Topic: Social network

Tapestry App Launches on iOS to Connect Seniors With Family
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Tapestry App Launches on iOS to Connect Seniors With Family

When you think of cutting edge technology and new apps, you don't tend to think of senior citizens using them, but you should.   Seniors represent a significant and growing proportion of the market, expected to reach … [Read more...]

Pinterest Drives Sales Better Than Facebook As Pins Live Longer On Web
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Pinterest Drives Sales Better Than Facebook As Pins Live Longer On Web

Pinterest has become the dominant social-media sales driver for many companies, beating out Facebook and Twitter, partly because pins and re-pins of products last longer on the Web, according to visual-data analytics … [Read more...]

Will New Pinterest Analytics Put Third-Party Developers Out Of Business?
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Will New Pinterest Analytics Put Third-Party Developers Out Of Business?

Up until a week ago, companies that wanted to track their pins on Pinterest had to use a 3rd party developer like Piqora or Pinster.  But now Pinterest is offering its own analytics product called Pinterest Web … [Read more...]

Facebook Incorporating Hashtags Into The Social Network
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Facebook Incorporating Hashtags Into The Social Network

The WSJ is reporting that Facebook will be incorporating hashtags into the social network, a move that would allow Facebook to tap into and index trending conversations quickly.  This move also would give users the … [Read more...]

Facebook For Couples Is Not One Size Fits All
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Facebook For Couples Is Not One Size Fits All

The thought of sharing my Facebook page with my husband makes me throw up a little in my mouth.  Not because I have anything to hide, I just, well, need my own life to stay mine.  Not everyone feels this way, though.  … [Read more...]

Pinterest Sales Are Underreported; Promotions Double Them
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Pinterest Sales Are Underreported; Promotions Double Them

Pinterest sales are not what they seem to be.  In fact, they are likely underreported (by a lot), according Sharad Verma, the CEO and co-founder of leading Pinterest analytics company Pinfluencer. Verma refutes a … [Read more...]

Instagram Hits 100 Million Active Users
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Instagram Hits 100 Million Active Users

In a blog post today, Instagram announced it has reached 100 million active users.  That milestone comes in just two and half years from its launch. “It’s easy to see this as an accomplishment for a company, but … [Read more...]

Here’s Why Paid App.net Members Aren’t Angry About The Freemium Model
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Here’s Why Paid App.net Members Aren’t Angry About The Freemium Model

Today, App.net launched its freemium model to the world, allowing paid users to invite people to sign-up for free App.net accounts.  The launch caught many people by surprise, me included, since the original idea behind … [Read more...]

Why Is My Plumber Endorsing My HTML Skills on LinkedIn?
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Why Is My Plumber Endorsing My HTML Skills on LinkedIn?

The other day, I got an email alert that said my plumber had endorsed my HTML skills on LinkedIn.  I wondered, how did my plumber know anything about my HTML skills, and why is he allowed to do that anyway?  Endorsing … [Read more...]

Do Bad Economic Times Benefit LinkedIn?
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Do Bad Economic Times Benefit LinkedIn?

Yesterday, LinkedIn reported Q4 2011 earnings, beating the street with $167.7 million in revenue (analysts expected $159.72 million in revenue) an increase of 105% compared to Q4 2010 revenue of $81.7 million. Net income … [Read more...]