Foursquare Teases Its Redesigned Recommendation App, New Logo

After making the interesting decision to split its business and user experience in half, foursquare has today shown off the new version of foursquare proper for the first time. The new foursquare ditches the old logo and the old color scheme and the old way of using foursquare. This new app is centered around personalization … Continue Reading

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Foursquare Teases Its Redesigned Recommendation App, New Logo

After making the interesting decision to split its business and user experience in half, foursquare has today shown off the new version of foursquare proper for the first time. The new foursquare ditches the old logo and the old color scheme and the old way of using foursquare. This new app is centered around personalization … Continue Reading

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Stealth Marketing: How Brands Infiltrate Vine With Product Placement

With sights set on its 40 million users — many of whom are teenagers — advertisers are getting crafty in their efforts to break into ad-free Vine. The six-second video platform, which is owned by Twitter, is one of the largest social networks that doesn’t yet run paid advertisements. Marketers can’t sponsor or promote videos … Continue Reading

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Vine Challenge: Simplify Classic Films Into 6-Second Videos

Film fanatics, this is your challenge: We want to see simple takes on classic films on Vine. Using everyday objects and your creativity, recreate movie posters and iconic scenes in minimalist animations. Stop-motion artists Hunter Harrison and Frank Danna will guest host this week’s Mashable Vine Challenge. Upload your Vine videos by Monday, July 28, … Continue Reading

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Vine Loops Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean

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When Vine prankster Lele Pons recently broke the 1 billion loop milestone, I realized we finally had proof that the view measuring system Vine introduced on July 1 is a crock. Lele, who famously “does it for the Vine,” has over 3.4 million Vine followers and many of her humorous and sometimes outrageous six-seconds bits … Continue Reading

William Shatner Slams Facebook App Designed for Celebs Like Him

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Memo to Mark Zuckerberg: next time you launch an app aimed at making Facebook easier for celebrities, consider asking William Shatner to beta-test it first. Shatner — yes, that Shatner, the singer, raconteur and sometime starship captain — launched a blistering broadside against Facebook Mentions on his Tumblr account Tuesday. “I’m not quite sure why … Continue Reading

Israel Is Losing Control of the Gaza Media War

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The picture from Gaza seemed like so many other conflict zone photos — until you began to notice the details. The lifeless arm of a Palestinian boy cradled by an adult running across the beach. The sand studded with what looks like brush, but is really pieces of something shattered. A small child lies face … Continue Reading

Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos

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An app called Anniversary offers a new twist on remembering the past via your photo and video memories. Instead of posting to a social network like Facebook, Anniversary lets you share your content with a friend on some future date of your choosing. The idea is to surprise your friends with old photos, instead of just nostalgically reviewing … Continue Reading

LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M

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LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach businesses and professionals. LinkedIn says the deal is worth around $175 million — 90 percent cash and 10 percent stock. Bizo spun out from business directory ZoomInfo back in 2008. It raised a total of $20 million … Continue Reading

Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

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It’s been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding ($1.5 million led by Vaizra Investments, DCM, and Azure Capital Partners), and already the app has released a major update. The app, which has traditionally been incredibly ugly (just being honest), now has a slick new design … Continue Reading

Following Login Changes, Facebook Extends Social Login Dominance

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Facebook‘s recent login changes are returning some measurable, positive results. The social network has extended its dominance in the area of social logins, now claiming 55% of the market, according to recent data from Gigya, social-login provider for customers like Verizon, CNN and ABC. See also: 20 Things Your Most Annoying Friends Do on Facebook … Continue Reading

SimpleReach Raises $9M To Measure Content Marketing And Native Ads

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SimpleReach, a startup that helps marketers and publishers measure the effectiveness of their content and ads, is announcing that it has raised $9 million in Series A funding. The company says it can not only tell customers how well their content is doing on publisher websites and on social media, but also predict which articles … Continue Reading

Quantifind Raises $12M To Translate Social Media Data Into Sales

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Quantifind, a marketing analytics startup led by former physicists, is announcing that it has raised $12 million. The company describes this as a strategic funding round, led by Comcast Ventures and Iris Capital. Existing investors AME Cloud Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners also participated in the new funding. Quantifind was apparently operating under-the-radar … Continue Reading

It’s Another Perfect Day in Tibet!

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Husband Wakes Up to Wife’s Sweet Social Media Surprise From Strangers

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Gary Hamilton is one lucky man — “the luckiest guy in the world,” if you ask him. The seasoned television reporter for the New York Yankees woke up for work Saturday to discover his wife, Jennifer, had orchestrated quite the birthday surprise on social media. See also: How a Facebook Poke Between Strangers Led to … Continue Reading

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