Roomi hits 1 million users and raises $11 million to grow its shared housing marketplace

Roomi, a peer-to-peer marketplace for finding roommates, has raised million in a series A round of funding led by Atami Capital, with participation from Rosecliff Ventures, Townsquare Media, JXC Ventures, DCM, and Great Oaks Venture Capital. Founded out of New York in 2013, Roomi enables anyone to find shared housing in their desired area, with filters […]

Why real human users are the key to the best links for you

Overthinking metrics? Julie Joyce explains why real human users are the key to modern-day link awesomeness. The post Why real human users are the key to the best links for you appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, […]

Twitter reveals third straight quarterly revenue decline and massive miscounting of monthly users

The best that can be said about Twitter’s third quarter earnings is that it appears things are getting less bad for the struggling social media platform. The company is even optimistic that things may actually start to get better at some point in the not-too-distant future. But that doesn’t mean Twitter doesn’t have a few […]

Snapchat isn’t working and users are freaking out

 Snapchat is having some technical difficulties with its service and its 173 million daily users are not happy about it. Some people are having trouble sending and receiving messages or connecting to the server. The outage isn’t the best timing for Snap, as it gets prepared to post its quarterly earnings tomorrow. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Here are the Russian ads that deceived users on Facebook and Instagram

 Russian interests have been attempting to influence public opinion via social media to an extent no one expected. The content itself, however, has largely been a mystery — the ads and fake accounts have long been taken down. But Facebook delivered them to Congress as part of an ongoing inquiry, and the House’s Intelligence Committee […]

Instagram is using code optimization to reach users with poor connections

EXCLUSIVE: One issue Instagram faces as it continues to try and expand its userbase is how to reach folks who are in parts of the world without great internet access. That’s why the Facebook-owned company has turned to a New York-based team of engineers to help streamline and optimize its app for better compatibility with […]

Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status hit 300M users, nearly 2X Snapchat

 Instagram and WhatsApp’s Snapchat clones aren’t slowing down. Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status both now have 300 million daily active users. That’s up from 250 million for Instagram in June, and WhatsApp in July. That makes the copies almost twice the size of the original, as Snapchat’s entire app […]

WeChat begins censoring users ahead of China’s National Party Congress

 Expect to see plenty of censorship news coming out of China over the next week. The country’s National Congress is a hugely influential political summit that takes place every five years, and includes the selection of central party leadership. It is also a time when Chinese censors are on high alert, particularly when it comes […]

Twitter users join 24hr boycott to protest online harassment

 A number of Twitter users are joining in a 24 hour boycott of the platform today, organized around the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter, to draw attention to online harassment on social media, including how women’s voices are silenced by bullying and abuse. Read More Social – TechCrunch

Do iPhone Users Spend More Online Than Android Users?

Posted by MartyMeany Apple has just launched their latest flagship phones to market and later this year they’ll release their uber-flagship: the iPhone X. The iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone yet, at a cool 9. With so many other smartphones on the market offering similar functionality, it begs the question: Do iPhone users […]