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It looks like Lady Gaga’s social network “Little Monsters” is going mobile soon

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Back in February we told you about Lady Gaga’s social network “Little Monsters”, which could turn the concept. of how celebrities interact with their fans on its ear. The site, powered by Palo Alto based Backplane and still in private beta, skips social networks like Twitter and Facebook, allowing Gaga’s...
It looks like Lady Gaga’s social network “Little Monsters” is going mobile soon

Could Apple launch a Game Center for kids at WWDC 2012?

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A native iOS platform for developers to tie into could be just the ticket for iOS 6A caveat before you read any further: this is not one of those articles based on 'sources close to' Apple. I haven't 'run checks' with made-up Taiwanese components suppliers, nor have I stumbled across...
Could Apple launch a Game Center for kids at WWDC 2012?
Health platform ChickRx courts women with juicy conversation and quality advice

2 Services for DIY Mobile Social Networks

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Forget building your own iPhone app, you can now build your own mobile social network! Two companies - Shoutem and Socialight - are offering platforms that allow anyone to design, develop and launch their very own social networks for mobile devices. Although neither service will likely lead to the next...
2 Services for DIY Mobile Social Networks

Field Report: Shanghai and China’s Social Web

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It’s been three years since I’ve been back to China (see all my posts on Asia) to report on the local web scene but am now in Shanghai and have met with a handful of folks that are looking at social business within China. Don’t take this as a proper research...
Field Report: Shanghai and China’s Social Web

The Guardian launches n0tice 2.0, its community noticeboard gets a big lick of paint and lands on Android

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We’ve previous written that the Guardian newspaper is one of the most experimental British newspapers, launching everything from an API for its content, to having a go at opening its newslists to the public. N0tice is another one of its testbed projects, and we previously noted that it has real...
The Guardian launches n0tice 2.0, its community noticeboard gets a big lick of paint and lands on Android

Get.com Redesign Makes it a Free Crowdsourced Consumer Reports

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Online shopping may not be broken, but it’s hard to argue it has fulfilled the full promise of the Internet. Nearly two decades in, the experience remains largely disjointed and inefficient. The best laptop for John is not necessarily the best for Jane. Unfortunately, the existing product search and recommendation engines...
Get.com Redesign Makes it a Free Crowdsourced Consumer Reports

Lady Gaga, Then The World: Top Investors Join Social Media Site Backplane

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The architects behind Lady Gaga’s social media campaign have raised around $4.5 million to scale The Backplane and accelerate its goal to become the world’s home page. Photo: EPA The infusion was not entirely needed to bolster the balance sheet, Chief Executive Matthew Michelsen says. “We’re generating revenue,” he said,...
Lady Gaga, Then The World: Top Investors Join Social Media Site Backplane

With new service, Nasdaq brings Wall Street data to Amazon's cloud

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Nasdaq OMX is offering a new cloud computing service for storing and analyzing financial trading data, and it’s built atop the Amazon Web Services cloud. The service, named FinQloud is comprised of a regulatory data retention product called Regulatory Records Retention, or R3, and an on-demand analysis tool for trade...
With new service, Nasdaq brings Wall Street data to Amazon's cloud

The Guardian's N0tice platform gets a live-music mapping tool, showing fans' tweets and Instagram snaps

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N0tice is one of the Guardian’s testbed projects, which we’ve previously noted has real potential to take news reporting, and news gathering, in new directions. After breaking cover last October, it finally left its closed beta phase in March this year, before introducing a series of new developments and updates...
The Guardian's N0tice platform gets a live-music mapping tool, showing fans' tweets and Instagram snaps

How Social Media Is Changing Olympic Coverage

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Plenty of locals in Vancouver are stymied in their efforts to decipher just what the protesters want; or more precisely, what it would take to satisfy them. —Jonathon Narvey Game play can help grow a community, offer positive mentorship, create gender equality, promote health, build confidence and is a highly...
How Social Media Is Changing Olympic Coverage
MetaLayer launches community to make better infographics (exclusive)

List of Social Inbox Aggregator (SIA) Providers

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Written by Jeremiah Owyang (Customer Strategy) and Ray Wang (Enterprise Strategy), Analysts at the Altimeter Group. We’re tasked with a difficult job as Industry analyst in one of the fastest moving markets. Part of our role is to find new trends, identify them, and rate and rank who offers them....
List of Social Inbox Aggregator (SIA) Providers

List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

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Pain: Social Media Teams Are Challenged To Respond To the Distributed Conversations I’m starting to get a few briefings and client requests about new technologies that enable social marketers to quickly manage, maintain, and conduct reporting on multiple channels. The issue of lack of scale is resonating with social strategists...
List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

Lady Gaga-Backed Backplane Raises Over $4M From Sequoia & More; Acquires Sharing Platform Cortex

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You may have heard the buzz by now about a young startup that’s being fueled by some pretty impressive star power, including the likes of the one and only Lady Gaga. The project, called Backplane, was co-founded by Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter, and raised an early (then hush hush)...
Lady Gaga-Backed Backplane Raises Over $4M From Sequoia & More; Acquires Sharing Platform Cortex

Dive Into Mobile Welcomes Katie Jacobs Stanton, Troy Carter and Bob Bowman

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There are many industry conferences where people pontificate about the business of mobile technology, but one of our aims at D:Dive Into Mobile is to extend that conversation into something more real. We want to talk about what devices enable us to do in our lives — not just the gadgets...
Dive Into Mobile Welcomes Katie Jacobs Stanton, Troy Carter and Bob Bowman

Zerista raises more funding for mobile-centric social tools

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Zerista CEO Charlie Savage has called his company’s product “the first community platform designed from the ground up for the mobile web.” First or not, Zerista was chosen as one of the best startups for VentureBeat’s DEMO Spring 2010 conference in March. Today, the Denver-based startup announced a round of...
Zerista raises more funding for mobile-centric social tools

Social Technology Buyers Matrix: Broad vs Specialized vs Do It Yourself

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Low Cost Innovation Confuses Buyers With Excess Choices As a Web Strategist, you seek to balance the three spheres of business, technology and community.  Perhaps a challenging one is the ‘technology’ sphere as you’re faced with the decision of build vs buy, specialized vs broad, cheap vs expensive.  The choices...
Social Technology Buyers Matrix: Broad vs Specialized vs Do It Yourself
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DotNetNuke acquires software firm iFinity to beef up its Web content management platform

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DotNetNuke (DNN), the Silicon Valley company behind a popular Web content management platform for Microsoft .NET, this morning announced that it has bought iFinity, a website and software development company headquartered in Queensland, Australia. The acquisition of iFinity, a supplier of modules and consulting services for the DotNetNuke website platform,...
DotNetNuke acquires software firm iFinity to beef up its Web content management platform

Surgeon Simulator 2013 passes through Steam's Greenlight program, shouldn't have passed med school (video)

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One of ten new additions to come from Valve's Greenlight community platform, Surgeon Simulator 2013 was crafted in a mere 48 hours at Global Game Jam and puts you in the role of a clumsy surgeon, responsible for a patient who's unlikely to last the night. You should consult...
Surgeon Simulator 2013 passes through Steam's Greenlight program, shouldn't have passed med school (video)

Pertino Raises $20M For Cloud-Based Networking Service That Foretells A New Wave Of Disruption For Enterprise Giants

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Pertino has raised $20 million for its networking technology that small businesses can use to go online and create a network that runs entirely in the cloud. New investor Jafco Ventures led the Series B funding with participation from existing investors, including Norwest Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Pertino...
Pertino Raises $20M For Cloud-Based Networking Service That Foretells A New Wave Of Disruption For Enterprise Giants

BlogFrog CEO Rustin Banks talks about the changing landscape of brand journalism [Video]

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As banner ads increasingly become ignored, brands are trying to find new ways to reach potential and current customers. Community platform The BlogFrog (read our profile on the company here) has worked up a few ideas and they seem to be panning out well. At the F.ounders conference in NYC, we...
BlogFrog CEO Rustin Banks talks about the changing landscape of brand journalism [Video]

Social Commenting Platform Livefyre Raises $15M To Scale Mobile Experiences, Moderating Features And More

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Social commenting platform Livefyre has raised $15 million in funding led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and included existing investors Greycroft Partners, Cue Ball, HillsVen Group, and ff Venture Capital. This brings the startup’s total funding to $21 million. Livefyre’s commenting system, which we recently switched over to here at...
Social Commenting Platform Livefyre Raises $15M To Scale Mobile Experiences, Moderating Features And More

Trend: Social CRM Consolidation

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Social Software Is In the Cambrian Explosion Era Last weekend, I visited New York’s Museum of Natural History and Sciences.  I’m always fascinated by the dawn of life, and often draw a lot of parallels from the era of many new organisms and how many evolved and many who didn’t...
Trend: Social CRM Consolidation

Start-Up Chile Holds Its First Demo Day In San Francisco

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Start-Up Chile is an accelerator program that is financed by the Chilean government and is meant to jumpstart the tech community in the South American country. Today, the program is holding its first demo day in San Francisco. What’s especially interesting about Start-Up Chile is that the program, which started...
Start-Up Chile Holds Its First Demo Day In San Francisco

Get Satisfaction helps small businesses engage on social media with $49/user service

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Community platform Get Satisfaction has launched a new service for small businesses that it hopes will enable them to build thriving customer communities. With Get Satisfaction for Small Businesses, those companies that fit the profile will be able to handle customer experiences through this tool chest, priced specifically for them....
Get Satisfaction helps small businesses engage on social media with $49/user service

Susan Lyne Joins Female Angels Backing Levo League, LinkedIn for Ladies, for $1 M.

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Levo League founders Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot, who met while working at McKinsey & Company. (Facebook) Levo League, the professional network for women of Generation Y, sounds like it took a page from Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office. "You'e a go-getter," the site says, in stark white-on-black...
Susan Lyne Joins Female Angels Backing Levo League, LinkedIn for Ladies, for $1 M.

Community platform BlogFrog snags $3.2 million Series A, plans to double staff and open NYC office

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BlogFrog, the Boulder-based platform that lets consumer-facing brands get face to face with social influencers has just announced a $3.2 million Series A round, led by Grotech Ventures, TechStars’ David Cohen and others. The company has been in business since 2009, working only from a $900,000 seed round as well...
Community platform BlogFrog snags $3.2 million Series A, plans to double staff and open NYC office

OnStar gives Volt owners what they want: their data, in the cloud

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The Web services supporting OnStar's applications for the Chevy Volt were hacked by developer Mike Rosack to create Volt Stats. a site for owners to brag about their milage. Now, OnStar has given him a new, approved API. Photograph by General Motors You probably don't think of your car...
OnStar gives Volt owners what they want: their data, in the cloud
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