“Plus, being in the Google Hangouts ecosystem you can mix us with other apps,” Lahoutifard told me. “You can activate a prepared logo, namebar, and presentation title, or you can show a PowerPoint.”
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In some ways simple conversations have been the last refuge of our analog past. No longer.
LinkedIn filed today to get a little more working cash — $1 billion’s worth.
Sponsored Post Vator, one of the largest business networks dedicated to entrepreneurs and investors, is holding its popular Splash event on Oct. 2 in San Francisco. The event will feature a Startup competition which will give 10 promising startups an opportunity to present in front of an audience of some 400 attendees.
A group of researches at the Free University of Berlin found that people who are prone to seeking rewards (like food and sex) are more likely to be active on Facebook.
Digital Fortress, a US-based software developer with Russian roots, has rolled out its inaugural mobile app, an English-language instant messenger named Telegram. The app is now available on iTunes.
The Glendale Unified School District hired Geo Listening to track the social media activity of 13,000 students and flag potentially dangerous situations.
Facebook edged one step closer to providing music with a neat little update to its app on Android, which offers the ability to control your music right within your app.
VentureBeat’s upcoming CloudBeat conference, Sept. 9-10 in San Francisco, just added speakers from LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Dell Boomi, to explain how LinkedIn is harnessing cloud tech to provide a “magical” sales dashboard.
Twitter announced this morning that its new Lead Generation cards, which had been in limited beta since May, are now available for all advertisers on Twitter — including small self-serve advertisers.
Google continues to hold the top spots on the iOS app store, with Google Maps and YouTube taking the first and second most-downloaded spots. And Google Earth jumped from being the 31st to the 9th most downloaded app on iOS in July.
Twitter introduced a “report abuse” button for individual tweets today after a U.K. woman was harrassed on the social network last month.
Google Hangouts is already a good option for casual connections or business meetings, but now the service is getting an upgrade to 720p HD video.
With this launch, WordPress shows once again that it’s a full-fledged platform, making companies like Storify look like single-feature apps by comparison.
Those with a sartorial eye will get even more pleasure out of Pinterest during Fashion Week. The company is creating pages dedicated to that special time of year when clothes become art and bringing in huge brand names at the same time.
Vidyo already provides the software that powers Google Hangouts on Google+.
The average member on Trusted Insight manages more than $5 billion. This global community of institutional investors has raised funds of its own.
Twitter revenue president Adam Bain announced an hour ago that former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbarb will be joining Twitter as head of revenue. Judging by his tweets, the new Twitter executive will be a natural.
Clearly, this crowdsourcing success story wants to go global.
Gratafy lets you send friends and family gifts that no-one could refuse — drinks, dinners, and desserts. The Seattle-based startup entered LA, released an update, and closed $2.45 million in seed financing.
As the rest of BlackBerry falls apart, the company may consider spinning off its popular Messenger product as a separate firm.
This is massively convenient and tons of fun for the billion-plus users of Facebook. For entrepreneurs who’ve built photo-sharing apps, not so much. Let the carnage begin!
Photo-sharing app Instagram acquired Luma, an HD video creation app, likely to add more professional features to its existing video product.
We understand the logic of ditching what’s not working to focus on what’s definitely working, but still. We liked the personal touch of sending someone a bottle of champagne or a flower-growing kit.
Sure, San Francisco is one of the top American cities for social media jobs. And New York is hot for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn marketers.
But some of the cities on the list might surprise you.
Eighty-one percent of iOS apps use it, as do 62 percent of Android apps. Facebook is winning the war for your online identity, hands down.
If an app or game wants to post to your wall, ask for your location, or post things to your friends, it has to get specific consent from you first, directly from your phone.
Backplane started out as the team building Littlemonsters.com for Lady Gaga. Now it is opening up its platform to the world’s most iconic brands and announcing strategic investments from Coca-Cola and Cirque du Soleil.
Bloggers and website owners everywhere are now able to embed public Facebook posts directly on their sites.
We’re looking for an awesome graphic designer to take work on a number of meaningful projects.
Gamers are no longer stuck with only Ustream as a broadcasting option.
Now in its third year, our highly-acclaimed enterprise cloud event has just added three new speakers: Firebase founder James Tamplin, Box VP of engineering Sam Schillace, and Adobe product security director Dave Lenoe.
Twitter has hired Google’s former media and entertainment chief, Jennifer Prince, to spearhead its own outreach to Hollywood.
Oftentimes when you see a tweet on Twitter or see a tweet as part of news coverage, there’s something missing. That something is context. Twitter has addressed this with its new “related headlines” feature.
ShareThis offers publishers a range of widgets and tools to facilitate social sharing. This fourth round of funding comes just six months after the company raised $23 million in March.
Score one for the grownups! New data from the Pew Research Center shows that while teens dominate pretty much all the social networks in existence, adults still reign supreme on Instagram. And when it comes to Pinterest, adults bury the teenyboppers.
Think about how you picked a college.
Now in its third year, our highly acclaimed enterprise cloud event will track the growing maturity of the cloud through two days of case studies, breakout sessions, and exclusive announcements.
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