Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

 Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it’s giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their content. Today Facebook launches Facebook Creator, offering influencers Live Creative Kit for adding intros and outros to broadcasts, a unified inbox of Facebook and Instagram comments plus Messenger… […]

Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches “Lies”

 At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 conference, and scored a full-time engineering gig as the social network’s go-to teen. Over the past three years, he helped Facebook try to crack the middle school […]

LinkedIn launches Career Advice to connect you with a professional mentor

LinkedIn is expanding its efforts across the Economic Graph to help its more than 530 million members maximize their professional relationships. On Wednesday, the company announced Career Advice, a peer-to-peer mentorship program. At launch, it’s going to be available in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and India, but there are plans to expand globally […]

Bing launches 2017 Black Friday ads, expands list of delivery services for package-tracking search feature

Bing also announced new weather and sports-related search updates and a photo contest. The post Bing launches 2017 Black Friday ads, expands list of delivery services for package-tracking search feature appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, […]

Twitter launches lower-cost subscription access to its data through new Premium APIs

 Twitter tried to mend its relationship with developers earlier this year with the launch of a new API platform which focused on streamlining APIs and the promise of additional tiers of access. Twitter said it would offer free APIs for testing ideas, self-serve access, as well as paid access for increased functionality, in addition to […]

Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events

 Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can’t match. Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest of the members and moderated by the admins. In essence, these collaborative Stories will work like a private hashtag so multiple people […]

Amazon’s Alexa expands to Japanese as the Echo launches in Japan

Amazon has announced that its smart Echo speakers and voice-activated Alexa digital assistant are now available in Japan by invitation. The ecommerce giant recently revealed that Alexa and the Echo would be coming to Japan this year, after they were rolled out in India last month. Coinciding with the limited launch, Amazon is also opening the […]

Coffee Meets Bagel launches ephemeral videos

Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel today launched a free video feature. The app has gained a new “question of the day” section that asks users to reveal something about themselves. For each question, Coffee Meets Bagel users have to create a video up to eight seconds long. You can download the latest version now from […]

Adobe launches Launch, its next-gen tag management platform

The new offering allows third-party tool makers to integrate their own features into the open platform. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Israeli VC firm Carmel Ventures rebrands as Viola Ventures and launches new $200 million fund

Israeli venture capital (VC) firm Carmel Ventures is changing its name to Viola Ventures and has announced a new $ 200 million fund. Founded in 2000, Carmel Viola Ventures focuses on early-stage tech investments, and the firm already had more than $ 800 million in assets under management (AUM), spread across four funds. It has […]