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Twitter läuft besser ohne Trump

Banning Trump Didn’t Change How Much People Use Twitter, New Data Shows – Trump’s presence on Twitter had no impact on how much people used it, contrary to the popular narrative. – For as long as Donald Trump was president, there was a common misconception that Twitter’s fate was tied to his. That without his presence… Now that Twitter’s banned Trump though, the data shows he had no discernable impact on how much people used it. – Daily use of Twitter has remained remarkably consistent after it banned Trump last month, according to new data from mobile research company Apptopia… With @realDonaldTrump no longer active, Twitter might even enjoy a bump in business, according to Darren Lachtman, a former Twitter global director of brand strategy. ‚Twitter is and has been a steady part of pop culture, and one user – no matter who he is – disappearing clearly didn’t make a big difference,‘ he told me. ‚If anything, this will be a plus for advertisers who were turned off by toxicity from the past few years.'“

Big Technology

TikTok-Klon: Snapchat Spotlight

Snap says its TikTok competitor already has 100 million monthly users – Snap says its TikTok competitor, Spotlight, had 100 million users in January 2021, just two months after it launched. The figure would suggest a surprisingly successful debut for the service, which has taken over the rightmost tab inside of Snapchat. … Snap has put a lot of money behind Spotlight in order to help the section catch on. The company promised to give away $1 million per day to creators for more than a month in order to get people posting videos, filling the service with fun stuff to watch.“

The Verge

Apple VR: 3.000 US$, 8K Displays?

Apple’s rumored VR headset could cost $3,000, feature 8K displays and over a dozen cameras – The Information’s report corroborates several details from Bloomberg’s, including the fabric mesh material that the company is said to be using in order to lighten the weight of the device — and the high price tag. The new report claims the price could reach approximately $3,000, considerably higher than most other standalone VR headsets, like the $299 Oculus Quest 2.“

The Verge

Kontrolle der Homeoffice-Pflicht

„So wird die neue HomeofficeRegel kontrolliert – In Berlin sind 75 Betriebe wegen der Homeoffice-Pflicht kontrolliert worden. Andere Bundesländer gehen ebenfalls Hinweisen nach. … Wie der Tagesspiegel nach einer ­Um­fra­ge in al­len 16 Bun­des­län­dern feststellte, gibt es nur stich­pro­ben­ar­tige Kontrollen. Der Grund: Die Ar­beits­schutz­be­hör­den sind schwach besetzt. Selbst im bevölkerungsreichsten Bundesland Nord­rhein-West­fa­len gibt es demnach nur 200 Aufsichtsbeamte. … Welche Ergebnisse die Kontrollen genau brachten, geht aus dem Bericht nicht hervor. Theoretisch können Bußgelder verhängt oder Betriebe geschlossen werden.“


Microsoft Viva: modernes Intranet

Microsoft launches Viva, its new take on the old intranet – Microsoft today launched Viva, a new ‚employee experience platform,‘ or, in non-marketing terms, its new take on the intranet sites most large companies tend to offer their employees. This includes standard features like access to internal communications built on integrations with SharePoint, Yammer and other Microsoft tools. In addition, Viva also offers access to team analytics and an integration with LinkedIn Learning and other training content providers (including the likes of SAP SuccessFactors), as well as what Microsoft calls Viva Topics for knowledge sharing within a company.“


Rocketchat Series-A: 19 Mio. US$

Rocketchat: Quelloffene Slack-Alternative sammelt 19 Millionen ein – Die Team-Kommunikationslösung Rocketchat gibt den Erhalt einer massiven Finanzspritze bekannt. Das Geld soll für Wachstum und neue Features genutzt werden. … Mit der frischen Serie-A-Runde über 19 Millionen Dollar hat das Unternehmen mit Sitz im brasilianischen Porto Alegre insgesamt 27 Millionen Dollar an Risikokapital akquiriert. Einen Unternehmenswert hat Rocketchat nicht bekannt gegeben.“