Twitter asks advertisers to stay with it as it pitches new original series

May 2, 2017

Image: kerry flynn/mashable Sit down. Be humble. Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s latest hit “Humble” blasted in the background. A giant screen wrapping around a circular room showed an iPhone that displayed tweets. This was the beginning of Twitter’s first-ever NewFront, a presentation dedicated to wooing advertisers. .@jack: “Thank you for choosing our event instead of the Met Gala.” @twitter #newfronts pic.twitter.com/TIxLHdFYWG Kerry Flynn (@kerrymflynn) May 1, 2017 And Dorsey restated his…

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RIP: Yik Yak

April 30, 2017

RIP.Image: Ronald Lizik/AP/REX/Shutterstock Yik Yak has been on its last legs for a while, and now the end is officially here. The anonymous, location-based messaging app that rose to popularity in 2014 will “begin winding down” over the next week, Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington wrote in a blog post Friday. Square yup, the Jack Dorsey-led payments company acquired some of the Yik Yak engineering team for…

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Crunch Report | Elon Musks Tunnel Vision Gets Rendered

April 30, 2017

Watch how Elon Musks Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster Cloudera and Carvana, techs next two IPOs, both price at $15 per share Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesEdited & Hosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed:Joe ZolnoskiTeleprompter:Joe Zolnoski Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail…

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Get the right camera for shooting 360 video

April 23, 2017

Image: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Samsung Yes, those 360-degree videos you see sometimes on YouTube and Facebook are purty, not just because they’re new and shiny, but because they’re more immersive than even the most stunning two-dimensional Instagram images. But how do those video wizards create them, you may ask? Although some of those videos were definitely created using very expensive and sophisticated cameras, it’s absolutely possible to create your…

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