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Novelty Pizzas: Canadian Pizza Chain Threatens to Unleash 'Pizza Cake'

The Canada-based Boston Pizza chain (confusing, we know) has revealed a new social media campaign that promises to provide a few "Pizza Game Changers," asking fans to vote for outlandish pizza-inspired products: Currently/unsurprisingly, a six-layer "pizza cake" is in...

How Social Media Helps Drive ABC’s ‘Scandal’

ABC‘s D.C. fixer drama Scandal has built big ratings in three seasons with a potent mix of often ridiculous plot twists and creator Shonda Rhimes’ savvy use of social media, which has bound fans closely to the show and its stars. That...Show More Summary

Gwyneth Paltrow Tweets the Sweetest #TBT

Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted an adorable picture in honor of throwback Thursday today, featuring a rare glimpse of her two kids with the hashtag #luckiestmomever. It seems Gwyneth has really been amping up her social media presence lately, seeing as she shared another heartwarming snap of her son, Moses, on his 8th birthday just last week. Show More Summary

With new mobile install ads, Twitter keeps benefitting from doing just what Facebook did

5 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

For Twitter, it is good to be the younger sibling in the social media club. It gets to follow in Facebook’s footsteps. It gets to avoid its mistakes. Facebook had to push the boundaries and take in harsh criticisms. Twitter gets the benefit of the doubt and the advantages of hindsight. Case in point: Twitter made it official this...

Career risk makes the world go round: James Saft

By James Saft (Reuters) – Fund and pension investors who are watching their biotech and social media stakes melt before their eyes may well feel they’ve had their pockets picked by self-serving investment managers. But actually they are also helping to fund, if only as an unintended side-effect, useful innovation which might not otherwise happen. [...]

VC blogging powerhouse Brad Feld talks social media

Many techies know the name of Brad Feld — that's because he's been investing in small software startups since the early 1990s, many of which have gone on to be extremely successful companies. For example, he was an early investor in Fitbit, MakerBot and Harmonix, all of which have gone on to growth and profitability. Show More Summary

A New Trend Is Quietly Emerging On Twitter — And It Will Give You New Hope For America's Teenagers

It hasn't been a banner week for teenagers on social media. Last Sunday started out strong with the "Teenage Twitter Terrorist Threat" — the 14-year-old in the Netherlands who tweeted American Airlines telling them she was planning to blow up a plane was arrested the next day. Show More Summary

Twitter’s Acquisition of Gnip Highlights Rise of Aggregators in DaaS Market

On Tuesday, social media giant Twitter announced that it is buying Data as a Service (DaaS) provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount. Gnip, which is one of several companies that sell access to the firehose of the content posted on Twitter, was founded in 2008 and today offers data from a number of popular user-generated services in addition to Twitter.

Beat Knowledge: Prepare For Summer With Swiff D’s ‘Washington Park’

Swiff D does well as a low-key producer with big accolades. His work with artists like Pac Div, Snoop Dogg and, most recently, Schoolboy Q would have a lesser man claim he’s amongst the greats all over social media. Swiff’s not about the B.S. though and always lets his beats talk. We’re better off this way because this man’s music speaks with great conviction.

Twitter Pegs the 'Awesome Meter' -- Site Changes You'll Love and What They Mean

I love Twitter! It is my favorite social media site, just the way it is, for lots of reasons. Twitter has been the single most valuable driver of my business. So, when Twitter, in their official blog, says they are going to be making massive changes over the next few weeks, I worry. Show More Summary

Facebook To Ping Users Of Nearby Friends

7 hours agoTechnology : Disruptors

The social media giant finally moves into the 'people discovery' space.

Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Social TV is poised to become one of the most important global forces in advertising over the next 10 years because of its ability to challenge our industry’s fundamental notion of information overload. The term information overload was coined 40 years ago by media visionary Alvin Toffler. However, we tend to think of information overload... Read More

Newswire: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are more popular than Coca-Cola and Oreo on social media

We at the The A.V. Club have long been dedicated to bringing our audience every bit of news we can find about the beautiful friendship between Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. We’ve dutifully reported on their Halloween, Christmas, and Super Bowl photos, as well as that time Stewart taught the world how to do a quadruple take. Show More Summary

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert laugh off more split rumors

If Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are splitting up, it's news to them.The country singing duo took to social media to slam the latest reports that they are calling it quits.

Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’ App Might Just Lead To A Real Social Life

The new Facebook Nearby Friends app could just end up giving you a social life outside Facebook. Yes, the new mobile app could help you find friends you can talk to face to face. One of the biggest problems with social media networks today is that it’s too easy to find and keep in touch

Tips for Building an Audience on YouTube

Need to boost your YouTube audience numbers? In the latest Mediabistro feature, experts and content creators share their tips on how to foster a successful YouTube channel by leveraging the tools you have, including social media, analytics...Show More Summary

Weibo shares shoot up after Nasdaq IPO

Initial public offering values Chinese social media company at nearly $4 billion

Turkey To Put 29 Twitter Users On Trial

China isn’t the only government putting social media users it finds undesirable in jail. Turkey, as you likely already know, has been on a  warpath against social media. You have probably already heard about its since overturned Twitter ban and its ongoing ban of YouTube. Now, 29 Twitter users are facing trial over their alleged role in […]

James Franco Calls New York Times Theater Critic a "Little Bi---"

Perhaps James Franco should consider deleting his Instagram account. Franco found himself in hot social media water (again) Thursday after referring to New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley as "a little bi---" via the photo-sharing platform. Show More Summary

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