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Daily Crunch: Twitter threads are getting easier

Twitter is rolling out a “continue thread” button, ViacomCBS has big plans for its streaming service and Morgan Stanley acquires E-Trade. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 20, 2020. 1. Twitter adds a button so you can thread your shower thoughts Twitter is adding a new feature for mobile users to make it easier to link dispersed tweets together. Per 9to5Mac, the feature — which Twitter tweeted about yesterday — is slowly rolling out to its iOS app. (At the time of writing we spotted it in...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Mobile, Twitter, Europe, Nsa, Tech, Eu, Star Trek, United Kingdom, Cbs, Fitbit, Morgan Stanley, Robinhood, Cbs All Access

As Morgan Stanley buys E-Trade, Robinhood preps social trading

Before it was worth $7.6 billion, the original idea for Robinhood was a stock trading social network. At my kitchen table in San Francisco in 2013, the founders envisioned an app for sharing hot tips to a feed complete with a leaderboard of whose predictions were most accurate. Once they had SEC approval, they pivoted towards the real money maker: letting people buy and sell stocks in the app, and pay to borrow cash to do so. Now seven years later, Robinhood is subtly taking the first steps ...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Finance, San Francisco, Tech, M&a, SEC, Morgan Stanley, Robinhood, Stock Trading, Vlad Tenev, Etrade

Twitter adds a button so you can thread your shower thoughts

Hold that tweet — and add another one. Twitter is adding a new feature for mobile users to make it easier to link dispersed ‘shower thoughts’ together — and another thing styleee. Per 9to5Mac, the feature — which Twitter tweeted about yesterday — is slowly rolling out to its iOS app. (At the time of writing we spotted it in Europe.) The feature lets you pull down as you’re composing a tweet to add to your previous tweet by creating a thread or seeing a ‘continue thread’ option. Tapping on a ...
Tags: Social, Apps, Twitter, Europe, Tweet, Tweets, Social Media, Tech, Jack, Microblogging, Threads, Romain Dillet

Siblings Who Believe Their Family Has A Lower Social Standing Are More Likely To Experience Mental Health Difficulties

By Sofia Deleniv. Twin study suggests perceptions of social standing may be as important as actual socioeconomic status
Tags: Psychology, Social, Mental Health, Developmental, Sofia Deleniv Twin

Hero Conf Austin Keynote Announcement!!

Ogilvy's Dan Bennett will kick off Hero Conf Austin! Dan co-leads the behavioral science practice within Ogilvy Consulting London. See what his keynote's about. Read more at
Tags: Social, Seo, Analytics, Excel, Hero Conf, Ogilvy, Conversion Rate Optimization, Dan Bennett, Hero Conf Austin Keynote Announcement, Conf Austin Dan, Ogilvy Consulting London

Secret’s founder returns with anti-loneliness app Ikaria

“I don’t feel good about that. That sucks” Chrys Bader-Wechseler reflects when asked about the bullying that went down on the anonymous app Secret he co-founded in 2013. After $35 million raised, 15 million users, and a spectacular flame out two years later, the startup was dead. “S ince I left secret I feel alive and aligned with my values and my purpose again.”  But there was one bright side to Secret letting you post without a name or consequences. People opened up, got vulnerable, and...
Tags: Health, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Funding, Tech, Secret, Ryan Hoover, Cto, Headspace, Santa Monica, McDonald, Sean

Facebook prototypes tabbed News Feed with Most Recent & Seen

Facebook may make it easier to escape its ranking algorithm and explore the News Feed in different formats. Facebook has internally prototyped a tabbed version of the News Feed for mobile that includes that the standard Most Relevant feed, the existing Most Recent feed of reverse chronological posts that was previously buried as a sidebar bookmark, and an Already Seen feed of posts you’ve previously viewed feed that historically was only available on desktop via the largely unknown URL facebo...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Facebook News Feed, Facebook Algorithm, Jane Manchun Wong

Facebook asks for a moat of regulations it already meets

It’s suspiciously convenient that Facebook already fulfills most of the regulatory requirements it’s asking governments to lay on the rest of the tech industry. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Brussels lobbying the European Union’s regulators as they form new laws to govern artificial intelligence, content moderation and more. But if they follow Facebook’s suggestions, they might reinforce the social network’s power rather than keep it in check by hamstringing companies with fewer resource...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Isis, Advertising Tech, Government, Tech, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Al Qaeda

The drunken HQ Trivia finale before it shut down was insane

“Not gonna lie. This f*cking sucks. This is the last HQ ever!” yelled host Matt Richards . And it just got crazier from there.The farewell game of HQ Trivia before it shut down last night was a beautiful disaster. The hosts cursed, sprayed champagne, threatened to defecate on the homes of trolls in the chat window, and begged for new jobs. Imagine Jeopardy but Trebek is hyped-up and blacked-out. Yesterday HQ Trivia ran out of money, laid off its 25 employees, and shut down. It was in talks to ...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Wtf, Entertainment, Tech, Humor, Shut Down, Exit, Richards, Trebek, Colin Kroll, Matt Richards

HQ Trivia shuts down after acquisition falls through

HQ Trivia is dead. Today the company laid off its full staff of 25 and will cease operation of its trivia, sports, and word guessing games, a source close to the company confirmed. HQ Trivia had a deal in the works to be acquired, but they buyer pulled out yesterday and investors aren’t willing to fund it any longer, CEO and co-founder Rus Yusupov said in a statement attained by CNN Business’ Kerry Flynn. “We received an offer from an established business to acquire HQ and continue building ...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Entertainment, Tech, Cnn, Deadpool, Shut Down, Exit, Co, Trivia, HQ

Instagram prototypes “Latest Posts” feature

Instagram users who miss the reverse chronological feed might get a new way to see the most recent pics and videos from who they follow. Instagram has been spotted internally prototyping a “Latest Posts” feature. It appears as a pop-up over the main feed and brings users to a special area showing the newest content from their network. Instagram Latest Posts For now, this doesn’t look like a full-fledged “Most Recent” reverse-chronological feed option like what Facebook has for the News Feed...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Wong, Time Well Spent, Jane Manchun Wong, Digital Well-being, Instagram Time Well Spent, Instagram chronological feed

Facebook’s latest experiment is Hobbi, an app to document your personal projects

Facebook is adding another app to its group of experimental projects from the NPE Team, an initiative it announced last year focused on rapidly trying out new ideas in social to see how users react. This week, the team released its fourth app experiment with the launch of Hobbi, a photo and video sharing app designed for documenting your personal projects and hobbies. Though Hobbi takes obvious cues from Pinterest, it’s not just a pinboard of inspirational ideas. Instead, the app is designed to ...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Apps, Pinterest, Instagram, Tech, NPE Team, Tangi, Hobbi, Columbia Belgium Spain

Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings

Facebook has been left red-faced after being forced to call off the launch date of its dating service in Europe because it failed to give its lead EU data regulator enough advanced warning — including failing to demonstrate it had performed a legally required assessment of privacy risks. Late yesterday Ireland’s newspaper reported that the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) had sent agents to Facebook’s Dublin office seeking documentation that Facebook had failed to provide...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Europe, Privacy, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Colombia, United States, Ireland, Data Protection, Dublin

Ever Loved’s funeral marketplace undercuts undertakers

Fifty percent of families are scared they can’t cover the cost of a funeral. They end up overpaying because no one wants to comparison shop amidst a tragedy. That’s why ex-Googler Alison Johnston’s startup Ever Loved built a free funeral crowdfunding tool. Now it’s addressing one of the most expensive parts of saying goodbye: burial. Today Ever Loved launches its online marketplace for caskets, urns, headstones and memorial jewelry. By sidestepping the overhead of a physical funeral home, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Crowdfunding, Washington, La, Funerals, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Silicon Valley, Payments, Costco

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

Facebook will pay Reuters to fact-check Deepfakes and more

Eye-witness photos and videos distributed by news wire Reuters already go through an exhaustive media verification process. Now the publisher will bring that expertise to the fight against misinformation on Facebook. Today it launches the new Reuters Fact Check business unit and blog, announcing that it will become one of the third-party partners tasked with debunking lies spread on the social network. The four-person team from Reuters will review user generated video and photos as well as ne...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Media, Washington, Mexico, Government, Funding, US, Tech, Policy, Wall Street Journal, Baker, Zuckerberg, Reuters, Agence France Presse

Last Chance! Register now for the 2020 PPC Hero Summit

LAST CHANCE to register for the 2020 PPC Hero Summit, a half-day, free online event that starts on Wednesday, February 12th at 11am EST. Read more at
Tags: Social, Training, Seo, Search, Remarketing, Video Series

5 Facebook Ads Tools for Making Creative Design Efficient

Creative design and production can be costly and time-consuming. We have reviewed 5 Facebook Ads tools and features to help. Read more at
Tags: Social, Facebook, Seo, Hero Conf, Facebook Ads Tools

Jam lets you safely share streaming app passwords

Can’t afford Netflix and HBO and Spotify and Disney+…? Now there’s an app specially built for giving pals your passwords while claiming to keep your credentials safe. It’s called Jam, and the questionably legal service launched in private beta this morning. Founder John Backus tells TechCrunch in his first interview about Jam that it will let users save login details with local encryption, add friends you can then authorize to access your password for a chosen service, and broadcast to friend...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Apps, Spotify, Video, Hbo, Media, Privacy, Entertainment, Stanford, Disney, US, Tech, Policy, Netflix

Leaders Show Distinct Body Language Depending On Whether They Gain Authority Through Prestige Or Dominance

By Emma Young. Distinct physical displays let others know how to respond to high-ranking individuals.
Tags: Psychology, Social, Leadership, Emma Young

Social Tips: Facebook Bulk Edits and UTMs

Simplify your work in Facebook with these necessary bulk editing tips. They are relatively simple tools but will save you time when working in the platform. Read more at
Tags: Social, Facebook, Seo

Senators attempt to force Twitter to ban Iranian leadership

Four senators, including Ted Cruz (R-TX), have asserted that, as a consequence of sanctions placed on Iran, Twitter must cease providing its services to Ayatollah Khamenei and other leaders in the country. “The Ayatollah enjoys zero protection from the United States Bill of Rights,” he wrote in a letter to the company. Although the move comes as relations between Iran and the U.S. grow ever more strained following a series of violent incidents connected with the country, it is also attempt...
Tags: Social, Twitter, Obama, Government, White House, Tech, Iran, Policy, United States, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Ayatollah Khamenei, Trump, Northern California, Javad Zarif, Khamenei

Instagram prototypes letting IGTV creators monetize with ads

Instagram may finally let IGTV video makers earn money 18 months after launching the longer-form content hub. Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it has internally prototyped an Instagram Partner Program that would let creators earn money by showing advertisements along with their videos. By giving creators a sustainable and hands-off way to generate earnings from IGTV, they might be inspired to bring more and higher quality content to the destination. The program could potentially work sim...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Advertising Tech, Youtube, Tech, Bloomberg, Instagram Ads, Twitter Facebook, Partner Program, Sarah Frier, Facebook Watch

Twitter-backed ShareChat eyes fantasy sports in India

The growing market of fantasy sports in India may soon have a new and odd entrant: . The local social networking app, which in August last year , has developed a fantasy sports app and has been quietly testing it for six months, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. ShareChat’s fantasy sports app, called Jeet11, allows betting on cricket and football matches and has already amassed more than 120,000 registered users, the sources said. The app, or its website, does not disclose ...
Tags: Google, Social, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Twitter, India, Disney, Tech, Xiaomi, Tencent, Ipl, Sequoia Capital, Virat Kohli, Chennai

Daily Crunch: LinkedIn is getting a new CEO

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. Jeff Weiner will step down as CEO of LinkedIn June 1, product head Ryan Roslansky steps up The changes are LinkedIn’s first big executive shakeup since the company was acquired by Microsoft in 2016. It’s notable that both of the new appointments (Roslansky and new product head Tomer Cohen) involve long...
Tags: Google, Social, Twitter, Enterprise, Microsoft, Linkedin, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Reddit, Jeff Weiner, Google Maps, Illumina, Ancestry, Ama, Koch

Facebook’s use of Onavo spyware faces questions in EU antitrust probe — report

Facebook’s use of the Onavo spyware VPN app it acquired in 2013 — and used to inform its 2014 purchase of the then rival WhatsApp messaging platform — is on the radar of Europe’s antitrust regulator, per a report in the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper reports that the Commission has requested a large volume of internal documents as part of a preliminary investigation into Facebook’s data practices which was announced in December. The WSJ cites people familiar with the matter who told it...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Europe, UK, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Whatsapp, Spyware, United Kingdom, Commission

Tinder to add new features including tools to filter matches, text and photo prompts

In December, dating app Bumble announced new tools to filter match by more than just age and distance. Now, it seems Tinder is poised to do the same. Tinder parent company Match Group this week announced plans to expand its filtering capabilities, alongside other product updates such as new social engagement features and the forthcoming international launch for its interactive in-app experience called “Swipe Night.” The company was light on details about how Tinder’s new filters would work, but ...
Tags: Social, Apps, Europe, Tinder, Tech, Match, Dating Apps, Bumble, Match Group, Ginsberg, OKC, Mandy Ginsberg, Dubey, Noonlight, Shar Dubey, Overall Match Group

How Hoop hit #2 with its Tinder for Snapchat

Snapchat’s developer platform is blowing up as a gateway to teen social app users. Hoop is the latest Snap Kit blockbuster, rocketing to #2 on the overall App Store charts this month with its Tinder -esque swiping interface for discovering people and asking to message with them over Snapchat. Within a week of going viral, unfunded French startup Dazz saw Hoop score 2.5 million downloads. The fact that such a dumbfoundingly simple and already ubiquitous style of app was able to climb the charts...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Developer, Tinder, France, Tech, Snapchat, Dating, Evan Spiegel, App Store

Getting Started With Facebook Dynamic Product Ads

Dynamic Products Ads on Facebook are a great way to take your eCommerce advertising to the next level. Check out this step-by-step setup guide. Read more at
Tags: Social, Facebook, Ecommerce, Seo, Dynamic Remarketing

How Photography Changed The World: Here The Proof

History has shown how photography changed the world and is continuing to change it even to this day. It's a medium of expression in constant movement! The post How Photography Changed The World:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Social, Photography, Society, History, Change, Modern History, Photography Opinion Pieces