Digi Know Episode 31 – Verizon Buys Yahoo!

Featuring Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

In episode 31 of the podcast, Andrew and Will chat a little more about Pokemon Go, chat about the huge purchase of Yahoo!, and spend nearly half the show talking about Facebook and Twitter updates & changes.  Plus, a great way to get paid for all those selfies you take (admit it!)

Show Notes

New Tools

  • MeetWays - find the halfway point for your next face to face meeting
  • Grum - post pictures to Instagram from your PC

Big News Event of the Week - Verizon Buys Yahoo!

People spending more time on Pokemon Go than Facebook and Snapchat
http://mashable.com/2016/07/13/pokemon-go-used-more-than-facebook/#YeWBKmogoOqc

Facebook

FB deleting popular meme pages without warning
http://www.dailydot.com/unclick/facebook-war-on-meme-pages/

FB working on project thats very similar to Snapchat (again)
http://mashable.com/2016/07/21/facebook-quick-updates-snapchat/#N8AlTJPCLSqZ

Quick updates
https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/21/facebook-quick-updates/

FB ups time you can stream live to 4 hours
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/170882/20160722/facebook-live-video-ups-time-limit-to-four-hours-of-streaming.htm

“Continuous live video” coming soon
http://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-trying-out-continuous-live-streaming/

FB messenger hits 1B users
http://www.recode.net/2016/7/20/12232130/facebook-messenger-one-billion-users

Tumblr

New ads - you can do it through facebook
http://thenextdigit.com/29636/make-money-tumblr/

Twitter

Now everyone can get a verified profile
http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/19/12227490/twitter-opening-verified-account-user-form  

Periscope videos will not play inside embedded tweets
http://mashable.com/2016/07/21/twitter-periscope-tweet-embeds/

Twitter test redesigns how you compose new tweets
http://mashable.com/2016/07/20/twitter-tests-new-composer/

Twitter adds stickers and they’re searchable
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/27/12033882/twitter-stickers-searchable-hashtags

Twitter to stream first eSports event
https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/29/twitter-will-stream-its-first-esports-competition-starting-today/

Twitter gets deal to stream Premier League games, MLB, NHL, 120 sports highlight show
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-mlb-nhl-120-sports/642666

Misc

New Company ‘Pay Your Selfie’ pays you to take selfies
http://fortune.com/2016/07/13/pay-your-selfie-marketing-tech/

SoundCloud could sell for as much as $1Billion
http://www.businessinsider.com/soundcloud-could-sell-for-1-billion-2016-7?r=UK&IR=T

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