Brainlabs acquires social ad creative studio Consumer Acquisition

Venture Beast

Digital marketing agency Brainlabs has acquired the social ad creative studio Consumer Acquisition. GamesBeat Mobile Social Brainlabs Brian Bowman category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services Consumer Acquisition

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Alexis Ohanian and Polygon will invest $200M in decentralized social media

Venture Beast

Polygon and Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six will invest $200 million in decentralized social media projects. Consumer GamesBeat PC Gaming Social Software Alexis Ohanian blockchain category-/Finance/Investing category-/Online Communities decentralization Polygon Reddit Social Media

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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

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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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.

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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AI Weekly: What can AI tell us about social unrest, virus structures, and carbon emissions?

Venture Beast

Predicting unrest and virus structures. Reducing emissions from planes using algorithms. That's a few of the headlines in AI this week. Read More.

Rec Room social gaming platform raises $145M at $3.5B valuation

Venture Beast

Social gaming platform Rec Room has raised $145M at a $3.5B valuation. That is just nine months after raising $100M at a $1.25B valuation. 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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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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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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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 […].

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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The Culture DAO launches the $CULTUR social token at the Virtual Beings Summit

Venture Beast

The Culture DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) is launching its social token, dubbed $CULTUR, at the Virtual Beings Summit event. Read More.

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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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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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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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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A design student came up with an.innovative.way to social distance

Mashable VR

More about Mashable Video , Covid 19 , Social Distancing , Social Distance , and Culture. Mashable Video Covid 19 Social Distancing Social Distance Culture

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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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

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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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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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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Report: 54% of social media users don’t think their info is safe

Venture Beast

Consumer Security Social VB Home Page apps category-/Shopping/Consumer Resources consumer reports scams Social MediaAs consumers drown in messages from fraudsters on a variety of platforms, many no longer trust the technology designed to protect them. Read More.

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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

Social Engineering Leads to Robinhood Breach

SecureWorld News

The company says an unauthorized third party socially engineered a customer support employee while talking on the phone, obtaining access to some customer support systems. The popular trading app Robinhood has just been hit with a major data breach affecting millions of its users.

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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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

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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?

Claiming tarot in the age of social media

Mashable VR

But even naysayers on social media can be pulled in to tarot's orbit. On TikTok, these readings, although brief and perfectly bite-sized for social consumption, are always reassuring and never judgmental.

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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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How Social Media Data Drives Market Trend Analysis

Dataconomy

Social media gives analysts access to data that might otherwise be tough to collect. BI & Analytics Contributors Featured Marketing & Sales ecommerce market trend analysis marketing social mediaMarket trend analysis is an indispensable tool for companies these days.

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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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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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.