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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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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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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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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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 […].

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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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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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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6 persuasion tactics used in social engineering attacks

Tech Republic Security

IT security teams need to educate employees about the psychological techniques cybercriminals often use in social engineering attacks

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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Black Eyed Peas and Zynga send holiday social-distancing message for #PlayApartTogether campaign

Venture Beast

Business Games Mobile Social Black Eyed Peas category-/Online Communities/Social Networks DeanBaet News Mobile gaming PlayApartTogether ZyngaZynga teamed up with the Black Eyed Peas musical group to help keep us safe during the holidays by extending the #PlayApartTogether campaign.

Studies reveal verified social media users are fueling COVID-19 fake news

Venture Beast

A pair of new studies show that verified accounts, not necessarily bots, might be driving the spread of misinformation on social media. Read More.

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2020 was the year of connected social games

Venture Beast

The gaming trend of the year is connected social games. Players relied on games to provide the crucial structure required for socialization. Read More.

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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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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.

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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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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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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Google leads $145 million investment in InMobi’s Glance and Roposo social platforms

Venture Beast

Google led an investment of $145 million in InMobi‘s social media startups Glance and Roposo, which are division’s InMobi’s mobile app marketing business. Business Social category-/Business & Industrial category-/Finance/Investing

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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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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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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

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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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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Epic Games launches Fortnite’s Spy Within social game with Houseparty video chat

Venture Beast

Epic Games is launching a new social game called Fortnite's Spy Within, which is the company's version of betrayal titles like Among Us. Read More.

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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.

How TikTok’s unique mix of social and broadcast media techniques sets it apart

Venture Beast

TikTok's efforts to monetize its platform point to the future of social media, TV, and one-to-many media in general. Big Data Business Cloud Commerce Enterprise Entrepreneur Marketing Media Social broadcast media category-/Arts & Entertainment monetization shoppable ads Social Media TikTokRead More.

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How social media and gamification fueled QAnon’s ‘crowdsourced cult’

Venture Beast

details tools that allowed QAnon to move from the fringes to the mainstream -- crowdsourcing, social media, and gamification. AI Business Cloud Media Security Social Blackbird.AI Blackbird.AI Read More. category-/News Conspiracy Facebook QAnon Twitter

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Social engineering: How psychology and employees can be part of the solution

Tech Republic Security

Social engineering is allowing cybercriminals the way in. Learn how to lock that door

Best social media management apps for iPhone

TechnoBezz

The key to advertising today is in creating professionally managed social media accounts on the most popular applications. With the many social media platforms available today, it is a chore in itself just to keep your accounts updated with the latest content pertaining to your brand.

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Researchers built a data set for training AI to detect natural disasters from social media images

Venture Beast

The Incidents data set was made to encourage the development of AI for recognizing accidents and natural disasters from social media images. Read More.

Setting Goals for Social Media

IT Toolbox

Social media has become an increasingly important part of marketing efforts. But to be effective a social media campaign must be planned and coordinated. That starts with figuring out just exactly what you want to accomplish with your social media presence. Social media is so diverse that it's easy to lose your way in the social media forest. To prevent this you must have

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After boycotts, advertisers and social media giants agree on steps to curb hate speech

Venture Beast

Business Marketing Media Mobile Social category-/News category-/People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy FacebookFacebook, YouTube, and Twitter have agreed with advertisers on first steps to curb harmful content, following months-long boycotts over hate speech. Read More.

Youth activists on the importance of young voices in social justice movements

Mashable VR

More about Social Good , Youth Movement , Social Good , Identities , and Activism. Social Good Youth Movement Identities ActivismRead more.

Breakthrough Book: Digital, Data, and Social Networking Leaders

Social, Agile and Transformation

I rebranded this blog as Social, Agile, and Transformation over ten years ago, an instinctive change based on three fundamental changes I was sensing in the nature of business. .

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Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media

CTOvision

Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. Put another way, most people are unwilling to “stick their neck out” in social situations. The Pew project attempted to examine the truth behind claims that social media will actually expose individuals to more diverse sources of information and opinions, in a shift away from the spiral of silence. By Shannon Perry.

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Getting Serious with Social Media

IT Toolbox

As social media becomes more common it is moving from an experiment to an integral part of companies' advertising and marketing efforts. Taking social media seriously and integrating it into your media plans requires evaluating your efforts carefully and getting feedback on its effectiveness. This means taking a slightly different approach to your social media efforts.

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Leveraging Social Media to Expand Business Data Globally

CTOvision

Social media has become an integral part of society, and having a presence on these platforms is a must for businesses in the present world. Barely a decade ago, only a small proportion of the globe were exposed to social media. A few years later, the list of social media networks has continued to grow […]. CTO Cyber Threats News

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Doing a Social Media Audit

IT Toolbox

Like a financial audit, a social media audit surveys your practices and status and suggests areas for improvement. An initial social media audit is an important part of drawing up a social media marketing plan. Essentially the first audit tells you where you are in the social media world and serves as a basis for planning your future activity. An audit of your social media

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The Scams to Watch Out for on Social Media

GizModo VR

It doesn’t always work out this way, but your social media feeds should ideally be places of fun and entertainment, for connecting with friends and family. social media scams security online web social media

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Cisco Talos researchers explain psychology behind election disinformation posts on social media

Tech Republic Security

With the 2020 presidential election looming, here are questions to consider before posting on social media

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About WayIn: A Social Media Intelligence Company

CTOvision

This social intelligence company integrates content into new experiences for consumers and also provides enterprises with new ways to deliver value from social media. WayIn provides an ability to aggregate, curate, integrate and measure social content and data in real-time. From their website: Wayin is a social intelligence company that integrates social content into new experiences for consumers and delivers greater value and control for brands.

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DHS Sued Over Its Social Media Surveillance Tactics

GizModo VR

The Department of Homeland Security is being slammed with a new lawsuit after spending just over a year failing to respond to repeated attempts at investigating its long-term data hoovering practices. Read more. center for democracy and technology united states department of homeland security

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