VentureBeat: LinkedIn begins testing events tool in New York and San Francisco

VentureBeat: LinkedIn begins testing events tool in New York and San Francisco. “LinkedIn is getting into the event business. The professional networking site announced today that it’s starting to test a new events tool with a select group of users in San Francisco and New York City. LinkedIn plans to roll out the feature globally in the next few months.”

Social Media Examiner: How to Add a Facebook Virtual Event to Your Launch Strategy

Social Media Examiner: How to Add a Facebook Virtual Event to Your Launch Strategy. “Do you host online events, webinars, or product launches? Wondering how to incorporate Facebook events into your marketing strategy? In this article, you’ll discover how to create and host a virtual Facebook event.”

TechCrunch: Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event

TechCrunch: Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event. “A number of activists and organizers in the Washington, DC area are disputing Facebook’s decision to remove a counter-protest event for a rally organized by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist figure who planned the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va.”

Engadget: Google search now provides more details on local events

Engadget: Google search now provides more details on local events . “Google is quickly turning its event info from a nice-to-have extra into a major feature. If you’re searching from your phone, you’ll now find key details for events without having to jump to websites or apps. If it’s a concert, for example, you’ll find out where and when it’s taking place, directions and other details. You can either jump to a ticket service if you’re sold on the idea or save an event for later. And if you’re not sure what to look for, you’ll get some help there as well.”

Google Blog: What a week! 105 announcements from Google Cloud Next ’18

Google Blog: What a week! 105 announcements from Google Cloud Next ’18. “Google Cloud Next ‘18 was incredible! From fantastic keynotes and fireside chats to GO-JEK CTO Ajey Gore appearing on-stage on a scooter to listening to Target CIO Mike McNamara we had an inspiring, educational and entertaining week at our flagship conference…. The theme of the conference was Made Here Together, and we’re so grateful to everyone who attended and contributed to help build the cloud for everyone. But the week of Next wouldn’t be complete without a comprehensive list of what happened. So without further ado, here are 105 product and solution launches, customer stories and announcements from Next ‘18.”