LitPic raises $1.5M for subscription-based social network for creators

Venture Beast

LitPic has created a subscription-based social network that allows creators to monetize their social followings. Social Andy Karuza category-/Online Communities/Social Networks Dena Lawless influence marketing influencers LitPic Maurice Yi Ryan Lewis Social networks

Minds raises $10M for decentralized and encrypted social network and messaging app

Venture Beast

Minds, a crypto social network, has raised $10 million from the tech freedom group Futo for its decentralized communications. GamesBeat Mobile Social category-/News cryptocurrency DeanBeat Mobile and Social encryption instant messaging Minds social network

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Moving from Social Media to Social CRM

IT Toolbox

It could be that the first time your prospects find out about you is through social media. According to a survey conducted by PwC, 39 percent say that social networks provide the main inspiration for their purchases. If you haven’t made social media part of your marketing

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How the pandemic jump-started mobile gaming’s social evolution

Venture Beast

We are now entering a new phase in the mobile gaming era where games are increasingly becoming social networks. Read More.

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Improve Onboarding with User-Centered Design

Speaker: Dr. Kate Wolin, Founder, Circea

In the age of social distancing, digital onboarding is becoming essential to any program. This is especially true for medical practices, where the threat of the pandemic is the most real. As consultations are being digitized, so are the process in which new patients are processed and appointments are being scheduled. Practices with compelling onboarding experiences are the ones who will ultimately succeed in the pandemic area and beyond. Join Dr. Kate Wolin, founder of Circea, for an overview of behavioral science and the evidence-based strategies that can be used to support patient engagement. She will also review how a patient-centered design strategy can be used to evaluate and refine onboarding processes.

Social VoIP

IT Toolbox

Group Calls Come to Social VoIP. Facebook Messenger recently debuted a new feature that enables users to launch group VoIP audio calls from any group chat. Facebook initially rolled out VoIP calling back in 2013, and within a year they were able to boast that Messenger calls comprised 10 percent of all mobile VoIP calls being made around the globe. In addition

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Build Social Compliance Bridges, Not Blockades — For Your Own Sake

Forrester IT

Compliance pros, try to recall your last interaction with your marketing peers about social media: How did it go? Social Compliance. Social Marketing. Social media. Digital Compliance Security and Risk Social Compliance Social Marketing Social media digital marketingWas it productive? Who initiated the conversation? If you're like many organizations today, your answers go something like this: "Not well," "no," and "not me.". Do you see a pattern?

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It's time to retire the Social Security number

Tech Republic Security

With 40 million people having their SSN exposed during the T-Mobile hack, it's time to reconsider the usefulness of the Social Security number

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Social gaming platform Rec Room raises $100M at $1.25B valuation

Venture Beast

Social gaming platform Rec Room has raised $100 million at a $1.25 AR/VR GamesBeat Social category-/Online Communities/Virtual Worlds DeanBeat News Nick Fajt Rec Room user-generated content virtual realitybillion valuation. The funding is a win for user-generated content. Read More.

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How AI can tackle complex social problems, from loneliness to stigma

Venture Beast

Arezou Soltani Panah is teaming up with social scientists and policy makers to solve complex problems like loneliness and family violence. AI VB Home Page ai AI research category-/Science general artificial intelligence machine learning MLOps social sciences Transform 2021 women in AI awards

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Low-tech social engineering attacks

CTOvision

Frank Abagnale is probably the most famous low-tech hacker since Son’ka the Golden Hand and the man who stole the Mona Lisa, Vincenzo Peruggia. Abagnale famously impersonated various professions, including a doctor and a pilot, to help facilitate his financial scams where he used false identities to forge checks and cash them in. Abagnale ended […].

Noice raises $5M for ‘playful’ social platform for gamers

Venture Beast

Noice has raised $5 million for what the startup is teasing as a “playful” social platform for gamers. GamesBeat PC Gaming Social category-/Business & Industrial DeanBeat News Jenni Wilson Jussi Laakkonen Noice

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Brag House launches its social network for amateur esports competitors

Venture Beast

Brag House has launched its platform for connecting gamers in a social network built around amateur esports competitions. Esports GamesBeat PC Gaming Social Brag House category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat News Lavell Juan Super Smash Bros Texas Loyalty Cup

Niantic acquires Mayhem to boost social gaming communities

Venture Beast

Pokémon Go creator Niantic has acquired social gaming community platform Mayhem to bring greater social activity to its games. Business Games Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social John Hanke mayhem Mobile gaming Niantic Pokemon Go

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From the election lie to GameStop: How to stop social media algorithms from hurting us

Venture Beast

Some fresh ideas for how to stop social media algorithms from damaging society by amplifying lies and fringe ideas. AI Social VB Home Page algorithmic amplification category-/News category-/People & Society/Social Sciences/Economics category-/Reference GameStop

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HiDef collaborates with Unity on social impact metaverse games

Venture Beast

HiDef is collaborating with Unity Technologies on its social impact metaverse game. It has also hired new executives. Read More.

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PlantLife Is the Purest Social Platform I've Ever Tried

GizModo VR

I’m not a fan of most major social platforms. So when I first heard about PlantLife —a plant-centric social platform that rolled… Read more.

The tech sector can — and must — disrupt social inequity

Venture Beast

If we’re going to achieve social equity, we need a collective effort across the entire tech industry, and it starts at the top. Business Enterprise category-/Business & Industrial social equity

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How Has Social Media Impacted Our Mental Health?

GizModo VR

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Pokerface maker Comunix raises $30M for social mobile games

Venture Beast

Comunix, the maker of the hit game Pokerface, has raised $30 million in funding to reinvent social gaming experiences. GamesBeat Mobile Ben Simon category-/Games/Card Games/Poker & Casino Games Comunix DeanBeat Mobile and Social mobile games Pokerface

Hootsuite acquires Sparkcentral to unify and automate social customer service

Venture Beast

AI Business Commerce Enterprise Entrepreneur Marketing Media Mobile Social category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics/Enterprise Technology HootSuite Sparkcentral

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Afterparty enables creators to launch their own NFTs and social tokens

Venture Beast

Commerce GamesBeat Media Social Afterparty category-/Arts & Entertainment creators David Fields DeanBeat News Eytan Elbaz NFTsAfterparty is launching a nonfungible token (NFT) platform for creators to engage with their fans and generate better revenues. Read More.

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Researchers find people are more receptive to social robots during the pandemic

Venture Beast

In a preprint study, researchers present evidence that perceptions of social robots are changing for the better as a result of the pandemic. Read More.

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Social casino game maker Huuuge will raise $150 million in Warsaw IPO

Venture Beast

Social casino game maker Huuuge said it will go public in an initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Card Games/Poker & Casino Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Huuuge social casino games Warsaw Stock Exchange

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Spatial launches AR social workspace on mobile

Venture Beast

Spatial has unveiled its social augmented reality workspace on mobile, allowing people to log into its 3D experiences from smartphones. Read More.

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Why you should avoid those fun social media "tell us about yourself" questions

Tech Republic Security

Social media is overflowing with quizzes, surveys and opportunities to tell the world about yourself. Learn why you should skip these to protect yourself and your identity

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Quicksave Interactive has raised $1.3M for HTML5 social games

Venture Beast

million to make HTML5-based social games that can reach users easily. Quicksave Interactive, a new game studio in Helsinki, has raised $1.3 Read More.

Can You Stop Your Social Media Addiction?

TechnoBezz

What was your life like without social media? Social media is more convenient and cheaper. We use social media for several purposes such as playing games and sharing important events. Most popular social networks. The first social media platform was probably MSN messenger.

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Stardust Social Casino is a bet on enticing players with Las Vegas history

Venture Beast

When Boyd Gaming launched the Stardust Social Casino game last month, it was one more title in a crowded market. But the Stardust name has a lot of history. Read More.

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Pew: 73% of Americans believe social media platforms censor political speech

Venture Beast

Ahead of the 2020 election, Pew Research found that a majority of American adults believe social media platforms censor political speech. AI Business Social Election 2020 Facebook politics Social Media Twitter

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The Social Dilemma: How digital platforms pose an existential threat to society

Venture Beast

The Social Dilemma is a new Netflix documentary that explores the negative impact social networks are having on society and humanity. Read More.

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Navy Insider Threat Bust: Encryption, Social Engineering, and Crypto

SecureWorld News

This happened through social engineering, which included a secret signal for him in Washington D.C. Meanwhile, the FBI was still using social engineering tactics to get the Naval Nuclear Engineer to make an in-person data drop.

Discord raises $100 million as its social hub hits 140 million users

Venture Beast

Business Games Mobile Social category-/Business & Industrial DeanBeat News Discord funding daily Social HubDiscord has raised another $100 million in funding as the instant messaging app popularized by gamers has now hit 140 million monthly active users. Read More.

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With Blackstone’s backing, Murka stakes a claim in social casino games

Venture Beast

billion social casino game market seems saturated, but Blackstone-owned Murka of Ukraine has grown to three million monthly active users. In $6.2 Read More.

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Riot Games details its social impact giving for 2019

Venture Beast

Riot Games' Social Impact Fund has given $8 million in grants to nonprofits that its League of Legends players care about. Business Games category-/News DeanBeat News Dylan Jadeja Jeffrey Burrell Riot Games social responsibility

Knoetic, a social network for CPOs, raises $18M

Venture Beast

Knoetic, a startup that combines a social network for CPOs with people analytics tools, has emerged from stealth with $18 million in funding. Read More.

Zynga will provide $1.4M in scholarships for North Carolina A&T State as part of social impact fund

Venture Beast

million in a scholarship fund for North Carolina A&T State as part of its social impact activities. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Jobs & Education/Education/Colleges & Universities DeanBeat News Mobile gaming North Carolina State University social impact Zynga

Texas sued over terrible social media law

The Verge

NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) have sued to stop Texas from enforcing HB 20, a new law barring large social media companies from banning users or removing content based on the “viewpoint” of the user. Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images.

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Social Engineering and Phishing

CTOvision

Social engineering is one of the most problematic attack techniques to combat. User education is most effective at stopping a social engineer. Users who are aware of the potential for social engineering attacks and learn to recognize them can use simple methods to thwart these attacks successfully. Phishing is a type of social engineering that’s executed through unsolicited email messages. Stu Sjouwerman.

YellowHead: Advertisers get 3 seconds to grab attention in a social casino game

Venture Beast

Social casino game ads should capture a user's attention in three seconds according to a report by marketing firm YellowHead. Business Games Mobile Alison category-/Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Merav Katz social casino games Yellowhead

CIOs And The Problem Of Social Engineering

The Accidental Successful CIO

Social engineering is how the bad guys get employees to say too much Image Credit: Alexandre Formagio. These days they use a more sophisticated attack: social engineering. What Is Social Engineering? How Can A CIO Counter Social Engineering?

John Carmack says he’s ‘kind of embarrassed’ over Facebook’s social VR during pandemic

Venture Beast

Facebook Reality Labs' John Carmack says he’s “kind of embarrassed” about Facebook’s social VR on Oculus headsets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.

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UC Berkeley’s Niloufar Salehi on restorative justice in social media

Venture Beast

UC Berkeley assistant professor Niloufar Salehi is exploring how to apply restorative justice to social media platforms as part of an NSF grant. Read More.

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