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Facebook's future could include app consolidation

Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg has been on a mission to unbundle the company's many services and expand far beyond the single application that transformed it into the largest media platform that's ever existed. Zuckerberg says the changes represent an evolution in Facebook's approach to how it connects people around the world.

Facebook new video app gives you a new way to Riff with friends

Video sharing has become the newest battleground in the social network wars. Facebook new tool lets your friends add to the videos you create.

That's the gist of Facebook's newest app, called Riff, which encourages people to upload videos, tag them with a topic and then invite friends to respond and add content. People can create any topic they want from "#shakeitoff" to "game face."

Crowdfunding et prêt aux PME : Lendix lève 3,2 millions d’euros

Spécialisé dans le crowdfunding appliqué aux TPE/PME sur le modèle du prêt, Lendix lève 3,2 millions d’euros pour son 2e tour de table institutionnel.

Trois millions d’euros injectés au mois de janvier par Truffle Capital dans Credit.fr, huit millions obtenus à la mi-mars par Unilend avec Ventech et 360 Capital Partners en tête de gondole : les acteurs traditionnels du capital-investissement mettent leurs billes dans les plates-formes de financement participatif.

Snapchat: 71% of US users between 18 and 34.

Facebook pushes Messenger as future of business communication

Facebook is positioning its Messenger app as a way to improve communications between online businesses and their customers.

France: Unilend lève 8 millions d’euros pour assurer le financement des PME

La plate-forme de crowdlending Unilend a finalisé un tour de table de 8 millons d’euros pour optimiser le développement de son activité de prêts de particuliers à entreprises.

Social, messaging apps struggle with decision to 'bundle' or 'unbundle'

Some popular social media apps 'unbundle' features left and right, while other services stick to all-encompassing apps with a variety of functionality. Each strategy has its pros and cons, and each makes sense for different types — and different sizes — of companies.

To "bundle" or not to bundle, that is the challenge social media and messaging services wrestle with these days. (Or at least one of the challenges.) The answer is not a simple one because trends change, and what works today may not work as well tomorrow.

Jive beefs up company and community communications apps

Jive Software has announced updated releases for both internally and externally communication.

A new version of the company's Jive-n software for internal communications aims to help organisations improve both companywide and group communications.

Crowdfunding en France. 150M€ en 2014.

Compinnov estime que le financement participatif a drainé, tous canaux confondus, plus de 150 millions d’euros en France sur l’année 2014.

Avec plus de 20 000 projets mis en ligne et 152 millions d’euros collectés via les principales plates-formes agréées, le crowdfunding a pris une nouvelle dimension en France sur l’année 2014.

Slack’s New Acquisition Adds Voice Chat to Its Collaboration Tools

Soon, it will be a lot easier to do voice and video calls within the Slack online collaboration service, aka the “Trojan horse for bigger ideas.”
That’s because Slack, with just under 100 employees, is acquiring Screenhero—a much smaller desktop collaboration company that graduated from the Y Combinator startup incubator just two years ago.

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