The most mobile-centric properties in the world are two you probably wouldn’t immediately expect: Pandora and Twitter.
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Don’t call it a home run, but slumping deals company Groupon isn’t striking out with Major League Baseball — quite the opposite, actually. The organizations announced Thursday that Groupon is now official daily deals site of MLB.com.
LivingSocial, once the promising number two deals company behind Groupon, confirmed today that it has laid off 400 workers, or around 10 percent of its global workforce.
In her first public interview as Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer channeled Vince Lombardi, the legendary former coach of the Green Bay Packers, to explain how she prioritizes her demanding life.
Feeling nostalgic? Skip the endless status-update sifting and turn to startup Animoto to relive your top moments of 2012.
Facebook was either an amazing driver of purchases and traffic over the holiday shopping weekend or a complete non-factor. So which is it?
With fresh funding and big-name backers, Lift is now exponentially more fit to help people keep their resolutions.
Editor’s Pick Facebook members were chatting up a storm about retailers on Black Friday, but did their conversations, “likes,” and shares amount to sales?
Tumblr has joined the elite ranks of Google, Facebook, and Twitter to become one of the 10 most popular services in the U.S.
Fresh Black Friday data from e-commerce juggernaut eBay and payments specialist PayPal highlights this year’s holiday shopping theme: the mall of America is in your pocket.
Holiday shoppers didn’t totally forgo long lines and early call times on Black Friday, but they did grab their smartphones and iPads to help them navigate to the best destinations, online or off.
The Biebs may want to brush up on his dance moves. In just four months, Korean pop star Psy has outdanced the teen heartthrob to the top of YouTube’s charts.
Turkey Day is no longer just a day to gorge, give thanks, and watch football. We’re now celebrating our American heritage with our pocketbooks too, using the holiday as an excuse to shop until the tryptophan kicks in.
You want to save money. Utilities want you to conserve energy. Middle-man Opower thinks it can satisfy everyone with a brand-new platform designed to get people excited, yes excited, about energy conservation.
Facebook is now better assisting its direct response marketers with the addition of a self-service tool designed to measure and optimize campaign performance.
Editor’s Pick This is no redesign. It’s a new product with a new purpose and a design meant to evoke emotion. And, if you have the patience to get used to a whole new experience, it’s addictive.
Belly today arrived in San Francisco with 150 partner merchants ready to go live with quirky digital loyalty programs.
Facebook launched a share button for its mobile website. The feature finally makes the once complicated process of reposting status updates on mobile effortless.
Facebook today launched a new section that allows members to view more updates from the Pages they follow. The release could be enough to proactively stop a dustup from erupting into something bigger.
Pinterest officially opened its doors to businesses, welcoming them with a promise to help them get the most out of their digital pin-board experiences
Social gifting startup Sincerely believes its business, with just 1.2 million members, is safe from the potentially crushing widespread rollout of Facebook Gifts.
Goodies, a new product from Walmart, offers consumers a box service that costs $7 a month and comes with five to eight gourmet samples.
Community-powered hotel alternative Airbnb today launched Neighborhoods to help travelers pick places to stay in communities best suited to their particular tastes.
Twitter’s dreams of Hollywood fame and fortune continue today with the just-announced hire of Ben Grossman as head of global operations for Twitter’s media department.
Groupon today announced changes to its Goods business to make its discounted wares more attractive to bargain-hunting holiday shoppers.
In the interest of fueling better conversations, Facebook is now pushing the most popular comments to the top of post threads on a small number of Facebook Pages.
New York-based blogging powerhouse Tumblr is using its influence for good and partnering with Brandon Stanton, the storytelling sensation behind Humans of New York (HoNY), to not only raise money for the victims of Superstorm Sandy but to also document the stories behind the storm.
Nieslen has acquired SocialGuide in a move to broaden its media research capabilities and connect the dots between Twitter and TV ratings.
Facebook is experimenting with a way to help its members branch off in multiple conversation threads.
In recent days, Indiegogo has become a home base for Sandy recovery, with community members turning to peers to fund not-for-profit relief efforts.
Facebook this week started offering its most popular members, those with more than 5,000 friends and subscribers, the chance to pay to promote their own status updates to get more visibility.
Because some things are better kept to yourself, Pinterest today launched a new feature called “Secret Boards.”
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the value of a postcard? The Gap hopes to find out.
Instagram photos were flying fast and furious as soon as news networks called the 2012 presidential election for Barack Obama.
Living up to its potential as a community-powered hotel, Airbnb today changed its policies to allow do-gooders to offer up their spare spaces free of charge to displaced victims of superstorm Sandy.
Online retail spending in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2012 came in at $41.9 billion, a new record for the three months leading into the e-holiday shopping bonanza and a positive sign of things to come.
Sticking to a less is more ideology, Google today stripped off the sidebar from its extremely popular search results page.
Facebook touted new stats around the crop of social newtork-enhanced music applications helping its members stream and share songs. Apparently, song plays through Timeline apps in the past 13 months have amounted to about 210,000 years worth of music.