How to make Twitter profitable

Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of followers and communicate with these followers using Twitter. This is free advertising, no ifs, ands or buts. So, here’s a proposal to radically change the economics…

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Crunch Report | Quora Valued At Around $1.8B

Today’s Stories Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it experiments with new ways to monetize its service Snap acquires the crucial geofilter patent from Mobli for a record $7.7M Credits Written…

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Daily News: Pinterest Advanced Targeting, Digital Ad Growth Slows, Gannett Acquires SweetIQ

Here is today’s roundup of news related to local marketing and advertising, local media, technology, local commerce, consumer behavior and more. How to Acquire Valuable Customers With Pinterest Advanced Targeting (April 21, 2017) Adweek: “Act-alikes can ultimately drive net new website traffic and sales at scale.” Report: Digital ad growth slows to single digits for…

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The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup. This week’s launch of Facebook’s Camera Effects platform means there are suddenly 1.8 billion people waiting to be entertained by digital overlays on the real world. Read More…

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