LinkedIn Revamps Profiles For Recent College Grads, Helps Them Gain A Step Up

On July 16, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on LinkedIn Revamps Profiles For Recent College Grads, Helps Them Gain A Step Up

Leaving college with a nice new shiny degree, very little experience and loads of student debt can be a daunting reality which is why LinkedIn on Friday rolled out new student profile pages that are meant to highlight a students accomplishments for potential employers. The new profiles allow recent graduates to add all of their […]

Google+ To Allow Gender Identity To Stay Hidden

On July 14, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Google+ To Allow Gender Identity To Stay Hidden

Gender identity on social networks such as Myspace, Facebook and LinkedIn have always been a given part of a users experience however Google+ has decided to change that fact by providing users with the option to hide their identities. Starting this week Google+ user will be able to hide their gender which currently includes male, […]

Foursquare Check-Ins Now Part Of Klout Algorithm

On July 14, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Foursquare Check-Ins Now Part Of Klout Algorithm

Klout users who pay close attention to their own Klout score and the scores of their friends, business partners and other users will now discover that the company has added Foursquare check-ins to the mix, adding more user based information to their overall social reach algorithm. Foursquare is added to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn which […]

MomentFeed Receives $1.2 Million In Funding, Assists Geo-Location Based Advertisers

On July 11, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on MomentFeed Receives $1.2 Million In Funding, Assists Geo-Location Based Advertisers

Location based services such as Foursquare, Gowalla and even Facebook allow users to check-in at their locations, share information about those places and find where their network of friends are hanging out and now advertisers will be able to take advantage of that information in a more manicured way thanks to MomentFeed and their recent round […]

Facebook Vending Machines Arrive On Company Campus

On July 8, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Facebook Vending Machines Arrive On Company Campus

When you’re attempting to launch an IPO that could value your company at more than $100 billion it’s important that you have all your finances in order and that includes even the smallest of items such as keyboards and mouse at tech firms, that’s why Facebook executives have begun employing computer accessory stocked vending machines […]

Foursquare Debuts New Feature To Android Users Before iOS In Rare Move

On July 6, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Foursquare Debuts New Feature To Android Users Before iOS In Rare Move

Foursquare on Tuesday pulled off a rare move when they debuted a new mobile feature on the Google Android operating system ahead of Apple’s own iOS system which supports iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad systems. The move from a numbers point of view makes sense as Google Android devices now outsell Apple on a daily, […]

Flipboard Partners with LinkedIn, Offers Better Performance On Every Level

On June 30, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Flipboard Partners with LinkedIn, Offers Better Performance On Every Level

Flipboard on Thursday rolled out version 1.5 of their popular social news reading application for iPad and with that new release comes improved navigation, integration with LinkedIn and the ability to better share and find news. Users of Flipboard can now explore as many feeds as they would like (instead of the former 21 feeds […]

Radisson Edwardian Hotels Use Foursquare and Facebook For Late Checkouts

On June 30, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Radisson Edwardian Hotels Use Foursquare and Facebook For Late Checkouts

Hotels have been on a social media roll, showing off their ability to understand the relatively new medium and apply it to their customers. Earlier in the week Ritz-Carlton announced a partnership with Foursquare and now Radisson Edwardian hotels have announced their own partnership with Foursquare and Facebook. The promotion, which runs through July 31st […]

HTC Unveils ChaCha, Brings Integrated Facebook Button To The Masses

On June 30, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on HTC Unveils ChaCha, Brings Integrated Facebook Button To The Masses

Facebook has become an integral part of our lives, many users obsess about their wall posts, photo updates and social gaming such as Farmville and Empires & Allies and while Facebook had done a decent job offering a mobile application that users can download, there has never been a phone with more dedicated to the […]

MySpace Gobbled Up By Specific Media For Very Little Cash

On June 29, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on MySpace Gobbled Up By Specific Media For Very Little Cash

In 2005 many analysts saw News Corps’ $580 million buyout of social network MySpace as a huge success when the company more than doubled their monthly traffic numberx from 20 million to 70 million users during the first year of acquisition and now just six years later the company has announced the sale of the […]

World Of Fourcraft: Foursquare Hack Turns NYC Into Giant Game Of Risk

On June 29, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on World Of Fourcraft: Foursquare Hack Turns NYC Into Giant Game Of Risk

We’ve seen a lot of clever hacks on the Foursquare system, however none of them have come even close to a new game called World Of Fourcraft. The game uses the company’s check-in capabilities and Google map APIs to transform New York City into one big game of Risk the popular battle board game that […]

Zynga Hunting Down $2 Billion IPO With $20 Billion Valuation

On June 29, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Zynga Hunting Down $2 Billion IPO With $20 Billion Valuation

Social media game developer Zynga has become a behemoth of the online market. With titles that include FarmVille, CityVille, Words With Friends, Hanging with Friends and even a Lady Gaga inspired GagaVille the company currently attracts more than 214 million active monthly users (AMU’s). With those types of numbers it shouldn’t surprise anyone today to […]

StumbleUpon Launches “Widget Creator” For Custom Content Sharing

On June 29, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on StumbleUpon Launches “Widget Creator” For Custom Content Sharing

StumbleUpon on Tuesday launched a new “Widget Creator” which allows bloggers to showcase their favorite content from the company’s website. Deemed The Widget Creator the program allows website owners to place content in a special box on their own sites. Users can choose to showcase content from certain sites that they choose or they can opt […]

Twitter for Newsrooms Now Available For Media Use

On June 28, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Twitter for Newsrooms Now Available For Media Use

As the battle to grab Tweets for news reporting continues to heat up Twitter on Tuesday officially launched Twitter for Newsrooms, a resource for media company’s that attempts to explain exactly how to best utilize 140-character tidbits of information. Twitter created the newsroom with four section in mind: #Report, #Engage, #Publish and #Extra. The first option […]

Sell Weed On Facebook, New Game Challenges Your Drug Skills

On June 27, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Sell Weed On Facebook, New Game Challenges Your Drug Skills

Zynga may have cornered the market on selling corn, lima beans and other farm based produce but there’s one crop you won’t find on Farmville, marijuana and now Ecko|Code is planning to change that fact. A new game, titled Weeds Social Club launched on Monday in “closed beta” and the game allows users to build a weed […]

Facebook Scam of the Week: Ryan Dunn Clickjacking

On June 26, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Facebook Scam of the Week: Ryan Dunn Clickjacking

Clickjackers tend to find the easiest target and expose it in the name of pageviews and clicks for their scams and this week they have taken to Facebook using Ryan Dunn as their motive. Dunn died this week when he sped off the road in his Porsche at 140MPH while under the influence of alcohol. […]

Wikipedia Launching ‘Love Button’: Users Will Be Able To Thank Editors

On June 25, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,, , With Comments Off on Wikipedia Launching ‘Love Button’: Users Will Be Able To Thank Editors

Next week users of information site Wikipedia will be able to click on a “Love” button and send messages to other users in the form of beer, cats, other cute and cuddly animals and more. Called “WikiLove” and debuting on the sites English based channels on June 29 the goal of the project is to […]

Foursquare Raises $50 Million, Plans To Expand Product Line And Global Reach

On June 25, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Foursquare Raises $50 Million, Plans To Expand Product Line And Global Reach

Foursquare on Friday announced that their location based service has raised $50 million in new funding, bringing the company’s valuation to roughly $600 million. Company CEO Dennis Crowley says the new money will be used to help the company “grown international” and “expand” their product line. In an interview with the L.A. Times Crowley said: […]

Foursquare and American Express Team Up For Discounts

On June 23, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Foursquare and American Express Team Up For Discounts

Location based service Foursquare announced on Thursday that they are teaming up with credit card company American Express to offer their base of more than 10 million users special discounts in an easy to access format. To use the program Foursquare users with an American Express account simply sync their accounts together and then receive […]

Netflix CEO Joins Facebook Board Of Directors, IPO Could Be Coming Soon

On June 23, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Netflix CEO Joins Facebook Board Of Directors, IPO Could Be Coming Soon

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is joining the Board of Directors at Facebook, a likely signals that the company is getting closer to announcing their initial public offering (IPO). Hastings helped Netflix navigate the often confusing world of IPO’s and that move is expected to be the next logical step for the world’s largest social network. […]

Winklevoss Twins Drop Lawsuit Against Facebook

On June 23, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Winklevoss Twins Drop Lawsuit Against Facebook

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, better known to The Social Network viewers as The Winklevoss Twins have decided to end their lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. The twins have for years accused Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for Facebook when they contracted him to build ConnectU while Zuckerberg was still a student at […]

FlixLab Launches Social Video Creation and Sharing Platform

On June 21, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on FlixLab Launches Social Video Creation and Sharing Platform

It has taken years of research and development but the team at Flixlab has finally launched their new social video creation and sharing platform which allows users to share videos with their friends. The platform not only shares your videos, it ties together your friends footage to create the ultimate video of an event. In […]

Facebook iPad App To Launch Soon

On June 17, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Facebook iPad App To Launch Soon

It has taken more than a year of development but the team at Facebook is finally getting ready to launch their first ever iPad app. The free application is said to have been created with painstaking detail, having gone through several iterations to ensure that the Facebook OS was optimized for viewing and use on […]

The Redner Group: How Not To Promote Clients On Twitter

On June 15, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The Redner Group: How Not To Promote Clients On Twitter

The Redner Group represents various clients with a mix of real-world and online PR but the company showed this week that they don’t have full control over their PR business. On the company’s official Twitter page veiled threats were made against reviewers who dared to give Duke Nuken bad reviews. According to the company’s original […]