A messaging app that has drawn comparisons to Facebook’s WhatsApp has already raised $850 million in advance of its inital coin offering, and is seeking a second round of funding before launching to the public. That would make it the...Show More Summary
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The #MeToo movement has allowed thousands of sexual assault victims to share their traumatic stories of abuse on social media, often helping them mitigate the pain through collective bonding. But for Brandon Cook, it did not quite turn out that way. Inspired by #MeToo, Brandon decided it was finally time for him to share his story. Show More Summary
OK, so Facebook doesn't legally owe Kylie Jenner $16 billion for her shade of Snapchat this week, but if you do the math from the day she made her comments about Snap's new app update, the money is staggering!!! It's not just that Snapchat lost about $1.3 billion in the couple days after Kylie's criticism of [...]
Congressman Kevin Cramer and his wife Kris. Isaac Cramer, son of Congressman Kevin Cramer, is in the ICU and doing poorly. Mark Guttormson, a friend of the family, has been posting updates on Facebook: It’s not clear what happened, but it appears from a review of the family’s social media accounts that it was sudden. Show More Summary
Former Clinton-era Labor Secretary Robert Reich ripped into the National Rifle Association and Republicans powerful Saturday morning Facebook post. “In the wake of another horrific mass shooting, we must not remain silent as America turns into a killing field,” Prof. Reich explained....
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Military Times tells the story of Scot Cregan, a Navy public affairs officer whose identities have been replicated by thieves on Facebook about a hundred times by his estimate; Cregan has seen himself on Facebook under the names “David Marc Cregan,” “Eric Cregan,” “Creagan Anderson,” “Cregan Diamond,” (um, okay) and his favorite, the ever-original “Cregan […]
An embattled Facebook finds itself embroiled in another controversy of their own making just one week after the Parkland shooting, reports Variety. Last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School, in which 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 students and teachers, has reignited the debate surrounding gun reform in America. Show More Summary
The game, called Bullet Train and developed by Epic Games, involves shooting bad guys before they shoot you, writes CNET's Chris Matyszczyk?
The Facebook Rotational Product Manager (RPM) program takes people from primarily nontechnical backgrounds and turns them into product managers. Jasmine Xu recently went through the program and is now a product manager on Facebook'sShow More Summary
In some of our most popular articles on Hypebot this week, we explored Gibson's response to the rumors of it's bankruptcy, how modern music consumers are finding new, independent music, what the looming Facebook licensing deadline means for artists, and more. Gibson Guitars Responds To Bankruptcy Rumors How Are Listeners...
Hoaxes and fake news continue to be promoted on big tech platforms run by Facebook and Google. The companies have proven in the past that they can make big changes when properly incentivized. Advertisers could pull their ads from Facebook...Show More Summary
"It's just my opinion, you need to respect my right to my own opinion," he said. We were having a conversation about Billy Graham and his death. I had put something up on my Facebook page and have since been embroiled in the real world with discussions that began with upset at what I was saying. Show More Summary
Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida.
Kylie Jenner's good for business... if you're in the Facebook business. Sorry, Snapchat. As we reported... Snapchat's value plummeted a whopping $1.3 billion the day after Kylie tweeted 18 simple words to bash the app. And, as of Friday's market…
As I was scrolling through Facebook a few weeks ago, I noticed a new trend: Several friends posted pictures (via an app) of what they would look like as “the opposite sex.” Some of them were quite funny—my female-identified friends sported mustaches, while my male-identified friends revealed long flowing locks. But my sociologist-brain was curious: […]
Doing the jobs Americans won’t do. An illegal alien and public school student with a shotgun threatened the students at Rochester East High School this past week. Abigail Hernandez made the threat on Facebook, “I’m coming tomorrow morning...Show More Summary
Snapchat has long positioned itself as the place for advertisers to reach millennials while its closest competitor, Facebook, is stuck with the olds. But on Thursday, Snap executives got a lesson in the terrifying, fickle nature of its young influencers, to the tune of a $US1.3 ($2) billion loss. More »
The wheels of change are turning, according to veteran journalist Dan Rather. In a post on his Facebook page, Rather warned those who try to circumvent the will of the people will see a backlash from a new generation taking over the leadership of the United States. “But as we see voters rise...