Instagram instead of television: the future of sales shows

Dusseldorf The door to the virtual bar by Torben Paradiek and Sebastian Otto kept swinging open and closed: even before restaurants were allowed to open again and the young entrepreneurs from the distillery in Hanover were allowed to sell again, they invited guests to a digital tasting on Instagram. The fans of the two had […]

Facebook buys GIF platform GIFy

Facebook The grip on Giphy comes after months of debate over whether custodians should have been more restrictive in previous takeovers by Facebook and other technology giants. (Photo: dpa) Menlo Park Facebook takes over the popular provider of animated pictures Giphy. The platform for short clips is to be assigned to Facebook’s Instagram photo service, […]

How to make a virtual visit to the fair as a 3D avatar possible

Dusseldorf For Thomas Dehm from Siemens, trade fairs are part of everyday business. But since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, a lot has changed for the industrial automation expert. Instead of the canceled “All About Automation” trade fair in Friedrichshafen, the sales man recently took part in a virtual test fair – as an […]

“Portal” – Talk to Facebook and earn money with it

Facebook Wants to improve his voice assistant with the help of his users. (Photo: Reuters) Dusseldorf Facebook wants to improve the software of its language assistant “Portal” and pay users if they support the company. Users can participate via Facebook’s market research app “Viewpoint”. There they can take part in surveys and solve small tasks. […]

Facebook blocks fake user accounts of the Russian secret service

Facebook Russia has repeatedly rejected allegations of trying to influence policies in other countries through social media. (Photo: Reuters) London Facebook says it has blocked a network of fake Russian military intelligence user accounts. The latter has used more than 100 accounts on the social network and Instagram to scatter false information in Ukraine and […]

Hackers attack Facebook channel on Twitter

Facebook The social media provider has now regained access to its accounts. (Photo: AP) los Angeles Some of Facebook’s official Twitter accounts have been hacked for a short time, including the main account and that for Facebook Messenger. This was shared by both social media giants on Friday (local time) via Twitter. However, access was […]

Digital manager takes over “Hamburger Morgenpost”

Munich The Cologne-based media group DuMont has found a buyer for “Hamburger Morgenpost” that it knows well: Internet manager Arist von Harpe, 41. From 2012 to 2018, he worked for Facelift, a company for social media marketing , which DuMont acquired in December 2016 for more than 55 million euros. Most recently, the new publisher […]

Facebook gives users more control over their data

Various apps on a smartphone display Facebook had the opportunity to get an idea of ​​the information shared about the activities outside the platform, which was first introduced last August for only a few countries such as Ireland, Spain and South Korea. (Photo: Reuters) Menlo Park Facebook is now introducing control over data that apps […]