Gillmor Gang: Action Items

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means is that social scientists… Read More



Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich’s exit from Mozilla, politically charged and leadership compromised, Condoleezza Rice heading to the Dropbox Board of Directors? Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Box. Office on the iPad decidedly hot. Mobile’s… Read More



Twitter Testers Gain Access To A New Timeline Called “Fave People” For Tracking Favorite Twitter Accounts

Twitter is experimenting with a new feature called “Fave People,” which allows you to keep track of your favorite Twitter users and accounts in a separate timeline. This feature, essentially a more user-friendly version of Twitter’s “Lists,” recently appeared in the alpha version of Twitter’s Android application – the app where the company tests new… Read More



Bucking A Down Day, Facebook And Twitter Rise On Strength Of Bullish Analyst Comments

Facebook and Twitter had a good day in the public market, with each company picking up momentum from positive analyst comments. Both companies rose in the day, bucking a down day for the major U.S. exchanges. At the end of regular trading, Facebook was up 3.19% to $72.03. UBS raised its price target for the company to $90, and indicated that “pricing strength” at the company (the… Read More


Twitter Announces Its Marketing Platform Program, A Rebranding Of Its Ads API

MarketingPlatformPartner_API_badge_140_1Twitter announced its Ads API program a year ago today, allowing advertisers to run their campaigns through API partners like Adobe and Salesforce. Now it’s giving the program a new name — the Twitter Marketing Platform Program — as well as a new website.

Why the change? In a company blog post, Twitter says, “We expanded this network of partners beyond advertising alone, and today we’re pleased to introduce a new name for our entire suite of partners.” (It’s not totally downplaying the Ads API’s role on the program, though, as you can see in the logo to the left.)