Tag: social network
Vampr shoots past $100k in its equity-crowdfunding campaign
Startup Vampr has been around since 2016, as one of the startups hoping to create a ‘LinkedIn for musicians’ industry-focused social network. It has since raised $900k of funding from angel investors and industry executives,...
August 29, 2019
vKontakte says it has 1.2m paying subscribers in Russia
It’s not so long since Russian social network vKontakte was one of the primary villains for music rightsholders, on account of its platform being a thriving repository of user-uploaded, unlicensed music. But after signing...
June 20, 2018
Facebook paying $50m to media and celebrities for live video
You’ll have noticed a growing number of celebs and media outlets using the Facebook Live video feature in recent weeks. What you may not have known is that many of them are being paid by the social network for this activity....
June 22, 2016
VKontakte and Sony Music reach goodwill agreement in Russia; licensed streaming service pokes nose over the horizon
Sony Music has signed a goodwill agreement with VKontakte, the social network that everyone is apparently legally obliged to refer to as “the Russian Facebook”, as it looks to become a proper, licensed partner for the...
July 29, 2015
YouTube stars still unconvinced by Facebook native video
Part of Facebook’s expansion of its video business is the company’s desire for YouTube stars to experiment with native video uploads on the social network. But as the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, many of those...
July 22, 2015
Facebook adds new tools for video publishers
Facebook continues to build out its features for people publishing native videos to the social network. Yesterday saw improved video-uploading tools, including the ability to set videos as “secret” so they can only be...
July 22, 2015
Is the Apple Watch a success or a flop at this stage?
Everyone in the tech industry has an opinion: it’s just that many of them don’t agree. As the industry waits for Apple’s next financial results to see if the company will divulge sales figures (estimates vary between...
July 21, 2015
Facebook giving users more control over their news feed
The debate around what posts people do and don’t see in their Facebook news feeds – and the impact on owners of pages on the social network in particular – is familiar now. Organic reach has steadily fallen, upping...
July 10, 2015
Report claims Facebook IS planning a music videos push
We reported yesterday on Facebook’s new scheme for monetising native videos and sharing 55% of the income with their publishers – and speculated that this was tied in with separate reports of some kind of new move into...
July 3, 2015
Facebook wants to build AI systems ‘better than humans’
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has given more details of what the social network is doing with artificial intelligence (AI) technology, in a public Q&A on his own page. “Most of our AI research is focused on understanding...
July 1, 2015
Outgoing Twitter CEO: going public caused ‘short-term thinking’
Dick Costolo is on his way out as Twitter CEO, and in one of his final interviews he admitted that going public was a barrier to the company’s “long-term vision”. “You always want to keep focused on the long-term...
July 1, 2015
Twitter’s Project Lightning will curate tweets from events
Twitter is working on something big called Project Lightning, which is due to make its debut within the social network’s mobile apps later this year. BuzzFeed got the first details: “Project Lightning will bring event-based...
June 19, 2015