when I thought I’d be able to keep up with it all. And by “it all”, I meant all the good TV shows, all the good movies, all the good music. From my tiny studio apartment in Austin, Texas, I would read the Twitter feeds of the critics I loved, then consume what they told me ...
Tags: Spotify, Technology, Media, Internet, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Digital music and audio, Austin Texas, Anne Helen PetersenThere


Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse could fracture the world as we know it — letting people 'reality block' things they disagree with and making polarization even worse

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows off his vision for the metaverse during Facebook's Oculus Connect conference on October 28, 2021.Facebook/Handout via REUTERS The so-called metaverse could give us our own virtual echo chambers and tailored realities. Advertisers and third parties could inject someone's virtual world with ads and overlays unique to them. Experts told Insider the result could be a fractured reality where we all exist in different worlds. In the metaverse of the future...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Media, Trends, Tech, Atlantic, Meta, Rosenberg, Shawn Frayne, Ethan Zuckerman, Louis Rosenberg, Tech Insider, Metaverse, Looking Glass Factory, Katie Canales


Facebook tests tool to allow users to manage content they see

Social media platform has been accused of not doing enough to curb inflammatory postsFacebook is testing a feature allowing users to control how much content they view from friends, groups and public figures, amid accusations that the social media platform is not doing enough to curb inflammatory posts.Users will be able to reduce or increase the amount of content that they see from specific categories on their news feed, a customised scroll of content from friends, pages and groups that is a ce...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking


US states investigate Instagram for ‘wreaking havoc’ on teens’ mental health

Attorneys general launch bipartisan inquiry after company’s own research showed platform harmed childrenA bipartisan coalition of US state attorneys general has opened an investigation into Facebook for promoting Instagram to children despite the company’s own awareness of its potential harms.The investigation, which involves at least eight states, comes as Facebook faces increasing scrutiny over its approach to children and young adults. Documents leaked by a former employee turned whistleblowe...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Children, US, US news, Meta


Social media creating virus of lies, says Nobel winner Maria Ressa

Philippine journalist and peace prize laureate says sites are biased against facts and in need of overhaulSocial media platforms are biased against facts and creating “a virus of lies” that threatens all democracies, the Nobel peace prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa has said.Ressa, one of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists, said social media platforms were “manipulating our minds insidiously, creating alternate realities, making it impossible for us to think slow.” Continue reading.....
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, World news, Philippines, Digital Media, Maria Ressa, Ressa


One Year In, Google News Showcase Is Still Proving Itself to Publishers

Google News Showcase--the search giant's platform for displaying and licensing news content--celebrated its first birthday this week with a public update on the growth of the program and how publishers have benefitted from it. Despite the rosy metrics--few focused on performance--publishers still have a measured outlook on the potential upside to the service, which comes...
Tags: Google, Media, Advertising, Platforms


‘Annoying snobs was part of the fun’: Paul McCartney and more on the Beatles’ rooftop farewell

As Peter Jackson’s TV series Get Back recasts the Fab Four’s final days in a more positive light, the ex-Beatle remembers the responses to their historic gig above the streets of LondonIt’s lunchtime on a cold Thursday in January 1969. After weeks of sometimes difficult rehearsals and recordings, the Beatles and their new songs finally – and spectacularly – collide with the outside world. The occasion is now fixed in their iconography. On 30 January on the roof of 3 Savile Row, the London HQ of ...
Tags: Apple, Music, London, Television, Media, Film, Documentary, John Lennon, Disney, US, George Harrison, The Beatles, Society, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock


How much Snap pays employees in the US in 2021

Getty Snap is staffing up as it tries to best rivals in areas like augmented reality and original shows. Insider analyzed public data to get a sense of how much Snap pays its employees in the US. Snap has offered some US staffers annual salaries between $59,100 to $1,950,000 for various roles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is staffing up in the US to support its growing ambitions in areas like augmented reality, short-form video, and origi...
Tags: Apple, Media, Advertising, US, Trends, Snapchat, Salaries, Hiring, Snap, Santa Monica, Tech Insider, Getty Snap, US Snap, Ashley Rodriguez Dan Whateley


The globalization of entertainment has fueled the streaming wars, driven media M&A, and created new opportunity for artists and storytellers

Netflix scored a surprise global hit with "Squid Game."Youngkyu Park Hollywood's second century will be shaped by powerful creative and technological forces from across the globe. Netflix hit "Squid Game" reflects the entertainment industry's increasingly international focus.  Insider is highlighting 10 people transforming media and entertainment for worldwide audiences.   Visit Insider's Transforming Business homepage for more stories. If Hollywood's first century was d...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Advertising, Disney, US, America, Trends, Netflix, John, Deloitte, Warner Bros


Facebook and Instagram gathering browsing data from under-18s, study says

Parent company Meta denies data being used to target young users with ads based on their browsing activityFacebook and Instagram are gathering data from under-18s by using software that tracks users’ web browsing activity, according to research.The platforms’ parent company had announced in July that it would allow advertisers to target young users based on three categories only – age, gender and location – rather than a range of options including their personal interests. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, Society, Young People, Meta


‘The unknown is scary’: why young women on social media are developing Tourette’s-like tics

Doctors have been surprised to see young adults developing tics and seizures that usually start in childhood. Social media has been blamed, but the reality is more complicatedMichelle Wacek was a TikTok fan years ago, back when the video-sharing app was called Musical.ly. “I went on it for a laugh,” she says. “And then I got sucked into the vortex.” She took part in lip-syncing challenges, and followed the influencer Evie Meg, who raises awareness about Tourette syndrome among her 14 million fol...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, Social Media, Society, Disability, Digital Media, Tourette, Evie Meg, Tiktok


Prince Harry says online misinformation is ‘global humanitarian issue’

Duke of Sussex states issue needs to be tackled by policies including investment in local journalismPrince Harry has described online misinformation as a “global humanitarian issue” that needs to be tackled by policies including investment in local journalism and cracking down on super-spreaders of false content.The Duke of Sussex contributed to a into disinformation, which made 15 recommendations after a six-month study. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, World news, Newspapers, US news, Digital Media, Prince Harry, Harry, Duke of Sussex


A primordial soup of exploding trends and memes: TikTok’s wild world of video games

From pastiches of stilted old animations to trash-talking pubescents meeting their match, TikTok’s gaming zone is an often maddening place, full of energy, attitude – and space skullduggeryGaming culture has lived online since the internet became a thing, so it is no surprise that TikTok is now a primordial soup of video game memes. The time-honoured “greatest games of all time” magazine feature lives on as clip compilations soundtracked by thrice-remixed SoundCloud rap. Streamers post highlight...
Tags: Games, Technology, Media, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Mario Kart, Tiktok, Shelbyrenaeyt


Facebook bans ads targeting race, sexual orientation and religion

Platform says it is responding to feedback on preventing firms from abusing targeting optionsFacebook and Instagram are to stop allowing advertisers to target users based on their history of posting, reading or liking content related to subjects such as sexual orientation, religion and political beliefs.The social media networks’ parent company, Meta Platforms, said from January it would remove detailed targeting options that let advertisers seek out users based on their interactions with causes...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, Social Media, Digital Media, Meta Platforms


‘Tesco, how can I resist ya!’ – the unstoppable stars of stage on TikTok

The singing sensation belting out big numbers in the veg aisle, Britney’s Oops! redone as vintage jazz, how to flirt if you’re a woman in a musical … our critic takes her seat for theatre on TikTokTheatre TikTok threw out a lifeline for actors during lockdown with musical spin-offs and plenty of theatrical silliness that has gathered momentum since. Sam Williams’s double-act with his grandma Judi Dench kept us laughing through the pandemic as he tried to tell her jokes and she foiled his punchli...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Media, Social Media, Tesco, Culture, Digital Media, Stage, Broadway, Harry Potter, Judi Dench, Michael, Britney, Dales, Sam Williams, Peter Pettigrew


Prince Harry says he warned Twitter boss a day before Capitol riot

‘I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged. I haven’t heard from him since,’ Harry saysPrince Harry has said he warned Twitter’s boss Jack Dorsey about his platform allowing political unrest a day before the Capitol riot that led to five deaths.The Duke of Sussex made the comments at the RE:WIRED tech forum in the US. He said: “I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged. That email was sent the day before. And then it happened and I haven’t heard from him since.”...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, US, UK News, World news, US news, Prince Harry, Harry, Jack Dorsey, Capitol, Duke of Sussex, US Capitol Attack, Harry saysPrince Harry


Creating Personalized Audio News Streams By Algorithm Is Not (Yet) A Success

“Audio is hard, from both a publisher and a consumer perspective. … And if Google couldn’t figure out a way to assemble the sort of audio news packages that users want, that’s a decent sign that we have a lot more hard thinking left to do.” – Nieman Lab
Tags: Google, Art, Media, Audience


19 pitch decks that startups used to raise millions to disrupt media and advertising

Toch.ai Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. These startups are trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits, automate and simplify ad creation, and more. Check out these 19 pitches to see how these startups sold their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, media, and marketing.Insider has been tracking these startups t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, UK, Media, Microsoft, Finance, India, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Diageo


Shake your frozen pizza! The scrappy have-a-go exuberance of dance on TikTok

From tap stars duetting with Gene Kelly to Gordon Ramsay twisting with his daughter, TikTok is where performers – large, small, amateur, pro – drop the facade and dance till their toes are rawTikTok is made for dance. The most popular TikToker – Charli D’Amelio, 17, with 9.9bn likes – is a dancer, or started out as one. And it is the platform that’s launched or spread a thousand dance trends, from the #toosieslide to the #TheGitUpChallenge, via the Floss, the Dougie and the Milly Rock.Unlike the...
Tags: Technology, Media, Social Media, Dance, Culture, Digital Media, Stage, Gordon Ramsay, Gene Kelly, Dougie, Tiktok, YouTube TikTok, Charli D'Amelio


A strangely alluring cocktail of dad dancing and traffic chat: architecture on TikTok

From rants about famous buildings to unabashed property porn, TikTok is full of riffs on architecture and design. Our man enters a world of eccentric carpeting, lurid mansions and in-depth pavement analysisOne minute, he’s sitting in a fast-food restaurant in a three-piece suit, twirling his moustache and miming popping a glock to the sounds of Polo G and Lil Tjay. The next, he’s standing at a traffic intersection, extolling the virtues of protected bicycle lanes. This is Mr Barricade, the socia...
Tags: Technology, Media, California, Social Media, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Digital Media, Tiktok, Vignesh Swaminathan



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