Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster this morning weighs in on the reported purchase by Apple (AAPL) of social analytics software maker Topsy Labs for $200 million, writing that the technology “could help Siri compete more directly with Google Now,” referring to Apple’s natural language assistant function on the iPhone and iPad, and Google’s (GOOG) comparable intelligent [...]
Apple has acquired Topsy, a social media analytics company for ~$200 million, Daisuke Wakabayashi and Douglas MacMillian at the WSJ report. This is a strange acquisition for Apple. It tends to focus more on hardware, software, and applications. Show More Summary
There’s a season for everything. As brands gear up for the Christmas shopping season, it’s worth exploring the seasonal trends in social media engagement. According to a study by social software company, Expion, the trends indicate that Seasonal Affective Disorder may affect fan engagement. Show More Summary
Google has patented plans for software that learns how you behave on social networks and can automatically generate suggestions for "personalized" reactions to tweets and Facebook posts. Originally noted by the BBC, the ostensible goal of the software is to help users keep up and reply to all the interactions they receive, especially critical ones. Show More Summary
Real-time social software platform Livefyre has made its second acquisition, this time picking up social application provider Realtidbits in a move that establishes an analytics offering for Livefyre’s customers. As... Keep reading ...
Since being founded in 2005 reddit has been growing steadily, according to a new study from software engineer and Reddit user Max Woolf (u/minimaxir). The study, which analyzed 41 million posts over a the course of two years, indicates...Show More Summary
Say goodbye to ESPN's ScoreCenter app. Don't worry though, the sports broadcast network has renamed the popular mobile software SportsCenter alongside a redesign. The refresh brings video highlights, social functionality and personalized content to those looking to remain up to speed or follow along on-the-go. Show More Summary
The Plant, a Tokyo-based software firm, is bringing social collaboration to international companies with a new tool called Qortex. The offering entered general availability this morning after an extensive testing period stretching back to 2012. Qortex is designed to help … Continue reading ?
GitHub is a place where hardcore geeks socialize, and non geeks never ever venture. What is it, exactly? From Crunchbase: GitHub is a social network for programmers. Git is a distributed software management program created by Linus Torvalds, originally for the Linux Kernel Development. Show More Summary
The submitter of the below code, who chooses to remain Anonymous, recently started a job at a social media company as a software engineer. Seeing that they had never had anyone dedicated to their iOS product before, apparently they were...Show More Summary
Wasu says Circus Social’s goal in the next three years is to sign up 1 million subscribers for its web-based applications and tools. And five years from now, the Singapore-based startup that also has offices in Bangalore hopes to be a full-service, global DIY communications agency that is cloud-based. read more
ByMichael Blair: Customer Relationship Management software is a vital tool for today's marketing executives in an increasingly competitive and online world. Companies need to mine social data, track internet searches, target demographic groups, and assess competitive trends. Show More Summary
By teaching computers to "see" images, one Texas software company thinks it can stop blackmail and bullying--and maybe even upend the online advertising business. Social media and smartphones have created the ultimate outlets for teenage angst. Show More Summary
By Sramana Mitra: An IDC report published earlier this year projects the worldwide enterprise social software market to grow from $1 billion in 2012 to $2.7 billion by the year 2017, translating to an annualized growth rate of 22%. Last year, IBM remained the leader with a 14% market share. Show More Summary
Unlike fashion designers or software startups, financial firms can't use social media with wild abandon: the Securities Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have rules that these companies mustShow More Summary
There is no better window into high-tech social media marketing than to look at the work of Facebook's preferred marketing developers, who offer the expertise and paid media-buying and analytics software to power big brand Facebook campaigns. Show More Summary
Sponsored Post Offerpop, a leading social marketing software company, has released Hashtag Gallery, a solution that allows brands to unite social media with traditional marketing channels, compile and store user-generated content, and showcase hashtag...
Jeff Schick, Vice President of Social Software at IBM, explored the opportunities that organizations now have to expand their business through social software and social media strategies, with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the IBM Information on … Continue reading ?
Sponsored Post Today, Nimble, the pioneer in social relationship management software, announced the newest release of its award-winning platform with significant updates across the board. These new features enable true social selling at an advanced...
Facebook is reported to be contemplating a technology that will allow it to track the cursor movements of its users. The social networking giant, which now boasts 1.19 billion active monthly users, is looking at tracking software that...Show More Summary