Week in Review: June 2
Cirque Du Soleil Lost and Found
Cirque du Soleil fell victim to theft during their Vancouver run of Totem this week. Three men reportedly broke in and made off with two masks and a necklace valued at $28,000. The masks were anonymously returned days later after a massive array of public and media support.
Artist Guo Jian Detained in Beijing
Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian is currently being detained by Chinese authorities in Beijing. The outspoken artist is just one of the many critics being silenced during the upcoming 25th anniversary of the brutally violent protests in Tiananmen Square.
Twitter in Talks to Buy Soundcloud
Social media giant Twitter is currently in talks to purchase SoundCloud music social network. Twitter has previously considered purchasing streaming services Spotify and Pandora as it looks to add a music service to its offerings.
The deal is just the latest as tech giants battle to compete with Apple’s dominance in the music industry. Apple recently purchased the popular headphone manufacturer Beats Music as a speculated move to revamp the standard headphone plug.
Hootsuite Launches Rebrand and Gets Artistic
Vancouver based Hootsuite unveiled its first rebrand since the popular social media management company launched six years ago. The new look comes amidst a slew of competitors entering the social dashboard market including fellow Canadian IT giant, Salesforce.
On a similar note, Hootsuite hosted the Vancouver arts community this week in one of it’s HootUp events. The events are designed to promote the latest in social media around the world as they look to remain as the market leader.