Yahoo is to buy social networking firm Tumblr for $1.1bn (CLICK). While the family of a deceased Hungarian art collector argued the toss about who was to get what, thieves stole 500 of the artworks in dispute (CLICK). The exhibitionShow More Summary
Yahoo Inc's board has approved a deal to buy blogging and social networking site Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, the Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with the matter as saying on Sunday.
Simply put – a social signal is a link from someone’s social networking profile to your web page. If you were to click on the ‘like’ button next to this very blog post then you, my friend, have given me a ‘social signal’.
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Editor's note: Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. This was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop computing to mobile., and particularly for those focused on mobile-social as I am due to my job at just.me. Show More Summary
Do Not Disturb is one of the best and often ignored features in iOS 6. If your iPhone is home to multiple social network apps, email, messaging and more, I’m guessing it buzzes and beeps plenty throughout your day. While not uncommon, this sort of thing can be extremely distracting when night falls and you’d [...]
Users spend 25% more time on the social network after downloading.
Last year, Facebook marked a new milestone in its nine-year history. It lost users. While the network did pass the 1 billion monthly active user threshold globally in 2012, Facebook also lost 1.4 million U.S. monthly active users late last year, a small but symbolic decline. Show More Summary
At the beginning of this year, Facebook overtook Google Maps as the most-used mobile app in the U.S. The social network giant also recently introduced a controversial new mobile interface, Facebook Home. Earlier this week, Home hit 1 million downloads. Show More Summary
Have you ever heard of the “sneaky nuts” prank? Western Australia’s Minister for Education Peter Collier has. Collier is both embarrassed and profusely sorry as he admits he has learned a valuable lesson in social networking: Never “like” something unless you know exactly what it is. To wit, Collier “liked” a Facebook photo without noticing that it showed [...]Show More Summary
Yahoo has set a Monday news conference in NY to announce “something special”, and CBNC says that CEO Marissa Mayer will be there. Could the news be that it is acquiring the social network Tumblr? Reports surfaced last night that Yahoo...Show More Summary
Software was pitched to the U.S. government, but not yet soldRaytheon Comp. (RTN) has created a social networking tracking program called Rapid Information Overlay Technology -- or "RIOT", for short -- which is building a database of trillions of pieces of data on millions of users' social networking profiles. Show More Summary
In all honesty, Blake Griffin himself could start a social network that served no purpose outside of featuring his dizzying (and disgusting, if you will) array of dunks, and it'd probably go over quite well. Instead, he -- along with...Show More Summary
It is hard to understand how Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could go from terrorist to teen heartthrob. So why have some teens taken to social networking channels with #freejahar? (Wrong spelling, but we get the point.)
At its I/O developers conference a couple of days ago Google introduced various updates to its Google+ social networking platform, many of which will be of interest to photographers. As well as changes to layout, images can be 'auto-enhanced',...Show More Summary
Despite some early pitfalls, the social network has successfully made the transition from start-up to publicly traded company. It's the eve of Facebook's one-year IPO anniversary, and what a strange year it's been. The Menlo, California-based...Show More Summary
SiliconAngle editor-in-chief Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins caught up with Seth Sternberg, the product management director for Google+, to discuss the latest upgrades to the search giant’s homegrown social network. The first new feature Sternberg highlights is the multi-platform sign-in capability that … Continue reading ?
BTIG Research‘s Rich Greenfield, who has been relentlessly critical of Facebook (FB) in recent months, today penned a second installment of his essays on why the social networking site should be worried about Google‘s (GOOG) own social networking effort, “Google+,” following Google’s developer conference earlier this week. Show More Summary
Facebook’s First Year Post-IPO: the Most Important Thing It Did (CNBC.com) One year later, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has figured out mobile, experts say. The social networking giant may have had a rough patch after its IPO, but Facebook has quickly turned things around by cashing in on its users’ obsession with mobile. “One of the big [...]