Hootsuite is a popular social media scheduling tool. It recently got into ads with its purchase of AdEspresso recently and now its buying another company. It's an interesting time for the company. It also looks like Hootsuite and Buffer are going in different direction. Buffer is shaping to be more of a content management tool and Hootsuite is more about the ads and analytics side of the business. The industry is maturing and we will see more and more companies buying other ones. This is the nature of business.
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Every scandal in tech is bleed and politics is gate... hmmm
These new lens games from Snapchat has some interesting potential
Soon people are going to be too lazy to type words in Google search. All emojis!
BF1 or Battlefield 1 got its winter update. It was a great update. I personally do not care about ribbons. I think they are useless and people will get plenty of these ribbons. I never cared for them in BF3 and BF4. It's a personal opinion. I do think DICE needs to look at some other things they missed, but, they are doing a good job balancing for the most part. We will see what happens when the new DLC comes out.
Twitch released some stats about their site and streamers. Unsurprising, Finland is the friendliest place to game. Find out on this episode.
The best place to game is Finland. They are really nice according to Twitch
For Honor Single-Player is eh. Not good or bad, just bland.
I'm really excited to see what AMD Ryzen can do.
Like him or hate him, PewDiePie is a huge influence on YouTube. It's funny how the media loves to hate him. They do not understand that he is trolling them and does not care. He has over 50 million subscribers on YouTube. Unless he does something so egregious, you are getting mad over nothing. Find out what I have to say about this in my show.
Also, Verizon brings unlimited data back. This is in response to what T-Mobile doing well. They finally have a response to losing customers to its competitor. I do not think it will be the same as before, but, it is a nice change. People loved unlimited data and that will always be a fact.
Esty has a majority women sellers. What about men? I thought we cared about equality.
This PewDiePie controversy is overblown and stupid. The media doesn't get satire.
OkCupid stop getting political. You're about dating.
Google ads, they are effective. Even Google has figured out the right formula for their own products. However, Google ads to affect ads. This is going to be an increasing problem the more Google pushes into products. Companies should try to beat their ads. It's not right given that Google knows their system very well, but, that is the world we live in.
The funny part is seeing Facebook activity going down. This may be what most people were feeling. It has been felt for a while that people do not use Facebook as much as they use to. This is why Facebook has moved into developing countries. They know people use other sites or have canceled their accounts.
Pinterest Lens has some interesting business opportunities for brands.
It should be no shock to anyone that Facebook engagement is down.
I am not sure giving an option to disabling comments on LinkedIn is a wise move.
Marketing is becoming on who is the right ideology and it's my generation's fault.
Activision lays off some staff from its developers. This is because of Call of Duty and missing Q4 projections. It's sad and unfortunate to hear people losing their jobs. However, Call of Duty is in a rut. It has had some upgrades to the game, but, releasing games every year makes it boring. We shall see if Call of Duty in 2017 will be different and better. I do hope it does. Even though I do not prefer playing the game, I still like seeing competition from these developers.
I've been playing For Honor open beta a little. It's interesting. This could be a surprise hit for Ubisoft if they can keep it competitive and have an equal distribution between the factions. That was the problem with Planetside 2. In the beginning, one faction dominated. We shall see.
Ghost Recon was a mediocre open world game
If For Honor can keep a balanced ratio in the factions, it might be a hit.
It's good that Mass Effect will have better sidequests.
Netflix blunder is nothing new now. This is the same thing every business is doing. Hate a specific group because it is socially acceptable. The best argument is that if you did this to any other group, that would be horrible. However, why is it acceptable to do it to white people? Netflix should be prepared for some loss in subscribers and a hit in their revenue. People will vote with their wallets. Be prepared.
Twitter looks to be marching towards censorship. This is looking more like a full control on what people can say on their network. Funny thing, when they were new, they wanted public discourse. Now, they would rather tell you it's not good.
US government you are telling potential terrorist to never use their social media accounts because you watch them.
Twitter use to be about expressing your ideas, now it's about being safe.
Flipboard, creating echo chambers is why fake news is a big problem. You are the problem.
Netflix this going to hurt you.
The Super Bowl. It's a time for people to get together and enjoy two teams fighting for a title. One of the reasons why the Super Bowl got so popular is because of the commercials. Businesses decided to make their commercials spectacles that were funny. Football brought people together. It did not matter what political affiliation you were, it was time to watch a great game... hopefully. Now, that seems like an impossible task. This year some businesses decided to go political.
However, it was not all of them. Some still showed their funny side, but, others missed the ball. In this tense time in America, businesses need to understand that it is getting worse. You can stand for something, but, be prepared to suffer some consequences for that. Audi is the best example. They decided to make a commercial about gender issues and forget they were selling cars.
This episode is all about the commercials and other things that happened at the Super Bowl. Mostly, it has to with the messaging and making sure you do not do something that will set a group off or a smaller group. Find out more down below
I feel bad for Budweiser, their message was hijacked.
Audi, you are going to pay for your commercial.
Secret had the best marketing campaign. They knew their audience.
Oh PETA. I grant you that you do some good work, this is not it. We are in the real world, so, why are you picking a battle in a fictitious world? PETA when after the world that is in a constant world. The only reason why they would take on this ridiculous crusade is for attention. Stick to the real world PETA. This was a dumb move. Gamers don't like this and will think of your company as a joke. Here more about what I say about this and gaming news down below.
PETA, how about care about the real animals.
I am in full support of a zero tolerance to cheating.
I wish they would drop the sniper in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
Oh, tech media, what the hell is your problem. Yes, you should not bow to all of your reader's whims, but, berating them is not good for your business. If your readers are telling you to report on tech more than politics, that may be something to look at. If this same group grows larger and larger, then, it's time to listen. Writing an article about how they should shut up, means you should be doing the same thing. It's time to stop pretending you have the moral authority to tell your readers they are wrong. Stop.
This leads me to the tech companies. Stop. Your arguments are terrible about the executive order on immigration. First, it's not a ban. Stop calling it that. Second, no, your business was started by a White American. Last, we are not a nation of immigrants and stop using that argument. We were, but how long does it take to not be an immigrant?
The tech media needs to stop moralizing and listen to their audience.
I do not understand tech companies hating western culture.
I'm fine if you disagree with me.