Category Archives: The Voice of Social Media Blog

#Snapchat to Reveal Financials Within a Week – #SocialMedia

Snap Inc, the secretive technology company that owns the popular messaging service Snapchat, is due to reveal its financials within a week as it moves toward its eagerly awaited initial public offering, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The Venice, California-based company will publish the registration document it secretly filed with U.S regulators…

http://fortune.com/2017/01/27/snapchat-financials-week/

FBI Request For Twitter Data May Have Overstepped Legal Guidelines

The FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter as recently as last year, legal experts said, citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday. Twitter said its disclosures were the first time the company had been allowed to…

http://fortune.com/2017/01/27/fbi-twitter-data-legal-guidelines/

Zuckerberg Voices Concern About President Trump’s Actions on Immigration

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke out Friday against President Donald Trump’s proposed changes to the country’s immigration and refugee policies. “We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat. Expanding the focus of law enforcement beyond people who are real threats would make…

http://fortune.com/2017/01/27/mark-zuckerberg-immigration-refugees/

How Google and Facebook Have Taken Over the Digital Ad Industry

The good news is that the digital-advertising industry is growing strongly, with revenues up sharply in 2016. The bad news? Virtually all of that growth is going to exactly two companies: Google and Facebook. The latest figures from the Interactive Advertising Bureau show that the third quarter last year was the biggest ever, with a…

http://fortune.com/2017/01/04/google-facebook-ad-industry/

What Twitter Needs to Do in 2017

These are undeniably dark days for Twitter, so when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asked users for feedback, he got a lot of impassioned responses. Following in the footsteps of Brian Chesky: what’s the most important thing you want to see Twitter improve or create in 2017? #Twitter2017 — jack (@jack) December 29, 2016 One of…

http://fortune.com/2016/12/31/what-twitter-needs-to-do-in-2017/

Snapchat’s App Is Having Issues and People Are Upset

Snapchat encountered issues on Sunday, the company confirmed in a Tweet. Users of the photo- and video-sharing app complained that a glitch prevented them from refreshing their Snapchat feeds. Some said via Twitter that they deleted and re-installed the app, which did not fix anything. Snapchat is being annoying — jessie (@JessicaTaucci) December 25, 2016…

http://fortune.com/2016/12/25/snapchat-issues-glitch-refresh/

Mark Zuckerberg Finally Admits Facebook Is a Media Company

It was a small step, perhaps, but still a noteworthy one. After months of denying that Facebook is a media company, Mark Zuckerberg admitted in a recent one-on-one interview with his COO, Sheryl Sandberg, that the social network actually is a media company–although not a traditional one. For years, Zuckerberg has argued that Facebook is…

http://fortune.com/2016/12/23/zuckerberg-media-company/

3Novices:Google: Euro 2016, Pokemon and Bowie lead UK search queries

Google reveals that Euro 2016 was its top trending search term in the UK, and Pokemon Go its global equivalent. http://ift.tt/2hMloWM #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe

https://3noviceseurope.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/3novicesgoogle-euro-2016-pokemon-and-bowie-lead-uk-search-queries/