Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism

 Snap Inc has joined the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft, and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations. The GIFCT started… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/31/snap-fights-terrorism/?ncid=rss
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Sick of SoundCloud? Anchor offers podcast transfer with free hosting

 SoundCloud is on shaky financial footing, saying it only has enough money to last a few more months unless someone buys or invests in it. That’s sure to cause anxiety in content creators with their life’s work stored on SoundCloud. Now some new startups are nipping at SoundCloud’s heels by focusing on podcasting in ways the music streaming service never did.
Anchor is a… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/31/free-podcast-hosting/?ncid=rss
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With 200M daily users, Giphy will soon test sponsored GIFs

 And it’s about time.
Giphy, the four-year-old search engine for GIFs, is going to finally start testing monetization.
According to a source close to the company, Giphy will begin testing sponsored GIFs within messaging experiences. This means that users who search for GIFs may be served a sponsored GIF within the messaging tab.
There are some obvious use-cases here: A search for… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/31/with-200m-daily-users-giphy-will-soon-test-sponsored-gifs/?ncid=rss
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