Posts tagged “Social Media”

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.

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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.

November 5, 2012

Premium Lock Photo-sharing app Instagram expands to Web

Instagram was once iPhone-only The Instagram service, which is owned by Facebook, said in a blog post Monday that it will be launching Instagram profiles on the Web over the next few days.

Updated November 5, 2012

Premium Lock Researcher: Android apps may be collecting too much data

Google  More than 100,000 applications available for download from Google Inc.'s online marketplace may be collecting too much data from users, a research firm says.

November 5, 2012

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November 2, 2012

Premium Lock LinkedIn results top Street; shares jump $10

LinkedIn Subscriber growth helps drive LinkedIn to profitable quarter. The company says that last month that more than 175,000 profiles are created every day, and almost a third of visits are via mobile devices.

Updated October 31, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook takes near 4% hit as 'lockups' on 229M employee shares expire

Facebook Facebook shares declined the most in more than five weeks Wednesday on concern that employees will start selling their shares now that prohibitions on insider sales have ended.

October 31, 2012

Premium Lock Social media - especially Facebook, Twitter - help people track Sandy

Tracking weather Facebook, which has more than 1 billion users worldwide, and Twitter, with more than 140 million, usually see increased traffic around storms and major news events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011, the presidential debates and the London Olympics. The rise of social media is giving users more information and points of view than television news, where Americans have typically turned during such events, an analyst says.

Updated October 30, 2012

Premium Lock Marketer: Tweets can beat or boost your business

Twitter      At an entrepreneurs event, the vice president of marketing for fast-growing Bronto shares an insightful takeaway: Assign someone to monitor those tweets about your company - or suffer the consequences.

October 29, 2012

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October 26, 2012

Premium Lock Citigroup settles Facebook IPO case; analyst reportedly fired

Facebook Citigroup agrees to pay a $2 million fine after a junior analyst e-mailed two employees at website TechCrunch.com seeking feedback on a Facebook document that contained a senior analyst's view of investment risks and revenue estimates.

Updated October 24, 2012

Premium Lock Surge in sales, mobile ads gives big boost to Facebook stock

Facebook Facebook, the biggest social networking site, posted a record surge after reporting sales that topped analysts' estimates, allaying concerns over its ability to make money from mobile ads.

October 23, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook beats Wall Street expectations on revenue, profits

Facebook Facebook's third-quarter sales rose 32 percent to $1.26 billion, the social media giant said today in a statement. That compares with the average estimate of $1.23 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Profit excluding certain items also exceeded projections by a penny.

Updated October 23, 2012

Premium Lock Facebook's slowing sales growth reflects mobile ad struggle

ecommerce          Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) is set to post another quarter of slowing revenue growth after struggling to wring money from advertisers seeking to connect with users of mobile devices.

October 22, 2012

Premium Lock U.N.: Terrorists turn to social media to recruit 'friends'

Terrorism "Promotion of extremist rhetoric encouraging violent acts is also a common trend across the growing range of Internet-based platforms that host user-generated content," the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says in report.

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