Foursquare Android Update March 2013 Review Info, Map Zoom Feature Added

Foursquare Android Smartphone Update Review: Foursquare, the largest social media networking site that boasts millions of check ins everyday has just updated their Android mobile app.  The new app released in March 2013 lets users swipe and zoom after searches to redefine parameters.  The specific location targeting feature from Foursquare adds more depth to the
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A Few Questions Now That Facebook Is Launching The Android Phone Tomorrow

Facebook set to announce new Android Phone Thursday April 4, 2013 Facebook is finally putting the rumors to rest. Yes, the social media giant is launching an Android phone. This comes after months of speculation that Facebook would try to rival the likes of Apple and Google by getting into the hardware business. The margins
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5 Reasons Social Mobile Gaming Is Taking Over The Traditional Console

Mobile gaming is the future, now. The rise of mobile gaming is calling into question the viability of the gaming console with traditional leaders scrambling to maintain a foothold. Microsoft and Sony are set to release the Xbox 720 in the PS4 for later this year but most of the attention in the gaming world
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Google Universal Analytics Unveiled Along With Data Hub Activity And Trackbacks for Measuring Social Media Engagement

Tracking social media networking efforts just got easier thanks to Google’s Analytics Update: Google has just updated Google Analytics by redesigning its Social Media Reports.  Google retrieves the data from content via Google’s Social Data Hub Partners that tracks how content is shared via social media networks.  Google also unveiled its update to Analytics via
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Why Facebook Is Focused On Ad Serving Instead Of Gaming Revenue Right Now

  Facebook is perfecting the onsite, mobile experience first. Notice those pesky ads on Facebook when you haven’t signed in and are about to login? That’s because Facebook is going heavy on advertising.  Facebook is shifting from chasing revenue via games like “Farmville” and “Words With Friends” and is focusing on the social media ecosystem
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Pinterest Updates Website, Mobile Apps for iPad & iPhone, Android

Check out the new Pinterest from just about anywhere. It’s been a big week for Pinterest.  First the company updated their website and today they released their latest mobile applications for Android devices, the Apple iPad and iPhone.  The new features from Pinterest allow social media browsers to find more content easily.  Pinterest has differentiated
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Twitter Turns 7, Oh How Social Media Has Changed

A social media site that is still active at age seven is quite an accomplishment. Twitter has reached the ripe old age of 7.  In social media years, that’s a generation.  Remember Digg, StumbleUpon and Myspace?  They have little influence now in the social media sector and they were former behemoths in the space. The
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LinkedIn Endorsements Are Way Too Easy

An endorsement without a clear recommendation may have little value. Have you gotten any LinkedIn endorsements lately?  Sure you have.  It’s the new way to get someone more attention on LinkedIn the largest social networking platform for professionals.  I’ve been getting a lot of LinkedIn endorsements and I’ve seen the emails coming to my inbox
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Ryan Seacrest ‘Leaks’ On Twitter He’s Testing Zynga’s Draw Something 2 – Or Did He?

Was it all just a publicity stunt for more Zynga PR? “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest made social media news today by revealing that he will be working on a project with Zynga.  Seacrest dropped the news on Twitter today that he’s testing Draw Something 2, a sequel to Zynga’s “Draw Something” that was a hit
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Facebook Names Mike Schroepfer New CTO, See What Hurdles He Will Face

Mike Schroepfer is Facebook’s New CTO.  Will Wall Street Like Him? AllThingsD has reported that Mike Schroepfer will be the new chief technology officer for Facebook.  Will this be enough to get people excited about the company’s prospects again?  Facebook has been hammered by Wall Street since it’s initial public offering and Schroepfer has large shoes
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Reuters Social Media Editor Matthew Keys Allegedly Working With ‘Anonymous’ Hackers, A New Approach

Matthew Keys accused of giving hacking group Anonymous info: High profile hackings have become a top news story after several occurred in the last few days including security breaches to first lady Michelle Obama and Jay-Z.  Today, one person has been charged with helping Anonymous obtain information.  Matthew Keys, 26 is accused of giving an
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Michelle Obama, Jay-Z And Beyonce Among Others Hacked, Is This Getting Out Of Hand?

Michelle Obama, Jay-Z And Beyonce Among Others Hacked, Is This Getting Out Of Hand? Yes. It’s a bit out of control. Hacking is on the rise and hackers are getting more brazen.  No longer are hackers just interested in causing mayhem, the hacking community is going after stars and high profile individuals. TMZ reported this
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Rand Paul Filibuster Gets Over 1 Million Tweets, Rallies Republicans

Rand Paul Filibuster Stunt Gets Over 1 Million Tweets, Rallies Republicans: Rand Paul, the son of outspoken former presidential nominee Ron Paul has been making waves of his own.  Rand Paul’s  spoke for 12 hours,  52 minutes and 11 seconds in an attempt to bring more attention to drone attacks against Americans in an unprecedented
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Reasons Why Facebook Buying Microsoft’s Atlas Is A Brilliant Move

Reasons Why Facebook Buying Microsoft’s Atlas Is A Brilliant Move: The rumor about Facebook doing a big deal with Microsoft for its ad serving technology can be out to rest.  The deal is done. Facebook agreed last week to purchase Microsoft’s Atlas online advertising platform for an undisclosed amount.  This will allow Facebook to challenge Google for
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Oscars 2013 Social Media Somewhat Disappointing?

Oscars 2013 Social Media Somewhat Disappointing? The Oscars 2013 award show was exciting but more so for attendees than for most other people.  The Oscars usually brings out the best stars but this year seemed a bit drab compared to prior shows.  The Oscars didn’t incorporate too much social media during the red carpet ceremonies
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Legendary Graffiti Artist Banksy Capture A Hoax 5 Lessons Learned:

Legendary Graffiti Artist Banksy Capture A Hoax 5 Lessons Learned: Last week news hit the net that an artist legend was being held by the authorities. Famed graffiti artist Banksy has not been captured and is not in a London jail.  Reports from sites like Complex.com were erroneous and didn’t mention any credible sources.  BBC
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NBC Sites Hacked, Facebook Closes External Links

NBC Sites Hacked, Facebook Closes Links: Ronald Prince tweeted today that NBC.com had been hacked.  According to Prince, the NBC.com website and a few of it’s sister sites for individual series and late night comedy shows were hacked.  NBC confirmed the problem was occurring but didn’t put out more information about it yet. Facebook blocked
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Have You Seen The New Yahoo Homepage? The Abmuku Review

Have You Seen The New Yahoo Homepage? The Abmuku Review Check out the new Yahoo homepage.  It’s been revamped and since Marissa Mayer became the CEO, changes are happening quickly.  Yahoo, the originators of the CPC model, has been fledgling in the last few years as Google maintains its lead in search engine technology. Google’s
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Twitter Hackings On The Rise – February 2013 Jeep And Burger King Jacked

Twitter Hackings On The Rise – February 2013 Jeep And Burger King Jacked Twitter hackings are getting more attention these days after some high profile handles were jacked.  Jeep’s Twitter account profile was changed today and a few days ago, Twitter announced that over 250,000 passwords were compromised.  Twitter doesn’t have much demographic information which
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Comscore 2012 Data Shows Twitter & Pinterest Catching Facebook, LinkedIn

Comscore 2012 Data Shows Twitter & Pinterest Catching Facebook, LinkedIn: Facebook is the largest social media networking site by far boasting over 1 billion members but the competition is catching up.  LinkedIn has shown it’s a viable player in the social media space but the rest of the field has been fading with the likes
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