Swipe Night Choice

Tinder’s interactive video series ‘Swipe Night’ is going international next year

Tinder’s big experiment with interactive content — the recently launched in-app series called Swipe Night — was a success. According to Tinder parent company Match during its Q3 earnings this week, “millions” of Tinder users tuned into to watch the show’s episodes during its run in October, and this drove double-digit increases in both Read more…

TikTok expands its influence to third-party apps with new developer program

TikTok expands its influence to third-party apps with new developer program

TikTok is looking to expand its influence by integrating with popular third-party video creation and editing apps. The company today announced a new TikTok for Developers program which will introduce tools for third-party app developers, including those that allow them to access TikTok’s creative offerings as well as push content Read more…

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just $10M

How Bongo, the ‘Netflix of Bangladesh’, won the local video streaming market with just $10M

Bangladesh’s largest video streaming service is expanding, profitable and open for buyout talks Thousands of miles away from the U.S., where technology giants, cable networks, and studios are locked in an intense multi-billion dollar battle to court users to their video streaming services, a startup in Bangladesh has already won Read more…

TikTok Screenshots

Zuckerberg misunderstands the huge threat of TikTok

“It’s almost like the Explore Tab that we have on Instagram” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in leaked audio of him describing TikTok during an all-hands meeting. But it’s not. TikTok represents a new form of social entertainment that’s vastly different from the lifelogging of Instagram where you can just Read more…

Not all is predictable on Facebook’s social Horizon

Not all is predictable on Facebook’s social Horizon

Most of the people I spoke with at Facebook’s Oculus Connect see the proliferation of virtual reality as a foregone conclusion, one that’s just a matter of timing at this point. For Facebook, the conference’s “The Time is Now” catchphrase showcased that they feel their hardware is ready for everyone. Read more…

What’s the right way to sponsor a YouTube influencer?

What’s the right way to sponsor a YouTube influencer?

Julian Shapiro Contributor Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How to get people to open your emails How to get your ads working, and whether PR is Read more…