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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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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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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NASDAQ and SEC Working On Deal For Botched Facebook IPO

NASDAQ and SEC Working On Deal For Botched Facebook IPO: Remember that ill-fated Facebook IPO that happened a few months ago? Facebook hit Wall Street with an opening price of $38 dollars on March 18 2012 but soon after the initial public offering, the stock was an ominous disaster falling to nearly half the value
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Facebook’s Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Beat Expectations But Wall Street Still Skeptical

Facebook’s Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Beat Expectations But Wall Street Still Skeptical: Facebook beat its earnings estimates handily with revenue increasing 40 percent year-over-year.  The largest social media company in the world with over 1 billion users is doing a better job at monetizing mobile.  Today the company announced fourth-quarter revenue of $1.59 billion which
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Google Makes Public Government Data Requests For 2012, Will Others Follow Suit?

Google Makes Public Government Data Requests 2012, Will Others Follow Suit? Governments continue to ask Google for more data about its users, with more than two-thirds of requests in the U.S. made through a subpoena, which usually doesn’t require asking a judge for a search warrant.  Google is being transparent and it’s good for the
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Facebook Introduces “Graph Search”, Which Social Media Companies Will Win And Lose If It’s A Success:

Facebook Introduces “Graph Search”, Which Social Media Companies Will Win And Lose If It’s A Success: Today, Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook announced a new product called “Graph Search” which combines social media with search engine technology.  “Graph Search” is a revolutionary feature that may cause disruptive change to search.  The new feature from
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LinkedIn Reaches 200 Million Users Milestone Globally

LinkedIn Reaches 200 Million Members Globally: LinkedIn has reached a major milestone this week.  The largest social media networking site for professionals has just hit the 200 million user mark globally.  LinkedIn went public late in 2011 and unlike recent IPOs from the likes of Angie’s List and Facebook, LinkedIn’s stock has been on a
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Facebook To Unveil Something Brand New Tuesday January 15, 2013 – What It Could Be

Facebook To Unveil Something Brand New Tuesday January 15, 2013 – What It Could Be: Facebook is planning to unveil something brand new next week and it’s creating some serious buzz about what it could be.  Facebook sent out press invitations in a similar way Apple creates excitement for its new products and the speculation
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AppData Claims Instagram Lost 25 Percent Of Daily Active Users Due To ‘Selling Pictures Problem’ – 2 Reasons Why

AppData Claims Instagram Lost 25 Percent Of Daily Active Users Due To ‘Selling Pictures Problem’ – 2 Reasons Why: AppData claimed today that Instagram lost 25 percent of its daily active user due to the selling pictures problem it had last week.  Instagram changed its privacy rights and users beleived their pictures could be sold
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Randi Zuckerberg’s Private Facebook Photo Gets Posted To Twitter, A Major Lesson Learned

Randi Zuckerberg’s Private Facebook Photo Gets Posted To Twitter: A Major Lesson Learned: Think you have problems understanding Facebook’s privacy rights while you are online? You’re not the only one. Even Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi has had privacy issues on the largest social networking site.  Today, a private photo Randi Zuckerberg posted on Facebook ended
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December 21, 2012 End Of The World, Dooms Day Predictions Get Little Social Media Buzz

December 21, 2012 End Of The World, Dooms Day Predictions Get Little Social Media Buzz: Isn’t today supposed to be the end of days?  Apparently not.  All the hubbub about the world ending seemed to die down today after nothing catastrophic happened and most people went about their daily lives.  The Mayan civilization predicted the
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Facebook To Test Paid Email Feature For People Who Aren’t Friends But It Might Not Payoff

Facebook To Test Paid Email Feature For People Who Aren’t Friends But It Might Not Payoff: Would you allow users to get access for your Facebook email for a $1 fee?  Facebook thinks so.  The largest social media firm in the world is testing a new feature that lets users inbox people they don’t know
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Google+ Is Growing At Facebook Speed

Google+ Is Growing At Facebook Speed And here we have it, as of yesterday Google made an announcement that let their worldwide users known their system now has 135 million users checking their Google+ streams with every month that goes by. Since as recently as mid-September, as many as 100 million and counting have been
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The New Yahoo Homepage Will Have More Social Media-Mobile Feel

The New Yahoo Homepage Will Have More Social Media-Mobile Feel: Yahoo is making big changes.  Not only has the company made  changes in the executive suite by hiring Marissa Mayer as it’s new CEO, the search engine-media site will be changing the design of its homepage. The current Yahoo homepage is a hodgepodge of old
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Facebook Has Outage, Stock Back Below $20 Near November 2012 Lockup Expiration

Facebook Has Outage, Stock Back Below $20 Near November 2012 Lockup Expiration: Facebook has had a bad day in terms of publicity. First the company suffered an outrage today that caused users to scramble and jump onto Twitter to see what was going on. Second, Facebook closed below a critical round number benchmark of $20 today
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Facebook’s Mobile Ads Grow 14 Percent, Stock Jumps 20 Percent

Facebook’s Mobile Ads Grow 14 Percent, Stock Jumps 20 Percent: Facebook impressed investors with a spectacular earnings report yesterday.  Facebook showed it was making inroads on mobile and this was a key point of interest for social media analysts who need to see monetization occur via mobile devices.  Facebook’s stock increased 20 percent above $24.00
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Pheed Brings New Twist To Social Media and Celebs Love It

Pheed Brings New Twist To Social Media and Celebs Love It: Pheed is the latest social media site to make headlines and grab the attention of digital socialites.   The site is a new twist on social networking that involves sharing content – but getting paid for it.  Yes – we know, there are already
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Facebook Is Set To Launch ‘Gifts’ To Break Through E-commerce But Will Users ‘Like’ It?

Facebook Is Set To Launch ‘Gifts’ To Break Through E-commerce But Will Users ‘Like’ It? Facebook is launching a new portion of its popular social media portal called ‘Gifts’.  Gifts will allow people to purchase real items online for their connections, friends and family without leaving Facebook and it’s another attempt by the biggest social
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Twitter Buys Vine, Are Video Updates Coming And Will This Impact Facebook, Pinterest Or Instagram?

Twitter Buys Vine, Are Video Updates Coming And Will This Impact Facebook, Pinterest Or Instagram? Video may be coming to Twitter.  That’s the new speculation that’s hitting the internet since it was reported that Twitter purchased Vine, a company that specializes in video sharing.  Twitter currently limits its status updates to 140 text characters or
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