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The Power of Picture In Your Tweets

Posted by Courtney Lewis
Mar 28, 2014

Social media engagement. It’s something we all strive for, but just how do we get there? We all know photos and videos add a little something extra, but exactly what are they doing for your brand? Well, Twitter may now have the answer. The social media company recently conducted research to find out exactly what ‘fuels a Tweet’s engagement’. Twitter’s data scientist Douglas Mason analyzed millions of Tweets sent by verified accounts to determine what resonated with users. The study looked at several categories including government, music, news, sports and TV.   The study looked specifically at tweets that had the following added elements:   + photos +...

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Check Out Newsy's Panel at SXSW

Posted by Alexandra Wharton
Mar 20, 2014

  Newsy President Jim Spencer and Waywire CEO Steve Rosenbaum took to the SXSW stage to enlighten the audience about curation. Topics included some history of curation (it's actually been practiced for decades) - how curation has become mainstream for various industries - and of course some tips for best practices.    With some newshounds in the audience, curating news for both text and video was discussed. News curation advances the understand of news and offers context with convenience.   With ever increasing news sources, people crave an independent broker to select the best stories and present them in easy-to-consume news bites. By combining the wisdom of human...

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Apple Promotes Newsy's Universal App in App Store

Posted by Alexandra Wharton
Feb 13, 2014

  Currently, Apple is promoting Newsy’s new universal app in several spots in the iTunes' App Store including a new section called ‘Bite-Sized News.'       Newsy’s app continues to be promoted as a ‘Best New App’ in both the iPhone and iPad sections for news in the App Store.   The universal app offers features that make it easy for you to discover, consume and comprehend news stories in a whole new way.    The new menu layout contains navigation for specific categories, including a new ‘Top Stories’ category with hand-selected stories from our editorial team.  ...

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Newsy Launches Universal App for Both the iPhone and iPad

Posted by Alexandra Wharton
Jan 24, 2014

  We’re excited to announce the launch of a universal app for both the iPhone and iPad. It’s the latest update for Newsy’s award-winning mobile apps and available for free today. The universal app means one app for both devices — available as a single download as an update to our popular iPhone app.   Newsy’s goal is to deliver the news you need to know wherever you are … offering context with convenience.   The app takes advantage of the striking aesthetics of iOS 7, with an entirely new interface and more reliable performance. It offers features that make it easy for you to discover, consume and comprehend news stories in a whole...

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Why Google Acquired Nest For $3.2 Billion

Posted by Courtney Lewis
Jan 16, 2014

Earlier this week Google announced plans to acquire the home device maker Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion. You might recognize the name from the company’s talked about smart thermostat. It’s the one that learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone. And the better you teach it the more money it will save you. Nest has built its foundation upon the idea of ‘the connected home’. A writer for CNET sums up the idea describing it as, “connecting heating systems, lighting systems and appliances to the Internet so that they can be made more efficient and controlled from afar.” Internet connectivity. Now that’s where Google comes in. We...

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Scripps Acquires Newsy - Read All About It!

Posted by Alexandra Wharton
Dec 11, 2013

  http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/09/scripps-buys-newsy-for-35m-to-expand-from-tv-and-newspapers-to-digital-video/   http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/232955/scripps-plans-35m-purchase-of-digital-news-service-newsy/   http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/News/Online-Video-News/Scripps-Buys-Newsy-Plans-to-Increase-its-Presence-Online-93749.aspx   http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/14/as-software-eats-the-world-non-tech-corporations-are-eating-startups/   http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/215120/ew-scripps-buys-newsy-for-35-million.html  ...

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