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Twitter Sees Two More Exec Departures, Including VP Of Engineering Jeremy Gordon

 Two more executives have left Twitter: Jeremy Gordon, the vice president of engineering, and Adam Kinney, a senior manager who led the company’s analytics team. The news was first reported in CNBC. That report also cited an unnamed source who claimed that some of the company’s engineers are concerned about a lack of clarity in…Read More…

Bitstrips Closes $8M Series B As It Launches Custom Emoji App, Bitmoji

 What happens when stickers and emoji collide in a bespoke mash-up that uses your own self-image as the canvas? Bitmoji happens that’s what: a new Android and iOS app from personalized comic strips app Bitstrips that lets you create a custom avatar to star in personalized stickers. Read MoreRead More…

SA startup creates app to help fight Ebola

As everyone knows, the current Ebola crisis in West Africa is about as serious as things can get. It is estimated that more than 10 000 people have been infected with the deadly virus, and aid workers around the world are doing everything they can to help. However, these aid workers also need help in…Read More…

Tumblr Rolls Out Auto-Playing Video Ads To Users’ Dashboards

 Tumblr’s auto-playing video ads will begin rolling out to users’ dashboards today, in a pilot program that includes participation from ten big-name brands such as CW, Lexus, Universal, JCPenney, and Hulu, and others. The video ad test follows last week’s news of an updated video player offering auto-play capabilities, and looping, “Vine-like” videos. The new…Read More…

  • By Sarah Perez
  • Posted in Software
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SingldOut Raises $600K Seed Round To Get Science And Romance On The Same Page

 SingldOut, the platform that uses genetic chemistry to determine a romantic match, has just announced that it has closed a $600k seed round. The round lends much more credibility to the formerly bootstrapped company, which is taking a markedly d…Read More…

Nexmo Announces Verify, An API To Help Developers Confirm Users’ Phone Numbers

 Nexmo, a company that sells telecom services to developers, announced an early release of its new product ‘Verify’ today, a tool to help apps confirm the phone numbers, and therefore verify the identity of their users. Verify will formally launch in November, but developers can take part in an early-release program if they are in…Read More…

  • By Alex Wilhelm

Yelp Buys Cityvox To Build Out Restaurant And Nightlife Reviews In France

 Yelp continues with its march across Europe to build up its reach in local listings in the region. Today, the company announced the acquisition of Cityvox, a reviews site in France that focuses on restaurants and nightlife and “providing great consumer insights for businesses ranging from restaurants and brassieres to cinemas and clubs, basically any business falling into…Read More…

Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, India Powering Next Wave Of App Growth, Says App Annie

 A new report by mobile app analytics firm, App Annie, and mobile content and commerce association MEF, has identified Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and India as the next growth markets for app publishers — with rates of app downloads in these five markets growing substantially between Q3 2013 and Q3 2014. Read MoreRead More…

Twitter’s Next Targets For Monetization Are Logged-Out And Casual Visitors

 Twitter reported 284 million average monthly active users in its Q3 earnings today, but with growth down over the last month, the company diverted attention away from MAUs during its call by focusing on another, much bigger number: that of Twitter visitors who are either “logged out” or not registered at all. “Are they monetiseable?”…Read More…

  • By Ingrid Lunden

Twitter Has No Short-Term Plans To Monetize Vine

Twitter has no short-term plans to monetize Vine, a social product that it purchased in its infancy. The information was shared during the company’s earnings call, following a quarterly financial report that included stronger-than-expected third-quarter performance but soft guidance and user growth that investors found troubling. Twitter is down more than 10 percent in after-hours…Read More…

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