Posts tagged “Social Media”

May 9, 2014

Premium Lock FTC says Snapchat deceived customers

Snapchat Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages and that it collected users' contacts without telling them or asking permission.

Updated May 6, 2014

Premium Lock Tweet-and-shop: Amazon introduces service targeting Twitter users

Under the program, users must link their Amazon.com account with their Twitter account. Then they need to add the hashtag #AmazonCart when replying to a tweet that has an Amazon product link. The product will then be automatically added to their shopping cart.

May 5, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdsourcing evidence? Yep. California police use new tool to track down rioters

Crowdsourcing Evidence "When the public really wants to catch these bad guys as badly as we do, this is the mechanism," said Los Angeles Sheriff's Cmdr. Scott Edson, who helped conceptualize the system in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. "They can help us by sending us pictures and video."

May 5, 2014

Premium Lock Our newest venture: Check out WRAL TechWire at LinkedIn

WRAL TechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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May 2, 2014

Premium Lock LinkedIn ramps up for growth but reports largest quartertly loss

LinkedIn LinkedIn began the year with its largest quarterly loss since going public as the online professional networking service ramped up its investments in projects aimed at attracting more users on the lookout for better jobs and career advice.

Updated May 1, 2014

Premium Lock Why a Triangle tech CEO just said 'No' to CIA investment

Editor's note: If your company was approached by the CIA (through its investment arm called In-Q-Tel) as an investor, would you take the money? Phillip Rhodes, founder and CEO of Fogbeam Labs, didn't even respond to a letter of inquiry. The Chapel Hill firm focuses on parsing data from multiple sources to help clients make better informed business decisions. It's a startup. And startups need funding. But Rhodes refused to even talk to In-Q-Tel. He explains why in this exclusive story provided to WRAL techWire.

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April 28, 2014

Premium Lock Check out WRALTechWire at new LinkedIn site

WRALTechWire is expanding again, this time with a new LinkedIn site. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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April 25, 2014

Premium Lock Retailers turning to 'pins,' hoping Pinterest boost sales

Retailers increasingly are using Pinterest, a social media site that allows users to create collections of photos, articles, recipes, videos and other images that are called "pins," to draw business to their own sites.

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Updated April 25, 2014

Premium Lock Uber comes to NC's capital city

Uber   Uber, the app that connects people who need rides with those who want to offer them, launched in Raleigh Thursday.

Updated April 25, 2014

Premium Lock Google's top social networking executive departs

Google Plus Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook. Vic Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a post Thursday on Google Plus.

Updated April 21, 2014

Premium Lock Argyle Social folds; CEO says market 'just getting too competitive'

It's not just a matter of the company failing to meet sales and revenue targets, says CEO Adam Covati. Nor is the shutdown solely due to the rise of competitors or the growth of divisions inside of larger organizations. "It's pretty much all of that," he explains to WRALTechWire Insider Jason Parker.

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April 21, 2014

Premium Lock Do you like us? Check out WRALTechWire at our Facebook page

From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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April 17, 2014

Premium Lock Like this? Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Facebook's Nearby Friends   Called "Nearby Friends," Facebook's new optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphone's GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby -- provided they have the feature turned on. Rather than share your exact location, it will only show that you are nearby, say, within half a mile.

April 15, 2014

Premium Lock Twitter buys its data analytics partner Gnip

Twitter      Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day -- to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

April 15, 2014

Premium Lock Drone wars? Like Facebook, Google acquires a drone maker

Drones to deliver Internet access Both Google and Facebook have launched ambitious projects that aim to get everyone on the planet online. Google's Project Loon sends giant balloons bearing Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere. Facebook, meanwhile, leads Internet.org, a coalition of companies that wants to get everyone in the world access to basic Internet service.

April 14, 2014

Premium Lock Twitter CEO, co-founders not selling stock

Twitter Stock Executives at the social media company said Monday that they have no plans to sell any of their shares when the company's post-IPO lock-up expires on May 5.

April 14, 2014

Premium Lock Like us? Check out WRALTechWire at our Facebook page

From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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April 11, 2014

Premium Lock US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast television

ecommerce          For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.

Updated April 9, 2014

Premium Lock Remember this? Raleigh startup creates website for senior memories

Mother and son entrepreneurs have started a social site aimed at providing a secure place for people over age 50 to tell their stories the way they want them told. WRALTechWire Insider Allan Maurer reports the details in this exclusive interview.

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April 9, 2014

Premium Lock Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

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