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Facebook’s Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp

technewsi.altervista.org — With 700 million users, investors are eager to see Facebook earn money on Messenger. But Zuckerberg put the brakes on those expectations today during the Q2 earnings call, explaining " The playbook that we're going to run with messeng...

Facebook’s Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp: Organic Biz Interactions First

techcrunch.com — With 700 million users, investors are eager to see Facebook earn money on Messenger. But Zuckerberg put the brakes on those expectations today during the Q2 earnings call, explaining that Messenger and WhatsApp will run the same monetization playbook as Facebook and the News Feed: Get people organically interacting with businesses before you let companies pay to reach customers.
Jul 29, 2015

Facebook's Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp: Organic Biz Interactions First tcrn.ch/1ShRjif as with FB, ease people in

Jul 29, 2015

Zuck says delaying Messenger/WhatsApp $ puts "a massive multiplier on the value of the monetization down the road" techcrunch.com/2015/07/29/eas…

Facebook Events Hits 450 Million Users

technewsi.altervista.org — Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook Events has hit global scale with 450 million active users. Facebook hasn't shared a user count for Events in a long time, if ever. That "global scale" he mentioned on today's earnings call cou...

Facebook Events Hits 450 Million Users

techcrunch.com — Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook Events has hit global scale with 450 million active users. That "global scale" he mentioned on today's earnings call could foreshadow the launch of an enhanced Events feature or a standalone Events app. Facebook also just launched a portal teaching people best practices for throwing events, another sign that it's taking its way to organize IRL gatherings more seriously.
Jul 29, 2015

Facebook Events Hits 450 Million Users tcrn.ch/1SNoXHE "global scale" + new Events Tips portal could foreshadow standalone Events app

Facebook Beats In Q2 With $4.04B Revenue, User Growth Slows To 3.47% QOQ To Hit 1.49B

techcrunch.com — Facebook recovered from last quarter's miss, beating the street's estimates in Q2 2015 with 4.04 billion in revenue and $0.50 earnings per share. Facebook now has 1.49 billion monthly users, up 3.47% quarter over quarter, which was a bit slower than Q1's 3.6% growth. Analysts had predicted $3.99 billion in revenue with 47 cents EPS.
Jul 29, 2015

The big stat from Facebook's earnings: Stickyness aka DAU/MAU held steady at 65%, meaning people aren't using FB less tcrn.ch/1OCERTQ

Jul 29, 2015

RT @Techmeme: Facebook Beats In Q2 With $4.04B Revenue, User Growth Slows To 3.47% QOQ To Hit 1.49B techcrunch.com/2015/07/29/fac… techmeme.com/150729/p27#a15…

Jul 29, 2015

Facebook still growing at a healthy 3.47%, compared to Twitter's 2.6% (0.66% if you don't count SMS users) tcrn.ch/1OCERTQ

Apple Music’s Strategy Is No-Paywall Premieres, Not Exclusives

technewsi.altervista.org — The idea of Apple Music struck fear in the hearts of listeners like me. The company had enough money to buy exclusives that could fracture and balkanize the world's music catalog. The problem with exclusives on services like Tidal or Spot...

Apple Music’s Strategy Is No-Paywall Premieres, Not Exclusives

techcrunch.com — The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service The idea of Apple Music struck fear in the hearts of listeners like me. The company had enough money to buy exclusives that could fracture and balkanize the music catalog.
Jul 29, 2015

My feature-length thought piece: Apple Music's Strategy Is No-Paywall Premieres, Not Exclusives tcrn.ch/1D9illa

Jul 29, 2015

I worried Apple would fracture the music catalog by paying for exclusives, but luckily it's just premiering songs tcrn.ch/1D9illa

Jul 29, 2015

Apple Music isn't locking up exclusives. It premieres songs by Eminem etc that later come to YT/Spotify tcrn.ch/1D9illa tip @techmeme

VR Chat Room Altspace Raises $10.3M To Sell Virtual Events

techcrunch.com — Pay-Per-Virtual Reality could become a...thing thanks to Altspace. The VR chat room and communication platform just raised a $10.3 million Series A to give us a digital place where we can hang out. But with this funding bringing Altspace to $15.7 comes a need to device a business plan.
Jul 29, 2015

VR Chat Room Altspace Raises $10.3M To Sell Virtual Events tcrn.ch/1JuMD2Q Pay-Per-VR is coming

Jul 29, 2015

Alongside @Jauntvr & @Matterport, VR chat room @AltspaceVR emerges as a top Virtual Reality startup. Just raised $10M tcrn.ch/1JuMD2Q

Jul 29, 2015

Zuck says social will be a big application of virtual reality. Wonder if it will acquire VR Chat Room AltspaceVR? tcrn.ch/1JuMD2Q

Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

technewsi.altervista.org — If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth's Outreach program that equips non-profits and public-benefit organizations with da...

Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

techcrunch.com — If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth's Outreach program that equips non-profits and public-benefit organizations with data wants to give the world these insights.
Jul 29, 2015

Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution tcrn.ch/1MU0yy9 definitely not evil. Software eats smog!

Jul 29, 2015

RT @NYStartupLab: Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution:  If a city knows wh... bit.ly/1h4elII #tech #startup #nyc

Jul 29, 2015

RT @newsycombinator: Google Straps Aclima Sensors to Street View Cars to Map Air Pollution techcrunch.com/2015/07/28/sof…

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Jul 29, 2015

I hear Zenefits has been relentlessly poaching Yelp's top sales people techmeme.com/150729/p35#a15…

Jul 29, 2015

Zuck says delaying Messenger/WhatsApp $ puts "a massive multiplier on the value of the monetization down the road" techcrunch.com/2015/07/29/eas…

Jul 29, 2015

Facebook's Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp: Organic Biz Interactions First tcrn.ch/1ShRjif as with FB, ease people in

Jul 29, 2015

Zuck says social will be a big application of virtual reality. Wonder if it will acquire VR Chat Room AltspaceVR? tcrn.ch/1JuMD2Q

Jul 29, 2015

Facebook Events Hits 450 Million Users tcrn.ch/1SNoXHE "global scale" + new Events Tips portal could foreshadow standalone Events app

Jul 29, 2015

Let's be real. Fact that an 11 year old social network everyone claimed was "over" in 2012 is still growing with steady usage is remarkable

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