These Digital Stats Show Exactly Why Google Fears Facebook Ads

Facebook continues to apply pressure to Google’s ad business, showing that the social network’s boldness is paying off, according to new research from Adobe. Adobe looked at the last three months in digital advertising, as it does at the end of every quarter, and highlighted some key shifts in the industry, including a slowdown in Pinterest’s […]

Meerkat Launches Developer Platform To Differentiate From Periscope (via Techcrunch)

How did it feel getting cut off by Twitter with just 2 hours notice? “It sucked” says Meerkat founder Ben Rubin. That’s why it’s determined to treat developers with more respect. In the nine weeks since Meerkat launched, 37 developers have built companion experiences to the livestreaming apps on its unofficial, private API, including stream […]

Periscope Leads To Piracy

 In news that surprises absolutely no one, Twitter’s new video-streaming app – while popular, well-designed and just plain fun – has a few issues. We’ve talked before about the creep factor. But the main issue is how it enables pirating. Most recently, it was used en masse to stream this weekend’s Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. And while […]

Twitter Launches Retweet With Comment

Twitter keeps rolling out the good ideas. First there was Periscope (RIP Meerkat) and now, in what feels like a long-time-coming feature, Twitter finally allows users to retweet while adding comments. Previously, users had to do this manually AND faced a character limit imposed by the length of the tweet they were retweeting. And TweetHeads […]