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Your Weekly Recommendations Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
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How ad-free subscriptions could solve Facebook
TechCrunch • Josh Constine
Facebook didn’t mean to send spam texts to two-factor authentication users
TechCrunch • Romain Dillet
Snapchat Rolls Out New Analytics
Social Media Examiner • Grace Duffy
Twitter is killing its Twitter for Mac desktop client
TechCrunch • Taylor Hatmaker
Federal judge rules that embedded tweets can represent copyright infringement
TechCrunch • Anthony Ha
Special counsel Robert Mueller indicts Russian bot farm for election meddling
TechCrunch • Taylor Hatmaker
Elton John Gets Struck in the Face by Mardi Gras Beads During Vegas Performance (Video)
The Wrap • Beatrice Verhoeven
Copycat: How Facebook Tried to Squash Snapchat
Wired • Billy Gallagher
Jimmy Kimmel gives emotional plea to Trump on gun control after Parkland school shooting: 'You've literally done nothing'
businessinsider.com.au • John Lynch
Amazon's secret code word for its $5 billion HQ2 project has been revealed
businessinsider.com.au • Dennis Green
 
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Mobile, Social Media Industry
How ad-free subscriptions could solve Facebook
TechCrunchJosh Constine
At the core of Facebook’s “well-being” problem is that its business is directly coupled with total time spent on its apps. The more hours you pass on the social network, the more ads you see and click, the more money it earns....
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Social Media Industry, Technology Industry
Facebook didn’t mean to send spam texts to two-factor authentication users
TechCrunchRomain Dillet
Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos apologized for spam texts that were incorrectly sent to users who had activated two-factor authentication. The company is working on a fix, and you won’t receive non-security-related text messages if you never signed up for those...
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Marketing, Social Media Industry
Snapchat Rolls Out New Analytics
Social Media ExaminerGrace Duffy
Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Snapchat rolling out new...
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Social Media Industry, Technology Industry
Twitter is killing its Twitter for Mac desktop client
TechCrunchTaylor Hatmaker
On Friday, Twitter announced that it would abandon its lesser loved Mac app, directing users to Twitter.com instead. The company declared that it will refocus its efforts on “a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms” rather than continuing development for Twitter...
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Social Media Industry, Technology Industry
Federal judge rules that embedded tweets can represent copyright infringement
TechCrunchAnthony Ha
A recent ruling by a New York federal judge could have significant implications for how copyright laws are enforced. The ruling was made in a case where Justin Goldman accused publications including Breitbart, Time, Yahoo, Vox Media and the Boston Globe of...
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Social Media Industry, Technology Industry
Special counsel Robert Mueller indicts Russian bot farm for election meddling
TechCrunchTaylor Hatmaker
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has just handed down a set of indictments, charging 13 Russian citizens and three Russian organizations with interference in the U.S. presidential election in efforts dating back to 2014. The indictment names the Internet Research Agency as one...
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Facebook Inc, Google Inc
Elton John Gets Struck in the Face by Mardi Gras Beads During Vegas Performance (Video)
The WrapBeatrice Verhoeven
Elton John was struck in the face by Mardi Gras beads during a performance at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this week, and the shocked artist took a while to compose himself. In a video obtained by TMZ, John was performing “Saturday...
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Digital Media, Facebook Inc
Copycat: How Facebook Tried to Squash Snapchat
WiredBilly Gallagher
Just before Facebook went public in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg had a bound red book titled Facebook Was Not Originally Created to Be a Company placed on every employee’s desk. The book, written by Zuckerberg himself, ended with an urgent, even ominous rallying...
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Social Media Industry, Student Health & Safety
Jimmy Kimmel gives emotional plea to Trump on gun control after Parkland school shooting: 'You've literally done nothing'
businessinsider.com.auJohn Lynch
Jimmy Kimmel gave an emotional plea to President Trump on gun control Thursday, over the school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida. The host challenged Trump and Republican lawmakers for framing mass shootings as a “mental health” issue and taking...
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Publishing Industry, Social Media Industry
Amazon's secret code word for its $5 billion HQ2 project has been revealed
businessinsider.com.auDennis Green
A code word that has apparently been used to discuss Amazon’s HQ2 project has leaked, as was first reported by The News & Observer. At least two failed pitche include mentions of a “Project Golden” directly in relation to the HQ2 project....
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