Social Media Daily News Roundup 15.03.19

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Facebook loses chief product officer and Whatsapp head

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced the departure of the firm's chief product officer Chris Cox and head of WhatsApp Chris Daniels.

Mr Cox joined in 2005, a year after Facebook was founded, while Mr Daniels took up his role only a year ago.

No reason has explicitly been given for their departure. (BBC)

Twitter Updates Search Icon, Launches Valentine's Day Reaction

Twitter has launched a couple of new features this week - and before you ask, no, you still can't edit tweets, and no, Twitter hasn't 'kicked off the Nazis', which are the two most common responses to any such announcement (social Media Today)

Facebook and Instagram outage: Business owners share frustrations

Business owners have shared how they have been affected by an outage of Facebook's products.

People across the world were unable to access Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp for about 14 hours. (BBC)

Snap shares surge 10% after longtime skeptic upgrades to buy

BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield now recommends investors buy the beat-up equity and thinks that the media-sharing platform could see its shares soar 50 percent over the next 12 months. (CNBC)

Pinterest is attracting buyers with low CPMs for more impressions

Pinterest may have a growing ad business, but because it’s still relatively quiet, buyers say it’s possible to land better rates for more impressions this year compared with last year when there was less competition to drive up prices. (DigiDay)

In a challenge to Twitch and YouTube, Facebook adds ‘Gaming’ to its main navigation

Facebook’s gaming efforts and challenge to Twitch are taking another big leap today, as the social network begins the initial rollout of a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in the main navigation of Facebook’s app. The goal with the new addition is to help people more easily find games, streamers and gaming groups they follow, as well as discover new content, based on their interests. (TechCrunch)



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Stuart Hall