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7 Charts With All You Need to Know About Facebook’s Blowout Q2 Earnings

Posted by admin - July 23, 2014 - Mashable
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Facebook has earned a reputation for delivering the goods on earnings day, and Wednesday was no exception. The social giant reported record totals for revenue, profits and user figures across the board on Wednesday, beating Wall Street estimates on a day when company stock rose nearly 3%. See also: 12 Facebook Statuses You Need to [...]

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Twitter Is Mostly a White Male Company, Diversity Data Reveals

Posted by admin - July 23, 2014 - Mashable
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It took a few weeks, but Twitter has finally released diversity data on its company, joining the likes of LinkedIn, Facebook and Google. The results? Twitter’s roughly 3,000 employees are predominately white (59%) and overwhelmingly male (70%). The company’s gender gap, in particular, becomes even more pronounced when broken down by expertise. Of Twitter’s technology [...]

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‘Jews and Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies,’ Unite for Peace Amid Gaza Conflict

Posted by admin - July 23, 2014 - Mashable
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As tensions, and the death toll, continue to rise and Israeli forces move further into Gaza, two students at Hunter College in New York have found a way to spread love at a time when it’s so easy to hate. Abraham Gutman and Dania Darwish created a Twitter hashtag campaign, #JewsandArabsRefuseToBeEnemies, and Facebook page after [...]

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Engagement Labs to Acquire Toronto Social Media Pioneer Entrinsic

Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jul 22, 2014) – Engagement Labs (TSX VENTURE:EL), a leading social media performance measurement provider, is pleased to announce that it is to acquire Entrinsic, an innovative social media analytics and communications agency. Eli Singer, Founder and CEO of Entrinsic will become Chief Strategy Officer and a substantial shareholder of Engagement Labs. [...]

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And America’s most-hated social media company is…

Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Shutterstock.com Many Americans find social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn downright irritating, despite the fact that we spend hours a day perusing them. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, released Tuesday, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are among the lowest-scoring companies in the nation. Indeed, social media is the [...]

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Social Media: Financial Services’ Friend or Foe?

Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With reputation and customer service issues persisting due to the financial crisis fallout, financial services firms are rushing to social media to build bridges, and improve communications and service with consumers, employees and other key stakeholders. The social media findings of the 2014 Makovsky Wall Street Reputation Study released today revealed that [...]

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Facebook Steps Up News Game With Save for Later Feature

Posted by admin - July 21, 2014 - Mashable
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Facebook added a new feature Monday that lets users save things they’re interested in — but may not have time to check out — for a later date. The new feature, simply called “Save,” lets you flag things like links, places, or music and then come back to them when they have more time. Saved [...]

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These 24 Unexpected Photos Will Inspire You to Bend Your Fashion Rules

Posted by admin - July 21, 2014 - Mashable
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There’s never a bad time to wear something daring. All the style rules — like, less is more when it comes to jewelry, and wearing socks with open-toed shoes is a big no-no — are so often overridden without a problem. After all, fashion is an industry that prides itself on creativity. We partnered with [...]

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Hillary Clinton Hits Facebook, Twitter HQ for Surprise Q&A Monday

Posted by admin - July 21, 2014 - Mashable
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Hillary Clinton knows how to please both sides of the aisle — when it comes to Silicon Valley tech giants, at least. The former Secretary of State will visit both Facebook and Twitter headquarters on Monday, participating in virtual QA conversations at both companies. The Facebook visit was announced with little fanfare on the page [...]

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IZEA: Early Mover in a Growth Space

Posted by admin - July 20, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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By Marla Backer OTC:IZEA IZEA (IZEA) facilitates advertising transactions within social media. Founded eight years ago, Florida-based IZEA operates a marketplace where advertisers pay creators who blog, vlog, tweet, pin or post about their products. Brands receive the attention of the creators’ followers and creators are compensated for their posts. Brands are mentioned as an [...]

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