Apple just bought social media analytics company Topsy for over $200 million. Sources have confirmed the purchase to VentureBeat and added that the Topsy team officially started work at Apple today.
People who protest the government in Vietnam may receive a 100 million dong ($4,740) fine, under a new law announced this week.
“I have to be very careful about everything I say to my friends as I conduct business activities over the same accounts,” said one employee. “My friends don’t understand why I am reluctant to use [Facebook] to talk.”
Twitter is the new customer service, to the surprise of no one who’s been paying attention. But few companies are taking it as far as Dutch airline KLM, which is now displaying live wait times on its Twitter account.
60 percent of social shopping starts on Facebook. 15 percent starts on Pinterest, and a little five percent wedge begins on Twitter. But there’s one network you’ve probably never heard of that drives more than Pinterest and four times more social shopping traffic than Twitter.
Editor’s Pick At companies that run on Google Apps, the Google+ identity machine creates an invasive view of everything you do, including personal email and search conducted from work devices.
Between 10 and 20 million accounts on Facebook are owned by people who are dead, but no one can access their account and update it. And if you die with a PayPal account, or perhaps Bitcoin in a digital wallet, it’s possible no one will be able to collect your cash. In fact, up to 55 percent of digital assets are impossible to restore after death, according to a McAfee study.
Since they’re digitally literate from the start, many younger workers are required or encouraged to use personal Facebook and Twitter accounts to post company-approved messages.
Every time you complain about government spying on Facebook, an NSA agent gets his wings.
After this week’s excitement dies down, a more sober crowd will start to look at Twitter’s fundamentals. And they aren’t good.
Twitter closed the bell on its first day of trading today, a dazzling initial public offering by all accounts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As registered press, professionals, and fans entered New York Comic-Con Thursday, many began to praise the pop culture convention on Twitter and Facebook.
Twitter’s finally built an app just for your Android tablet, as opposed to the one for your your Android smartphone.
But it’ll only work on Samsung tablets, at least for now.
A new Twitter experiment called “Event Parrot” will send you breaking news from around the world, via direct message.
About seven million social media managers, marketers, and ordinary average people share content from the web to their personal and corporate social media account with HootSuite’s tools.
Your mobile phone carrier knows what you want before you do.
“We call it zero-waste advertising,” Golec says. “We’re only hitting the right businesses.”
Guest Post While large companies have been tweeting their way to social media success for years now, too many small and medium businesses have been late to the Twitter party.
Sadly, the youth of today are just as bone-headed as they were when you were in high school; they’re just more publicly bone-headed.
Twitter is getting deeper and deeper into the fabric of our society. Today, the newsy up-to-the-minute social network launched Twitter Alerts, a public service that will allow “credible organizations” such as government agencies and NGOs to warn and alert the public during emergencies and natural disasters.
If you use Twitter on Android or iOS, you’ll see something new as soon as your phone updates itself to the latest version: personalized follow recommendations.
It’s the cure, Twitter says, to FOMO: fear of missing out.
Unmetric set out in 2011 to give businesses information about all aspects of their social media engagement — from marketing to customer service requests. Today, the company received $5.5 million in its second round of funding.
NewsWhip, whose news-finding dashboard “Spike” helps journalists identify news stories breaking on social networks, has raised a $1.1 million seed round.
Guest Post Twitter’s acquisition of MoPub, like Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, makes complete sense in light of its impending IPO.
You read that headline right. There are, apparently, a googol of ways — but not a Google — to target your customers on Facebook.
KAWO helps brands repurpose and automate their existing social media content onto popular Chinese social channels, giving them access to China’s 591 million Internet users.
In 2011, Chrysler tweeted that “no one in Detroit knows how to f*cking drive.” The same year, New York congressman Anthony Weiner accidentally tweeted a picture of his crotch to all of his followers. And last year, KitchenAid insulted Barack Obama and, incredibly, mocked the death of the president’s grandmother.
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.
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.