Why TV Companies Are Rejecting Facebook Video Deals

Why TV Companies Are Rejecting Facebook Video Deals

Courtesy of Fortune Magazine: “It’s probably going to take a bit of time.” Some of America’s top producers of TV content are saying no to video deals with the world’s biggest social media site. Facebook FB -0.04% has been trying to woo the NFL, Comcast’s NBC Universal CMCSA -0.35% , Disney’s ABC DIS -0.95% , […]

Yankees and StubHub Reach Ticket Re-Sale Deal

Yankees and StubHub Reach Ticket Re-Sale Deal

Courtesy of FORTUNE Magazine: After criticism from fans about ticketing policies The New York Yankees have agreed to a partnership with StubHub, the nationwide ticket-resale broker, making it the team’s official ticket re-seller, according to a news release from StubHub. The deal will start next month and will run until the 2022 season. The new […]

StubHub Is eBay’s New PayPal

StubHub Is eBay’s New PayPal

Courtesy of FORTUNE Magazine: StubHub saw revenue jump 34% in the first quarter of 2015. EBay’s revenue and the value of all transactions in its marketplace rose slightly in the most recent quarter. But there’s one business within the e-commerce giant that is growing fast: StubHub. The online ticketing service’s growth, as highlighted during eBay’s […]

Twitter to Keep 140-Character Limit, CEO Says

Twitter to Keep 140-Character Limit, CEO Says

Courtesy of Fortune Magazine: Jack Dorsey is now standing behind the beauty of brevity. Twitter’s 140-character tweets are here to stay, chief executive Jack Dorsey said on Friday, ending speculation that the microblogging site might abandon one of its trademark features for a 10,000-character limit. “It’s staying. It’s a good constraint for us and it […]

Can Twitter Make It?

Can Twitter Make It?

Courtesy of Fortune: People outside the technology industry will be puzzled to read Erin Griffith’s outstanding article in the current issue of Fortune about Twitter. They will learn about a company worth a “mere” $12 billion (about half its one-time value) that has more than 300 million users (a fraction of Silicon Valley’s truly successful […]

Facebook Ads Are About to Get a Lot More Annoying

Facebook Ads Are About to Get a Lot More Annoying

Courtesy of FORTUNE Magazine: They’re going to take over your whole screen. On Friday, Facebook announced a major update to the way its mobile users see ads. The social media company officially launched its Canvasplatform, which basically means that now, when smartphone users click on an ad in their news feeds, it will open a […]

Here’s Why Twitter Wants to Expand to 10,000 Characters

Here’s Why Twitter Wants to Expand to 10,000 Characters

A Fortune Magazine article: Rightly or wrongly, it has to find some way of competing with Facebook. For some time now, Twitter has been talking—off the record, of course—about altering the standard 140-character restriction so that users can post longer messages. According to the latest reports from Re/code and the Wall Street Journal, it is […]