Menlo One launches TownHall to reward users for sharing token sale news

EXCLUSIVE: No matter how much we try to carry out due diligence on ICOs, token sales, and other blockchain technology-related milestones, scams and vaporware still slip through the cracks. If only there was a way to crowdsource accurate information about blockchain projects and reward those with a proven record of providing useful and accurate deta…Read […]

Facebook: WhatsApp Business has over 3 million users

During Facebook’s Q1 2018 earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that “over 3 million people are actively using WhatsApp Business.” Despite a series of scandals in recent weeks that culminated with testimony by Zuckerberg before Congressional committees, Facebook reported .97 billion in revenue and .98 billion in profit…Read More Social – VentureBeat

Gfycat ramps up its focus on game clips and highlights as it hits 180M monthly users

Gfycat is already a pretty popular host for lots of content like short clips from shows and movies, but there’s also a pretty substantial store of content centered around gaming — which is why the company is starting to put some extra focus on it. Gfycat, which is centered around creator tools to make those […]

Twitter posts second straight profitable quarter, adds 6 million monthly users

Twitter posted its Q1 earnings today, and for the second straight quarter, the company is making money. For the first four months of 2018, Twitter reported a profit of just under million, with revenue of just under 5 million. The company also saw a slight gain in the number of monthly active users (MAUs), mostly […]

Facebook has auto-enrolled users into a facial recognition test in Europe

Facebook users in Europe are reporting the company has begun testing its controversial facial recognition technology in the region. Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have said they’ve been notified by the company they are in its test bucket. The company has previously said an opt-in option for facial […]

Facebook will still require users to accept targeted ads under new EU law

(Reuters) — Facebook said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new European Union privacy law. The EU law, which takes effect next month, promises the biggest shakeup in online privacy […]

Facebook to exclude 1.5 billion users from Europe’s GDPR privacy law

(Reuters) — If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller. Facebook members outside the United States and […]

Twitter is down for some users in the U.S., Europe, and Japan (update: It’s back)

Earlier today, Twitter was down for users in some parts of the world. Users reportedly experienced the worst outages in the northeastern U.S., parts of Western Europe, and Japan, according to the website DownDetector.com. Users started experiencing outages around 6:50 a.m. Pacific today. Both the mobile app and desktop website were down for this Ne…Read […]

Users and advertisers are mostly unfazed by Facebook scandal

Facebook’s downfall has, it seems, been greatly exaggerated — at least according to Facebook . Even with the Cambridge Analytica fallout and subsequent #DeleteFacebook campaigns, the site appears to be largely unfazed. An executive confirmed as much in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal. A majority of users haven’t altered their settings and […]

The 59 Second Rule: 3 Reasons Why Users Leave a Website

How long do users stay on your website before clicking away? According to the Nielsen Norman Group, most users stick around less than 59 seconds. So, if you don’t capture a user’s attention in less than a minute, you’ve lost them. I’ve dubbed this “the 59 Second Rule.” Basically, if you haven’t generated interest in […]