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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

‘4 Startups Revolutionizing Social Commerce’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “4 Startups Revolutionizing Social Commerce”.Michoel Ogince says, “In 2010 Mark Zuckerberg said, “If I had to guess, social commerce is next to blow up.” He was right. Social media has changed the way we shop online, and the statistics confirm it. About 81% of consumers receive advice from friends and family relating to a product purchase through a social networking site. And the majority — about 74 % — of consumers rely on social networks to guide their purchases”.4 Startups Revolutionizing Social Commerce... [...]

‘Facebook Will Disappear by 2020, Says Analyst’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Facebook Will Disappear by 2020, Says Analyst”.Sam Laird says, “Facebook‘s sliding stock price has at least one hedge fund manager predicting a dismal decade ahead for the social network.“In five to eight years they are going to disappear in the way that Yahoo has disappeared,” Ironfire Capital founder Eric Jackson told the CNBC show Squawk on the Street on Monday”.Facebook Will Disappear by 2020, Says Analyst Mashable.com [...]

‘How to Get the Gmail Address You Want’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “How to Get the Gmail Address You Want”.Chelsea Stark says, “So you want to sign up for Gmail (or change your username), but the Holy Grail of email addresses — [email protected] — is taken.With more than 350 million users, it’s hard to grab a unique username on Gmail these days — especially one you can use for the long run. (Sorry [email protected], it’s just not going to work out.)”.How to Get the Gmail Address You Want Mashable.com [...]

‘Amazon Publishing Acquires Family-Owned Book Publisher’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Amazon Publishing Acquires Family-Owned Book Publisher”.Lauren Indvik says, “Amazon’s publishing division has acquired Avalon Books for an undisclosed sum, both companies announced shortly after the market close Monday.The acquisition gives Amazon the rights to publish 3,000 backlist books primarily in the romance, mystery and western genres, none of which are yet available as digital editions. Holly Jacobs, Carolyn Hughey and Carolyn Brown are among the imprint’s better-known authors”.Amazon Publishing Acquires... [...]

‘Internet Explorer Coming to Xbox’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Internet Explorer Coming to Xbox”.Christina Warren says, “At E3 2012, Microsoft announced its plans to help complete a chapter it helped open more than 15 years ago with WebTV: Internet Explorer is coming to the Xbox.Game consoles have had web browsers since the days of the Dreamcast, but the experience has remained resolutely terrible. Microsoft is hoping to change that by integrating Kinect Voice actions with the browser, as well as making your smartphone or tablet a remote control that can control the page you’re on”.The... [...]

‘The Beginner’s Guide to Tumblr’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “The Beginner’s Guide to Tumblr”.Christine Erickson says, “Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform that churns out more than 64 million posts daily. There are 57.5 million blogs on Tumblr, which might seem intimidating to anyone not already using it.Tumblr could be useful to you for many reasons, depending on what you’re looking to get out of it, for example, inspiration, scrapbooking, communication or a portfolio”.The FTC’s privacy cases against Google and Facebook have”.The Beginner’s Guide to Tumblr Mashable.com [...]

‘Social Media Companies: A Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Social Media Companies: A Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]”.Chris Taylor says, “So you’re new to this whole social media thing. Maybe you’re savvy enough to know your Facebook from yourTwitter, your Pinterest from your Spotify. But what about Tagged? Xing? Futubra? Where do they fit into the social media ecosystem? Just learning their names is enough to make your head spin, let alone how large they are or what kind of numbers they’re pulling down.Never fear. Mashable has got you covered.This comprehensive infographic... [...]

‘Twitter to Top $1 Billion in Ad Revenue in 2014 [REPORT]’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Twitter to Top $1 Billion in Ad Revenue in 2014 [REPORT]”.Lauren Indvik says, “Twitter is expected to bring in more than $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2014, according to a report.Two people “with knowledge of the matter,” who are apparently irked at some analysts’ low forecasts, toldBloomberg that ad revenue would be “at least” $1 billion before the company’s ninth birthday. By comparison, eight-year-old Facebook generated more than $3 billion in ad revenue in 2011”.The FTC’s privacy cases against... [...]

‘It’s Facebook Election Week: How You Can Vote on Your Privacy’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “It’s Facebook Election Week: How You Can Vote on Your Privacy”.Kate Freeman says, “It’s time to exercise your democratic right — not at the ballot booth, but on Facebook.The social network is calling on users to vote on which privacy rules will govern the site. As in most elections, you only really have two choices: the current documents, or new ones drawn up with the help of user feedback.So what’s different about the new privacy rules? Comparing the current and new rules side-by-side”.The FTC’s privacy... [...]

‘FTC: We’ve Protected the Privacy of a Billion People’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “FTC: We’ve Protected the Privacy of a Billion People”.Lance Ulanoff says, “In an era where partisan bickering in Washington has created dysfunctional and ineffective gridlock, the Federal Trade Commission may be an island of bi-partisan accomplishment.At least, that’s how FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz sees it.In a wide-ranging discussion with All Thing D’s Walt Mossberg at the 10th annual D tech and business conference, Leibowitz described the FTC as “about as bipartisan as you can get.”The FTC’s privacy cases against... [...]