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Facebook Won’t Display Ads in Paper App For Now

If you have been enjoying the new Facebook app Paper, which I have been, then you will be happy to know that Facebook won’t be displaying ads in the near future. According to Facebook executives, they are in the early stages and would like to understand how people are using the app before displaying any […]

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Companies Are Loosing Faith In Social Media Marketing

According to a recent survey by Next Stage, 21% say they are dissatisfied with the impact of social media marketing in general. And about only 8% say they’re satisfied with the impact they’re having. Next Stage surveyed about 1700 companies ranging from mom and pop shops to F100 companies: 6 percent of marketers said they’re new to […]

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Spill Launches iOS and Android Apps

Spill is bringing its “empathy” social service to a mobile device near you. Spill is an “empathy engine” where students can anonymously share their problems with others and receive advice. The website is still in beta and released its first mobile iOS and Android application yesterday.  They are also expanding their “empathy” service beyond college […]

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Pinterest Acquires a Two Man Team Behind Visual Graph

Pinterest is ready to take its image search engine to the next step. Today, they went after two ex-Googlers who created Google’s reverse image search and created their own startup, Visual Graph. Pinterest knows that its users are curating and sharing billions of images everyday. Regular search engines were created to search text based keywords. Pinterest […]

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Sharks Use Twitter Too

Turned out, not only human use Twitter. Now sharks in Western Australia will tweet their location. Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a message on […]

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Twitter Announces Ads API

Twitter announced yesterday that it will start offering ads API, which will allow marketers to buy Twitter ads via tools they already use to manage their social network accounts. As interest in Twitter has grown, our focus has been on delivering better ads for users, not more ads. We believe our system is working well […]

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7 Small Business Twitter Strategies

By now, I am sure you’ve heard of Twitter. Every week, billions of tweets flow through Twitter. There are millions of Twitter addicts that spend hours daily on twitter and the number of active users is increasing daily. For a small business, it can be intimidating or confusing to understand the proper way to get […]

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What Can You Search For On Facebook Graph Search?

Facebook today introduced a new search engine, called Graph Search. The search tool is not meant to replace, at least for now, regular web search engines such as Google and Bing. Web search is designed to take a set of keywords (for example: “hip hop”) and provide the best possible results that match those keywords. […]

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