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Hustle CEO Sam Parr & SmartNews co-founder Rich Jaroslavsky on the future of media thumbnail Hustle CEO Sam Parr & SmartNews co-founder Rich Jaroslavsky on the future of media thumbnail

Hustle CEO Sam Parr & SmartNews co-founder Rich Jaroslavsky on the future of media

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Tim Hsia & Neil Devani Contributor More posts by this contributor Welcome to this edition of The Operators, a recurring Extra Crunch column, podcast and YouTube show that brings you insights and information from inside the top tech companies. Our guests are execs with operational experience at both fast-rising startups, like Brex, Calm, DocSend, and Zeus […]

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Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV thumbnail Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV thumbnail

Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV

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Jay Prasad is chief strategy officer for LiveRamp TV, a data-connectivity platform leveraged by brands and their partners to deliver exceptional experiences. As the nation struggles with a pandemic and economic uncertainty, fundamental shifts in consumer habits are leading marketers to rethink existing strategies and budgets allocated to influencers and streaming TV. These significant shifts…

7 VCs discuss how COVID-19 is changing the media startup landscape thumbnail 7 VCs discuss how COVID-19 is changing the media startup landscape thumbnail

7 VCs discuss how COVID-19 is changing the media startup landscape

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It might be time to stop relying on ad revenue The world has changed dramatically since May 2019 when we last surveyed venture capitalists about the trends they were seeing in media, entertainment and gaming. Since then, COVID-19 and the resulting physical distancing measures have created plenty of demand for companies helping to inform and […]

Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour Was a Light-Hearted Kids Film, But It’s Causing Drama Between the Studio and Movie Theaters thumbnail Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour Was a Light-Hearted Kids Film, But It’s Causing Drama Between the Studio and Movie Theaters thumbnail

Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour Was a Light-Hearted Kids Film, But It’s Causing Drama Between the Studio and Movie Theaters

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(NEW YORK) — The most controversial movie of the year is… Trolls World Tour? As innocuous as the rainbow-colored, music-blaring animated movie may seem, the digital release of the Trolls sequel has caused a storm to course through the movie industry. Just as the pandemic worsened and movie theaters were shuttering, Universal Pictures shifted the…

Google and Facebook must pay media for content reuse, says Australia thumbnail Google and Facebook must pay media for content reuse, says Australia thumbnail

Google and Facebook must pay media for content reuse, says Australia

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The Australia government has said it will adopt a mandatory code to require tech giants such as Google and Facebook to pay local media for reusing their content. The requirement for them to share ad revenue with domestic publishers was reported earlier by Reuters. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg published an opinion article in The Australian Friday,…

UK tech job vacancies fall 31% in less than 4 weeks, according to job site data – so who is still hiring? thumbnail UK tech job vacancies fall 31% in less than 4 weeks, according to job site data – so who is still hiring? thumbnail

UK tech job vacancies fall 31% in less than 4 weeks, according to job site data – so who is still hiring?

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As the coronavirus crisis continues, hiring data is emerging that paints a mixed picture for U.K. tech, which, in the preceding months and years, has been stuck on a growth trajectory of up and to the right. That appears to have changed almost over night. According to numbers shared exclusively with TechCrunch from job sites…

Twitter Q1: sales up 3% to $808M as it swigs to a loss on COVID-19, mDAUS hit record 166M thumbnail Twitter Q1: sales up 3% to $808M as it swigs to a loss on COVID-19, mDAUS hit record 166M thumbnail

Twitter Q1: sales up 3% to $808M as it swigs to a loss on COVID-19, mDAUS hit record 166M

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Despite traffic for many online properties being at an all-time high, advertising has fallen off a cliff because of the downturn in consumer activity outside the home and the wider economic pressures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. And today, Twitter reported quarterly earnings that bore this trend out. The ad-based social networking and media company said that […]

Facebook will stream a virtual graduation ceremony featuring Oprah and Miley Cyrus thumbnail Facebook will stream a virtual graduation ceremony featuring Oprah and Miley Cyrus thumbnail

Facebook will stream a virtual graduation ceremony featuring Oprah and Miley Cyrus

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As dates for reopening the country are continually pushed back, virtually every aspect of life has been disrupted. Holidays, birthdays, weddings and funerals have begun to be virtualized in order for attendees to maintain social distances. It’s an inevitability the class of 2020 has no doubt been dreading for months. Here’s some consolation from Facebook: […]

Indie Bookstores Are Fighting to Survive the Pandemic. A New Movement May Have the Answer thumbnail Indie Bookstores Are Fighting to Survive the Pandemic. A New Movement May Have the Answer thumbnail

Indie Bookstores Are Fighting to Survive the Pandemic. A New Movement May Have the Answer

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Earlier this winter, the year-old bookstore Organic Books in Albuquerque, N.M., was finally finding its footing. “We were establishing ourselves in the community, and going gangbusters,” Kelly Brewer, the store’s co-owner, tells TIME. Her cautious optimism was reflective of the prevailing mood among many independent bookstores across the country. Sales were increasing; events were selling…

WhatsApp’s new limit cuts virality of ‘highly forwarded’ messages by 70% thumbnail WhatsApp’s new limit cuts virality of ‘highly forwarded’ messages by 70% thumbnail

WhatsApp’s new limit cuts virality of ‘highly forwarded’ messages by 70%

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WhatsApp’s bid on cutting virality of messages circulating on its platform by introducing an additional limit earlier this month has already started to pay off. The Facebook -owned service said on Monday that spread of “highly forwarded” messages sent on WhatsApp had dropped by 70% globally in weeks after introducing a new restriction earlier this […]

The Europas Awards goes virtual: Votes, workshops, pitches, networking, live awards & DJs

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The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is doing what everyone in tech has done before: pivoting! Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be ‘going virtual’ on an amazing new platform, to be unveiled. (OK, but not VR – just yet!). A percentage of proceeds from the event will be donated to charities across Europe…

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

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

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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…

TIME for Kids and Adobe Launch New Interactive Video Series “Draw with Drew (and Rosie!)” to Provide Drawing Lessons and Inspire Creativity For Kids During School Closures thumbnail TIME for Kids and Adobe Launch New Interactive Video Series “Draw with Drew (and Rosie!)” to Provide Drawing Lessons and Inspire Creativity For Kids During School Closures thumbnail

TIME for Kids and Adobe Launch New Interactive Video Series “Draw with Drew (and Rosie!)” to Provide Drawing Lessons and Inspire Creativity For Kids During School Closures

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(New York, NY — April 17, 2020) — Today, TIME for Kids, the school-based publication that has provided quality, trusted journalism to millions of students in elementary classrooms for 25 years, and Adobe, maker of world-leading creative applications giving everyone the tools to discover and express their creativity, launch a new weekly interactive video series,…

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Coronavirus: UK’s first ‘TikTok house’ opens during outbreak

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Image copyright Fanbytes Image caption Seb, Monty, SurfaceLdn, Shauni, Lily and Katie Six of the UK’s most popular TikTok content creators have moved in together and are trying to meet a surge in demand from teenagers in lockdown, despite some doubts about the timing.The Bytesquad collective planned the move prior to the coronavirus pandemic and…

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Facebook is pulling some protest events over stay-at-home violations

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Facebook confirmed this week that it will be pulling down a number of posts promoting stay-at-home protests. CNN was the first to report the news, which finds the social media giant pulling down events in a variety of different states, including California, Nebraska and New Jersey. The news follows a spike in events across the […]

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