You might notice a sudden surge of inexplicable tweets from the digerati over the next few days, as the hippest kids in hipsterdom descend upon Austin, Texas for the annual nerd-fest known as South by Southwest, SXSW, or just “South-By” if you’re really cool.
The Korean entrepreneurs behind Between have a charming idea: Let couples create one-on-one social networks for purely private sharing.
Guest Post Social media professionals have spent the last few months trying to incorporate Pinterest into their strategies. We are just starting to figure out the best ways to do it, and calculate if it’s worth all the trouble. In some cases, it’s not.
Hookflash, an iPad app maker looking to make workplace communication streamlined and more productive, has pivoted to focus on connecting you with your LinkedIn contacts. The company is releasing its inaugural app in March, and it will help you communicate with your LinkedIn connections for free.
Facebook’s IPO has raised hopes in Silicon Valley that the tech industry’s days of wine and roses will soon be back with hundreds of startups going public. Even President Obama seems excited. He recently proposed an “IPO on-ramp” to help young, smaller companies go public.
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With Facebook’s just-released S-1 filing, we’re getting a better picture of how the company is competing in the mobile sphere. We already knew the company had more than 800 million registered members, and now we know it had more than 425 million monthly active mobile users in December 2011, a stunning accomplishment.
Facebook has filed its S-1 form with the SEC, announcing its intention to go public.
Hot-as-heck social networking service Pinterest won the award for Best New Startup of 2011 at the Crunchies Awards last night, beating out other strong contenders like Turntable.fm, Fab, and Codeacademy.
Two British tourists were detained and barred from entering the U.S. after the Department of Homeland Security flagged one of them for joking to “destroy America” and to dig up Marilyn Monroe’s grave on Twitter.
Tumblr’s quirky blogging platform and community network reaches 120 million people every month, founder and CEO David Karp disclosed at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich Monday.
Guest Post In Thursday’s Google earnings call, CEO Larry Page told the world that the company’s fledgling social network, Google+ has reached 90 million registered users. He went on to say that, “Over 60 percent of Google+ users use Google products on a daily basis. Over 80 percent of Google+ users use Google products every week.”
Grubwithus, the social-dining startup that helps people meet over meals in real-life, has launched an official iPhone app. The free mobile app is a promising step toward a future service that allows people to spontaneously book meals amongst themselves anytime, anywhere.
The notion of the post-PC era may have legs to stand on, and Facebook could be playing a key role in the shift. This according to new data that highlights increasing mobile application usage at the expense of web consumption.
Fledgling social network Google+ had its best traffic month ever in December, with more than 49 million U.S. visits, a sign that the company’s bet on social is slowing paying off.
New evidence suggests that Facebook is inching closer and closer to overthrowing Google as the most-visited web brand in the U.S.
The mine-is-bigger-than-yours need to measure our self-worth against others is alive and well on the web. For proof, look no further than controversial influence-scoring startup Klout, which is now processing 7.5 billion API calls per month.
In July, it was reported that Sina Corp. had turned down Digital Sky Technology (DST)’s $500m investment in Sina Weibo, a Chinese micro-blogging service. But it seems that the talk between two parties is still on going. We just heard from a reliable source that Sina finally accepted the investment from DST, an international investment firm founded by Yuri Milner. The source said the deal can ‘almost’ be confirmed:
It’s time for lonely robots to get in on the social media scene. Forget Twitter or Facebook, robots now have their very own social network, called MyRobots.
Google+ will add a few major improvements to its service over the next few days, including new activity stream controls, welcome changes to business Pages, better notifications and a dramatically better photo experience, the company announced today.
A suicide prevention program is only as effective as its ability to reach people in times of crisis. Facebook, in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, has introduced features to encourage its users to confidentially report suicidal comments when and where they’re most likely to see them — on Facebook.