The 86th annual Oscars award ceremony was held last Sunday, and despite some uninteresting red-carpet interviewing and a now-famous slip-up by John Travolta, the event was a success, especially on the social media forefront. Ellen DeGeneres was hosting and did an great if conspicuous job of integrating social media into the star-filled gathering, during which she shattered the previous retweet record, and gained over 1.1 million new followers.
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In the shadow of Amazon’s drone announcement and Google scheme to provide internet via drifting, solar-powered helium balloons, Facebook is now currently discussing business with Titan Aerospace, with an eye to purchase the solar-powered drone manufacturer.
The drones in question harness sunlight to reach heights of 20KM above sea level, and can remain at that altitude for 5 years with no need to land or refuel.
Previously we mentioned that Snapchat could be the next social network that companies and brands ventured into in 2014, with the latest being fast-food juggernaut McDonald's. They now join the likes of Taco Bell and others who are looking to tap into Snapchat's fast growing user base (at least 30 million active monthly users.) They "soft-launched" the account last week and took to Twitter on Friday to get the ball rolling.