CoinGeek: Bloomberg, Reuters gear up for new cryptocurrency social media index. “Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters trading terminals are preparing to offer access to a new cryptocurrency index based on social media and news commentary, in a move aimed at providing more information for those trading crypto through their platforms.”
Techdirt: Apple Demands Retraction Of Bloomberg’s Big ‘Chip Infiltration’ Story; Bloomberg Has Some Explaining To Do. “A few weeks ago, Bloomberg published a giant story claiming that Chinese spies did a somewhat daring supply chain hack on American big tech firms. The gist of the story was that servers from Super Micro had hidden chips that somehow were then used by Apple and Amazon (not to mention the US government), that allowed someone in China to access certain data. The story was a blockbuster that got everyone talking. But, almost as soon as it came out, a bunch of people started raising questions about the story. While the Bloomberg reporters claimed over a dozen sources, both Apple and Amazon came out with incredibly strong denials. Way stronger than is common in these situations.”
When the story first came out several people sent it to me but I did not put it here, because it smelled funny. It still smells funny. I don’t know if it’s right, wrong, or just incomplete, but this Techdirt article looks at the problems with the Bloomberg story — and for once the comments are well worth reading.
Twitter Blog: Finding the news in the noise. “As Bloomberg recently announced, we are expanding our partnership so that Bloomberg can now provide a new, real-time feed of curated Twitter data to its enterprise customers. Algorithmic traders using Bloomberg’s Event Driven Feeds product can now access potentially market-moving Tweets curated by Bloomberg technologies and expertise and enriched with Bloomberg insights and metadata.”
Tubefilter: A Month After Launch, Bloomberg’s 24-Hour, Twitter-Based News Feed Gets One Million Views Per Day. “Before launching TicToc in December 2017, Bloomberg spent several months hyping up its foray into 24-hour news, which it planned to live stream via Twitter. About a month into that venture’s life, it appears to be off to a good start. According to a report from DigiDay, TicToc is currently averaging about one million views per day, which makes it a strong performer among the spate of Twitter-based news programs that have popped up over the past year.”
Los Angeles Times: Bloomberg and Twitter launch TicToc, a live-streaming video news channel. “Twitter users can now tune into TicToc, a live-streaming channel by Bloomberg Media, to catch up on the day’s news — and soon, the companies say, the channel will offer updates around the clock.” Because in 2017, the thing I want most in the world is TO HEAR MORE NEWS. Ugh.
Axios: Scoop: Bloomberg expects eight figures for new Twitter network. “Bloomberg’s new Twitter network will launch on Dec. 18 with six founding partners: Goldman Sachs, Infiniti, TD Ameritrade, CA Technologies, AT&T and CME Group — and more are in the works. The average price point of the partnerships is $1.5 to 3 million, leading to Bloomberg securing eight figures in revenue in its first year.”
Engadget: Twitter’s own 24-hour news channel will be made by Bloomberg. “Twitter’s evolution into a broadcast platform is getting more notable with the news that it is teaming up with Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the financial outfit will build a rolling, 24-hour news channel exclusively for Twitter.”