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Twitter Splits Former COO Ali Rowghani’s Duties Between Two Executives (Economic Times/Reuters)
Twitter split the roles of recently departed chief operating officer Ali Rowghani at a time when the microblogging site is seeking to revive slowing user growth. Adam Bain is in charge of revenue and partnerships while Gabriel Stricker is responsible for marketing and media, according to their latest Twitter profiles. The Wall Street Journal/Digits The media team had previously reported to Chloe Sladden, a veteran Twitter executive and the face of its social television strategy, deemed one of Twitter’s more successful initiatives. Sladden, who reported to Rowghani, announced her departure the same day as her former boss. Re/code One interesting area will be in the TV space, for which Twitter initiated a search for a new head of partnerships in the United States in May. You can see the memo on that from SpencerStuart. CNET Tech news site Recode first sleuthed out this information by simply looking at the two execs title changes on their Twitter profiles. The social network has since confirmed their new appointments.
LinkedIn Releases New App for iOS (SocialTimes)
LinkedIn rolled out yet another new app on Thursday. LinkedIn Job Search, currently only on iOS, aims to help job seekers with search filters, recommendations and a seamless application process.
Ladies Love This Felon’s Mugshot (USA Today)
Jeremy Meeks is a 30-year-old felon who was arrested Wednesday on felony weapons charges during a sweep in the Weston Ranch area of Stockton, Calif., according to Stockton police. He’s also arguably the most popular suspect to grace the Stockton Police Department Facebook page.
A.1. Proves That Clever Posts Work on Facebook (AllFacebook)
If you think the only way to win on Facebook is by mastering cat memes, you’re wrong. Although many believe writing is a dead art online (thanks to content mills), at least one company is proving that misguided mentality wrong with an advertising campaign that hinges on clever, creative copy: A.1. Original Sauce.
More Money for MiTú: The YouTube Network for Latinos Raises $10 Million (Re/code)
MiTú Inc., a Latino-focused YouTube network, has raised $10 million in a round led by Upfront Ventures — a fund that also bet early on Maker. Some of the investors who had previously put $3 million into the company, including Shari Redstone’s Advancit Capital, are back as well.
Chelsea Handler to Host Talk Show on Netflix (LostRemote)
Late-night comedian Chelsea Handler is moving from TV to Netflix, announcing Thursday she’ll host a talk show on the streaming service in 2016. Handler, who’s hosted “Chelsea Lately” on E! for seven years, will host a talk show on Netflix while also contributing stand-up specials.
Check Out the Best Art GIFs of 2014 (CNET)
The creators of the Giphoscope — the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine — have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali have just hosted their very first ever annual Giphoscope Award, created to honur the very best of animated GIF art.
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Perfect Social Media Posts [Infographic] (AllTwitter)
While your own mileage may vary, by following certain guidelines and applying tried-and-tested formulas you can dramatically improve the engagement rates of your social media updates, boosting ROI and driving traffic. This updated infographic from those very nice people at My Clever Agency provides an absolute wealth of information on how to create optimum posts for your social media platforms, and now includes LinkedIn, blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, Vine and Tumblr.
Canadian Judge Says Google Must Remove Links Worldwide (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
Google will appeal a decision by a court in British Columbia that requires the company to remove specific search results worldwide. While the case stems from an intellectual property dispute between two small industrial equipment companies, some legal experts say that if the decision is upheld it could have far-reaching consequences for the Internet.