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Design Is Now Crucial to Startup Success

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Remember the good old days? When a startup founder could draw up his own clunky logo, slap it on a Web page and call it a day? Now every startup needs to spend time, attention and money on slick branding and design sophistication - just to get in the game....
Design Is Now Crucial to Startup Success

How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming

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In the world of social media, "celebrity" is a combination of social status and social media presence. The more likes you receive, the more "popular" you appear to friends and followers. Up until its acquisition by Facebook, Instagram was the current site of social media celebrity. As it becomes...
How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming

Chart of the Week: How Twitter Tactics Work For B2B Marketers

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  As Twitter's growth climbs, B2B professionals are searching for the best ways to harness the power of this popular social media tool as part of their inbound marketing program. A recent MarketingProfs survey of 722 B2B marketers using Twitter professionally, The State of Social Media Marketing, found that B2B...
Chart of the Week: How Twitter Tactics Work For B2B Marketers

Analytics Dashboard Netvibes Sold To Dassault Systèmes

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Netvibes has just been acquired by European product design company Dassault Systèmes (sure this isn’t the type of thing I usually write, but I like the founder Tariq Krim so bear with me here … ). French startup Netvibes is an analytics dashboard that allows Fortune 500 companies to track their...
Analytics Dashboard Netvibes Sold To Dassault Systèmes

[STUDY] 59% of Customers Don't About Their Banks' Social Media Presence

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In ComScore's report on The State of Online and Mobile Banking, it cites social networks as a space where banks are creating a presence, and improving their capabilities. But do any of the banks' customers even know about this? Apparently not. Even though financial institutes have increased social networking activity,...
[STUDY] 59% of Customers Don't About Their Banks' Social Media Presence

Twitter Suspends Tool That Momentarily Served as Anonymous Gossip HQ for the Tech Set

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(Screencap: Can’t Tweet This) Sometimes Betabeat comes up with some especially caustic zingers or insidery complaints that we know we can’t really tweet, and yet the urge to share them is painfully strong. Enter Can’t Tweet This, a Twitter anonymizer that–for a short time, anyway–allowed anyone to tweet anonymous missives,...
Twitter Suspends Tool That Momentarily Served as Anonymous Gossip HQ for the Tech Set
AOL sells off 800 patents to Microsoft for over $1 billion, licenses the rest

Here's How To Get Star Investor Fred Wilson To Back Your Startup

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Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson shed some light on his investment strategy and his thoughts on how startups can succeed at Advertising Week New York Wednesday. Wilson said that he and his firm pay close attention to a startup's social-media presence and how it's performing. "When we consider making an...
Here's How To Get Star Investor Fred Wilson To Back Your Startup

Buffer Scheduling Service Now Making Over $100K In Monthly Revenue, With 600K Users Sending 5M Updates Per Month

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Social network scheduling startup Buffer continues to grow, and is now on track to make over $1 million in annual revenue with over $100,000 coming in from clients per month. The company now has over 600,000 users, and over 10,000 paying users as of this month, signalling significant growth from...
Buffer Scheduling Service Now Making Over $100K In Monthly Revenue, With 600K Users Sending 5M Updates Per Month
Yup, Social Media Really Does Drive Music Sales
Hearsay Social Offers Fresh Content For Brands In New Content Exchange

Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Social Authority: Our Measure of Twitter Influence (SEOmoz)"Social Authority" is...
Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter

Social media: five lessons for social entrepreneurs

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Twitter and Facebook are valuable tools for social enterprises - but there are a number of pitfalls you should avoidYoung, new social entrepreneurs around the world face a similar problem: building an audience and sustaining virtual communities. With social media playing an important role in audience building, early-stage entrepreneurs have...
Social media: five lessons for social entrepreneurs

Exclusive: Sony Has Quietly Cut 100 U.S. Jobs Over Last Several Weeks

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Sony Electronics, the U.S. arm of the Japanese consumer products company, has cut around 100 workers from its ranks over the past several weeks, AllThingsD has learned. Although word of the cuts comes just as Sony changed its top leadership in Japan, sources say the U.S. moves have been in...
Exclusive: Sony Has Quietly Cut 100 U.S. Jobs Over Last Several Weeks

The top Tweeters in baseball

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There’s perhaps no American pastime filled with as many data geeks and stat hounds as baseball, a sport where every aspect of the game is analyzed and dissected in great detail. So, it just goes without saying — as the bats start to crack around Major League Baseball parks this...
The top Tweeters in baseball

Why It’s More Important Than Ever To Be an Early Adopter Brand

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It has become standard practice for big brands and businesses to setup shop on Twitter and Facebook and use the social mediums to connect with customers.That’s all yesterday’s news now. But the early adopter brands who paved the way for the rest to follow suit have become the success...
Why It’s More Important Than Ever To Be an Early Adopter Brand

Facebook Advertising Report Tells Us What We Knew Without Telling Us What We Want to Know

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The ComScore report released Tuesday that propped up Facebook as a worthwhile avenue for advertisers to consider underscores what most social media observers have known for quite some time: Not all customers - and not all fans - of a company or brand are created equal. The biggest problem is that traditional...
Facebook Advertising Report Tells Us What We Knew Without Telling Us What We Want to Know

Votigo moves beyond promotions to provide conversation management and other social marketing software

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Social marketing and promotions software company Votigo recently expanded its platform to provide a full cross-network publisher, conversation manager and analytics tools. Votigo co-founder and CEO Mike La Rotonda tells us it has long been part of the company’s vision to offer these additional services, but it had been previously...
Votigo moves beyond promotions to provide conversation management and other social marketing software

Craving a Samoa? Download the Girl Scout Cookie App and Find the One Nearest to You.

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Thin Mints have gone mobile. Even though it’s the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world, with a $750 million business, the Girl Scouts’ longtime tradition of selling cookies has remained one of the more analog operations around. But, as of last week, the new Girl Scout cookie app...
Craving a Samoa? Download the Girl Scout Cookie App and Find the One Nearest to You.

Teen Brags On Facebook About Drunk Driving, Gets Arrested

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Police made an example out of a teenager from Oregon who boasted about driving drunk on Facebook. “Drivin drunk… classic but whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. ,” wrote the clueless 18-year-old. According to local news channel KGW, two people tipped the officers via Facebook about the post. After...
Teen Brags On Facebook About Drunk Driving, Gets Arrested

Stanford Grad Sues Snapchat Cofounders Claiming They Stole His 'Million Dollar Idea'

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(Photo: Lawsuit) Litigation is the newest symbol that your startup has made it, as we're sure Mark Zuckerberg can attest. Now that Snapchat, the "sexting" app that allows users to send photos that disappear after 10 seconds, is all grown up with a fresh $13.5  million raise, it has its very...
Stanford Grad Sues Snapchat Cofounders Claiming They Stole His 'Million Dollar Idea'

Before He Was Mayor, Michael Bloomberg Actually Liked Social Media

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(Photo: YouTube) On Mayor Bloomberg’s weekly radio address last month, he asked his cohost a pointed question, “How do you govern when there’s an instant referendum on everything, before you get a chance to build a constituency, before you get a chance to do a pilot?” It’s a refrain we’ve...
Before He Was Mayor, Michael Bloomberg Actually Liked Social Media
Infer Raises $10 Million From Redpoint And Others To Help Sales Teams Improve Leads With Big Data

From Tate to the Louvre, the world's best museum and galleries online

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Many gallery websites now offer a rich, behind-the-scenes look at their vast collections. Here, we take a virtual tour of the most (and least) innovative museumsBest all-roundersTate, UKTate galleries were among the first to recognise the value of the internet - both for engaging with visitors, and for offering multimedia...
From Tate to the Louvre, the world's best museum and galleries online

Simon Amstell's Twitter travails take a fresh twist

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The project to beef up the comedian's social media presence suffered a blow when he was unfollowed by his own co-writerIt's been a busy time for Simon Amstell. He has performed at a comedy festival in Australia, the second series of Grandma's House has just arrived on our TV screens,...
Simon Amstell's Twitter travails take a fresh twist

Gov 2.0 FAIL: El Bloombito Thinks New York City’s New 311 App Really Bites

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The Mayor's Instagram account is working just fine. While the outside world piles accolades on New York City  for tech-forward initiatives like the applied sciences campus, hackathons, and open data efforts, residents who've tried to digitally interact with city government know there's still a ways to go. That's partly why...
Gov 2.0 FAIL: El Bloombito Thinks New York City’s New 311 App Really Bites

If You Work for a Spy Agency, Maybe Don't Brag About It On LinkedIn

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This guy: prooooobably not a CIA assassin. (Photo: LinkedIn) Sure, being a James Bond-level spy is a glamorous job, one that most people would love to humblebrag about online. But if you’re a secret agent working in international espionage, you might not want to let people know about that on...
If You Work for a Spy Agency, Maybe Don't Brag About It On LinkedIn
LocBox pulls in $5.1M to put the nail in the daily deals coffin

Decoded Fashion Highlights Fashion and Tech’s Tricky Relationship

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Tumblr founder David Karp onstage at Decoded Fashion. (Photo: Tumblr fashion director Valentine Uhovski) It's far from perfect, but the fashion industry is in a committed relationship with technology. The day-long Decoded Fashion event at Lincoln Center on Monday explored the facets of the fusion of tech and fashion. While...
Decoded Fashion Highlights Fashion and Tech’s Tricky Relationship
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