Meerkat & Periscope Let People Pirate The Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight: Twitter’s CEO Doesn’t Care

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweets Twitter-owned Periscope is the “winner” as many stream the fight through it; Hollywood not likely to be pleased.

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Built By 15 Year Olds, FollowPlants Posts Social Media Updates From Plants

follow-plants If plants could tweet, what would they tell us? Well, the FollowPlants team at the Disrupt NY Hackathon might help us find out. To be clear, the plants aren’t expected to share their thoughts and feelings. (That would be weird, right?) Instead, to use FollowPlants, a grower could install sensors near their plants, then data from those sensors would then be automatically translated… Read More

YouTube’s first North American FanFest attracts thousands, but wants to stay ‘grassroots’

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TORONTO — In a white-and-red room replete with YouTube branding, jars of chewy berry candy and T-shirt-clad publicists, a group of camera-ready millennials flash their pearly whites as they pose for a selfie.

While they’re not boldfaced names among people your parents’ age, these YouTube personalities attracted thousands to the video-sharing website’s first-ever North American FanFest in downtown Toronto on Saturday. The one-day live event, which featured 16 of YouTube’s most popular vloggers from Canada and abroad, followed previous FanFests in Asia that each drew thousands of screaming admirers Read more…

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Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, dies suddenly at 47

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Dave Goldberg, CEO of online survey startup SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died suddenly Friday evening. He was 47.

“We are heartbroken by this news,” a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable on Saturday.

Goldberg, who also leaves behind a young daughter and son, was a longstanding, respected figure among Silicon Valley’s elite. A Harvard University graduate who majored in history, Goldberg had served as CEO of SurveyMonkey since 2009. He also served as an advisor to TPG Capital, one of the world’s largest private-equity firms. Read more…

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12 beautifully random comments on Walmart’s Facebook page

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The retail giant Walmart has over 32 million likes on their Facebook page, so with that amount of reach, you can expect a variety of comments, ranging from genuine feedback, to trolling and confusion

Some people have a different approach to social media. We’re not sure which category these customers’ comments fall under, but we’re happy that they exist

Except for the woman looking for socks —someone please help her find socks

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