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Twitter plans to expand its misinformation labels—but will they apply to Trump? thumbnail Twitter plans to expand its misinformation labels—but will they apply to Trump? thumbnail

Twitter plans to expand its misinformation labels—but will they apply to Trump?

By 5 months ago

President Trump is again testing Twitter’s stomach for misinformation flowing from its most prominent users. In a flurry of recent tweets, Trump floated conspiracy theories about the death of Lori Klausutis, an intern for former Congressman Joe Scarborough who was found dead in his Florida office in 2001 — a freak accident a medical examiner […]

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Spectrm raises $3M Series A from Runa Capital for its conversational marketing platform thumbnail Spectrm raises $3M Series A from Runa Capital for its conversational marketing platform thumbnail

Spectrm raises $3M Series A from Runa Capital for its conversational marketing platform

By 5 months ago

In the “Age of Corona” — as some like to call it, the roboticization of industry and business has been super-charged by the pandemic. So while companies using messaging platforms to drive customers toward purchases was always on a long-term trend, the sheer volume of people staying online 24/7 during global lockdowns has led to […]

The Influencer Economy Hurtles Toward Its First Recession

By 5 months ago

The first signs of distress came not with panic, but positivity. “Hope you all are feeling safe and at peace hunkered down with your family,” one influencer wrote, paired with a selfie featuring her adorable children in pajamas. Another posted a photo of her “mini oasis,” a selection of well-kempt houseplants, along with the caption…

Coronavirus: Influencers’ glossy lifestyles lose their shine

By 5 months ago

Image copyright Tabitha Warley/Alex Outhwaite/Israel Cassol It’s hard to believe that even in lockdown, life on Instagram can look idyllic.Last month, Manchester-born Jack Morris posted a photograph in his swimwear, standing in an infinity pool against a pink sunset in Bali.”Lauren and I are trying to stay inside in our villa as much as possible…

The Content Marketing Handbook

By 5 months ago

*** Preface ***When we finished writing a 30,000+ word book about content marketing, we did not plan to publish it as one, unreasonably long blog post. And yet, here we are.Then again, when we started writing a company blog in December of 2011, we never expected to hire 5 full-time writers, publish several books, or…

Apple launches ‘Apple Books for Authors’ website as guided resource to publication and more for Mac and Windows

By 5 months ago

Apple has released a neat new rich resource today to help writers publish their content on its Apple Books platform. The new website walks through writing, publishing, marketing, and looking at analytics with Apple Books and since it’s web-based works with both Mac and Windows. The new Apple Books for Authors website is live now.…

Amazon Slashes Affiliate Payouts to as Low as 1% via @martinibuster

By 5 months ago

On April 14, 2020, Amazon sent notice to its affiliates regarding changes taking effect on April 21st.The changes are dramatic cuts to the affiliate payouts.For example, the Furniture and Home Improvement categories were slashed from an 8% payout to only 3%.There was no indication in the email that the changes were to affiliate payouts.Unless one…

Digital TV network Kin was made for the era of self-isolation

By 5 months ago

The COVID-19 pandemic has the entertainment industry in a stranglehold.With widespread self-isolation mandates, film and TV studios have halted productions, delayed releases, or pushed them to streaming services ahead of schedule. It’s difficult to estimate COVID-19’s full impact within the industry, but analysts have projected upward of $20 billion in losses.Some studios and producers have…

11 Entrepreneurs Who’ve Defied the Odds

By 5 months ago

These individuals have successfully adapted in our current, extraordinary moment. May 15, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Heading into 2020, I was enthralled to have been recognized as one of the world’s top five women fashion influencers and eagerly anticipated the launch of my BOLDTV series, featuring inaugural guest and New York Fashion Week…

A media company explains how it’s gotten attention on TikTok with music, employee personalities, and lo-fi production

By 5 months ago

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. As the short-form video app TikTok continues to gain traction in the US and other key markets, media companies are creating accounts so as not to miss out on its fast-growing audience.Food publisher The Infatuation joined TikTok in September…

‘It’s a Race to the Bottom.’ The Coronavirus is Cutting Into Gig Worker Incomes as the Newly Jobless Flood Apps thumbnail ‘It’s a Race to the Bottom.’ The Coronavirus is Cutting Into Gig Worker Incomes as the Newly Jobless Flood Apps thumbnail

‘It’s a Race to the Bottom.’ The Coronavirus is Cutting Into Gig Worker Incomes as the Newly Jobless Flood Apps

By 5 months ago

For years, Jennell Lévêque has been getting up early and swiping through her phone in the hope that Amazon Flex would drop some shifts for delivery drivers and that she’d be quick enough to nab one. But since the COVID-19 pandemic, even with six apps open for various delivery platforms, Lévêque has gotten barely any […]

Los Angeles-based Frame launches mental health gateway for a pandemic-stricken generation

By 5 months ago

The story behind Frame, the startup aiming to be the nation’s gateway into the world of therapy and mental wellness, seems like a tailor-made story of American entrepreneurial success. Its co-founders, Kendall Bird and Sage Grazer, ran their first business in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles years ago, selling out their entire inventory…

Vote for Europe’s hottest startups in The Europas Awards + workshops, pitches, networking thumbnail Vote for Europe’s hottest startups in The Europas Awards + workshops, pitches, networking thumbnail

Vote for Europe’s hottest startups in The Europas Awards + workshops, pitches, networking

By 6 months ago

The Europas Awards — which have been recognising the hottest European tech startups in since 2009 — are now open for the public voting stage, prior to the formal judging process. The entries have been sorted and sifted by journalists to compile an editorially-driven ‘long list’ of some of Europe’s most exciting startups and investors.…

Daily Crunch: Target acquires Deliv’s delivery tech thumbnail Daily Crunch: Target acquires Deliv’s delivery tech thumbnail

Daily Crunch: Target acquires Deliv’s delivery tech

By 6 months ago

Target makes another acquisition, social platforms struggle with a “Plandemic” conspiracy video and Boston Dynamics’ robot Spot encourages social distancing. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 8, 2020. 1. Target to acquire same-day delivery tech from Deliv Target, which already owns on-demand delivery service Shipt, is in the process of acquiring technology assets from same-day […]

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Coronavirus: Firms ready to restart within three weeks

By 6 months ago

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Are employees prepared for the return to work? Most firms believe they could be ready to restart business with just three weeks’ notice.That’s according to the latest British Chambers of Commerce Coronavirus weekly survey of firms.BBC News talked to companies in five different sectors to find out how prepared…

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