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Social media brings peace of mind to patients

Posted by admin - March 28, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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“I had a temperature of 39.4 C, so I took an antipyretic and tried to cool myself off. My temperature went down to 36.7 C the following day.” “I am glad your temperature has gone down. It could spike again, but just treat it the same way, and it should be fine.” Motoki and Tadashi [...]

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Why the Future of New Business Is Social Selling

Posted by admin - March 28, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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If you thought social media was just about being social, think again. Today it’s about “social selling.”  Potential investors, employees, colleagues, clients and customers are literally at your fingertips. But it is up to you to build relationships and establish trust. And that is what social selling is all about. Social selling is no longer [...]

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IMS Health's Social Media Analytics Solution Named a Leader by IDC MarketScape

Posted by admin - March 28, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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DANBURY, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– IMS Health (IMS) has been named a leader in IDC Health Insights’ assessment of social media and analytics software and services offerings available to the life sciences industry. The report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science Social Media Analytics 2014 Vendor Assessment (doc # HI252646, December 2014), names IMS Health as a leader [...]

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Periscope’s new Twitter account suggests livestreams you might like

Posted by admin - March 28, 2015 - Mashable
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Using Periscope, Twitter’s new app for live streaming, but can’t find any streams worth watching? A new account run by the service may be able to help. The app has launched Periscope TV, a curated account that retweets links to broadcasts from celebrities, journalists and other notable users. See also: Hands on with Twitter Periscope, [...]

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How far in advance should you schedule a Meerkat?

Posted by admin - March 28, 2015 - Mashable
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Unfortunately, the question is a little like the proverbial “how long is a piece of string?” There are many possible factors when discussing Meerkat: your personal brand, your audience, the nature of the livestream. There is no correct answer for everyone. However, you can take a few things into consideration. See also: 5 accessories to [...]

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Did Messenger just make Facebook cool for teens again? Not quite.

Posted by admin - March 28, 2015 - Mashable
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Being “cool” is a fleeting sensation for Silicon Valley companies, where innovation moves at breakneck speeds, competition is relentless and users often fickle. But when you’re an 11-year-old publicly traded company like Facebook, it means dealing with the challenge of keeping young people hooked long after the newness rubs off. Mark Zuckerberg suggested as much [...]

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Social Media Shares Mixed Feelings About Sen. Ted Cruz Since His Announcement to Run for President in 2016

Posted by admin - March 26, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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BURLINGTON, VERMONT–(Marketwired – Mar 26, 2015) – As the first major candidate to announce a presidential bid for 2016, the social media community has raised a brow on Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposed policy and politics in general. Despite his courageous endeavor to be the first major candidate to step up to the plate while other [...]

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How to counter the Islamic State on Twitter

Posted by admin - March 26, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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The social media forays of the Islamic State (IS) range from the jarringly adolescent to sophisticated advertising campaigns meant to portray extremism as a normal lifestyle decision. These include Twitter feeds aimed at women, with pictures of kittens and designer shoes tweeted alongside jihadist rhetoric and snapshots of children in IS fan gear, “much as [...]

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Social Media ETFs Are Quietly Outperforming

Posted by admin - March 26, 2015 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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View photo . Many of the world’s largest social media stocks have been showing relative strength this year after underperforming in 2014. Social media giants such as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) and Japan-based Tencent Holdings Ltd (OTC: TCTZF)/TENCENT HOLDINGS ADR (OTC: TCEHY) are all trading higher in [...]

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Facebook’s embeddable video player won’t let you livestream

Posted by admin - March 26, 2015 - Mashable
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When Facebook announced its new embeddable video player at F8 on Wednesday, the social network didn’t touch live video. That’s because live video won’t be embeddable when the player rolls out for all users on Wednesday. Facebook, to be fair, doesn’t currently offer an in-house live video solution. Live video on Facebook until now — [...]

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