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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion: Social Networking Goes Beyond Games

Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion: Social Networking Goes Beyond Games: Facebook made a purchase today of the large sharing mobile property Instagram.  This is the largest acquisition for the social media giant and it’s indicative of the current environment with tech companies on the internet working hard to get into the mobile space.  Facebook
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Facebook Picks NASDAQ Over NYSE For May 2012 IPO: NASDAQ Needed This One

Facebook Picks NASDAQ Over NYSE For May 2012 IPO: The NASDAQ needed this one.  Facebook is set to conduct its initial public offering (IPO) in the next month and the company has chosen NASDAQ to list the new shares.  The battle to get Facebook listed on their exchange was similar to Jay Leno and David
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3 Main Reasons Why Yahoo Is Laying Off 2000 Employees (14 Percent Of Its Workforce)

3 Main Reasons Why Yahoo Is Laying Off 2000 Employees (14 Percent Of Its Workforce) Yahoo lays off staff in attempts to compete with Google and social media. Yahoo announced today it was laying off 2000 people which represents about 14 percent of its workforce globally.  The move comes as Yahoo continues its attempts to
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Facebook Files For IPO, Releases Interesting 2011 Stats and Data: The Pressure of Going Public

Facebook Files For IPO, Releases Interesting 2011 Stats and Data: The most highly anticipated initial public offering of this decade is coming.  Facebook has filed for its IPO today and the 8-year-old company will be trading under the ticker symbol FB . It’s not yet clear whether the company will be traded on the New
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Search Engine Ad Spending Expected To Grow By 27 Percent in 2012: But What About Facebook?

Search Engine Ad Spending Expected To Grow By 27 Percent in 2012: But What About Facebook? Emarketer has just released new data on the expected growth of search engine advertising spend for the next five years.  eMarketer expects search ad spend to grow by 27 percent from 2011 to 2012 from $15.36 billion to 19.51
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DMARC Partnership Between Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and More Announced To Stop Email Phishing

DMARC Partnership Between Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and More Announced To Stop Email Phishing: Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Paypal and several other tech companies focused on online activity announced a new partnership to stop phishing.  Phishing is the practice of using email to gather sensitive data and information from users surreptitiously. The new partnership is
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Facebook May File for IPO Wednesday Feb 1, 2012: Why Do It Now?

Facebook May File for IPO Wednesday Feb 1, 2012: Why Do It Now? WSJ reports IPO filing could occur next week. Facebook may file for its initial public offering next week.  The Wall Street Journal reported today that Facebook is likely to file for its IPO on Wednesday. The announcement was one of the top
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Google Misses Fourth Quarter 2011 EPS: Stock Down Nearly 10 Percent In After Hours Trading – Was It Panda Or Facebook Coming?

Google Misses Fourth Quarter 2011 EPS: Stock Down Nearly 10 Percent In After Hours Trading – Was It Panda Or Facebook Coming? Google’s stock is down roughly 10 percent in after hours trading after the company missed its earnings per share number.  Google’s EPS was expected to be 10.50 and the number came in at
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Google+ Goes Gaming with New Social Media Launch of “Pirates: Tides of Fortune”

Google+ Goes Gaming With New Social Media Launch of “Pirates: Tides of Fortune”: Google to directly challenge the likes of Facebook – Zynga. Google+ is growing and expanding into new realms – social media gaming.  Google plus just launched the latest in a trio of social media gaming offerings called Pirates: Tides Of Fortune which
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How Facebook is changing ad expenditure percentages for the top sites

The Market Share of The Main Internet Portals – Share of global internet ad expenditure: forecasts for 2011 and beyond: How Facebook Is Changing Ad Expenditure Percentages for the Top Sites. Internet advertising is changing drastically. Companies that were dominant in the sector have lost luster and are getting serious challenges from new sites daily. 
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New Chart Illustrates Facebook’s Engagement Superiority to Google: 3 Reasons Why

New Chart Illustrates Facebook’s Engagement Superiority to Google-3 Reasons Why: Search relevancy is losing to social relevancy. A new chart is hitting the net and the web community that is an interesting illustration of how Facebook is winning the web in terms if engagement. The chart was created by Citigroup’s Mark Mahaney. Here are 3
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The Abmuku Facebook ‘Timeline’ Review

Facebook changes the game with ‘Timeline’: Will users embrace it? Facebook has made a significant change to how users will interact with each other via a new feature called “Timeline”.  Timeline features full user profile views of all the activity a person has generated within a given period of time.  Like the name suggests, users
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Facebook Changing Fast! Will Add ‘Timeline’ Feature

Facebook Changing Fast! Will Add ‘Timeline’ Feature: Get ready for the new Facebook look and feel. Facebook made several announcements at its F8 conference this week. You may have already noticed a different look and feel to Facebook when you last logged in. Audiences were captured by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg who talked about Facebook apps
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Will Facebook Revolutionize The Music Business?

Will Facebook Music Revolutionize the Music Business? Facebook Music is coming soon. Facebook may be launching Facebook Music as early as next week which is a highly anticipated change in social media connectivity. The rise of music sites such as iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify and others have ushered in a new era of music and sharing.
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2011 National Teen Survey Finds Social Media Sites and Reality TV Lead To Higher Use of Smoking, Drinking, Drugs

2011 National Teen Survey Finds Social Media Sites and Reality TV Lead To Higher Use of Smoking, Drinking, Drugs A Columbia University study (CASA) finds teens who utilize social media or watch various reality shows often are prone to smoking more, drinking more and using drugs.  The study gives interesting evidence about the impact of
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Facebook Revenue Is +

Facebook Revenue Is + Facebook revenue has risen in the first half of the year. Anonymous sources have leaked information about Facebook’s growth and it is estimated that Facebook’s revenue grew by around 500 million in the the first six months of 2011. How is Facebook still growing exponentially and what about Google+? Facebook is
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Social Media Wars: Attack Of The Invites (VIDEO)

Is Facebook Blocking Google+ Invite Links In News Feeds? A Battle Over the Potential Reach of Invites Ignites a New Battle Between Facebook and Google+ Ready…FIGHT! The bell has rung, signaling a new round of boxing between internet titans Google and Facebook over the tempestuous coexistence of their social networks. Claims emerged Tuesday afternoon that
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