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Posts tagged “Social Media”

June 27, 2012

Premium Lock Privacy group wants probe of Facebook email change

Internt and privacy don't mix The Electronic Privacy Information Center wrote the FTC Wednesday urging the agency to investigate Facebook's decision to display @facebook.com e-mail addresses under the 'Contacts Info' section of users' profiles.

June 26, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook changes users' email - You like that?

Facebook Facebook replaced the email address users chose when they signed up and changed it to a facebook.com address. The Facebook email accounts allow users to communicate with outside email addresses via Facebook.

June 26, 2012

Premium Lock Under pressure, Facebook names first female board member

Sheryl Sandberg Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is named to the board by the social media giant.

June 26, 2012

Premium Lock Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2B in enterprise social media play

Yammer provides features - similar to those found on Facebook - to more than 200,000 companies such as Ford Motor Co. and EBay Inc. The purchase will help Microsoft compete with corporate-social features like Salesforce.com Inc.'s Chatter product, as well as startups such as Jive Software Inc. and Asana Inc.

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Updated June 25, 2012

Premium Lock Like this? Facebook ads on Zynga; shares rise; hires Apple designer

Facebook The Zynga move is likely the first step in the creation of an advertising network for Facebook that allows it to show ads on websites beyond Facebook.com. Meanwhile, Facebook stock is up 10 percent.

June 25, 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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Updated June 22, 2012

Premium Lock Evaluating social media technology: Free tools can help

Three Ships Media Analysis: Often times, marketing managers lack the knowledge or access to domain expertise that would allow them to make an informed decision. Luckily, there are tools that can help make these complex decisions a little easier.

Updated June 21, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet hack or a bug? Access woes strike Twitter

Twitter      The outage triggered a headline on The Drudge Report: "TWITTER Down, Users Panic: 'My life has no meaning anymore'..."

June 21, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook U.S. audience declines, but stock is rallying

Facebook Report from ComScore says the number of U.S. facebook users fell slightly in May but time spent online increased. Meanwhile, Facebook stock is rallying.

Tags: Facebook
June 19, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook plans mobile, real-time location ad service

ecommerce          Facebook is increasing mobile-ad efforts amid concern ad revenue isn't keeping pace with users' migration to smartphones. U.S. mobile-ad spending is expected to grow 80 percent to $2.61 billion this year from 2011, when Google Inc. received half of such ad dollars, according to EMarketer Inc.

Updated June 18, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook really likes, acquires facial recognition firm Face.com

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Updated June 18, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook CTO, Google engineer to form new company

Facebook Facebook's chief technology officer is quitting to launch a new venture with Google engineer Kevin Gibbs. Focus of the company is noty disclosed.

June 18, 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 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.

Tags: Facebook
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

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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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