Gillmor Gang: Pass the Buck

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — spend a late Thursday afternoon on experiments, office shake ups, and a potential bank shot from an old monopolist. With the world going cup crazy, you wouldn’t fault those who traded tech for TV and shelter from the tweetstorm. The Facebook social reengineering has been all the… Read More

Twitter Rolls Out App Install And Engagement Ads, And New Click Pricing, Globally

twitter app install ads Social networking platform Twitter says its MoPub ad network now reaches more than 1 billion iOS and Android users every month, and so today it is making its latest move to build out that mobile advertising business with more products.
Twitter is kicking off the global rollout of mobile app promotion ads — units that either take users to app downloads, or to the apps themselves if… Read More

ConnecTV Acquires TweetTV To Add Real-Time Analytics To Its Social TV Platform

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 12.59.02 Both Twitter and Facebook are vying for pole position as the platform of choice for social TV engagement — the place where viewers go to quip about TV shows in real time – but there are movements among pure-play startups to build up their positions, too. In the latest of these, ConnecTV is buying TweetTV to add more analytics features to a network that already lets… Read More

Why Twitter Spiked 5% Today

2067062407_c0ebf2204e_o Shares of technology stocks were mostly flat to middling today, with the rocketing GoPro IPO standing out. Twitter, however, a company still down heavily from its earlier post-IPO highs, advanced 5 percent. Why? Positive external forecasts. Evercore Group indicated that it thinks Twitter’s domestic user growth could best its first quarter tally, reassuring skittish investors worried that… Read More

Twitter Embraces The Sky Selfie With Its New ‘Dronie’ Account, Featuring Patrick Stewart

1500x500 Twitter’s official “Dronie” is at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this year, taking the robot-powered zoom out selfies first popularized by the NYT’s Nick Bilton and Photojojo founder Amit Gupta. The Dronie is a UAV with a camera mount that records dronies to post to its official Twitter account using a camera mounted to its undercarriage, and… Read More

Following COO Resignation, Twitter’s Head Of Media Chloe Sladden Departs

chloe sladden Following the resignation of Twitter’s chief operating officer Ali Rowghani, Twitter’s Vice President of Media Chloe Sladden has also announced her departure.
“Now it’s time for my next chapter. #staytuned #thankyou #sleep,” Sladden tweeted.
The news was foreshadowed in a report in Re/code, as well as a a post on Medium by tech journalist (and former Re/code… Read More