Twitter adds language targeting to promoted tweets, accounts options. Marissa Mayer says Tumblr has more work to do on the mobile front. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Yahoo made a splash at CES in Las Vegas this week by most reports. CEO Marissa Mayer drew a huge crowd, according to Reuters, which reported that “more than an hour before she appeared onstage, a long queue for Mayer snaked through several continuous hallways into a nearby showfloor.” And once she got going, Mayer made some news for the app industry, too.
Mayer introduced a new app, News Digest, for iOS that offers succinct summaries of the day’s top stories. The posts are meant to be short and simple. An introductory video from Yahoo assures readers: “Don’t worry, they’re not very long.” It’s based on Summly, the news aggregation app that Yahoo bought from a teen early last year.
Facebook makes page insights real-time and adds access to more previous data. Lionsgate Television plans to create a television show based on Twitter’s early days. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Yahoo grows its mobile users. Oxford Dictionaries’ social-centric word of the year. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Zuckerberg: Moving Fast ‘Gets Us into Tons of Trouble’ (Mashable)
One of Facebook’s core values, Move Fast, isn’t always successful for the company. “It gets us into tons of trouble,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, a technology conference held in San Francisco, on Wednesday. The sentiment, however, encourages employees to try out new things and see what works with the Facebook audience, a trait that Zuckerberg says is important for innovation.
CEO’s from Yahoo! and Facebook speak out regarding the U.S. government spying program known as PRISM — and they don’t mince words.
Marissa Mayer is not a goddess. She has not managed to turn Yahoo definitively around in the first year of her tenure, according to the company’s earnings report today.
Yahoo has acquired the video-production app Qwiki, the company said today.
The video streaming service Hulu is amassing a long list of suitors, and Yahoo has reportedly joined the bunch.
Vast Oklahoma Tornado Kills at Least 91 (The New York Times)
Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work through the early morning hours Tuesday in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least 91 people, 20 of them children, and flattening whatever was in its path, including at least two schools. Much of the tornado damage appeared to be in the suburb of Moore, where rescue workers struggled to make their way through debris-clogged streets and around downed power lines to those who are feared trapped under mountains of rubble.