Scott Monty

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SurveyMonkey Zignal Labs Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO: Zignal Labs and SurveyMonkey have formed a partnership to aid customers to form deeper insights and make better-informed decisions.<p>The …

Analytics

Twitter Abuse Continues, But Olympic GIFs Will Get You Banned

One user found out the hard way.<p>Twitter has had a long and torturous history with abuse and harassment on the service, most of it directed at users who are women and people of color. When users complain, they are often told that the abuse doesn’t violate the company’s terms of service enough for …

Olympics

Streaming Music Business Bigger Than Previously Thought

<i>Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora</i><p><i>Key takeaways:</i><p>• Including <i>Pandora spins to the mid-year point’s top 10 streaming</i> …

Pandora

Facebook Plan For WhatsApp Data Poses Legal Risks

Watch out for the FTC.<p>When WhatsApp announced on Thursday that it would start sharing data with its corporate parent, Facebook, some of its fans howled that the popular messaging service was betraying long-held promises to protect their privacy. But for the companies, angry users may pose less of a …

Privacy

The ethics of self-driving cars – what would you do?

Nearly 60% of us would take a ride in a self-driving car, but the ethics of how an autonomous vehicle should act in certain situations is more …

Ethics

Do You Do Any Work?

Which brings me to my second point. These immediate knee-jerk reactions to product developments can be more detrimental than helpful. Yes, we need to …

Social Media

Vice boss Shane Smith predicts 'bloodbath' of media consolidation in 2017

Vice Media will go on an acquisition spree next year as Shane Smith's company looks to take advantage of a "bloodbath" of consolidation in the digital-media industry.<p>Smith, Vice's cofounder and chief executive, said the millennial-media giant is building a "war chest" of funding to "go out there …

Rupert Murdoch

Inside Backstage: YouTube’s plan to bring photos, polls, and text to the video service

EXCLUSIVE:<p>YouTube, the world’s largest video-sharing service, is looking beyond video to keep its homegrown stars — and their fans — from departing to competing platforms.<p>Amid competition from Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, YouTube is developing a feature internally called Backstage where users …

YouTube

There's a new startup that will fund your lawsuit if it thinks you have a good shot at winning

It's a startup idea that looks like it's ripped straight from the headlines.<p>This summer, Forbes revealed that tech luminary Peter Thiel had secretly been backing Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker. It was a wake-up call that people could fund a lawsuit bent on destroying a business — and that it's …

Peter Thiel

Apple Weighs iPhone Video Editing App in Renewed Push on Social

Apple Inc., seeking to capitalize on the popularity of social networks, is developing a video sharing and editing application and is testing new …

iPhone

Relaxing Privacy Vow, WhatsApp to Share Some Data With Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook bought the start-up WhatsApp in 2014, Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s co-founder, declared that the deal would not affect the digital privacy of his mobile messaging service’s millions of users.<p>“We don’t know your birthday. We don’t know your home address,” Mr. Koum wrote in a …

Privacy

Uber is said to lose at least $1.2 billion in first half of 2016

The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, but every three months, dozens of shareholders get on a conference call to …

Uber

Gene Marks: Your employees are now officially allowed to complain about your business on Twitter

Thinking of reprimanding or terminating an employee because he bad-mouthed your company on social media? Not anymore, you can’t, according to this report from Eater.com.<p>Last year an employee at a Pennsylvania Chipotle was upset at the company’s wages and lack of mandated breaks. o he went on social …

Social Media

Execs Say The Most Critical Success Factors For Effective Marketing Are…

The presence of analytics skills on the marketing team is viewed as the most critical success factor for effective marketing over the next 2 years, …

Statistics

Facing Airbnb Challenge, Accor Hotels Try a New Recipe

"It's a medium-term plan to make Food & Beverage (F&B) a window into AccorHotels," Nahai told Reuters.<p>F&B made up 25 percent of total group revenue …

Food

Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine

Open your Facebook feed. What do you see? A photo of a close friend’s child. An automatically generated slide show<p>commemorating six years of friendship between two acquaintances. An eerily on-target ad for something you’ve been meaning to buy. A funny video. A sad video. A recently live video. Lots …

Facebook

Five reasons not to trust your analytics data

By onAugust 16, 2016<p><b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Don’t get me wrong, I’m an advocate of data-driven decisions and I prefer my opinions and ideas to be grounded …

Web Analytics

Health systems: Improving and sustaining quality through digital transformation

As the price of healthcare rises and safety lapses persist, developed countries are seeking ways to lower costs and improve quality. Many are finding …

Health Care

Facebook adds new tools, capabilities to Slideshow video ads

Integration with stock image library and ability to create on mobile among a list of new features for popular video creation tool.

Facebook

Coming soon: express even more in 140 characters

You can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more.

Text Messaging

Do You Use the One Magic Question to Guide Your Marketing?

Image via Unsplash<p>Last week I gave a presentation at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business to some 200 advanced business school students …

Indiana University

Kardashian Instagram Accounts Break Ad Laws, Says Consumer Group

Truth in Advertising argues that those conspicuous brand appearances need to be identified as advertisements.<p>The Kardashian brand includes a …

Digital Advertising

The Fed's Disastrous Facebook Page Launch

WASHINGTON — When the Federal Reserve Board finally launched its own Facebook page last week, the response was as swift as it was predictable.<p>The …

Facebook

An Exclusive Look at How AI and Machine Learning Work at Apple

An exclusive inside look at how artificial intelligence and machine learning work at Apple<p>Though Federighi doesn’t say it, this approach might be a …

Information Architecture

Spotify in Talks Over Music Rights

As Spotify AB gears up for a potential initial public offering next year, the music-streaming service is missing one key component in its pitch to investors: rights to play the music in years to come, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>Spotify is now operating on short-term extensions of …

Spotify

We are anonymous

<i>Publishing without author names in the age of social media</i><p>Most of our articles don’t carry a byline to identify the author. Why is that?<p>Although our …

Snapchat Stories vs. Instagram Stories: Which Is Best for Your Content

Which is best for you: Snapchat Stories or Instagram Stories?<p>Understanding the unique differences and capabilities of stories on Snapchat and …

Snapchat

Interview with a Bookstore: Oxford Exchange

Blake Casper and Allison Casper Adams opened the Oxford Exchange in 2012 to create a space where conversation and connection happen. With its …

Books

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Neil Gaiman

WikiLeaks outs gay people in Saudi Arabia in ‘reckless’ mass data dump

Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks is under fire for publishing Saudi government data that outs gay men, leaving them at risk of reprisals.<p>Saudi Arabia …

WikiLeaks