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Facebook Told Us to Suck It, for a Change

Attention, haters: you have officially been put on notice by Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Social Media, Software, Nick Clegg, Computing, News Corporation, Social Software, Like Button, Social Information Processing, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, News Media Bargaining Code, Global Affairs Nick Clegg Read


Facebook Promises to Let Users Share News in Australia Again After Negotiations With Government

Facebook will allow users in Australia to read and share news on the social media platform again following negotiations with the Australian government, according to Australia’s treasurer Josh Frydenberg and representatives from Facebook. Who blinked first? That’s a matter of interpretation, it would seem.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Australia, Social Media, Software, Computing, World Wide Web, Social Software, Josh Frydenberg, Social Information Processing, Technology Internet, News Media Bargaining Code, Facebook Promises


Facebook Bans News in Australia and I Feel Fine

As lawmakers in Australia continue to insist on moving forward with legislation to force Facebook to pay publishers for the right to link to their stories, the social network has decided to block users in the country from sharing or viewing news articles on its platform.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Australia, Social Media, Software, Computing, Advertising Revenue, World Wide Web, Social Software, Criticism Of Facebook, Blog Hosting Services, Technology Internet, Facebook Bans News


‘Slow dating’ app Once is acquired by Dating Group for $18M as it seeks to expand its portfolio

Five-year-old ‘slow dating’ app Once has been acquired by the Dating Group, one of the largest companies in the dating world, for $18 million in cash and stock. Dating Group has 73 million registered users across a range of portfolio fatting apps including Dating.com. Clémentine Lalande, co-founder and CEO of Once, will continue leading the company under a 2-year agreement. Fellow Co-founder Jean Meyer retained a stake in the company after departing two years ago. Once has 9 million users on its...
Tags: TC, Europe, Tinder, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Dating, IAC, Bumble, Match.com, Social Software, Clementine, Co-founder, Lalande, Dating Group, Clémentine Lalande


Sources: Hinge Health has raised $310M Series D at a $3B valuation

Hinge Health, the San Francisco-based company that offers a digital solution to treat chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions — such as back and joint pain — has closed a $310 million in Series D funding, according to sources. The round is led by Coatue and Tiger Global, and values 2015-founded Hinge at $3 billion post-money, people familiar with the investment tell me. It comes off the back of a 300% increase in revenue in 2020, with investors told to expect revenue to nearly triple again in 2...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, San Francisco, Tech, Software, United States, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Daniel Perez, Tiger Global Management, Bessemer Venture Partners, Social Software


Instagram revamps its mobile messaging app Threads

Instagram is continuing to develop its standalone messaging app, Threads. Last month, the company to make it possible for users to message everyone, instead of just “close friends,” as its other messaging app, Direct, once did. Today, Instagram is releasing a redesigned version of the Threads app with updated navigation and a Status tab, as well as support for posting photos and videos to your Instagram Story. The changes address some of Threads’ shortcomings in usability. Though the app ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Messaging Apps, Facebook Applications, Social Software, Instagram Story, IGTV Reels


Instagram expands new ‘Guides’ feature to all users

Earlier this year, Instagram launched a new feature called “Guides,” which allowed creators to share tips, resources and other longer-form content in a dedicated tab on their user profiles. Initially, Instagram limited Guides to a select group of creators who were publishing content focused on mental health and well-being. Today, the company says it’s making the format available to all users, and expanding Guides to include other types of content, as well — including Products, Places, and Pos...
Tags: Social, Instagram, Tech, Website, Guides, Software, Social Network, Travel Guides, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Social Software, Like Button, Select, Instagram Shop, Initially Instagram, Snapguide


Instagram expands new ‘Guides’ feature to all users, upgrades Search

Earlier this year, Instagram launched a new feature called “Guides,” which allowed creators to share tips, resources and other longer-form content in a dedicated tab on their user profiles. Initially, Instagram limited Guides to a select group of creators who were publishing content focused on mental health and well-being. Today, the company says it’s making the format available to all users, and expanding Guides to include other types of content, as well — including Products, Places, and Pos...
Tags: Social, Instagram, Tech, Website, Guides, Software, Canada, Ireland, Social Network, Travel Guides, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Social Software, Australia New Zealand, U S U K, Like Button


Plenty of Fish app was leaking users’ hidden names and postal codes

Dating app Plenty of Fish has pushed out a fix for its apps after a security researcher found they were leaking information that users had set to “private” on their profiles. The app was always silently returning users’ first names and Zip postal codes to the app, according to The App Analyst, a mobile expert who writes about his analyses of popular apps on his eponymous blog. The leaking data was not immediately visible to app users, and the data was scrambled to make it difficult to read. But ...
Tags: Security, Apps, Privacy, Tech, Spokesperson, Law Enforcement, Software, IAC, Mobile App, Social Software, TechCrunch Plenty of Fish


Dating.com acquires Dil Mil app for South Asian expats as dating apps consolidate

Following the recent news about the Badoo and Bumble and Badoo exit there is more consolidation in the dating app space. It seems many dating apps are running for the exits ahead of the launch of dating on Facebook. The Dating.com Group – an investment of SDVentures – has acquired Dil Mil, a San Francisco-based dating app for expats from India and other South Asian countries. The acquisition was via a combination of cash and Dating.com Group stock. According to Dating.com, the deal values the co...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Tinder, China, India, New York City, America, San Francisco, Social Media, Ceo, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Vice President, Bumble


Dating.com Group acquires Dil Mil app for South Asian expats as dating apps consolidate

Following the recent news about the Badoo and Bumble and Badoo exit there is more consolidation in the dating app space. It seems many dating apps are running for the exits ahead of the launch of dating on Facebook. The Dating.com Group – an investment of SDVentures – has acquired Dil Mil, a San Francisco-based dating app for expats from India and other South Asian countries. The acquisition was via a combination of cash and Dating.com Group stock. According to Dating.com, the deal values the co...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tinder, China, India, New York City, America, San Francisco, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Vice President, Bumble


WeTransfer is getting weird…

What do you do if you’re a European startup competing against the likes of Box and Dropbox, and are looking to make a splash in international markets like the U.S.? Well, if you’re the Dutch startup WeTransfer (which raised a cool $25 million about three years ago to take the U.S. market by storm), you get weird. Really, really, avant garde-level weird. WeTransfer, Funky Dutch Cousin Of Dropbox And Box, Gets $25M To Go Large In The U.S. The latest overture to the hipsterati is the company’...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud Storage, Tech, Software, United States, Computing, Dropbox, File-sharing, Artist, Michael, Social Software, Tyler, McSweeney, Cloud Applications, Krule


Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd is coming to Disrupt SF

Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd has always done things her own way. Whether it’s standing up for her political beliefs, building a company with fully outsourced engineers or avoiding the usual startup fundraising runaround, Wolfe Herd follows her own instincts in building a business. Which is why we’re super excited to announce that Whitney Wolfe Herd will join us at TC Disrupt SF 2018. Wolfe Herd first came on the scene as a co-founder and VP of Marketing at Tinder, where she he...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Tinder, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, World Wide Web, Social Software, Badoo, Andrey Andreev, Disrupt Sf 2018, Whitney Wolfe Herd


YC-backed Muzmatch definitely doesn’t want to be Tinder for Muslims

 Don’t describe YC-backed Muzmatch’s dating app as a ‘Tinder for Muslims’. Co-founders Shahzad Younas and Ryan Brodie are very clear about what sets their target audience apart from the casual dating/hook-up crowd: a genuine intent to find a partner in order to get married.  Read More
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Y Combinator, Europe, Tinder, Tech, Dating, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Dating Apps, Muslims, Yc, Social Software


Buffer Adds Twitter-Based Customer Service Tools

 Buffer is best known as a scheduling tool to help marketing teams schedule content on social media, but with the acquisition of Respondly they signaled a plan to expand its repertoire to cover customer service users. Buffer’s Respond is a tool to help companies reach its audiences, reply to queries, and monitor what’s being said about them. Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Marketing, Customer Service, Buffer, Social Software, Respondly, Buffer Adds Twitter Based Customer Service Tools


Who’s really shaping the digital future?

The words ‘digital economy’ conjure images of young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs breaking moulds in a world where technology is disruptive. But could the reality be much more mundane and mercantile? When Facebook released “Facebook at work” earlier this year, the social networking goliath laid a huge challenge at the feat of LinkedIn, a powerful incumbent that had until then dominated its corner of the market. The market segment in question – ‘Social Software in the Workplace’ – was recently identi...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Technology, Workplace, Digital, Social Media, Linkedin, NEC, Gartner, Facebook at Work, Forrester, Social Software, Social Sciences, Digital Economy, Gartner Inc, Digital World


Buffer Rejiggers Its Open Salary Formula

 Buffer, a company known for its radical transparency, has reformed its salary algorithm that it uses to calculate the pay of its staff. It’s been several years since Buffer first published its salary list. The company also has an equity chart that anyone can read, and a revenue dashboard that you can use to track its performance. Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Salary, Buffer, Social Software


The Power of Crowds – We Will Gather

One area that Social Media has revolutionised more than any other is crowdsourcing. It was one of the communication shifts that prompted the foundation of Redcatco, and was the topic of my talk at the first Social Media in Business event in the UK. At the time the focus was on sourcing information and ideas; much has changed since then. Crowd Sourcing Crowds – large collections of unrelated people – can be highly effective at providing information to aid decision making. Although, in his book ...
Tags: Twitter, Crowdsourcing, UK, London, Social Media, Tom Watson, Social Software, Nesta, Riotcleanup, Summer Riots, Wewillgather, Cabinet Office, Facebook and Twitter, James Surowiecki, Clay Shirky, Dan Thompson


The Power of Crowds – We Will Gather

One area that Social Media has revolutionised more than any other is crowdsourcing. It was one of the communication shifts that prompted the foundation of Redcatco, and was the topic of my talk at the first Social Media in Business event in the UK. At the time the focus was on sourcing information and ideas; much has changed since then. Crowd Sourcing Crowds – large collections of unrelated people – can be highly effective at providing information to aid decision making. Although, in his book ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Crowdsourcing, UK, London, Social Media, Tom Watson, Lifehacks, Social Software, Nesta, Riotcleanup, Summer Riots, Wewillgather, Cabinet Office, James Surowiecki, Clay Shirky