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Posts tagged “Social Media”

October 20, 2011

Premium Lock YouTube adding more music to its video jukebox

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.

Screen shot from YouTube touting music Screen shot from YouTube touting music

October 19, 2011

Premium Lock Victoria's Secret 'friends' still dominate Facebook commerce index

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.

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October 17, 2011

Premium Lock Social gaming to draw 69M players by 2012 - Many are women over 40

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.

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October 15, 2011

Premium Lock Google shutting down social network service Buzz

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.

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Updated October 12, 2011

Premium Lock SAS turns social media analytics into intel weapon

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.

Updated October 11, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook rolls out own app for use on Apple's iPad

"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."

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October 10, 2011

Premium Lock Three solutions to top-of-mind online marketing problems

Internet's global market Analysis: Here are some thoughts on how to answer some major questions - where to find low cost inventory, where to invest marketing dollars, and will social media ever pay off?

October 4, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook to build second data center at facility in Western NC

The social media giant plans to add 10 jobs in what the governor's office says is a "mirror" of the first structure.

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September 30, 2011

Premium Lock Privacy groups ask FTC to investigate Facebook

Facebook The groups say changes Facebook made last week give it far greater ability to disclose users' personal information to businesses than it used to have.

September 30, 2011

Premium Lock If you're happy and you know it, did you tweet?

Twitter      Unless you're a night owl, a positive attitude peaks early in the morning and again near midnight, but starts to dip midmorning before rising again in the evening, study discovers.

Updated September 26, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook's big changes mean new future for social apps

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.

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Updated September 23, 2011

Premium Lock Social media startup Argyle Social lands $1.24M in venture funding

The Durham-based company lands backing from Madison River Ventures, IDEA Fund partners and angel investor Greg Cangialosi.

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Updated September 23, 2011

Premium Lock From hangout to home: Facebook expands user experience

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."

September 22, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook users, prepare for more changes

Facebook 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.

September 20, 2011

Premium Lock Google Plus social media suite now open to all

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.

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September 15, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook adds 'subscribe' option for friends, non-friends

Facebook 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.

September 13, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook rolling out 'smart' friends lists

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.

Facebook's "smart" friends list Facebook's "smart" friends list

September 12, 2011

Premium Lock The trap of last-touch attribution and the multi-touch solution

Tracking marketing results - Don't be misled by the data 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.

Updated September 1, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook friends may soon be able to share their music likes

Facebook The tools won't amount to a unique music service on its own, since Facebook has not negotiated licensing deals with major music companies, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Updated August 30, 2011

Premium Lock Real home theater: Startup goes social with online movie rentals

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.

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