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FBI & DOJ Investigating ByteDance & TikTok’s Surveillance of Journalists

As if TikTok’s problems couldn’t get any worse, the FBI and DOJ are investigating its parent company for surveilling Forbes journalists.

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Meta’s Blue Checkmark Verified Program Is Now Available…Sort Of

Meta is launching its Verified program, adopting a feature that Twitter has long been known for.

Ecommerce, Search, Social… and Conversational Space?

When I look at the conversational space I think it’s going to have as much impact as ecommerce or search or social, says LivePerson CEO Rob Locascio. The conversational space is going to be just as big.

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UK Joins US, EU, Canada In Banning TikTok From Government Devices

The UK has joined the US, EU, and Canada in banning TikTok from government devices, citing “a specific risk with government devices.”

TikTok May Split From ByteDance to Avoid US Ban

TikTok is considering drastic action in an effort to avoid a US ban, including the possibility of splitting from parent ByteDance.

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Reddit Is Coming Back Online After Major Outage

Reddit is coming back online Tuesday evening after a major outage that lasted several hours.

Meta Is Laying Off Another 10,000, Touts ‘Year of Efficiency’

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the company is laying off an additional 10,000 employees and closing additional open roles.

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Meta May Build a Twitter Alternative

Meta may be looking to build a Twitter alternative, taking advantage of the turmoil surrounding the company since Elon Musk’s takeover.

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Reddit Is Killing Off Reddit Talk

Reddit has announced it is killing off Reddit Talk, its Clubhouse clone unveiled in April 2021.

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Facebook Is Integrating Messenger Features With Its Mobile App

Facebook is integrating Messenger features with its mobile Facebook app, potentially reducing the need to have Messenger installed.

Meta Plans a Second Round of Layoffs This Week

Meta is preparing for another round of layoffs, with the company reportedly dropping the bad news this week.

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Twitter Experiences More Outages

Perhaps laying off a large portion of Twitter’s technical staff wasn’t such a good idea, with the platform experience yet another outage.

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Shopify Evolving Into World’s First Retail Operating System

Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify, discusses how COVID has dramatically sped up the timeline for commerce moving online and has also moved Shopify closer to its goal of becoming the world’s first retail operating system.

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Twitter Blue Is Now Available in More Than 20 Countries

Twitter Blue has undergone a major expansion, with the service now available in more than 20 European countries.

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TikTok Introduces New Features to Protect Teens

TikTok is unveiling new features designed to protect teens as the social media app is under fire from all sides.

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Canada Bans TikTok From Government Devices

Canada is the latest jurisdiction to ban TikTok from government devices, another setback for the Chinese social media platform.

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Twitter Payments Head Esther Crawford Has Been Laid Off

The carnage at Twitter continues, with Twitter Payments head Esther Crawford laid off, along with most of her team.

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B2B Influencer Marketing Adds Up To Nurture and Ultimately Conversion

We co-create content with (B2B Influencers) in concert with brand messaging, says TopRank Marketing CEO Lee Odden. So now instead of people just ignoring the press release we actually have storytelling happening with these different voices. That all adds up to yes. That all adds up to nurture and ultimately conversion.

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Reddit’s IPO May Be on Track for the Second Half of 2023

Reddit may finally be moving forward with its IPO after laying the groundwork for nearly two years.

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EU Commission Bans TikTok On Staff Phones

The EU Commission has followed the US Congress, banning TikTok on all government-owned devices.