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Leaked documents show how police used social media and private Slack channels to track George Floyd protesters

Leaked documents show how law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody. Police exchanged protesters' Twitter handles, monitored protest plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept lists of people who responded to protest events on Facebook, the documents show. Records also show law enforcement focusing heavily on perceived threats against officers' lives pos...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Fbi, Department Of Homeland Security, Facebook Snapchat, George Floyd

Here's an exclusive look at the pitch deck a former Googler used to raise $2.1 million for his augmented reality marketplace Poplar

Augmented reality marketplace Poplar has raised $2.1 million. CEO David Ripert, a first-time entrepreneur who left Google in 2018 to start Poplar, began fundraising in January and closed the round in mid-May. Augmented reality remains a nascent space, but Ripert said brands and customers are taking a greater interest in everything from virtually trying on products to branded face filters. We got a look at Poplar's redacted pitch deck. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Augmen...
Tags: Google, UK, US, Trends, Brent Hoberman, Facebook Snapchat, Poplar, Ripert, Fuel Ventures, David Ripert, TikTok Poplar, Haatch Ventures Ascension Ventures, MG Motors Disney Universal Music

Meet 18 firms solving companies' giant problems selling and advertising on Amazon

Amazon has the third-largest advertising business after Google and Facebook. As Amazon's ad business grows, a number of third-party tech companies and agencies have emerged to help marketers navigate the e-commerce giant. Business Insider identified 18 of the most important ones that help marketers run ads and help sellers manage their e-commerce strategies and logistics. Click here for more BI Prime stories. A new crop of companies wants to cash in on Amazon. The e-commerce giant's advertisi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Maryland, Microsoft, Ebay, Boston, Samsung, Trends, Adidas, Walmart, Intel, Duracell, Meyer, Philips, Seattle

Will the Pandemic Inspire Silicon Valley to Do Good?

The global pandemic "has stirred up a missionary zeal throughout Silicon Valley," writes Bloomberg: Apple and Google put aside a decadelong rivalry to form an alliance to track the spread of infections. Facebook and are procuring millions of masks for health care workers. Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million and Jack Dorsey $1 billion. In other corners of the Valley, people are developing test kits and possible vaccines, as well as software to treat the social and economic maladies...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Bay Area, Valley, Lu, UCSF Medical Center, Facebook Snapchat, Barbieri

Instagram uses its power to put Coronavirus tips atop feed

Instagram is embracing its potential as a news source, employing its ubiquity to distribute Coronavirus prevention techniques through a new call-out at the top of its homescreen feed. In some countries, Instagram will show a link to information from the World Health Organization and local health ministries along with a message like this: “Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus: See the latest information from the World Health Organization so you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. — Go t...
Tags: Health, Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, UK, Instagram, Nbc, Washington Post, Government, Tech, Snapchat, World Health Organization, WSJ, Facebook Snapchat, Coronavirus

Who's running Mike Bloomberg's secretive agency, Netflix's 'postmortem' emails, and Google's advertising push for Maps

Hi! Welcome to the Advertising and Media Insider newsletter. I'm Tanya Dua, a senior advertising reporter filling in for Lucia this week. If you're new to this email, sign up for your own here. Send me tips or feedback at [email protected] Before I get into the past week's news, a plug: We're publishingBusiness Insider's inaugural list of rising stars of brand marketing. Learn more and submit your ideas by Feb. 28 here and feel free to email me with any questions. Now, onto the news. As...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, NFL, Trends, CMO, Bloomberg, Netflix, Edelman, Google Maps, Donald Trump, Burger King, Coke, Viacom, Lucia, Hershey

Meet the former Facebook CMO who's leading Mike Bloomberg's Hawkfish, the best-connected tech and data firm in politics

Mike Bloomberg started Hawkfish, data-driven startup, in 2019 to help the Democratic Party compete with Republicans across the country. The firm gained attention when the former New York City mayor announced his candidacy, and its primary goal is to elect Bloomberg. Business Insider spoke to several Hawkfish employees and advisors, who provided a picture of the organization now run by former Facebook CMO Gary Briggs. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2019, before former N...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York City, Trends, CMO, Bloomberg, Iowa, Michael Bloomberg, Briggs, Viacom, WPP, Democratic Party, Facebook Google, Mike Bloomberg, Facebook Snapchat, Gary Briggs

A $1 slice of Apple, WeWork's $2 million settlement, and Michael Bloomberg's ad spree

Hello! Imagine the following scenario: You're a first time investor who wants to start trading on a fancy new app you've downloaded to your iPhone. But your dream investment, Apple, has a stock price of around $310, more than the $200 you've put aside to start investing. Enter: fractional-share trading. As Dan DeFrancesco and Rebecca Ungarino report this week: At a time when some of the most popular stocks are at all-time highs, fractional-share trading allows customer exposure to companies they...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Texas, Wall Street, Boston, Amc, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Rebecca, Netflix, Healthcare, Pimco

Bloomberg is hiring from places like Facebook, Snapchat, and Viacom as he throws unlimited money at his campaign

Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign and his secretive data firm, Hawkfish, have also been hiring at a rapid pace to win the Democratic Party nomination and beat Donald Trump. The list of agencies working for Bloomberg now includes Horizon Media, Dentsu, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and Oberland. Hawkfish and Bloomberg have hired former tech executives at Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and Viacom. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Mike Bloomberg has spent over $400 million on advertising...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Americas, Trends, Bloomberg, Vogue, Donald Trump, Briggs, Viacom, Business Insider, Jonathan Jarvis, Democratic Party, Mike Bloomberg, Facebook Snapchat, Jeff Goodby

Michael Bloomberg is hiring from places like Facebook, Snapchat, and Viacom as he throws unlimited money at his campaign

Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign and his secretive data firm, Hawkfish, have also been hiring at a rapid pace to win the Democratic Party nomination and beat Donald Trump. The list of agencies working for Bloomberg now includes Horizon Media, Dentsu, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and Oberland. Hawkfish and Bloomberg have hired former tech executives at Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and Viacom. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Mike Bloomberg has spent over $400 million on advertising...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Americas, NFL, Trends, Bloomberg, Vogue, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Briggs, Viacom, Business Insider, Jonathan Jarvis, Democratic Party, Mike Bloomberg

What is Social Commerce?

If the past holiday season was any indication, social commerce is set to surge in the 2020s. According to research from, a social media advertising automation platform, consumers are now shopping via social media. And social advertising influences their purchases. So, what exactly does social commerce include? A Simple Definition Social commerce is the term for the buying and selling of items and services on social media networks. Back in 2015, Small Business Trends noticed the gro...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Sales, Social Media, Social Commerce, Facebook Instagram, Instagram Pinterest, Facebook Shop, Facebook Snapchat, Pinterest Buyable Pins, Pinterest YouTube, Facebook Marketplace Product Pins, Instagram What Works in Social Commerce, Pinterest Partners

Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils another foldable phone

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. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands-on: This is more like it When the Galaxy Fold was finally released to the public after numerous delays, the device came swaddled in warnings. It was a long list, and not exactly a vote of confidence for those who just dropped $2,000 on an unproven device. Announced almost exact...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, UK, Hardware, Nokia, Samsung, Tech, Ofcom, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Battery Ventures, Reuters, Facebook Snapchat, Brian Heater, Chelsea Stoner

UK names its pick for social media ‘harms’ watchdog

The UK government has taken the next step in its grand policymaking challenge to tame the worst excesses of social media by regulating a broad range of online harms — naming the existing communications watchdog, Ofcom, as its preferred pick for enforcing rules around ‘harmful speech’ on platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok in future. Last April the previous Conservative-led government laid out populist but controversial proposals to legislate to lay a duty of care on Internet platf...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Privacy, Government, Social Media, Tech, Digital Media, Ofcom, United Kingdom, Home Office, User Generated Content, Damian Collins

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel made a bold call that TikTok could become bigger than Instagram because it focuses on talent and not likes

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told the DLD conference in Germany on Sunday that short-form video app TikTok has an edge over Instagram because its content is driven by "talent" rather than a quest for social status. Consequently he said the app could grow faster and become bigger than Instagram, which dominates social media apps along with Facebook. Instagram has been trying to move away from its reputation of being a shallow, status-oriented platform, enforcing changes like removing public like coun...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Germany, Trends, Munich, Evan Spiegel, Louisiana, Facebook Instagram, SPIEGEL, Facebook Snapchat, Adam Mosseri, Snapchat Spiegel, Tiktok, DLD, Snapchat Evan Spiegel, Lasso Spiegel

How Esports Attracts Investors

The world of competitive video gaming, better known as ‘Esports’ is now said to be worth over £840 million and with great power comes great responsibility. The total audience in 2021 is predicted to reach 557 million people and for investors this translates into a captive audience, 557 million sitting ducks, providing multiple different revenue streams. What is Esports? In order to understand how esports attracts investors it is important to understand what it is! Esports is an acronym for El...
Tags: Startups, Japan, New York, Instagram, NFL, Fifa, Tokyo, Drake, Esports, Others, Michael B Jordan, Konami, Facebook Snapchat, Tej Kohli, Newzo Furthermore esports, Aubery Graham

Facebook considers political ad limits after Twitter and Google take action

Facebook has encountered serious backlash for the way it’s chosen to go about dealing with political ads – in some cases allowing ones that purposefully told blatant lies. Zuckerberg has fallen back on the ‘free speech’ argument, implying it’s not the company’s role to dictate which ads run on the platform. Many aren’t buying it. Since recent attacks on Facebook, Snapchat has verified it will fact-checks ads while Google imposed strict limits on ad targeting, and Twitter banned political ads alt...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Insider, Facebook Google, Facebook Snapchat

Unlike Facebook, Snapchat will fact-check political ads

With just over a year left until the 2020 US presidential elections, social media giants are preparing by updating their policies around the spread of misinformation and political advertising. Last month, Facebook released a bunch of new tools to better “protect the democratic process,” while Twitter completely banned political ads altogether, and now Evan Spiegel, Snap’s CEO, said his company will fact-check and review all ads on the platform.  “We subject all advertising to review, including p...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, US, Social Media, Tech, Cnbc, SPIEGEL, Facebook Snapchat, Evan Spiegel Snap

Snapchat goes after retailers and DTC brands with new Dynamic Ads

Snap today is announcing a new kind of advertising product, Dynamic Ads, that will help it to better attract ad dollars from retail, e-commerce, and other direct-to-consumer brands — a group that today thrives on Instagram. With Dynamic Ads, advertisers can now automatically create ads in real-time based on extensive product catalogs that may contain hundreds of thousands of products. These ads are then served to Snapchat users based on their interests using a variety of templates provided by...
Tags: Social, TC, Ecommerce, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Advertising, Brands, Tech, E-commerce, Snapchat, Retail, Ads, Adtech, Snap, Facebook Snapchat, Direct To Consumer

TikTok users are surprised to find themselves in ads for the app

Elijah Jay is wants nternet stardom, almost anywhere he can get it, just not as a TikTok salesman. But that’s exactly what he became when the social media company used one of his videos in an ad that ran on Snapchat. Jay's video, in which he performs a balloon-swallowing stunt, has been seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers on TikTok, the Chinese social video platform. He just never signed up to do it as part of TikTok’s advertising. In August, Jay says he started receiving messages from f...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, China, Advertising, Los Angeles, Snapchat, Services, Jay, Cicero, Delmondo, Facebook Snapchat, Snapchat Instagram, Nick Cicero, Shogo, Tiktok, Elijah Jay

Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, over half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov who they saw as mismanaging the company. But Yusupov then fired three core supporters of the mutiny, leading to a downward spiral of morale that mirrors HQ’s plummeting App Store rank. TechCrunch spoke to multiple sources familiar with HQ Trivia’s inter...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Video, China, Funding, Tech, Vine, Jeremy, Lightspeed Venture Partners, TechCrunch, Lightspeed

HQ Trivia replaces Quiz Daddy Scott Rogowsky

Quiz Khalifa aka Host Malone aka Trap Trebek aka HQ Trivia’s Scott Rogowsky has been pushed out of the live mobile gaming startup. The two split due to disagreements about Rogowsky attempting to take a second full-time job hosting sports streaming service DAZN’s baseball show ChangeUp while moving to only hosting HQ on weekends, TMZ first reported. HQ wanted someone committed to their show. Now HQ co-founder and CEO Rus Yusupov confirms to TechCrunch that Rogowsky will no longer host HQ Trivia. ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Cbs, Talent, Trivia, Richards, Facebook Snapchat, Colin Kroll, Matt Richards, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, DAZN, Yusupov

Dual scale tape measures/Gmail tips/Papier

Dual scale tape measures In my ongoing campaign to make myself literate in metric (used everywhere in the world except the US), as much as possible I try to measure only in metric. I got a Komelon dual scale measuring tape (both metric and inches on one side) and after a month or so, I can think in metric. I really like Komelon measuring tapes because they are inexpensive but high quality. They have four in different sizes in dual scale from 3.5m/12ft for only $5, to a 9m/30ft for $8.50. The 9-m...
Tags: US, Lifestyle, Hawaii, Gizmodo, Indiewire, KK, Facebook Snapchat, Recomendo, Komelon, KK Gmail, LinkedIn This Consumer Reports

We finally started taking screen time seriously in 2018

At the beginning of this year, I was using my iPhone to browse new titles on Amazon when I saw the cover of “How to Break Up With Your Phone” by Catherine Price. I downloaded it on Kindle because I genuinely wanted to reduce my smartphone use, but also because I thought it would be hilarious to read a book about breaking up with your smartphone on my smartphone (stupid, I know). Within a couple of chapters, however, I was motivated enough to download Moment, a screen time tracking app recommende...
Tags: Psychology, Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Android, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Pinterest, Stanford, Tech, Smartphone, Reddit, Moment, Tim Kendall, Screen Time

Psychology Around the Net: November 17, 2018

Ever wonder if there’s an actual psychology behind our love of the taste of coffee? Why social media can increase loneliness, rather than combat it? If writing your own eulogy could help you sort out your life? Wonder no more — it’s all here in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! The Funny Psychology of Why We Love the Taste of Coffee: According to a new study from Northwestern University, those of us who love coffee aren’t less sensitive to its bitter taste (which, at first, would make se...
Tags: Psychology, Instagram, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, UC Santa Barbara, Swansea University, Hunter College, Pavlov, Facebook Snapchat, Taste of Coffee, Michael Gurven, Melody Wilding, Melissa G Hunt

Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment

The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at best suggestive. A new experimental study out of Penn State, however, directly links more social media use to worse emotional states, and less use to better. To be clear on the terminology here, a simple survey might ask people to self-report that using Instagram makes them feel bad. A ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Depression, Hunt, Penn State, Facebook Snapchat, Melissa Hunt

Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds

Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram may not be great for personal well-being. The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased depression and loneliness.
Tags: Instagram, Facebook Snapchat

Social media use increases depression and loneliness

Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram may not be great for personal well-being. In the first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms, Melissa G. Hunt of the University of Pennsylvania shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased depression and loneliness.
Tags: Instagram, University of Pennsylvania, Facebook Snapchat, Melissa G Hunt

What Happens When The Great Thinking Of The World Is Reduced To Being Expressed In Tweets?

So, what happens when people stop writing letters? Or when books become less central to society—a tangential diversion or eccentricity—less important than movies, which are less important than the premium cable channels, which are less important than Netflix and Amazon Prime, which are less important than video games, all of which together are less important than social media? What happens when our writers and thinkers express themselves through Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter instead of on the ...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Netflix, Ideas, Facebook Snapchat, Fall 2018

Creative video company Jellysmack lands $14 mln Series A

Jellysmack, a creative video company, has raised $14 million in Series A funding. Highland Europe led the round. PRESS RELEASE (New York, NY) September 26, 2018 — Jellysmack, one of the fastest growing video companies in today’s digital and social media landscapes, has secured a $14 million Series A financing round led by growth equity investor Highland Europe, with participation from Interplay Ventures and Seed Round Investors Partech and OneragTime. The investment comes as the newly-rebranded ...
Tags: Europe, New York, Los Angeles, Trends, Tumblr, Highland Europe, Facebook Snapchat, Partech, VC Deals, Facebook Watch, Tony Zappala, Mashable Studios, Keli Network, Interplay Ventures, Jellysmack, Instagram Jellysmack

Happy National Voter Registration Day. Here's how to register to vote online

Facebook, Snapchat and others make it possible to click a mouse or tap a screen and register to vote. We show how to do it.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Facebook Snapchat