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Posts tagged “Social Media”

December 10, 2012

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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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Updated December 6, 2012

Premium Lock Social media smackdown: Facebook's Instagram blocks Twitter photo feature

Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram is making it harder for users to display pictures on microblogging site Twitter amid increased rivalry between the social-networking websites.

Instagram was once iPhone-only Instagram was once iPhone-only

Updated December 4, 2012

Premium Lock NC State Archives now tracks government officials in social media

The State Archives of North Carolina, working with Durham-based ArchiveSocial, has launched a searchable data base that tracks what's being said by some government officials - and what's being said about them through the state's new "Social Archive."

Tracking Gov. Bev Perdue through social media Tracking Gov. Bev Perdue through social media

December 4, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook wins tentative OK for $20M 'sponsored stories' settlement

Facebook Facebook Inc. has persuaded a judge to grant preliminary approval of a $20 million settlement of a lawsuit claiming it used subscribers' names without their permission to advertise products in its "Sponsored Stories."

December 3, 2012

Premium Lock Pope draws 96,000 Twitter followers before sending a tweet

Pope Benedict XVI's new Twitter account is attracting a surge in followers after the Vatican announced that the pontiff will make his first post next week.

The Pope's Twitter page The Pope's Twitter page

December 3, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet potatoes? 1-in-3 Twitter users now tweet during TV shows

Twitter      One in three people using Twitter in June sent messages at some point about the content of television shows, an increase of 27 percent from only five months earlier. And that was before the Olympics, which was probably the first big event to illustrate the extent of second screen usage.

December 3, 2012

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November 30, 2012

Premium Lock New Facebook-Zynga deal could alter social media game landscape

Facebook Facebook Inc. and Zynga Inc. have loosened terms of their longstanding alliance, making it easier for competing game developers to vie for users on the world's largest social-networking service.

November 29, 2012

Premium Lock Daily deals site LivingSocial cuts 400 jobs in cost-saving move

Layoffs        LivingSocial is using job cuts to help it cope with the slump in demand for online coupons that has resulted in losses and forced part owner Amazon.com to write down the value of its 29 percent stake. Groupon, the leader in online coupons, is suffering too.

November 27, 2012

Premium Lock Man who claimed big share in Facebook indicted for fraud

Facebook A New York man has been indicted on charges he faked evidence to support his claims that he signed a contract with Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg giving him a multibillion-dollar share in the world's biggest social network,

November 26, 2012

Premium Lock New YouTube champ: South Korea rapper Psy topples Justin Bieber

South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" has become the most-viewed video of all time on YouTube website, surpassing Justin Bieber's "Baby."

November 26, 2012

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Updated November 23, 2012

Premium Lock ArgyleSocial replaces one of its founders as CEO

Adam Covati replaces Eric Boggs as chief executive officer at Durham startup ArgyleSocial. The two had co-founded the venture-backed startup.

A sample of ArgyleSocial's technology A sample of ArgyleSocial's technology

November 23, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook policy changes alarm privacy watchdogs

Facebook Facebook, which is overseen by Irish data protection regulators in the European Union, has proposed changes to its data-use policy and its statement of rights and responsibilities. The changes give users more detailed information about shared data including "reminders about what's visible to other people on Facebook."

November 19, 2012

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November 16, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook adds more retail partners to gift giving feature

ecommerce          Facebook is expanding the number of retailers for its gift-giving feature that lets users buy and send items without leaving the website, part of the company's efforts to add new revenue.

November 14, 2012

Premium Lock Social media site Pinterest establishes business accounts

The San Francisco company said it is offering businesses free tools for their Pinterest content. Companies already use Pinterest to share photos of clothes, recipes and designs.

Pinterest home page Pinterest home page

November 14, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook stock surges 10% even as more shares could hit market

Facebook Facebook shares surge as investors seized on the opportunity created by the biggest increase in the number of shares freed for trading since the company went public in May, anticipating growth in advertising revenue.

November 12, 2012

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Updated November 9, 2012

Premium Lock Congress: Mining of Facebook, LinkedIn data poses threat

Social media  People who use social-media websites such as Facebook and LinkedIn may have their information harvested by companies that collect, analyze or sell consumer data, a group of U.S. lawmakers including N.C.'s G.K. Butterfield say.

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