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Is this facet of modern life something we are getting used to — something that doesn’t bother us any more than using a fob to enter a building?
Meetup just made its first ever acquisition of a tiny group messaging startup called Dispatch.
Hearsay Social, the startup that helps sales people avoid those dreaded cold calls, just raised $30 million in its third round of funding.
In some ways simple conversations have been the last refuge of our analog past. No longer.
Nestivity founder Henry Min said Twitter is the most powerful communication tool out there, and yet brands don’t make the most of it.
Facebook poached its new CMO Gary Briggs from Google.
The pages you can create on RebelMouse are good-looking out of the box, and they’re also customizable, thanks to a WYSIWYG editor.
Guest Post Having a Facebook page or Twitter account is like having a telephone or a printer — they are tools that need a purpose. What you do within these social channels counts for everything.
A year ago UpTo was going to be the social network that lives in your calendar. Today, with 250,000 downloads, a million events, and a $2M series A round under his belt, CEO Greg Schwartz realizes that a modernized calendar is a big enough vision on its own, thank you very much.
“A year ago we were having the discussion that Facebook doesn’t work, and GM is pulling its ads,” AdRoll president Adam Berke told me this morning. “Now we’re having the conversation on whether this rivals Google!”
Customers acquired via Twitter are worth 23 percent less, and Facebook brings in just barely average clients. But pay-per-click advertising brings in customers worth 46 percent more, and organic search brings in buyers who are worth a massive 54 percent more than your average customer.
A new version of Google Groups was released today. Users will have access to a new shared inbox feature and improved moderation tools.
The idea of creating a children’s version of picture sharing service Snapchat seems a bit crazy, considering the number of people who use it as a way to have naughty 18-and-over conversations. However, it might not actually be that far fetched.
Instagram, it turns out, shares in … not out.
Twitter has acquired Boston-based local social startup Spindle, the “discovery engine for the social web.”
Twitter plotted all geo-tagged tweets for key global locations on a map. And the result is big data come to life — and a vision of how we move, where we live, and where we congregate in the largest numbers.
“You can build a person, build a group, build a spaceship, or build a Cylon,” Mehr says with a smile.
Founded by Google’s former Head of Products, Collegefeed is a social network that brings together students and employers to improve the hiring process.
If you’re looking for high volumes of users, mobile ad networks can deliver them.
So. Facebook Home doesn’t work on your particular Android device. And you’ve seen that Facebook Home has an abysmal 2.2 average rating — more than half of Facebook Home users rate it one single solitary lonely star.
What’s a social news Android addict to do?
SendHub joins other social business services like Yammer striving to engage and connect the workplace through social tools as networks like Facebook and Twitter permeate our personal lives.
Prollie is a social search platform that tracks how “well” people use social media platforms and makes connections with others who share the same interests and passions.
Halleloo! Drag queen Shangela made an appearance in today’s Facebook Home launch. But this isn’t Facebook’s first foray into LGBT-friendly waters.
Twitter announced new self-service ad tools today with much finer-grained targeting controls that will allow small advertisers to craft ad campaigns to exactly the audience they want.
OpenTable has released a Facebook application to help friends connect around food. My question: won’t Facebook Graph support this kind of thing natively?
500,000 shared events and 2000 organizational event streams later, UpTo is pivoting to become the social glue of what’s next on an even bigger scale.
Guest Post Sony may be grasping the importance of mobile and social integration with its upcoming console, but it’s too little, too late for plastic living room boxes. Smartphones and tablets aren’t just the future; they are the now.
With the new filters, you can set up columns to contain or exclude keywords, media types, and retweets.
Collective.li is the digital life magazine of your life, and now it’s going mobile, just like you.
Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let’s face it: that train is in the station. What’s next?
“There are new channels popping up every week, and consumers are spending time with brands in new places … engaging with brands like the Miami Dolphins across eight to 10 channels, which makes them look like eight to 10 people.”
Social music service Soundrop announced this morning that it has launched listening rooms on Facebook, which means that artists — and fans — can create social music spaces where they can listen to music together, chat, and vote on what they want to hear next.
YouSendIt is best known for its software to help users send and receive large files via a desktop PC. But today, it launching a suite of mobile apps for iPhone, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, so you’ll be able to access documents, videos and presentations on the move.
Google+ execs told us a long time ago that Google+ wasn’t supposed to be a social network. It WAS supposed to be a universal login for all Google’s products.
If you’re thinking of launching an app this year, consider making it a New Year’s resolution. And, perhaps, take advantage of Ooomf’s new Launch This Year: a personalized step-by-step guide to making it happen.
Guest Post As brands like Starbucks and Honda showed this year, marketers can use social networks for more than just sending messages to customers.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made his largest charitable donation to date.
Facebook slipped an update to its iPhone app under the door last night, just after releasing a completely rebuilt non-HTML5 Android version earlier today.
You may not be able to get Instagram photos inside Twitter, but at least now you can have them on your iPad. And your TV. With music. And … in a slideshow.