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.
“There’s three legs of marketing automation,” Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost, told me yesterday. “Presence, customer information, and remarketing. Most small businesses fail at all three steps.”
Former Twitter sales exec Amanda Levy has joined Change.org to lead the organization’s sales force as vice-president of sales. Levy previously was the first salesperson and 10th employee at Yelp, and she led Twitter’s medium-sized business sales team.
The company, which launched on iOS just over a year ago to “deobfuscate” application crashes, helps developers find what’s happening when their mobile apps freeze or unexpectedly quit. Besides Twitter, companies like Square, Kayak, Yelp, Path, and Yammer use Crashlytics.
End-of-life planning startup eFuneral has received a $250,000 investment to help people find resources online for funeral planning including funeral home reviews, estate planning, and cemetery information.
OpenTable has released a Facebook application to help friends connect around food. My question: won’t Facebook Graph support this kind of thing natively?
What it’s really going to do is open up the vast hoard of Facebook data and eat the lunch of a thousand large and small companies that make money by aggregating and rating what people do and where they go.
Guest Post If you’ve ever thought about paying for inauthentic endorsements like this, you better pump the breaks because third party review sites are now making it as obvious as Snooki’s spray tan that you’ve invested in fake reviews.
“Best of” lists are everywhere, but the Village Voice has decided to lay claim to the “best of” phrase and is suing reviews company Yelp for use of the seemingly generic words on its website.
Business reviews company Yelp has started affixing the equivalent of a scarlet letter to the pages of vendors that try to game its review system by inappropriately garnering stellar ratings.
Yelp’s shares were lifted more than 22 percent today, despite the fact that insiders were given their first chance to dispose of their holdings.
Just a day after Facebook quietly added a feature to find your friends nearby, Apple has reportedly added similar functionality courtesy of its relationship with local business review service Yelp.
Delivering on its promise to make the real world easier to use, location-sharing startup Foursquare has added the menus of nearly 250,000 U.S. restaurants to its service today.
What’s for dessert? Turn to three month-old Ness for the answer, and its lovely-looking iPhone app will find you the best nearby spots, suited to your exact tastes. Today the application received its first update, and it now further personalizes and socializes the food discovery process.
Sprout Social, a social media management and monitoring tool for businesses, today announced its official unveiling and public availability to all businesses. The company announced in May that it won backing from Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, through their recently launched investment fund Lightbank.