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 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 […].

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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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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Hootsuite acquires Sparkcentral to unify and automate social customer service

Venture Beast

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

Venture Beast

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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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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

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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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

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

Venture Beast

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3 Top Things to Know About Social Engineering

SecureWorld News

On a recent SecureWorld Sessions podcast episode, Social Engineering: Hacking Humans , host Bruce Sussman spoke with Christopher Hadnagy, an entrepreneur and author of five books about social engineering and hacking the human. 1 How do you define social engineering?

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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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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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.

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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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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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

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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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?

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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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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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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How pandemic socialization trends have accelerated the move into virtual spaces

Venture Beast

In "Breaking the Fourth Wall," panelists talk about how pandemic socialization trends are leading the charge into the metaverse. 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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Helping Friends and Family Reduce Risks In The Age of Remote Work and Social Distancing

CTOvision

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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Stop Shaming Vaccinated People for Socializing

GizModo VR

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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

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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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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Social Media Accounts Should Require Proof of ID According to Australian Govt Proposal

GizModo VR

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