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Was The Twitter IPO Really Better Than Facebook’s?

By some accounts, the recent Twitter IPO was a success.  It looked like it was off to a good start but word got out early that nobody obtained shares except a few fund managers and overnight the price jumped from $26 to $45 at the open.  The visuals of people standing in line to take
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The Top 3 Reasons Twitter Chose The NYSE Over NASDAQ For Its IPO

The NASDAQ Probably Never Had A Chance: Twitter will be going public on November 15, 2013 and the debut is highly anticipated.  The buzz for the second most popular social media site is enormous and investors are licking their chops looking for another opportunity to gain exposure to the sector.  This week Twitter announced the
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Twitter Acquires Social Media TV Firm Trendrr, Here’s Why

Twitter Buys Trendrr, Another Signal Social Media Is Going After The Boob Tube: Social media has long been thought of as an extraneous source of gaining popularity for most businesses, especially old media.  Now the trend has reversed completely.  Television networks are increasingly engaging via social media networks and sites like Twitter aren’t waiting to
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Investors Give A Hoot About Social Media, Hootsuite Gets $165,000 Investment

The Social Media Sector Continues To Expand: Hootsuite, the widely used social media mobile software that allows users to manage several accounts in its platform, has just received a $165,000 investment after obtaining $20 million last year.  The company is four-years-old and is a major player in the social media sector because of the ability
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Facebook 1st Quarter Earnings 2013 Highlights And Outlook

Facebook Makes More Money Via Mobile In The First 3 Months Of 2013: Facebook’s earnings were released yesterday and the news was positive for social mobile media.  Facebook is now getting more advertising dollars from mobile applications and this is going a long way to help the bottom line.   Facebook had no ads last
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Google First Quarter 2013 Average Cost Per Click Decreases 4 Percent, Here’s Why

More Reasons Google’s Average Cost Per Click Won’t Turn Positive Anytime Soon: Google reported quarterly earnings today that beat most expectations although average costs per click decreased.  For the first quarter of 2013, Google’s revenue grew 22 percent when costs are excluded.  Average costs per click decreased which has been occurring for several quarters. We
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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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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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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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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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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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Storm ‘Nemo’ Makes A Blast On Social Media

Storm ‘Nemo’ Makes A Blast On Social Media: Nemo has been a hit with social media.  Not ‘Finding Nemo’ the computer animated movie that was a hit in 2003 but the storm Nemo that is set to wreak havoc across the Northeast.  “Nemo” is already one of the top trends on Twitter and Google long
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The Top 3 Super Bowl 2013 Commercials

The Top 3 Super Bowl 2013 Commercials: The Super Bowl was a hit last night with millions of viewers tuning in.  The championship game was a close one and kept football fans on the edge of their seats with the Baltimore Ravens winning the game against the San Francisco 49ers 34 to 31.  San Francisco
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Over 250,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Was Yours?

Over 250,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Was Yours? Twitter announced Friday on their company blog that thousands of accounts were hacked.  According to the post, over 250,000 accounts were compromised and it’s uncertain what kind of information was obtained.  Twitter is resetting passwords for users that were impacted by the breach but no news has been
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The Top 12 Social Media Mobile News Stories Of 2012

The Top 12 Social Media Mobile News Stories Of 2012: Here’s our list of the top 12 social media networking website news stories.  The list doesn’t include events that were the most buzz worthy in the year 2012 but rather the list is compiled of news about social media websites such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter
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Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Takes Tweets Live, Is This A Good Thing?

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Takes Tweets Live, Is This A Good Thing? Don’t think Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke isn’t keeping up with the latest trends outside the world of economics.  He’s just as aware of the impact of social media as anyone.  Today the head of the FOMC took questions live today at the Gerald
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Foursquare January 2013 Privacy Policy Changes, Allow Full Name Viewing And Historical Check-In Data For Businesses

Foursquare January 2013 Privacy Policy Changes, Allow Full Name Viewing And Historical Check-In Data For Businesses: Will the privacy policy changes fly? Foursquare will be making some new changes to its privacy policy this month.  The idea is for data to become more useful for businesses and the privacy policy now changes how users can
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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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Instagram “Selling Pictures” Issue Flares Tempers On Social Media

Instagram “Selling Pictures” Issue Flares Tempers On Social Media: Who Owns Your Pictures Instagram Or You? Instagram announced today the company would change the language in some of its terms of service after a controversy over whether the company planned to sell its users photos to advertisers.  Instagram’s user base quickly revolted online when word got
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