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LinkedIn Takes A Page From ‘Facebook’, Adds New Engagement “Commenting, Liking” and “Trending” Features

LinkedIn Takes A Page From ‘Facebook’, Adds New Engagement “Commenting, Liking” and “Trending” Features

LinkedIn Takes A Page From ‘Facebook’, Adds New Engagement “Commenting, Liking” and “Trending” Features: LinkedIn is taking some clues from Facebook and other social media sites by adding new ways for people to engage with each other on its popular professional networking site via its Today news portal.  Recently, Facebook announced it was starting a…Continue Reading

Facebook Using Rotating Ads On Static Pages, That Means CPMs Just Changed A Bit

Facebook Using Rotating Ads On Static Pages, That Means CPMs Just Changed A Bit

Facebook Using Rotating Ads On Static Pages, That Means CPMs Just Changed A Bit: Facebook is changing the way it serves ads.  Notice how ads change on your Facebook page on the sidebar without you leaving the page?  That’s because Facebook is using a dynamic approach to ad serving that rotates ads while the user…Continue Reading

Facebook To Launch LinkedIn Competitor Job Tool But Mixing Two Social Experiences Robustly May Be Difficult

Facebook To Launch LinkedIn Competitor Job Tool But Mixing Two Social Experiences Robustly May Be Difficult

Facebook To Launch LinkedIn Competitor Job Tool But Mixing Two Social Experiences Robustly May Be Difficult: Facebook is going to emulate LinkedIn’s success.  Facebook announced it was going after LinkedIn, the largest social media site for professionals.  Will it work?  Facebook has had difficulties leveraging their 900 million users from family and friends social networking…Continue Reading

Twitter Introduces Simpler Search ‘Autocomplete’, Improves User Experience

Twitter Introduces Simpler Search ‘Autocomplete’, Improves User Experience

Twitter Introduces Simpler Search ‘Autocomplete’, Improves User Experience: Twitter, the social media network that keeps status updates to 140 characters or less, has made some new changes. Today, they announced  the addition of simpler search via ‘autocomplete’, a new way to find out about people, news, topics and events of interest. Here are some of the…Continue Reading

Foursquare Announces New Connected Apps Platform, More Proof That 3rd Party Application Development Works

Foursquare Announces New Connected Apps Platform, More Proof That 3rd Party Application Development Works

Foursquare Announces New Connected Apps Platform, More Proof That 3rd Party Application Development Works: Foursquare has joined the likes of other social media sites such as Facebook, by offering a new app platform for developers.  Similar to Facebook’s Open Graph, developers can build applications to work with Foursquare and merge the location based experience with…Continue Reading

Facebook Just Stole Google’s Ad Revenue Model Using Zynga – And It’s Going To Work

Facebook Just Stole Google’s Ad Revenue Model Using Zynga – And It’s Going To Work

Facebook Just Stole Google’s Ad Revenue Model Using Zynga – And It’s Going To Work: Get ready for the Facebook “Adwords” Equivalent. Facebook will be advertising on the internet.  Facebook won’t just be advertising on its own site, it will be advertising on the greater web.  Your favorite blog could be next.  Facebook has just…Continue Reading

Facebook Buys Face.com Facial Recognition Software, But Don’t They Have That Already?

Facebook Buys Face.com Facial Recognition Software, But Don’t They Have That Already?

Facebook Buys Face.com Facial Recognition Software, But Don’t They Have That Already? Facebook rekindles issues in facial recognition, user experience and privacy. Facebook has just purchased another company after recently going public and the billion dollar purchase of Instagram.  Face.com is a software technology company that creates face recognition software to automatically detect individuals in pictures.…Continue Reading

Apple Cuts Loose Google Maps At WWDC 2012 In Favor Of Its Own Tech, Yelp: Other Companies That Could Feel The Pinch

Apple Cuts Loose Google Maps At WWDC 2012 In Favor Of Its Own Tech, Yelp: Other Companies That Could Feel The Pinch

Apple Cuts Loose Google Maps At WWDC 2012 In Favor Of Its Own Tech, Yelp – Other Companies That Could Feel The Pinch: Apple announced today that it was launching the new update to its mobile operating system iOS 6.  The new update includes a drastic move away from Google and implementation of its own…Continue Reading

Facebook Drops 11 Percent Below IPO Closing Price, The Impact On The Social Media Sector

Facebook Drops 11 Percent Below IPO Closing Price, The Impact On The Social Media Sector

Facebook Drops 11 Percent Below IPO Closing Price, The Impact On The Social Media Sector: The “Facebook Effect” may be bad for new social media companies coming to market. Facebook isn’t getting “liked” by investors and comments are getting more negative as the stock price slides downward immediately after the IPO held Friday May 18…Continue Reading

4 Reasons Facebook Flubbed Its IPO Stock Price

4 Reasons Facebook Flubbed Its IPO Stock Price

4 Reasons Facebook Flubbed Its IPO Stock Price: Facebook stock barely clears break-even on opening day. Facebook’s IPO was a social event that couldn’t have been more overhyped. Looking back makes for excellent vision but the expectations about how this IPO stock trade would reach enormous levels some saying it would double and hit above…Continue Reading

Facebook IPO Set Facebook IPO Set To Be Largest Offering Ever, Prices at $38 – Will They Buy?

Facebook IPO Set Facebook IPO Set To Be Largest Offering Ever, Prices at $38 – Will They Buy?

Facebook IPO Set Facebook IPO Set To Be Largest Offering Ever, Prices at $38 – Will They Buy? Facebook is already getting “liked” by investors.  The social media giant was set to open between $34-$38 per share and priced at the highest end of the range at $38.  The Facebook initial public offering pricing was…Continue Reading

4 Reasons Why GM Stopped Advertising On Facebook

4 Reasons Why GM Stopped Advertising On Facebook

4 Reasons Why GM Stopped Advertising On Facebook: General Motors Co. won’t be advertising on Facebook using paid ads anymore.  The largest automobile manufacturer in the U.S. doesn’t find advertising on Facebook to be a good investment.  The company is supposedly unhappy with the effectiveness of the ads placed on the social media tech giant.…Continue Reading

Google Integrates Offers Into Maps for Android – Data Will Be Key Factor In Offering the ‘Right’ Deals

Google Integrates Offers Into Maps for Android – Data Will Be Key Factor In Offering the ‘Right’ Deals

Google Integrates Offers Into Maps for Android – Data Will Be Key Factor In Offering the ‘Right’ Deals: Yesterday, we reported that Foursquare wants to expand its social mobile media presence by offering daily deals.  They aren’t the only company looking to increase its offerings and get in the daily deals sector.  Google launched their…Continue Reading

Social Mobile Media Is A Problem For Facebook, Amends S-1 IPO Filing

Social Mobile Media Is A Problem For Facebook, Amends S-1 IPO Filing

Social Mobile Media Is A Problem For Facebook, Amends S-1 IPO Filing: Facebook is having problems monetizing social media via mobile devices. Facebook is set to launch its initial public offering this month but new questions are rising about the social media giant’s ability to make money from mobile devices.  Facebook recently filed paperwork with…Continue Reading

LinkedIn First Quarter 2012 Earnings Is Precursor To Facebook IPO Success

LinkedIn First Quarter 2012 Earnings Is Precursor To Facebook IPO Success

LinkedIn First Quarter 2012 Earnings Is Precursor To Facebook IPO Success: “Liking” LinkedIn could mean loving Facebook. LinkedIn Corp., blew out earnings and reported a good start to 2012.  LinkedIn, the largest professional-networking website, hit the highest price since its initial public offering advancing about 9 percent after announcing their earnings yesterday and cleared $120…Continue Reading

Facebook Adds Organ Donor Status Update To Profiles and Timelines

Facebook Adds Organ Donor Status Update To Profiles and Timelines

Facebook Adds Organ Donor Status Update To Profiles and Timelines: Facebook has launched a new feature that allows people to let their friends and family know that they are organ donors.  The new feature lets people specify that they are willing to donate their organs on their personal profile page and share this information with…Continue Reading

6 Reasons Why Google’s CPCs Were Down Year Over Year by 12 Percent: Google Q1 2012 Earnings Highlights

6 Reasons Why Google’s CPCs Were Down Year Over Year by 12 Percent: Google Q1 2012 Earnings Highlights

6 Reasons Why Google’s CPCs Were Down Year Over Year by 12 Percent – Google Q1 2012 Earnings Highlights: Google CPCs were also down from previous quarter.  This spells trouble. Google announced its earnings today and analysts were not impressed by the numbers mainly because it shows some chinks in the armor.  Google’s last quarter…Continue Reading

Will Google’s Q1 2012 Earnings Disappoint Due To Social Media and Mobile?

Will Google’s Q1 2012 Earnings Disappoint Due To Social Media and Mobile?

Will Google’s Q1 2012 Earnings Disappoint Due To Social Media and Mobile? Google will report its earnings tomorrow and the tech community is eagerly awaiting the news.  Google disappointed in its last quarterly earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2011 and a less than expected number tomorrow will have a significant impact on the…Continue Reading