Facebook is once again putting the $41 billion computer network industry to shame: Facebook has produced yet another computer network innovation that will once again floor the $41 billion network tech industry.And Facebook will again share it with the world for free, putting commercial network tech vendors on notice.
Twitter COO Adam Bain is stepping down, CFO Anthony Noto takes over: Twitter today is announcing that one of its longtime executives, Adam Bain, is stepping down from his post of chief operating officer. Anthony Noto, the company’s chief financial officer, will take over the COO responsibility on top of his current work while Twitter looks for a new CFO.
LinkedIn makes it easier for businesses to send sponsored direct messages: LinkedIn users can now create Sponsored InMail messages using its campaign manager, the company announced today. The LinkedIn Campaign Manager can be used to track metrics and the performance of Sponsored InMail as well as text ads and sponsored content.
Facebook made a new Snapchat clone for Brazil because why not: If you were wondering if Facebook is finally growing weary with trying to copy Snapchat, the answer, it seems, is: not even close.The social network launched a new app in Brazil on Tuesday that looks like yet another near-perfect Snapchat clone.
Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook: To some extent I’m using “Facebook” here as a stand-in for the half-dozen large and influential message boards and social-media platforms where Americans now congregate to discuss politics, but Facebook’s size, reach, wealth, and power make it effectively the only one that matters. And, boy, does it matter.
ESPN hacks Facebook links to look like native video: From paying celebs to post articles to experimenting with live stunts, some publishers are attempting to monetize their Facebook pages by any means possible. ESPN, which has already pulled back from Instant Articles so it can monetize users on its own platforms, displays a play button in the thumbnail image for some of the static links it posts on Facebook.
Inside Burberry’s restructuring plan: Burberry, in the midst of a massive restructuring, has yet to reap financial benefits from its efforts to right the ship. On Wednesday, the British fashion house posted another dismal earnings result, this time for its half-year report. Overall revenue slipped another 4 percent to $1.4 billion, while adjusted profits slipped 24 percent to $181 million during the six-month period ending on September 30.
How Facebook, Twitter Helped Lead Trump to Victory: America just endured its first presidential election in which the majority of the electorate got its news from social media. And the outcome is already prompting soul searching by the companies that shaped it.
Argos Christmas Yetis on Ice Skates: British online retailer Argos is running a Christmas advertising campaign featuring five eight-foot-tall neon yetis, skating through the streets of a snowy town on ice-skates to deliver Christmas goods at extraordinary speed.