In addition to Thompson, other players who spent time at tech companies include vets Ryan Hollins and Al-Farouq Aminu, at Facebook, and C.J. Watson, Dahntay Jones, Wilson Chandler and Moses Ehambe, at Google. “The main purpose of this program is exposing the players to multiple career options and letting them see what skills they need to develop in order to be competitive in this other world,” Taylor said. Technology companies were popular destinations because “this generation of players lives and breathes with technology and their smartphones.”
If fans become friends with the new NBA bot on Facebook, they’ll be able to request specific highlights featuring any player from the two teams in the finals. For example, people can search for “Steph Curry,” and they’ll immediately have access to highlights featuring the Warriors’ three-point star. People can also set alerts, and the bot will notify them when clips have been added featuring their favorite players or teams.
On YouTube, anyone with a viral video can flip a switch to show ads before it plays. Facebook won’t make it that easy, at least not for everyday users. At launch, the company is partnering with “a few dozen” major content creators like the NBA, Hearst, and Fox Sports on its revenue share program. It’s planning to add more partners, but it’s essentially hand picking those publishers, which means they’ll be big publishers with big followings.
What social media he’s on… Paul Pierce: I am on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. … Twitter, I’ll tweet when I’m rooting for a game, I always tweet out photos of my family on Halloween or on vacation, and I do use it to share what my corporate partners want to communicate. Instagram is photo-heavy and I use it when at events or on the road taking photos, and Facebook is a combo of the two. Facebook my management team usually manages for me, and they curate from everything that’s on Twitter and Instagram as well as good articles that are being written about me or my team and my foundation.
The Miami HEAT announced today that last week’s unveiling of the White Hot uniform lit up the social media world with impressions totaling 15,964,766 according to data collected by tweetreach. The HEAT unveiled their White Hot uniform on Saturday, November 24 when they hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena. On twitter, a total of 3,539 tweets were sent referencing the White Hot uniform. Those tweets reached a total of 7,948,606 different people with total impressions reaching 15,004,510. On Facebook, the White Hot uniform garnered 53,999 “likes,” 5,070 “shares” and 1,753 comments with impressions totaling 960,256.
In a post entitled ‘Facebook IPO Post Mortem – Killer – but not for the reasons you think!’, Cuban discloses that he purchased three sets of 50,000 shares of Facebook at $33, $31.97 and $32.50 apiece.