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The UK Supreme Court must accept freedom of information requests via Twitter

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Yesterday’s announcement that the UK Supreme Court was launching a Twitter account to broadcast news on its latest judgements was met with generally positive reactions. However, it transpires that the court has already had to pivot its Twitter policy in light of new information it has received. The UK Supreme...
The UK Supreme Court must accept freedom of information requests via Twitter

How To Add A Pinterest Button To Your Site And Get Astronomical Amounts Of Traffic

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Pinterest is a new social media platform that has quickly become as important as Facebook and Twitter are to publishers. According to a Shareaholic study, Pinterest refers more traffic to publishers than YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, MySpace or Google+ -- for retailers especially. It refers nearly as much as Twitter. ...
How To Add A Pinterest Button To Your Site And Get Astronomical Amounts Of Traffic

Opera 12 Beta Launches, Loses Voice, Unite and Widgets

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Opera is launching the first official beta of the next version of its desktop browser today. As usual, the Opera 12 beta includes a number of new features and enhancements, but this release also marks the end of some of the company’s more ambitious projects. With Opera 12, the company...
Opera 12 Beta Launches, Loses Voice, Unite and Widgets

Consumers & Content Still Central In Social Media

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Have you heard of Pinterest yet? There’s been plenty of buzz about it recently, and it’s even won an award. Why? Because its traffic figures are going “gang-busters“ and so, obviously, according to the majority of tech blogs, it’s the “social media platform you... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
Consumers & Content Still Central In Social Media
Wikia Rolls Out Big Redesign To Bring Accessibility, Discovery To 20M Pages Of UGC

Google woos developers to Google+ platform

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Google creates a circle and weekly hang out for its Google+ social media platform to encourage creation of more third-party apps....
Google woos developers to Google+ platform

Sojern Raises $7.5 Million For Its Push Into Travel Tech And Targeted Travel Ads

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The travel industry is one vertical that seems to be seeing a lot of disruption at the moment — ranging from social media startups changing how we find and buy our journeys, to those who are re-examining how those in the business are going to make money in the future....
Sojern Raises $7.5 Million For Its Push Into Travel Tech And Targeted Travel Ads

United Online buys fast-growing Facebook app SchoolFeed

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SchoolFeed, a popular Facebook app that connects high school classmates, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by United Online. The new unit will be combined with United Online’s Classmates.com and StayFriends business, bolstering their presence on Facebook. It will be operated under Seattle-based Memory Lane, formerly Classmates.com....
United Online buys fast-growing Facebook app SchoolFeed

94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

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94% of American wineries surveyed by ABLE Social Media Marketing are on Facebook and 73% are on Twitter. The study, done in December 2011, shows that American wineries are active in social media and that it's producing results. 47% of US wineries said that Facebook helps them generate sales (72%...
94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

Salesforce Set to Snap Up Facebook Friend Buddy Media For More Than $800 Million

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Enterprise, meet social: Cloud computing pioneer Salesforce.com is close to a deal to acquire Buddy Media, the 5-year-old company that helps brands manage their Facebook presence. Sources say the two companies have agreed to terms that will value Buddy Media at more than $800 million, but that the transaction hasn’t...
Salesforce Set to Snap Up Facebook Friend Buddy Media For More Than $800 Million
10 Yahoo services that should be killed by Scott Thompson’s restructuring plan
Playing to families, OfferUp takes on Craigslist with mobile marketplace
The Xbox 360, Now A True Cable Box Killer

Twitter open sources its MySQL secret sauce

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Twitter has shared numerous aspects of its infrastructure over the past few years, and its decision to open source its work on MySQL might be the social media platform’s most useful contribution yet. Sure, open source big data tools are valuable, but they’re not MySQL. Used by millions of web...
Twitter open sources its MySQL secret sauce

Twitter slowly unfolding its search ambitions

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It is been fairly obvious for a few years that the search-driven, URL-centric web would converge with the web of social objects. It is something that is driving Google’s paranoia. It is also something Facebook dreams about. However, the company most likely to capture the opportunity is Twitter, the San...
Twitter slowly unfolding its search ambitions

5 Critical B2B SEO Initiatives, In Addition To Developing A Google+ Page For Business

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Google+ Pages have sparked a lot of discussion in B2B marketing circles. The ability to add multiple management functionality, site verification, and easy to integrate Google+ badges have leadership teams asking whether this truly is the next social media platform B2B marketers must focus upon.... Please visit Search Engine Land...
5 Critical B2B SEO Initiatives, In Addition To Developing A Google+ Page For Business
How Forest Whitaker Wants to Crowdsource Filmmaking [TCTV]

Starbucks & (RED) To Donate $1 For Every Check-in In 4square’s Largest Non-Profit Campaign Yet

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It’s nice to check-in to battle to be the mayor of your favorite burger joint, or to get 30 percent off a purchase, but it’s much more satisfying to check-in and feel as if you’ve actually done some good in the world. That’s because the AIDS battling organization (RED) has...
Starbucks & (RED) To Donate $1 For Every Check-in In 4square’s Largest Non-Profit Campaign Yet

Babelverse Is Out To Democratise Translation

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Babelverse won the opportunity to appear at TechCrunch Disupt from the Startup Alley and with little notice end up giving a slick pitch. Essentially this is a solution for universal speech translation, powered by a global community of human interpreters. But it means anyone can be an interpreter. People practice...
Babelverse Is Out To Democratise Translation
As social tech shakes up finance, StockTwits relaunches with focus on real-time, curation

PixyKids raises $3M for a social media platform just for kids

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PixyKids has raised $3 million to develop its social platform for kids ages six to 12. It is built on the idea that kids want to socialize, even though they’re too young for Facebook. Kids can join PixyKids under their parents’ supervision and can share experiences and pictures the way...
PixyKids raises $3M for a social media platform just for kids

Microsoft delivers preview of its Windows Azure-hosted media services platform

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Microsoft is taking the wraps off the latest iteration of its Media Platform, which is now hosted on Windows Azure and includes third-party integrations, at the NAB show....
Microsoft delivers preview of its Windows Azure-hosted media services platform

Slovakia's News Pay Wall Gets A Little Higher

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The content payment system which signed up many of Slovakia’s leading publishers in 2011 is now two more. The Piano Media platform is adding… Petit Press’ regional Korzar newspaper Spoločnosť 7 Plus’ plus7dni site, Plus 1 Deň daily newspaper and Pluska website The Rock’s Slovak Spectator, an English-language news weekly...
Slovakia's News Pay Wall Gets A Little Higher

Facebook allows post scheduling directly from pages without third-party tools

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Facebook page owners can now create posts and schedule them to appear a specific times by using a new feature in the page’s publisher. Previously, page owners had to use third-party tools like those from HootSuite or Buddy Media to schedule posts for future points in time. Now, users can...
Facebook allows post scheduling directly from pages without third-party tools

Sugar Acquires Social Network And Community For Mothers Circle Of Moms

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Sugar Inc., a media company that caters exclusively to women, is acquiring San Francisco-based Circle of Moms, a social network and online communityfor moms and moms-to-be. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originally launched on Facebook in 2008, Circle Of Moms has a community of around 6 million...
Sugar Acquires Social Network And Community For Mothers Circle Of Moms

Tweetminster goes global with Electionista, a Web app to monitor Twitter trends during elections

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Back in January we reported that more than half of UK MPs are now on Twitter; that was according to Tweetminster, a media platform that analyses trends and links around the micro-blogging platform. It found that 331 of the 650 MPs have Twitter accounts set up in their name, up...
Tweetminster goes global with Electionista, a Web app to monitor Twitter trends during elections

Tweetminster launches app for UK political junkies on the go

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Tweetminster, the media platform, has launched a free app for iOS so that people who must be plugged into the latest from the world of politics can do so as they are mobile. The app, which has just been approved by Apple, tracks the links and content most shared between...
Tweetminster launches app for UK political junkies on the go

Soundcloud Turns Up As An Expanded Tweet Partner For Audio

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SoundCloud just revealed itself as an expanded tweets partner. SoundCloud’s HTML5 widget will show up in tweets that contain a SoundCloud url. This means that Twitter cards will display a summary of SoundCloud sounds right inside a tweet allowing anyone to follow both the Soundcloud platform and any Soundcloud content...
Soundcloud Turns Up As An Expanded Tweet Partner For Audio

Twitter’s role in delivering media grows with expanded Tweets

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Twitter announced today that it will partner with a variety of online media companies to provide an enhanced version of “expanded Tweets,” which allow users to preview stories and videos linked to in Tweets without ever leaving Twitter’s site. The new features comes as the company embraces its role in delivering...
Twitter’s role in delivering media grows with expanded Tweets

Foursquare Hitches Its Wagon to the Coupon Trend

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Mr. Crowley (flickr.com/seeminglee) It's been a tumultuous past few weeks for New York startups, many of whom are scrapping long-held ideals in order to seek profitability. Are investors finally threatening mutiny? Last month, Tumblr announced it will now offer paid ads, a complete reversal from founder David Karp's prior opinions...
Foursquare Hitches Its Wagon to the Coupon Trend
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