The Stories Slide Deck: How Stories stack up across social platforms (FB, SNAP)

In the last few years, there’s been a major shift as to how consumers interact with social media. Rather than posting content that lives on the platform in perpetuity, users are now posting and viewing more “Stories,” video or images that live for only 24 hours.Business Insider Intelligence Many platforms have introduced some form of […]

The Game Awards will stream on more than 40 platforms next month

The end of the year is fast approaching, which means awards season is getting into full swing. The Game Awards takes place December 6th at 9PM ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and this year, it will stream live on more than 40 video platforms. Among the usual suspects such as Twitch, Twitter, […]

Investment platforms vie to capture a share of global remittances

IN 2016 AYO ADEWUNMI, a Nigerian-born agricultural trader living in London, bought a five-hectare farm in his homeland. It has produced little since. “I am not in the country, so I have to rely on third parties. It’s just not good enough,” he says. Mr Adewunmi has since discovered another, potentially more satisfactory way to […]

THE DIGITAL REMITTANCE REPORT: The new platforms disrupting a $600 billion industry (PYPL, WU, MGI)

Every year, migrants send hundreds of billions of dollars worth of remittances back to friends and family in their home country. And there's a massive industry that facilitates these payments — and has for more than a century.  The legacy remittance industry has been long dominated by cash, which requires physical locations where customers can hand over […]

How brands, businesses, and publishers can capitalize on the rising tide of messaging platforms

BII This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Nearly every major messaging platform has spent the past few years rolling out tools to attract new users and give businesses tools to reach those users.See the rest […]

Jack Tretton’s post-Sony career has changed his view of game platforms

Last week, former Sony U.S. games chief Jack Tretton announced he had started a new venture capital fund, Interactive Gaming Ventures, to invest money in promising indie developers. That means the world looks different to Tretton now. After spending 28 years — mostly at Sony’s PlayStation business — in the games business, he stepp…Read More

Bitcoin falls after SEC warning that trading platforms could be ‘unlawful’

The price of bitcoin has fallen to a one-and-a-half-week low on Bitstamp, following a warning from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that some cryptocurrency trading platforms are “potentially unlawful.” In a statement posted on its website, the SEC said that if a platform offers to trade digital assets and operates as an “exchange”, […]

Twitter CEO wants to study platform’s “health,” but is he ignoring the cancer?

Enlarge / Is it too late to measure the “health” of Twitter? (credit: Aurich / Getty) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted a series of tweets on Thursday to concur with growing resentment about his platform—and to admit that Twitter is somehow not in a position to fix the problems he listed. Dorsey’s tweet thread began […]

Vulkan graphics will enable faster games and apps on Apple platforms

The Khronos Group, a consortium of hardware and software companies, has announced that the Vulkan graphics technology has been ported to Apple’s platforms, allowing games and apps to run at faster performance levels on Macs and iOS devices. That’s a small victory for open platforms, and it should make a lot of Apple consumers happy. […]