Josh Constine on Muck Rack

Josh Constine Verified

Mission SF, CA
Senior Writer — TechCrunch
As seen in:  TechCrunch, Adweek, WBUR Boston

Meme Whisperer, Senior Writer @TechCrunch, Stanford MA in Cybersociology, #Omnibang. Articles: Snapchat:JoshConstine

Snapchat Solicits Longer Content By Ditching Tap-And-Hold-To-Watch — Snapchat wasn't built to be a mobile television but that's what it's become. Having to keep your finger held down on the screen to view worked fine when people were just sending 10 second private snaps. But now amateurs and budding social media stars alike are recording multi-minute stories each day.

Zuck Details How Artificial Intelligence Will Show You The Perfect Facebook Posts — What's Facebook working on its three AI labs? A way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests.

Apple Music Is For People With No Clue What To Stream — You're no DJ. That's the biggest problem with streaming services. A search box connected to the history of recorded music can be discouraging. You constantly have to know what to play next. That's why Apple was so smart to make Apple Music all about telling you what to play next.

Surprises From The First Few Hours Of Beats 1 Radio — 1. There Are Ads - Apple never mentioned this and you'd be surprised considering how rich it is, but occasionally little promotional messages like "Beats 1 is made possible by American Express" play on the air. 2. The Music Selection Is All Over The Place - Hardcore drum'n'bass dance music is immediately followed by serene singer/songwriter crooning, followed by loud and jangly rock'n'roll.

Uber’s API Affiliate Program Pays Devs $5 For Each User They Refer

Facebook Fights YouTube With Big Data On What You Watch Unmuted, Full-Screen — Facebook wants to become your favorite Internet TV by tracking what a television never could. Today it announced a News Feed algorithm change that will show you more videos similar to ones you expand to full-screen, unmute, or opt to watch in HD, even if you don't Like, share, or comment.

Facebook’s Snapchatty New Photo Uploader Lets You Overlay Text And More — Face it. Your photos aren't all that interesting. But Facebook's going to help you jazz them up with its shiny new photo uploader, which just began testing on iOS. It lets you add overlaid text in any color, instantly preview filters that you swipe across your photos, or paste Facebook's stickers on top.

Facebook Fails To Make Progress On Diversity Despite Rapid Hiring — Facebook's team is still dominated by white and Asian men. Diversity improved only slightly despite Facebook adding 3745 employees this year according to its new demographic report. The 10,082-person company has only 1% more women despite a 59% increase in headcount.

Facebook Will Auto-Fill Your Email, Number, Or Address Into New Two-Tap Signup Form Ads — Businesses desperately want your email address, but its annoying to type in on mobile. Cue Facebook's latest News Feed ads. A marketer can buy an add asking for you to sign-up for a newsletter or request a sales call, and with two-taps you can auto-fill your email address, phone number, or other info you've registered with Facebook.

Matterport Captures $30M To Scan Rooms Into Virtual Reality — This $4500 camera turns the real world into the virtual one. Today, Matterport's hardware is a hit with real estate agents. But fueled by the $30 million Series C it just raised, Matterport's software and partnership with Google's Project Tango could let you wave your phone around to create VR tours of anywhere you want.
More Articles →
Jul 02, 2015

@erikgoldman yep. That's where this idea came from. loved my capsule in tokyo

Jul 02, 2015

I bet you could make a tidy profit opening a crash pad hostel in Silicon Valley for tech workers who don't want to drive back & forth to SF

Jul 02, 2015

@BofA_Help every single time I come to your 2701 Mission San Francisco branch there is a massive line & 2 tellers. Please increase staffing

Jul 02, 2015

@JonathanCordeau taskrabbit is hopeless. Every time I try to use it it fails or has some nonsense reason I'm not allowed to book

Jul 02, 2015

@mikechen got an urgent need for Magic. Anyway you could bump me up the list?

Jul 02, 2015

@TaskRabbit things you do poorly: don't let me book within 3 hours. Don't tell me not available in location of task address til I submit

Jul 02, 2015

@tweetmagicnow yo, I have something urgent I need help with. Can you bump me up your waiting list?

Jul 02, 2015

Need suggestions. I need to buy something in Sacramento on our way through, but we won't get there til 9 and store closes at 8. How do I?

Jul 02, 2015

@fmanjoo Dude, don't say I didn't say "I didn't warn ya"

Jul 02, 2015

Just updated my skateboard's firmware. Yes, I'm in San Francisco

Email Josh by joining Muck Rack

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Share This Profile