From What’s Now To What’s Next
LPP is keeping a finger on the pulse of top industry headlines and conversations buzzing around social media, so you don't have to. Below is this week's round-up to serve as information and inspiration for discussions around real-time trends.
Did we miss anything? What are your thoughts on what’s happening this week?
- SXSW Interactive: Check out photos from the event. Recaps and takeaways coming to the LPP blog this week. Make sure you’re subscribed and connected with us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
- Tech CEOs on the Move: Groupon ousted it’s CEO, EA Games chief resigned, Hulu just named an interim CEO, ARM’s Warren East announced his retirement, Intel’s CEO will retire in May, and meanwhile Mark Zuckerberg was named highest-rated CEO by employees. Looks like hoodies are in, business suits are out.
- RIP Google Reader: Feedly got 50,000 new subscribers almost overnight, Digg went to work on a Google Reader replacement, someone created a White House petition but it was soon deleted. Looks like we’re on our own, guys.
- #MarchMadness: It’s on, and it’s social. The official @marchmadness Twitter account is posting 15-second instant video replays. And there goes everyone’s productivity. A bonus bracket for our readers who enjoy bracketology and NPR, but not basketball. We know there are many of you out there.
St. Mary's with a huge alley-oop nearing the end of the first half. - snpy.tv/10fvXEO— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 20, 2013
- Blackberry Gets Cocky: Slams the Apple’s rate of innovation and boasts the upcoming debut of Blackberry 10 and app store.
- Samsung Galaxy S 4: Launched with a huge spectacle that fortunately matches with early benchmarks showing that it is the fastest phone yet. That sound could actually be Apple shaking in its boots.
- Google Drive Crashes: Everyone questions Google’s ability to make a play for the enterprise. To redeem themselves, they opened up a Google Drive API to develop more powerful real-time editing features.
- BuzzFeed Goes Business: New section of the popular website will be rocking a suit and tie.
- Reuters Hacking Assist: Social media editor was charged for assisting Anonymous in an attack against the Los Angeles Times website.
- Sheryl Sandberg Book Backlash: Is Sandberg encouraging women to “lean in,” speak up and pursue their career ambitions? Or is she giving male-dominated companies an excuse? LPP’s own Lois Paul says the entire debate misses the mark by focusing on gender and not leadership.
Sheryl Sandberg Gives American Women a Performance Review theatln.tc/ZINTp3— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) March 14, 2013
- Facebook #Hashtags: A first step towards opening up Graph Searches on Facebook. This update, however has opened up privacy questions.
- Google+ Hangouts: Now you can snap pictures of your best Google+ Hangout moments. Fans of Google+ Hangout Effects rejoice!
- Google Search: Finding GIFs and transparent images just got easier.