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On Monday, YouTube unveiled a new feature called the Merch Store that allows users to purchase fan merchandise directly on an artist's YouTube channel. On Wednesday, YouTube announced a long-awaited deal with global rights agency Merlin, which represents some 14,000 independent labels.
ChannelAdvisor data shows the number of Facebook fans utilizing ecommerce increases to 249 million in one month across more than 500 sites. Victoria's Secret is still No. 1.
TechWireGamer: New data from eMarketer finds that a growing number of people are "hardcore social gamers" who most often play at "freemium" sites through mobile devices.
The 20-month-old service probably won't be missed. If anything, Buzz is destined to be remembered as Google's botched attempt to build a social network to rival Facebook's online hangout. Google now is focusing its social networking efforts on Plus.
Teaming with defense and space contractor AGI, the two companies unveil a suite of services promising real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance using data mined from Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
"With the iPad app, you get the full Facebook experience, right at your fingertips," a Facebook spokesperson says. "It's a fun way to keep up with friends, share photos, chat and more."
The social media giant plans to add 10 jobs in what the governor's office says is a "mirror" of the first structure.
New features alter social media landscape. The struggle between Facebook, Google, and Apple will be a fascinating drama to follow in the coming months and years.
The Durham-based company lands backing from Madison River Ventures, IDEA Fund partners and angel investor Greg Cangialosi.
In what may be the boldest step yet in the company's seven-year history, Facebook is redesigning its users' profile pages to create what CEO Mark Zuckerberg says is a "new way to express who you are."
The world's largest online social network is expected to announce even more changes on Thursday, when it holds its annual f8 conference in San Francisco for developers who create games and other applications for its site.
Google Plus is the online search leader's attempt to compete with Facebook, by far the world's most populous online social network with more than 750 million users. Tuesday's upgrades come two days ahead of Facebook's f8 conference in San Francisco, where the company is expected to unveil several new features.
The new button will let people bypass creating public pages and send updates directly to their subscribers. Only updates that users publicly share will be seen by subscribers, and Facebook says the feature is entirely optional. Twitter and Google Plus already have similar "follow" features.
Beginning Wednesday, Facebook will automatically group many of your friends based on whether they live near you, went to your school or work with you. Then, you can read posts or share updates with specific groups instead of dozens, or hundreds, of "friends" at a time. Called "smart lists," the feature is optional to use.
Most marketers operate under a "last-touch attribution" model when assessing digital performance. Under this framework, the most recent source--the "last touch"--of a visit receives all of the credit for driving that traffic. But that data can be misinterpreted. Avoid the trap with a "multi-touch" solution.
Founded by Mitch Galbraith and Mark Smallcombe, flickme marries the communal element of movies with the social element of the Web. It began with an observation that the movie streaming experiences currently available to users, such as the popular subscription service Netflix, aren't dynamic.