Women are now the primary purchasers of electronics for their families, and that’s something brand advertisers have yet to exploit.
“I feel photos are the lifeblood of our service,” said Google+ lead Bradley Horowitz. “They are the way we can most immediately and viscerally connect as human beings.”
Also, in terms of momentum, the company told us that Google+ has accrued more than 300 million monthly active users and sees around 1.5 billion photos uploaded each week.
Bee Cave is working with Betable to take real-money wagers in the U.K.
The “private social network for neighborhoods” has raised over $100 million to date and is now active in 22,500 neighborhoods across the United States — approximately one out of every seven.
Twitch will livestream many of the event’s 80-plus speakers to a new GamesBeat channel.
If there’s a social/content network that could be voted as most likely to succeed in 2014, it just might be Yahoo’s biggest recent purchase, Tumblr.
Twitter is delivering four times the revenue per visitor this year over last year, and Facebook’s ad click-through rate has jumped 275 percent, according to the Q3 Adobe Social Intelligence report, released today.
Editor's Pick In its run-up to IPO, Twitter has built ad tools for geotargeting and retargeting as well as ad products for the music industry and the TV industry. It’s built an Ads API for partners, and even bought an ad exchange to broaden access to its massive 500 million tweets per day inventory.
Twitter is planning to sell 70 million shares at $17 to $20 per share in order to raise about $1.4 billion in its coming IPO. The company updated its S1 filing with the SEC today with the new data.
HootSuite announced yesterday that it now has almost eight million users, over 1,000 enterprise customers, 150 percent year-over-year growth, and a new partnership with social analytics expert Brandwatch.
The game product placement firm also hired two digital advertising industry leaders.
Vine has fixed some of its fundamental problems, which users have been complaining about since the beginning. You can now maintain multiple posts in progress over time and remove, reorganize, and replace any shot within a post before you share them.
An early entrant in the enterprise social network market, Jive Software is broadening its offerings and integrating them with a bevy of other social networks and applications.
This behemoth of a round brings the company’s total capital raised to $338 million. It will fuel international expansion.
Applauze is a recently-launched iOS app that presents users with thousands of events happening every day, across 41 U.S. cities and 5 in Canada.
HootSuite announced this morning that is has partnered with Brandwatch, one of the leading social media monitoring and analytics platforms, to bring Brandwatch’s extensive “social business intelligence capabilities” to its users.
Almost no one’s seen it in person, handled, it, and played with it, but public reaction on Apple’s new iPad Air is massive and very positive. So, a bit surprisingly, is public sentiment around the new version of Apple’s OS X, Mavericks.
AdBlock Plus can clear away promoted posts, sponsored stories, sidebar targeted ads, upcoming events, requests to rate media, and the always awkward “people you may know.”
ViewDo Labs is betting major enterprises want to know more about what’s happening on their internal social networks.
Emu understands what you’re saying and adds “smart buttons” to your text messages.
In the next five years, mobile advertising will grow over 300 percent from about $13 billion today to just under $40 billion, Juniper Research says in a new report. Believe it or not, that guidance sounds too conservative, and too slow.
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Let’s call it the Jerry McGuire strategy: Help me help you.
The most popular crowdfunding platform just broke an industry record. Two, actually.
After a failed launch attempt a few weeks ago, BlackBerry has finally brought its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to competing platforms.
Facebook announced this morning that it is allowing advertisers to target mobile consumers with video ads. Yup, full-video commercials are coming to your Facebook app on both iPhone and Android.
As of this morning, Twitter has the capability to create and store up to 18 quintillion user accounts. Because, of course, 4.3 billion user accounts is just far too few.
If people insist on sharing photos of their food before chewing, swallowing, and digesting it, their friends might as well get something in return.
Google revenues are up, slightly, from last quarter, and up about $1.5 billion from last year’s Q3 as the search engine, mobile juggernaut, and social network reported its third-quarter earnings today.
Twitter direct messages, or DMs, are broken. But the soon-to-IPO network of the now just might fix that with a new dedicated messaging app, a la Facebook Messenger.
The former Zynga Poker lead engineer wrote on Facebook that he is heading off on his own again.
With two new mobile products, LinkedIn has become a lot more useful for recruiters and companies looking to promote open positions.
Social Touch hopes to emulate Buddy Media’s success in China — and just snagged a $10 million cash injection to help brands like Proctor & Gamble, Dell, and Coca-Cola get their message out on China’s social networks.
Video startup Magisto is rolling out a relaunched version of its service today aimed at challenging some of the other less feature-rich popular video competitors like Instagram and Vine.
Izzui has raised $1.4 million to build out its platform where individuals and brands can create, publish, share, and sell courses on Facebook.
Tibbr’s 6.5 million paid users will see some changes when they log into the enterprise social network today.
A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.
Performance marketing company Nanigans released a study today showcasing that Facebook advertising is alive and well, with retailers seeing a 375 percent explosion in click-through rates from Q3 2012 to Q3 2013 — and healthy 152 percent return on investment.
Twitter updated its S-1 prospectus today and told the world it will be listing on the New York Stock Exchange, not the NASDAQ. In addition, the company confirmed that it would list under the symbol TWTR.
But revenues in the quarter were flat for the sector leaders. Zynga weakened further.