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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Low-tech social engineering attacks


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 […].


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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 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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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

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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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

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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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.

IoT takes aim at social distancing

Network World

How IoT technology can help enforce social-distancing rules by monitoring occupancy in workspaces

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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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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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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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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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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 Engineering and Phishing


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.

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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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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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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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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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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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

It's Time to Treat Social Media Like the Climate Crisis, Researchers Argue

GizModo VR

In a new paper published in the peer-reviewed journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), a diverse group makes the case that the social media problem rises to the level of urgency that… Read more.

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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The AI industry is built on geographic and social inequality, research shows

Venture Beast

Researchers find that the AI industry is build on geographic and social inequality, but opportunities exist to change this. AI Big Data Cloud Dev Enterprise Social VB Home Page ai artificial intelligence category-/Business & Industrial inequality machine learning research study

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

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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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.

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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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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

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

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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Helping Friends and Family Reduce Risks In The Age of Remote Work and Social Distancing


Our readers are a technically oriented group with a good awareness of the dynamic nature of the cyber threat. You do not need lists of best practices, you live them by continuously assessing your environment and taking action to reduce risk as appropriate.

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How Wayfair and Burt’s Bees optimize digital creative for every social platform (VB Live)

Venture Beast

Commerce Consumer Marketing Social VB Home Page ad creative Burt's Bees category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services digital marketing digital marketing strategy Facebook influencers Instagram social platforms TikTok wayfair Yellowhead YouTube

Can You Stop Your Social Media Addiction?


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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5 Tips for Stepping up Your Social Media Game

Association of Information Technology Professional

With the rise of remote working and permanence of online events, your social media presence and how you use social media for business has never been more important. Here are five simple steps you can take today to put social media to work for you

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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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Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media


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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