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Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory Gets New Features on iOS, Android

Super Evil Megacorp announced the full commercial release of Vainglory, its core multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, on iOS and Android devices. The game was originally released on iOS in limited territories in November 2014, and since then it has acquired more than 1.5 million monthly active users. Show More Summary

Rainbow Connection: Should Your Brand Jump for Social Change?

Marketers have undoubtedly been working overtime lately to keep their brands on the pulse of social change. Sweeping legislative changes, triumphant social justice causes and tweeted celebrity swagger have all swelled together into a heady mixture of trends and opportunities for companies. Show More Summary

Beet Social Video Platform Updated on iOS

After quietly launching in February, social video platform Beet received a new update on iOS, allowing users to film short moments of their everyday lives and share them with others (like Vine, but with a focus on greater spontaneity). Show More Summary

Why Messenger Users Don’t Need Facebook Accounts (Infographic)

When Facebook eliminated the need for Messenger users to have accounts on the social network, countries with lower Facebook penetration were behind the move. GlobalWebIndex pointed out the following countries where more than 20 percent...Show More Summary

Pokémon Shuffle Announced for iOS, Android

The Pokémon Company has announced the upcoming release of Pokémon Shuffle on mobile devices. The free-to-play game was released on Nintendo 3DS in February 2015, and challenges players to complete level-based match-three games in anShow More Summary

How Live Nation Used Facebook’s Atlas to Promote Madonna’s Tour

Concert promoter Live Nation used Facebook’s Atlas advertising platform to tie a 66 percent boost in purchases during Madonna’s 2015 \"Rebel Heart\" concert tour to mobile. The campaign for Madonna’s tour marked Live Nation’s first global,...Show More Summary

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Change: Factoring in Actions Taken on Videos

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm is going through another change, the company announced Monday. Now, the algorithm will take into account actions taken on videos when it determines how widely the video will be seen. Knowing that many people...Show More Summary

Facebook Tests Snapchat-Like Photo Uploader for iOS App

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the photo uploader Facebook is testing for its flagship iOS application should make Snapchat feel very flattered. Josh Constine of TechCrunch shared the screenshots above and below of the...Show More Summary

Facebook Adds Kaspersky Malware Scan

Facebook added a new weapon to its anti-malware arsenal, making Kaspersky Malware Scan from Kaspersky Lab available to users. Kaspersky Malware Scan joins other anti-malware offerings from ESET, F-Secure and Trend Micro. Trevor Pottinger,...Show More Summary

Facebook Lead Ads Quicken Filling Out Forms via Mobile

We’re just going to need you to fill out a few forms. Luckily, Facebook’s new lead ads make the process a whole lot easier. The social network introduced lead ads as a way to ease the process for mobile users filling out forms and, by...Show More Summary

Here Come Facebook’s Instant Articles

Facebook introduced Instant Articles for its iPhone application with nine publishing partners last month, and The Wall Street Journal’s CMO Today blog reported that those partners are on the verge of cranking out content. The socialShow More Summary

Offerpop Launches Audience Explorer Analysis Tool

Social marketing firm Offerpop, a Facebook Marketing Partner, released a new tool aimed at helping its clients better understand customers and prospects. Offerpop said Audience Explorer taps all of the major social networks with itsShow More Summary

Facebook Page Admins Can Set Expiration Dates for Videos

Facebook has expanded its expiring posts feature for pages to videos. Reader Vipin Nayar, senior digital marketing analysts for IPIX Solutions, shared the screenshots below with SocialTimes, and he pointed out that Facebook’s Help Center...Show More Summary

WhatsApp and AT&T Receive Low Marks on EFF Privacy Scorecard

For four years, the online privacy advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation has released scorecards in an effort to quantify the security of consumer data, on messaging apps and held by larger companies like Google and AT&T. This...Show More Summary

Jaha Launches Location-Based Fitness Network on iOS

Jaha has launched its \"fitness friend finder\" app on iOS devices, with the goal of helping users connect with others who share similar fitness and sports-related interests. The app can be used to find running or hiking partners, for...Show More Summary

Ex-Facebook, Instagram Engineer Scott Goodson Joins Pinterest

Scott Goodson, a former engineer with Facebook, Instagram and Apple, is the new head of core experience at Pinterest. Pinterest said Goodson will lead its mobile platform and Web teams, with a focus on improving performance and architecture...Show More Summary

The Sims FreePlay: Travel to the Great Outdoors Via Latest Update

EA Mobile has announced the latest major content update for its life simulation game, The Sims FreePlay. The update is called \"The Great Outdoors,\" and it introduces players to a new campground area, as well as Clay the Park Ranger,...Show More Summary

Which Popular Twitter Type Are You: Curator, Promoter or Social Butterfly?

With 302 million monthly active users sending half a billion tweets per day, you can bet that there are personalities of all types on Twitter. Some, however, are more popular than others, as people tend to group together in how they tweet. So which one of these three popular Twitter types are you? 1. Show More Summary

Social Media Jobs: Financial Times, Daily Mail Online

This week, Financial Times is hiring a social media journalist, while Daily Mail Online needs an assistant social media editor. On the Ball Marketing is seeking a social media director, and 3D Hubs is looking for a community manager....Show More Summary

Facebook Interviewing at Least One Minority Candidate for Each Opening

Facebook is reportedly borrowing a concept from the National Football League as part of its efforts to boost diversity in its work force. A source told Bloomberg that the social network began implementing a policy of having at leastShow More Summary

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