Where else can you see the CEO of T-Mobile jogging through Central Park, a photojournalist reporting from North Korea, author Deepak Chopra chatting from his apartment in New York or a famed UFC fighter answering their fan’s questions?
The answer: Periscope.
Flipboard has confirmed to us that it has raised $50 million, two days after we first reported that the company had authorized the shares earlier this year. JP Morgan was the sole investor, the company says. “We raised this round with JP Morgan, one of the best institutional investors in the world. They are a fantastic team to have on board,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch.
The funding will be used to build out the product and team, the company said.
Photography social network Flickr has unveiled a new paid plan for users called Flickr Pro. The company hopes existing and new users will find it worth paying for since it includes discounts on Adobe software, improved analytics, and even a Pro badge.
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Ramadan, #mickfanning, #Sharknado3 and #unexcitingvideogames dominated the week in Twitter.
This week, the Twittersphere buzzed with Ramadan blessings and shark-mania.
More than 8.4 billion impressions around #Ramadan were generated on Twitter as the 30-day festival came to a close on July 17. This heat map shows Twitter engagement for the topic over the Ramadan period.
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