Yunji, a startup that enables social commerce via WeChat, files for $200M US IPO

LakeArrowhead (#1) 306 days ago Business yunji startup enables social commerce wechat files 200m ipo All   Discuss  | Add To 
China’s Pinduoduo was all the rage in 2018 as the e-commerce upstart quickly rose to challenge Alibaba and raised $1.63 billion through a Nasdaq listing. Much of its success was attributable to its link to WeChat, China’s messaging leader. Now, another emerging e-commerce player that has leveraged WeChat is gearing up for a listing in […]

Social investment platform eToro acquires smart contract startup Firmo

LakeArrowhead (#1) 306 days ago Business social investment platform etoro acquires smart contract startup firmo All   Discuss  | Add To 
Social investing and trading platform eToro announced that it has acquired Danish smart contract infrastructure provider Firmo for an undisclosed purchase price. Firmo’s platform enables exchanges to execute smart financial contracts across various assets, including crypto derivatives, and across all major blockchains. Firmo founder and CEO Dr. Omri Ross described the company’s mission as “…enabl[ing] our […]

Highlighting social identity and peer group norms can increase water conservation

LakeArrowhead (#1) 310 days ago Science highlighting social identity peer group norms increase water conservation All   Discuss  | Add To 
New research suggests that targeted use of behavioural 'nudges' can encourage people to conserve water. Researchers found that rather than giving people general information about the importance of saving water, emphasizing the water conserving actions of others in the same social group -- for example university students or local residents -- encourages similar behavior changes and reduces water demand.

Focus: The Top 6 Tips Social Media Influencers Do To Save Time

LakeArrowhead (#1) 315 days ago Travel focus 6 tips social media influencers save time All   Discuss  | Add To 
In the not so distant past, it used to take a lot of time, effort, and money to make something or someone popular. Nowadays, fame is becoming an achievable goal—thanks to social media.  Although nobody really gets famous overnight, becoming a social media influencer has now grown into an ambition that can be made into reality if a person is willing to put in the work. As they say, you get out of social media what you put into it.

Koo! is a social network for short-form podcasts

LakeArrowhead (#1) 422 days ago Business koo social network short-form podcasts All   Discuss  | Add To 
Alexandre Meregan says that music, and audio in general, has always been core to his life. But one day on his five-minute commute to work, trying to listen to a podcast for the first time, he realized that by the time he arrived at work he had only heard an introduction and a commercial jingle. […]

Fishbrain, the fishing app and social network, raises $13.5M Series B

LakeArrowhead (#1) 689 days ago Business fishbrain fishing app social network raises 135m series All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Fishbrain, the Sweden-made mobile app and social network for sport fishing, is disclosing $13.5 million in Series B funding. The round is led by B Capital Group, the VC fund founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, with participation from SoftBank Ventures Korea, and existing investors Northzone, and Industrifonden. Read More

Studies Show 'Proactive Policing' Works, But Social Cost Less Clear

LakeArrowhead (#1) 807 days ago US News studies proactive policing works social cost clear All   Discuss  | Add To 
A sweeping new report surveys what's known about the effectiveness of policing strategies. It's crucial information for cities such as Chicago and Baltimore, as they cope with surging violence.

With Huge Fines, German Law Pushes Social Networks To Delete Abusive Posts

LakeArrowhead (#1) 816 days ago World News huge fines german law pushes social networks delete abusive posts All   Discuss  | Add To 
Social media companies could be penalized by as much as $58.3 million if they don't remove a malicious post from their platforms soon after it is reported — in some cases within 24 hours.

Cannes Wild Parties on Wane Amid Social Media, Heightened Security...

LakeArrowhead (#1) 985 days ago World News cannes wild parties wane social media heightened security All   Discuss  | Add To 
Cannes Wild Parties on Wane Amid Social Media, Heightened Security... (Second column, 21st story, link)

London’s social impact accelerator BGV plans seed fund

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1034 days ago Business londons social impact accelerator bgv plans seed fund All   Discuss  | Add To 
 London-based ‘social impact’ accelerator, Bethnal Green Ventures, which backs pre-seed startups with ideas for using tech to tackle social and/or environmental problems, has taken £1.3 million in funding from three social tech and innovation funders: Big Society Capital, Nominet Trust and Nesta. Read More

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