Day: August 3, 2022

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Lyft assured no layoffs were coming — Now employees are scrambling for their next gig – TechCrunch – IGWIIKI

The day before Lyft shut down its in-house rental service and laid off close to 60 employees, the team in charge of the program was consumed by what they thought was a much bigger problem. Throughout June, the rentals team had attempted to get the service up and running in New York without success. The […]

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TikTok Shares Marketing Tips and Advice in New Video Overview – IGWIIKI

Looking to integrate TikTok into your holiday campaigns? This could help – TikTok has published a new video overview which looks at key brand and marketing tactics on the platform, and in particular, how brands can partner with creators to help maximize their messaging. The video, entitled ‘Do You Speak TikTok?’, is hosted by train […]

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EA Sports Inks Sky Premier League Sponsorship as It Readies Post-FIFA Evolution – IGWIIKI

EA Sports has signed a three-year deal with Sky Sports to sponsor the latter’s Premier League soccer coverage in the U.K. The deal will run until the end of the 2024/25 season. It comes as EA prepares to mark the end of an era and rename its flagship FIFA series after failing to extend its…

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iPadOS 16 may not hit your iPad until October, says report – IGWIIKI

Apple is placingiPadOS 16 on a rather unusual release schedule. Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that the company might delay the launch of the iPad’s new software update by about a month, placing it in October. Usually, Apple releases iPadOS updates at the same time as the iOS updates in September, and they would be pre-installed […]

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Why Meta’s Move From Friends To Virality Is An Existential Threat For Facebook – IGWIIKI

Can Facebook navigate the change from friend feed to virality feed? getty Will Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s fight with another company over the future of media cost him his own? Just maybe, if reaction to his latest changes to Facebook is any indicator. “Yesterday, I clicked to ‘see less’ 44 Facebook posts all of the […]

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Alex Jones and Infowars finally face the music for sowing Sandy Hook conspiracies – TechCrunch – IGWIIKI

Infowars founder Alex Jones took the stand today in a trial that will determine what he owes to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook mass shooting. Last year, Jones was found liable in a series of defamation cases brought by the parents of Sandy Hook victims. For years, Jones and Infowars […]

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Facebook Shuts Down its Live Commerce Push, Which May Reflect Broader Disinterest in Live Shopping – IGWIIKI

In a move that likely reflects a bigger concern for TikTok than it does for Meta, and its overall growth plans, Facebook has announced that it’s shutting down its experiments with live shopping in the app, as of October 1st this year. As reported by Business Insider, Facebook’s shuttering its native live stream shopping program, […]

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Facebook Live Shopping Will Be No More as of Oct. 1 – IGWIIKI

Facebook Live Shopping became the latest victim of the emergence of Reels on Facebook and Instagram, as parent company Meta said Wednesday that it will sunset the option as of Oct. 1. Live Shopping will still be available on Instagram for merchants who have an Instagram Shop with Instagram Checkout. The company said in a…

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Prey review: a fresh spin on the Predator franchise – IGWIIKI

Ever since their first brawl with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1987’s Predator, the extraterrestrial hunters at the heart of the Predator franchise have found their way back to the big screen time and time again. And like the films’ titular, alien antagonists, the seven-film franchise often seems unstoppable, overcoming negative reviews, middling box-office numbers, and even […]

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What does $2.8B buy you in today’s market? – TechCrunch – IGWIIKI

News that private equity group Thoma Bravo is buying Ping Identity for $2.8 billion in cash broke earlier today, marking the beginning of the end of Ping’s life as a public company (at least for now). Thoma Bravo will pay $28.50 per share in an all-cash transaction, a price that TechCrunch noted is a roughly […]

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