Brands can now advertise on Instagram Stories more easily. They can use a new uploading tool to convert their organic Instagram Stories into ads and can run ads on Instagram Stories existing Facebook ad products. These new offerings are designed to help brands reach newer audiences with existing content and give them more flexibility with how they create and buy ads on Instagram Stories. Facebook wants to turn Instagram Stories into the next big ad platform, and is trying to get brands of all sizes embrace it. markets.siliconinvestor.com
Facebook tests Bonfire, group video chat app, clone to Houseparty
Just heard of the latest app that FB is testing. Loved the name Bonfire, a group video chat app, which is believed to be a blatant clone of Houseparty. And most importantly, the company is trying to win back the attention of the teens.
2. Sadly its a one-country launch as is on the Danish iOS App. I hope the company gradually rolls this out to the rest of the users.
3. This move by Facebook could be a serious threat to Houseparty, and might be a hinder the current momentum.
3. It's to early to predict, whether or not Bonfire will be profitable. But Facebook is being quick enough to combat the competition for Houseparty. They have followed similar tactics in the past against Snapchat buzz, by adopting the key features in its products like WhatsApp and Instagram. http://
Hi all, it’s Eric. Big tech is falling out of political favor. This week, BuzzFeed's Ben Smith convincingly argued that the tides are turning against Google, Facebook and Amazon. The article, “There's Blood in the Water in Silicon Valley,” is worth a read. As Ben points out, Steve Bannon is leading the charge from the right, calling for Google and Facebook to be regulated like public utilities. Bernie Sanders is helping to push the anti-tech charge from the left. Populists on both wings want to kneecap big tech.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) for the technology giants, there isn't a coherent, unified critique of their behavior. The grievances come in many forms and from many camps. They include:
Simmering 99 percenters angry over tech's growing power
Mounting antitrust concerns
Animus from ad-dependent media companies
Bias charges from right-wingers without a seat at the table in Silicon Valley
Complaints, especially from Democrats, about Russian interference in the election, particularly via social media
An effort to reckon with gender discrimination and harassment at male dominated engineering companies
Accusations of fake news and clickbait all around.
i think he is joking. sell fang stocks? don't let your politics affect your pocket book. anyone can sell anything you want, stockman was on fox telling every one to go to cash. yesterday was stock rotation. next week it will be something else.