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Twitter: kostenpflichtige Tweets

Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets – It’s also planning a groups feature – Twitter announced a pair of big upcoming features today: the ability for users to charge their followers for access to additional content, and the ability to create and join groups based around specific interests. They’re two of the more substantial changes to Twitter in a while, but they also fit snugly into models that have been popular and successful on other social platforms. … Direct payment tools have become increasingly important for creators in particular in recent years. Patreon has been hugely successful, and other platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and even GitHub have all launched direct creator payment features. … Twitter also announced a new feature called Communities, which appear to be its take on something like Facebook Groups. People can create and join groups around specific interests…“

The Verge

Facebook vs Aufsichtsgremium

Facebook agrees to some policy changes in response to Oversight Board recommendations – Facebook has agreed to tweak some of its policies in response to recommendations from the Oversight Board. … While not necessarily surprising, Facebook’s response offers some insight into how the social network views the Oversight Board. Facebook has likened the independent board to its ‚Supreme Court‘ and, like a court, its decisions are meant to be binding. But Facebook has considerable leeway in whether it adopts the broader policy changes the board recommends. That Facebook has adopted some, while only agreeing to consider others, suggests it’s still at least a little reluctant to let the board have too much influence on Facebook’s broader policy structure.“


Twitch vs Amazon-Werbung

Amazon-Owned Twitch Bans Amazon’s Union-Busting Ads – Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama are voting on unionization and Amazon is doing everything it can to stop them. As part of its anti-union campaign, Amazon ran anti-union ads on Twitch, the games streaming giant that it owns. Now Twitch has broken with its parent company and told Motherboard it has removed the ads, and that they should never have run in the first place.“


Airbnb: hoher Verlust nach IPO

Airbnb reports $3.89 billion loss in first quarterly report since IPO but beats revenue expectations – The company posted a net loss of $3.89 billion in the fourth quarter. That was down 1,005% from a loss of $352 million a year prior. Airbnb attributed much of the loss to charges related to the company’s initial public offering in December.“


Klarna: 18M MAU, 87M Subs

Klarna hits 18 million monthly users as operating income rose 40% to top $1 billion in 2020 – Klarna, the Swedish payments company that was Europe’s most valuable private fintech firm until Checkout.com overtook it late last year (though it will soon again take that crown from what we’ve heard), this morning reported its annual financial results. – The ‘buy now, pay later’ company reported a 40% increase in net operating income in 2020, helped by its expansion in the US and a couple of other markets, breaking the $1 billion income threshold for the first time.“


Coinbase: $322M Profit vor IPO

Coinbase Reveals $322M in Profit For 2020 Ahead of Landmark Public Debut – The Bitcoin bull run that accelerated during the pandemic has been very good to Coinbase, which will offer the public market a rare thing: a profitable tech unicorn. – The recent Bitcoin bull run helped Coinbase pull in a profit of $322 million on revenues of over $1.2 billion in 2020, putting the cryptocurrency giant in a strong position as it prepares to sell its shares to the public in its upcoming direct listing on the Nasdaq.“