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Facebook CEO Says Group Will Not Become a Media Company

Facebook will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform. An increasing number of users are turning to social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find their news, but Zuckerberg said his firm had no ambitions to become a content provider. “No, we are a tech company, not a media company,” said Zuckerberg, after a young Italian asked him whether Facebook intended to become a news editor. While acknowledging the role Facebook has…

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Twitter to Share Ad Revenue on Videos by US Users

  Twitter Inc on Tuesday stepped up its battle to attract video talent to its platform, saying it will allow US users who upload a video to share in any advertising revenue it generates. Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube are all competing to keep or recruit top video talent as they seek to cash in on the wave of televison-style advertising that has been moving to the internet. Twitter already offers revenue sharing to media and entertainment companies such as CBS Corp and the National Football League which post videos…

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The way you watch videos on Facebook is about to change

NEW DELHI: Facebook has got a new plan to further enhance the video viewing experience of its users. The company will soon be improving the way it shows videos shot vertically. So far, the social media giant fits vertical videos inside a typical horizontal video format. According to a report from The Marketing Land website, who also shared some images showing the new vertical video interface, Facebook in its upcoming Android and iOS app update will be showing vertical videos in 2:3 aspect ratio instead of the current 1:1 aspect…

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Twitter Appoints New Global Media Team Head

Micro-blogging website Twitter has tapped long-time executive Ross Hoffman as the company’s new vice president of global media – in the third appointment to that role in the last six months. Hoffman, who was most recently senior director of brand strategy and has been at the company in various roles since 2010, is taking over the media team from Nathan Hubbard, who late last month announced he was leaving the company, a report on technology website Re/code said on Thursday. Twitter confirmed the move to the publication, with a spokesperson…

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WhatsApp receives Gif image assist in state-of-the-art iOS Beta release: file

WhatsApp for iOS’ trendy beta release (v2.sixteen.7.1) is now doing the rounds, and apart from numerous computer virus fixes and enhancements, it brings guide for autoplaying gif snap shots. The fb-owned messaging app has staunchly resisted the gif invasion till date, and assist for sharing animated photos will certainly be a welcome function addition for customers. For now, it’s doubtful when gif photo support will roll out to customers of the overall release, or when it’ll launch on Android. The changes inside the present day beta release of WhatsApp for…

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Snapchat Redesigns App to Shift interest to Media Channels

Snapchat is remodeling its utility to make its media partners’ channels extra attractive to click on, in a circulate that could draw extra advertising sales. The channels, known as discover, are like mini cellular magazines on Snapchat run by way of media companions, along with BuzzFeed and Time’s humans mag. The startup slots commercials between the testimonies people can swipe via. however find out isn’t always the most popular a part of the app. whilst 150 million people visit Snapchat day by day, a discover channel may additionally most effective…

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