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Posts tagged “Social Media”

February 13, 2011

Premium Lock Location-based services are growing - especially among men

An overview of surveys about location-based services shows that the use of them is growing, especially among young men.

eMarketer on location-based services eMarketer on location-based services

Updated February 13, 2011

Premium Lock Want a social site just for real friends? Try Shizzlr

"Facebook is for every person you've met or have come across,"says co-founder of the new social networking website. "Shizzlr is for your actual 20 friends and the people you hang out with."

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Updated February 10, 2011

Premium Lock Report: Google, Facebook eye Twitter as a buy

Twitter     The talks have valued Twitter at $8 billion to $10 billion, according to unnamed sources cited by The Wall Street Journal. The sources said the company had 2010 revenue of $45 million but lost money as it hired and invested in data centers.

February 8, 2011

Premium Lock Online, social media are big Super Bowl winners

EmergingMedia Research Council, which is based in the Triangle, says 76% of ads included online presence; eight touted Facebook; and Audi became the first Super Bowl advertiser to use a Twitter hashtag.

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February 3, 2011

Premium Lock Social media is helping drive interest in online advertising

Where ad dollars are spent Survey says Facebook is including in 79 percent of online campaigns. Plus, iPhone advertising draws interest from 81 percent of advertisers.

February 2, 2011

Premium Lock Study: More online ad spending is shifting to social networks

Social media spending in US A new report from eMarketer says that percentage of social media ad spending will nearly double in 2012 from 2009 total in US and even more globally.

January 28, 2011

Premium Lock LinkedIn looks to capitalize on its networking with $175M IPO

LinkedIn This might be the most highly anticipated IPO in the technology industry since software maker VMware Inc. went public in 2007,

January 27, 2011

Premium Lock 'Like' it or not, Facebook to let advertisers republish user brand posts

Facebook Involving users in advertisements without their consent has been a thorny issue for Facebook. Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said in this case the company is making money off a person's name or likeness without their consent. He calls it "subtle and misleading" and says users should object.

Updated January 26, 2011

Premium Lock Survey: Women prefer online communities over social media sites

A variety of reports find that online communities designed for women are more trustworthy and meet needs better, eMarketer reports.

Online communities vs. social media Online communities vs. social media

January 25, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter will hit $150M in revenue this year, forecast says

eMarketer predicts Twitter growth However, eMarketer says the social media company "must work overtime to give its early advertisers a positive experience."

January 25, 2011

Premium Lock Is Silicon Valley-focused Quora the new rage in social media? Nope

Quora Opinion from Vivek Wadhwa: Is Quora a trend or a fad? Likely, the latter. What is more likely to happen and makes far more sense is that a new generation of private, gated communities will grow and evolve. This is where people with common interests will gather and exchange ideas.

Updated January 22, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook raises $1B from investors outside the US

Facebook The additional funding has provided the No. 1 social media website with $1.5 billion in new capital over the past month. How will Facebook spend the money? The company isn't saying.

Updated January 20, 2011

Premium Lock Social network scams surge exploiting 'vices,' Cisco warns

In its new cybersecurity report, the networking giant says spam declined for the first time in 2010. Cybercriminals also are targeting non-Windows operating systems and mobile applications. Plus, "money mules" are trafficking looted funds.

Cisco's cyberthreat matrix Cisco's cyberthreat matrix

January 12, 2011

Premium Lock MySpace to lay off nearly half its staff worldwide

MySpace The cuts, part of a two-stage layoff plan, better position the site for a possible sale or spin-off by parent News Corp.

January 12, 2011

Premium Lock Will Facebook $65M settlement be reopened?

Facebook The twins who claim they had the idea for Facebook, not Mark Zuckerberg, want the settlement thrown out.

January 11, 2011

Premium Lock Y'all like Twitter? Tweets are 'koo' - Yep, tweets reflect our accents

Twitter     The words you write on Twitter can tell people more than just the status of your relationship or how you like the latest Bon Jovi CD. It may just indicate not only how you're living, but where you're living in the U.S., study finds.

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