Jakob Mjöbring

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Vi är inte så ytliga som sociala medier vill få oss till – det bara ett av våra beteenden

Min favoritanalytiker är danska Thomas Baekdal. En eremit som några gånger i månaden skriver fullkomligt briljanta, ögonöppnande analyser på sin sajt …

Livrustkammaren och Ashkan Fardost bäst på Webbdagarna i Stockholm 2017

<i>Livrustkammaren och Ashkan Fardost var mina två stora favoriter under Webbdagarna i Stockholm i år. Här är några saker jag fick med mig från deras</i> …

Snapchat Now Beats Instagram Among Teen Users

Snapchat has surpassed Instagram as the social media bae of choice among teenagers, according to a study done by Piper Jaffray.<p>In the semi-annual …

Facebook's Instant Articles now support video ads

From a user's perspective, Facebook Instant Articles are a no-brainer. Just tap the relevant link in your News Feed and the piece is visible immediately. Brilliant. For publishers, however, the feature is a little more complicated. There's a trade-off between performance and control which not all …

Butch Vig on the 25th Anniversary of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and the ‘Mediocre’ State of Music

The legendary producer sat down at SXSW to discuss his production of the Nirvana classic, the Nirvana/Neil Young album that wasn’t, and much more.<p>He …

Instagram rolls out a Discover People page on the Web for all users

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has another addition to the homepage in its web version: a little compass icon that takes you to a new page where you can “discover” other users. The new button is located near the top-right corner of the window when you’re viewing Instagram.com in the …

Microsoft says it faces 'difficult' challenges in AI design after chatbot Tay turned into a genocidal racist

Microsoft issued an apology in a blog post on Friday explaining it was "deeply sorry" after its artificially intelligent chat bot turned into a genocidal racist on Twitter.<p>In the blog post, Peter Lee, Microsoft's vice president of research, wrote: "Looking ahead, we face some difficult - and yet …

Chatbots

On demand last-minute blowout service Vive comes to iOS

YC Company Vive has been spending the months since it graduated from the noted accelerator program scaling and building its on-demand flat-fee mobile booking service for salon blow-outs in New York. Now, the company announces today that its customers can now use the company’s brand new iOS …

iOS Apps

This startup wants to boost your smart home's IQ

Computing smarts are spreading to just about anything with a power cord or battery. Good luck finding your way through that jumble of products.<p>Startup Silk Labs believes it can bring the brains to make better sense of it all.<p>"We're trying to make your house as smart as your smartphone," said Chief …

The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good

This morning, just like every Monday morning, 75 million Spotify users received a great new mixtape: 30 songs that feel like a gift from a music-loving friend, who might once have made a cassette tape with your name scrawled across the front.<p>But these playlists, from Spotify’s Discover Weekly …

Spotify

Kanye album launch pushes Tidal to the top US app, now he’s begging Mark Zuckerberg for cash

It seems to have been a bit of a rollercoaster weekend for Kanye.<p>Having just launched his album exclusively on pal Jay-Z’s streaming platform Tidal, pushing the app to the top of the US App Store, you’d think he might be content to kick …

Why OK Go Went Facebook-Only With the Debut of Its Buzzy, Zero-Gravity Music Video

When OK Go releases a new video, it's bound to cause a viral explosion online. And today, in a possible sign of the times, all that buzz was centered …

Instagram Will Start Displaying Video Views in a Push for More Ads

Today, Instagram announced that it will start counting views on videos, which should give marketers a better idea of how many people watch their …

Myspace and its parent company just got acquired by Time Inc.

Amidst earnings weeks and acquisition news, here’s one you may not have been expecting: 94-year-old publishing house Time Inc. has acquired Viant, the parent company of Myspace.<p>Yes, <i></i>Tom Anderson‘s Myspace.<p>In a press release, Viant is described as a “people-based marketing platform,” and the move is …

AdTech

Family App Life360 Acquires Couple, A Private Messaging App For Two

Life360, the mobile application designed for families, announced today that it has acquired the private messaging application and Y Combinator grad Couple (formerly known as Pair), based in Mountain View. Not a pure talent acquisition, Life360 sees Couple as being a potential initial entry point …

Startups

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in …

PR has to build a better business rather than merely increase sales

John Timpson: Straight-talking, common sense from the front line of management<p><b>Q I’m the third generation of my family to join the business and I want us, for the first time, to start doing some press and general PR – it’s the only way to bring in a significant amount of new customers. My father is</b> …

The Super Bowl Ad War Has Already Begun. Here's Who's Winning

Tonight the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will battle it out on the gridiron in Super Bowl 50, but the real battle on your television is between dozens of the world’s biggest brands for the greatest prize of all: your attention.<p>For the past few years, the Super Bowl ad war has been about …

How To Get An Angel Investor To Say 'I'm In'

You’ve got a great product, a global market, a strong team and watertight IP protection. You also nailed your investment pitch and you have the interest of an angel investor – how do you clear that final hurdle and get them to invest?<p>The first thing to remember is that no two angels are the same. …

Check Out Gatorade’s Super Bowl Snapchat Ad With Serena Williams

The Gatorade dunk—or "shower" or "bath," depending on the TV announcer—is a Super Bowl tradition. And the sports drink is playing that up for its Big …

The 'Invisible' Truck That You Can See Right Through

If you’ve ever driven behind a tractor-trailer on a two-lane road, you may be familiar with the feelings of frustration and terror when trying to …

Everything We Know About Sunday's Super Bowl Ads — So Far

While brands used to keep million-dollar ads under wraps until game day, nowadays it’s all about building buzz with hilarious sneak peeks. So we took …

7 Brands Already Running Super Bowl Campaigns on Snapchat

Snapchat's grabbing attention—and ad dollars—from big Super Bowl advertisers like Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch this year. Both brands will run pricey ads …

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video

Social video apps are nothing new. However, these video tools have been slow to gain widespread enthusiasm from brands as a serious content distribution channel — until now.<p>Meerkat and Periscope put instant video into the hands of the masses, but now we’re finally seeing the rest of the major …

Social Media

Twitter To Introduce Algorithmic Timeline As Soon As Next Week

A Tweetstorm is brewing in San Francisco.<p>Say hello to a brand new Twitter. The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned.<p>The timeline will reorder tweets based on what Twitter's algorithm thinks people most want to see, a departure from …

Instagram adds multiple account switching for a lucky few iOS users

One of Instagram’s most-requested features could currently reside on your iOS device without you even knowing it. For some Instagram users, multiple account switching seems to finally be a reality.<p>Users are reporting to Latergramme that they are now able to seamlessly switch between two accounts …

Apps

Fast Dining Startup Allset Comes To New York City

Lunch breaks! They’re great, right? But they can also turn into a huge time sink — I’ve definitely had moments where I’m frantically flagging down a waiter because everything’s taken longer than expected, leaving me to try to pay the check and get to my next meeting in just a few minutes.<p>One (sad) …

Diary app Day One overhauled to add more photos and more journals

Mac and iOS journaling app Day One received an extensive overhaul today, the result of a two-year development period that saw its creators rebuild the software from the ground up, and re-release it as a new app on the App Store. New features added in the confusingly named Day One 2 include support …

Apps

BMW and Sherpa Just Invested in This Safe Driving Tech Startup

Zendrive, a San Francisco data analytics company that uses smartphone sensors to monitor driver behavior including phone use and texting, has raised …