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Posts tagged “Social Media”

June 15, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook asks court to consolidate IPO lawsuits

Facebook Investors sued Facebook and Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. over problems in trading company shares on May 18, the first day they were publicly available. Some of the suits include claims that investors lost money when Nasdaq failed to process buy orders and directions to cancel orders weren't being processed.

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Updated June 15, 2012

Premium Lock Microsoft reportedly acquires social network Yammer for $1.2B

Microsoft Gaining closely-held Yammer would help Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, add social-networking tools to the suite of products it offers corporate customers.

June 14, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook launching real-time bidding for advertising

Facebook Facebook Exchange will let advertisers reach specific types of users on the social network based on their browsing history. Prices will be based on the cost per thousand viewers and spots will be sold via third-party technology partners.

June 13, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook ads work, researcher Comscore says

e-commerce Facebook marketing and advertising encourages users to buy products in stores and online, the social-networking company say in a joint report with researcher ComScore Inc., countering criticism and research that questioned the impact of promotions on the site.

June 12, 2012

Premium Lock Tech wars: Apple's new tools reflect growing rift with Google

Apple is deploying more features from Facebook and is booting Google Maps while Google's Android continues to gain smartphone marketshare.

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June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Apple likes Facebook, to integrate its software into iPhones

With the next version of Apple Inc.'s software, users will be able to update their Facebook status by talking to their phones. Users will also be able to "Like" movies and apps in Apple's iTunes store, Apple executive Scott Forstall said in San Francisco at Apple's annual developers' conference.

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June 11, 2012

Premium Lock Like us? Follow WRAL Tech Wire at Facebook

From its launch 10 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily e-mail blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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June 9, 2012

Premium Lock UBS may have lost $350M due to Facebook IPO glitches

Nasdaq Swiss bank UBS AG may have lost as much as $350 million due to technical glitches on the Nasdaq stock exchange the day Facebook went public, according to reports published Friday.

Tags: Facebook
June 9, 2012

Premium Lock Finally, good news for Facebook - Stock rises 3%

Facebook Companies marketing to Facebook users who have signaled they "like" a business or have mentioned a brand in a post can have a "a statistically significant positive lift on people's purchasing," ComScore says in a blog post.

Tags: Facebook
June 8, 2012

Premium Lock LinkedIn warning to users: Reset your passwords

LinkedIn The social media website is disabling users' passwords and asking that these be reset following a hacking incident.

June 8, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook launches its own 'App Center' for developers

Facebook, seeking to attract more software developers, is looking for new ways for users to find and access applications through its service. Apps, which let users do everything from play games to listen to music, encourage consumers to stay on a site longer and thereby help marketers more easily target them with advertising.

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June 8, 2012

Premium Lock LinkedIn confirms 6.5 million user passwords hacked

LinkedIn A day after confirming that some accounts were compromised, the company disclosed the number of users affected and said in a blog post Thursday that a small subset of them had their passwords decoded and published. LinkedIn said it hasn't received any verified reports of unauthorized access to member accounts.

June 6, 2012

Premium Lock LinkedIn passwords may have been stolen

LinkedIn A consultant with web security firm Sophos, recommended that LinkedIn users change their passwords immediately.

June 5, 2012

Premium Lock Argyle Social targets social data feeds, integrates with

The Durham-based social media marketing firm rolls out a new application to track and integrate marketing programs. Argyle also launches a new program to work with information.

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June 5, 2012

Premium Lock Lawmakers criticize Facebook's under-13 user moves

Facebook The co-chairmen of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus sent a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg on Monday asking him to provide details on the company's plans for allowing access to children under age 13, who fall under stricter regulations around online privacy.

Tags: Facebook
Updated June 5, 2012

Premium Lock Explaining social media - with donuts!

In honor of our favorite deep-fried food, Three Ships Media presents you with a revamped donuts list to explain social media using tasty pastries.

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June 5, 2012

Premium Lock Google goes more social, buying startup Meebo for $100M

Meebo Google is bolstering social features for its Google+ network as it tries to lure users from Facebook Inc.

Updated June 4, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook looks to allow children online - without lying

Facebook The social media giant is testing ways to allow younger kids on its site without needing to lie. It would be under parental supervision, such as by connecting children's accounts to their parents' accounts. That would allow Facebook to comply with federal regulations regarding children under 13 online.

Tags: Facebook
June 4, 2012

Premium Lock Attention, Facebook users: Vote on privacy policy

The previously announced changes include new sections explaining how it uses people's information. The updates also reflect recently added features such as a new profile format called Timeline.

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