Just in September, Twitter acquired the last piece of the puzzle it needed before going public: a digital ad exchange. Twitter bought MoPub for a reported price of $350 million in stock.
“Make it so.”
Artist-focused social network deviantART has raised a fresh $10 million round of funding, according to an SEC document filed today.
Twitter has finalized its share price for tomorrow’s initial public offering at $26. This will enable the company to raise close to $2 billion, significantly higher than the $1.4 billion to $1.7 billion that Twitter initially filed for, and this will give Twitter a stock market valuation of about $14 billion.
As Pinterest’s platform grows, so does the potential for gathering insights from it.
Twitter’s IPO is tomorrow, and the company could be worth as much as $16 billion, if it prices itself at the top end of its range. Or it could be valued much higher, if the stock pops on opening day.
What’s the value of a tweet? Not nearly as much as 500 million of them a day.
Catalyst launched its social, local, mobile application today (never seen those three things together before), that seems to do little other than pull concepts from Instagram, Foursquare, Path, Highlight, Tinder, etc. and bundle them into one.
Social photo service Mobli has raised a handsome new $60 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Players of the social mobile slot game can win “comps” at Las Vegas casinos.
Currently, you can listen to music in Spotify. Or iTunes. Or YouTube, Soundcloud, Rdio, and any of a dozen other places. Listn, however, is aiming to aggregate all those musical silos into one simplified place to enjoy music — and chat about it.
Digg, the Phoenix of community news sharing services, has launched a new feature today that helps aggregate videos from across the web into a single stream of (theoretically) interesting content.
The shortest Thanksgiving-Christmas shopping season since 2002 is almost upon us, but it promises to deliver record earnings. Based on an exhaustive analysis of 450 billion retail website visits over the past seven years, and direct insight into 72 percent of all the cash flowing into the 500 largest retail websites in the U.S., Adobe is forecasting the biggest Thanksgiving, the biggest Black Friday, and the biggest Cyber Monday in history.
Fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter every single minute, according to a new study by social recruiting company Gozaik, and that that number has grown by 32 percent in just the last six months.
That growth rate, Gozaik co-founder Joe Budzienski says, will make Twitter the “dominant channel” for talent recruitment.
It’s video chat plus scheduling plus payments plus ratings — it’s Google Helpouts. Based on the best of Google+, it’ll connect you with all kinds of experts.
Justin Beiber has invested $1.1 million into what is supposed to be the next teen social app to address teen-needs that aren’t already being met by social networks today.
Active investors don’t have a lot of faith in Twitter.
Only 16 percent of U.S. adults use Twitter, and only half of them get news via the short-message social network, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. That’s far fewer than Facebook, where 30 percent of American adults get their news.
The company places product advertisements inside mobile and social games, which it believes will reach today’s players.
Twitter just got a little more expensive. The company raised its IPO price range to $23 to $25 dollars today, meaning it could be valued up to $13.9 billion by the time this is all over.
Perhaps times are really tough at IBM. Twitter updated its pre-IPO S-1 documentation this morning, revealing that IBM is suing it over three patents.
Guest Post Google+ still holds the keys to a bright future despite a rocky start and direct competition with social media powerhouse Facebook.
GE, BMW, and even Martha Stewart aren’t above cuttin’ up a bit on All Hallows’ Eve.
Facebook is making money on mobile, and it wants to help developers do the same.
It’s Halloween tonight, and tech is celebrating with treats, freaks, and more than a little dressing up. Well, at least those tech companies that like to have fun.
Guest Post The JOBS Act attempts to do the impossible: Balance investor protection with the desire to enable companies to raise money from strangers all over the country with minimal red tape.
And I am saying this as one of the earliest proponents of a crowdfunding exemption.
This is the social-gaming developer’s first thrust into mobile gaming.
Twitter released an update this evening that puts linked photos right smack in your feed This is preferable to that arduous clicking required before to view a photo, and is great for advertisers who don’t have to rely on clicks for people to see their ads.
Blend is a mobile app for college students only, which gives them free stuff in exchange for doing college-y things and sharing photos of them. The company has raised $1.325 million in seed funding to continue its national expansion.
Everything was going so well. Revenue was up. Profit was up. Users were up. The stock was up.
Sponsored Post The Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, is now taking submissions to compete in this year’s pool of outstanding work.
Facebook just reported record quarterly revenue and significant increases in daily, monthly, and mobile users. And the social network’s revenue from advertising was $1.8 billion, up 66 percent from last year.
And all that mobile mayhem adds up to one gnarly bottom line: $880 million in mobile revenue for the past three months alone.
Facebook is doing just fine in the ads game, it turns out.
If gaining ground in mobile equates to preparing for a long and robust financial future, Facebook’s investors have nothing to worry about.
Updated 1:05 PM PST with a comment from Twitter
Guest Post While most of us thought the “social enterprise” was played out, there’s a good reason to think this movement is just getting off the ground.
The panel also discusses the true No. 1 whale when it comes to game strategies.
Today, Pinterest might have just gotten closer to revealing how its advertising strategy will look.
Women are now the primary purchasers of electronics for their families, and that’s something brand advertisers have yet to exploit.