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What’s the cost of buying users from Facebook and 13 other ad networks?

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor Which types of startups are most often profitable? Founder Stories: Webflow’s Y Combinator Journey This post reveals the cost of acquiring a customer on every ad channe...
Tags: Column, Amazon, Bing Ads, Digital Marketing, E-commerce, Facebook, Food, Google, Google Ads, Instagram, Internet traffic, LinkedIn, Marketing, Online Advertising, Photo Sharing, Pinterest


Mailchimp and Shopify break up

Shopify today announced that the Mailchimp app, which let its users use their Shopify data to create targeted email campaigns, for example, is no longer available in its marketplace. The reason for this, Shopify says, is that it “had growing concerns about Mailchimp’s app because of the poor merchant experience and their refusal to respect our Partner Program Agreement.” Clearly, this isn’t the most amicable divorce. “It’s critical for our merchants to have accurate, complete insight into th...
Tags: eCommerce, TC, Cloud Applications, Mailchimp, Publishing, Shopify, Web applications, World Wide Web


Streaming site Kanopy exposed viewing habits of users, researcher says

On-demand video streaming site Kanopy has fixed a leaking server that exposed the detailed viewing habits of its users. Security researcher Justin Paine discovered the leaking Elasticsearch database last week and warned Kanopy of the exposure. The server was secured two days later on March 18, a spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We are currently investigating the scope and cause as well as reviewing all of our security protocols.” Kanopy is like Netflix but for classic movies and documentaries. The...
Tags: Security, Tech, Netflix, United States, World Wide Web, Elasticsearch, Paine, Kanopy, Justin Paine


TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day session event on the future of transportation

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the making. And TechCrunch is here — and we’re not just along for the ride. We’re here to uncover new ideas and startups, root out vaporware and dig into the tech and people spurring this change. In short, we’re helping drive the conversation ar...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Technology, California, Articles, Events, Tech, Tesla, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bird, San Jose, Mobility, Manufacturing, Nissan


Attend TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on the future of transportation

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the making. And TechCrunch is here — and we’re not just along for the ride. We’re here to uncover new ideas and startups, root out vaporware and dig into the tech and people spurring this change. In short, we’re helping drive the conversation ar...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Technology, California, Articles, Events, Tesla, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bird, San Jose, Mobility, Manufacturing, Nissan


Google’s new Stadia gaming platform is all about streamers

Google and while we’re still waiting to hear more details about how (and when) consumers will be able to access the service, it’s clear that Google clearly kept game streamers in mind when it designed this new service. Indeed, it’s the first modern gaming platform that was clearly designed from the ground up with game streamers in mind. During its presentation today, Google almost spent more time talking about streamers than the games that will be available on the service. Since Google owns...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Gaming, Internet, Youtube, Tech, Digital Media, Twitch, Live Streaming, New Media, World Wide Web, Video Hosting, Stadia, Twitch TV, Ryan Wyatt


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


Facebook failed to block 20% of uploaded New Zealand shooter videos

Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos from its site within the first 24 hours after a shooter livestreamed his attack on two New Zealand mosques, killing 50 people. In a series of tweets, Facebook’s Mia Garlick said a total of 1.2 million videos were blocked at the point of upload. Videos that included “praise or support” from the attack were also removed, she said, using a mix of automated technologies — like audio detection — and human content moderators. Facebook did not say why the 300...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Islamic State, Social Media, Tech, New Zealand, Photo Sharing, Sheryl Sandberg, World Wide Web, Facebook Twitter, Garlick, Christchurch New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Facebook Newsroom, Ardern, Mia Garlick


F5’s $670M Deal for Nginx Expands Firms’ Control of Web Servers, Apps

Internet users are celebrating the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday this week by reminiscing about early Web technologies like America Online and dial-up modems. But users’ Web experiences—from the 1990s to today’s social media-dominated digital landscape—are only possible with behind-the-scenes Internet infrastructure in place. The value of that infrastructure was highlighted in F5 Networks’ recent announcement that it has agreed to acquire Nginx for $670 million in cash.F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Ng...
Tags: Deals, Security, Cloud, Internet, Cloud Computing, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Www, Cybersecurity, M&a, Data Centers, Api, Seattle, Nginx, World Wide Web


The “splinternet” is already here

Keith Wright Contributor Share on Twitter Keith Wright is a Villanova School of Business instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC and former Senior Vice President for Global Sales Operations for SAP. There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet,” where cyberspace is controlled and regulated by different countries is no lo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, South Korea, Net Neutrality, Internet, Washington, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Censorship, Chief executive officer, Tech


Update: Facebook, Instagram and Messenger were down for many users

Update: Instagram has confirmed that service is now restored via a tweet sent in the early hours of this morning (CET)… Anddddd… we're back. pic.twitter.com/5E8UdlcsPJ — Instagram (@instagram) March 14, 2019 Facebook has yet to tweet confirmation of its return to stable uptime but at the time of writing the service is at least accessible in Europe so it looks to be getting on top of whatever caused the downtime. We’ve reached out to the company for confirmation. Original report fol...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Software, Photo Sharing, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Thomas, Facebook Instagram, Tulane University, Netscout, Naytev, Roland Dobbins


Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are down for many users

At least one security firm thinks the culprit of the Facebook outage could be a border gateway protocol routing leak. Routing internet traffic around the world relies on the border gateway protocol (BGP), which manages how internet traffic is routed the internet. BGP relies on trust between network operators to not send incorrect or malicious data. But mistakes happen, and malformed data can form a “route leak” that leads to confusion over where internet traffic should go, and can lead to mas...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Social Media, Tech, Software, Photo Sharing, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Facebook Instagram, TechCrunch Facebook, Netscout, Naytev, Roland Dobbins


BGP route leak may be to blame for Facebook services outage

At least one security firm thinks the culprit of the Facebook outage could be a border gateway protocol routing leak. Routing internet traffic around the world relies on the border gateway protocol (BGP), which manages how internet traffic is routed the internet. BGP relies on trust between network operators to not send incorrect or malicious data. But mistakes happen, and malformed data can form a “route leak” that leads to confusion over where internet traffic should go, and can lead to mas...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Social Media, Tech, Software, Photo Sharing, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, TechCrunch Facebook, Netscout, Naytev, Roland Dobbins


Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are down for some users

Facebook and its related family of apps appear to be down for most users right now. There’s not much more information to share at this point, but the web is freaking out (as is to be expected). Facebook has confirmed the outage and we’ll update as we get more information. We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. — Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019 The social media managemen...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Social Media, Tech, Software, Photo Sharing, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Facebook Instagram, Naytev


Marking 30 years of the web, Tim Berners-Lee calls for a joint fight against disinformation

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has published an open letter to mark the 30th anniversary of the day — March 12, 1989 — when he submitted his original proposal for an information management system that went on to underpin the birth of online services. The proposal, dubbed “vague but exciting” by his boss at the time, married hypertext with Internet TCP and domain name system ideas. Berners-Lee also had to design and build a web browser and put together the first web serv...
Tags: Security, Europe, Privacy, Tech, Cern, Social Network, World Wide Web, Tim Berners Lee, Berners Lee, TCP, Online Abuse, Web Foundation, Disinformation, Berners Lee s Web Foundation


Facebook’s ad team shoots itself in the foot by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads

Facebook’s gang that couldn’t shoot straight advertising department has made another blunder, this time by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads touting the Senator’s proposal to break up big tech. The offending ads were pulled, , over their use of the Facebook brand in their copy. Meanwhile, other ads that the Senator’s Presidential campaign had run which addressed the plan to unwind various acquisitions by Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet (the parent company of Google) were not removed fr...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Buzzfeed, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Software, Warren, Photo Sharing, Operating Systems, Alphabet, World Wide Web, Facebook Amazon


Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not break anything. Warren’s plan called for regulators to be appointed to oversee the unwinding of several acquisitions that were critical to the development of the core technology that make Alphabet’s Google and the social media giant Facebook so profitable… an...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Technology, Microsoft, US Government, Entrepreneurship, Elizabeth Warren, US, Los Angeles, Social Media, Tech, Walmart, Economy, Companies


Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Google, Amazon and Facebook

The influential Massachusetts Senator and Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has been a longtime critic of the consolidation of economic power by Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Now she’s making their break-up a key component of her Presidential platform. Warren has just released her plan for breaking up big tech, in what seems like a watershed moment for a Democratic nominee. Since Al Gore famously (infamously?) “invented the internet”, Democratic candidates have turned away from seri...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Microsoft, Whole Foods, Internet, Obama, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Google Search, Companies, Artificial Intelligence


Uber is reportedly close to making a tactical exit from India’s food delivery industry

Uber has said adamantly that it won’t exit India (or any more markets) following a hattrick of retreats from China, Russia and Southeast Asia, but does that include its food delivery business? The answer could well be yes. If media reports are right, Uber is on the cusp of a tactical exit from India’s food delivery industry. India’s Economic Times is reporting that Uber is in the final stages of a deal that would see Swiggy, the food delivery service that recently raised $1 billion and expand...
Tags: Food, Uber, Asia, China, Russia, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, Companies, United States, Alibaba, Transport, Tencent, Foodpanda, Zomato, Carsharing


Google says Nest’s secret microphone was ‘never intended to be a secret’

Google said there’s absolutely, positively, nothing to worry about the secret microphone in your Nest Secure smart home hub that it didn’t tell you about. Nope, not at all. Just an oversight, said Google. No need to be alarmed. Everything is just fine. When Google announced earlier this month that its Nest Secure would double-up as a Google Assistant, it sparked anger. Google hadn’t told anyone that the security hub had a microphone inside to begin with. There was no mention of the microphone...
Tags: Google, Privacy, Tech, Spokesperson, Companies, Nest Labs, Websites, Nest, Airline, Singapore Airlines, World Wide Web, Microphone, Google Assistant, Google Home, Nicol Addison


Google acquires cloud migration platform Alooma

Google today announced its intention to acquire Alooma, a company that allows enterprises to combine all of their data sources into services like Google’s BigQuery, Amazon’s Redshift, Snowflake and Azure. The promise of Alooma is that handles the data pipelines and manages for its users. In addition to this data integration service, though, Alooma also helps with migrating to the cloud, cleaning up this data and then using it for AI and machine learning use cases. “Here at Google Cloud, we...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Technology, Enterprise, Tel Aviv, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Cloud Platform, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, SUNNYVALE, Google Cloud, Alooma


Reddit says government data requests more than doubled in 2018

Reddit has said the number of government requests for user data has more than doubled in 2018 than on the previous year. The news and content sharing site said in its latest transparency report, posted Wednesday, it received a 752 requests from governments during the year, up from 310 requests a year earlier. Broken down, that’s 171 requests to preserve account data — up from 79 requests in 2017; and 581 requests to produce user data — up from 231 requests. Reddit said it complied with 77 per...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Politics, Privacy, Government, China, Articles, Tech, Culture, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, President, Tencent, Reddit, Steve Huffman


Startups, demo tables are still available for TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

TechCrunch is known for helping startups get to the next level by providing a platform for them to showcase their work at a demo table. Startup demo tables for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 are still available for any early-stage robotics or AI startup with $3M or less in funding. This is your chance to get your robotics or AI startup the exposure it needs to make connections and grow. Startup demo tables get your company in front of over 1,000 people who are specifically int...
Tags: TC, Stanford, Articles, Blogs, Startup, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Uc-berkeley, TechCrunch, World Wide Web, Startup Company, Business Incubators, Peter Barrett, Verizon Media


Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions A high court in Zimbabwe ended the government’s restrictions on internet and social media last month. After days of intermittent bla...
Tags: Credit Cards, Facebook, Uber, Column, Technology, Money, Maryland, Microsoft, Congress, India, New York City, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Social Media, Tech


Facebook removes hundreds of accounts linked to fake news group in Indonesia

Facebook said today it has removed hundreds of Facebook and Instagram counts with links to an organization that peddled fake news. The world’s fourth largest country with a population of over 260 million, Indonesia is in election year alongside Southeast Asia neighbors Thailand and the Philippines. Facebook said this week it has set up an ‘election integrity’ team in Singapore, its APAC HQ, as it tries to prevent its social network being misused in the lead-up to voting . This Indonesia bust...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Social Media, Tech, Software, Thailand, United States, Philippines, Digital Media, United Nations


FanAI buys Waypoint Media to better track fan engagement for streaming monetization

FanAI, an audience analysis platform for eSports and streaming, is buying New York-based Waypoint Media to improve its analytics tools for eSports players and streamers. The deal means that Waypoint’s Twitch Middleware API and the “Raven” tracking and URL shortener will be added to FanAI’s product portfolio. The middleware tech has the ability to track every unique registered Twitch viewer so streamers can monitor average watch time, median watch time, and channel engagement. Financial ter...
Tags: TC, New York, Internet, Tech, Ceo, Api, Twitch, Esports, World Wide Web, Video Hosting, Kevin, Hsu, Twitch TV, Waypoint, Kevin Hsu, Online Platforms


Tickets are almost sold out for the TechCrunch Winter Party — buy yours before they’re gone

On February 8, less than two weeks from today, the cream of the Bay Area’s early-stage startup community will descend on Galvanize to celebrate everything great and small about tech startups at the 2nd Annual TechCrunch Winter Party. Tickets to this popular Silicon Valley soiree are in big demand and short supply. Lucky for you, we just released the fifth round of tickets. They’re available on a strictly first-come-first-served basis, so if you want to join us for an unforgettable night of fun a...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Events, Blogs, Tech, Digital Media, Silicon Valley, Websites, World Wide Web, Bay Area, Galvanize, Tech Startups, Tehama St San Francisco CA, TechCrunch Winter Party, TechCrunch 2nd Annual Winter Party, August Capital SV Angel and Uncork Capital We


Amazon has paused sales of its Echo Wall Clock due to connectivity issues

Amazon launched an Echo Wall Clock before the end of the last year but, less than a month later, things aren’t running to schedule. The e-commerce giant has paused the sale of the $30 Alexa-powered smart clock after a number of customers reported connectivity issues, according to The Verge. The clock is still listed on Amazon but, as of Tuesday, it is “currently unavailable.” “We’re aware that a small number of customers have had issues with connectivity. We’re working hard to address this an...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Publishing, Tech, Computing, Amazon Echo, Microwave, Alexa, World Wide Web, Clock, Amazon Alexa


Fresh tickets and New VC partners for the TechCrunch Winter Party

We’ve got a double dose of exciting news for you, startup fans. First, we’re thrilled to announce that investment firms August Capital, SV Angel and Uncork Capital have partnered with us for the 2nd Annual TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize on February 8. And second, today we released into the wild another fresh, though limited, batch of tickets. If you haven’t snagged a ticket to this Silicon Valley shindig, take heed. This is the fourth week we’ve released tickets, and they’ve been flying of...
Tags: TC, Business, San Francisco, Events, Blogs, Tech, Aol, Silicon Valley, TechCrunch, World Wide Web, Startup Company, Sv Angel, Galvanize, Winter Party, Tehama St San Francisco CA, TechCrunch Winter Party


Youth-run agency AIESEC exposed over 4 million intern applications

AIESEC, a non-profit that bills itself as the “world’s largest youth-run organization,” exposed more than four million intern applications with personal and sensitive information on a server without a password. Bob Diachenko, an independent security researcher, found an unprotected Elasticsearch database containing the applications on January 11, a little under a month after the database was first exposed. The database contained “opportunity applications” contained the applicant’s name, gender, ...
Tags: Security, Europe, Technology, Christmas, Tech, Eu, European Union, Sms, Data Protection, Data Security, World Wide Web, Elasticsearch, General Data Protection Regulation, Stahl, AIESEC, Canadia



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