- FINRA reviewing brokerages' use of social media - June 19 2013 10:49
By Ashley Lau (Reuters) - Wall Street's Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is looking at how brokerage firms supervise their use of communication outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the industry-funded regulator said. FINRA, which conducts periodic "sweeps," or targeted checks on Wall Street brokerages, sent out letters to firms earlier this month requesting information about their use and monitoring of social media communications for the companies and individual employees. ...
- Filtered Video? Instagram Reported to Add Video to App at Facebook Event Tomorrow - June 19 2013 08:05
- Samsung reportedly rejects Zuckerberg’s ‘Facebook Phone’ overtures - June 19 2013 07:20
It’s hard to believe, but Samsung doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of HTC and release a Facebook-centric “Galaxy First.” The Korea Herald reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broached the subject of creating a “Facebook-friendly” smartphone with Samsung during his meeting with the company on Tuesday and was promptly rejected. Given that the Facebook-centric HTC First has been one of the biggest duds of the year so far, it’s not surprising that Samsung has little interest in going along with Zuckerberg’s plans. One of The Korea Herald’s sources also notes that Samsung doesn’t particularly want to help Facebook in its quest to become the next Google since it doesn’t want to contend with any additional rivals in the
- Scandal's Joshua Malina: 'Social Media Has Been A Huge Part Of Our Success!' - June 18 2013 17:19
- Times Square 'bike bomber' video released, FBI seeks Twitter tips - June 18 2013 14:07
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Police Department are renewing their efforts to solve a 2008 bombing in Times Square that damaged a military recruiting center by boosting the reward, releasing new video footage, and seeking tips on Twitter.
- Facebook looks to Samsung for help in wake of HTC First disaster - June 18 2013 14:00
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with Samsung president Shin Jong Kyun this week to discuss a potential partnership, Bloomberg reported. Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, is interested in working with Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone vendor, to help boost its mobile advertising sales. The two companies are also said to have spoken about investing in technology startups. Facebook previously partnered with HTC on the HTC First, a smartphone that was skinned with Facebook’s custom Home software. Facebook Home was largely panned by critics and the HTC First flopped on the market. BGR exclusively reported last month that AT&T was preparing to discontinue the HTC First after only a month on the market.
- Exclusive: Facebook reaches 1 million active advertisers - June 18 2013 13:32
By Jennifer Saba (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it now has 1 million active advertisers globally who used the platform in the last 28 days, a milestone for the company that is seeking to revive its revenue growth. A vast majority of those advertisers are small business owners who have flocked to the world's No. 1 social network. Facebook executives are hoping to net even more small advertisers since 16 million local businesses, ranging from jewelry sellers to clothing stores, set up free pages on the network. ...
- Facebook Helped Boost Organ Donor Registration - June 18 2013 05:15
Raising awareness of organ donation on social media websites can help boost donation rates, according to a new study.
- Twitter Makes Crowds Less Predictable - June 18 2013 04:00
Twitter Makes Crowds Less Predictable
- Facebook CEO meets SKorean president - June 17 2013 22:24
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul to discuss ways to stimulate entrepreneurship and venture firms in Asia's fourth-largest economy. Park's office said Zuckerberg ...
- Facebook is trying to crush Vine before it’s too late - June 17 2013 11:40
Facebook will reportedly be adding Vine-like, short video clips to its Instagram service later this month. This follows an important cross-over moment — earlier in June, Vine surpassed Instagram in Twitter shares. But perhaps even more worryingly, Vine has become the fastest growing top iOS app in America measured by engagement. According to Onavo Insights, Vine has tripled its monthly engagement to 10.7% of all iPhone owners in just a few months. Instagram remains far ahead with 35.5%, but it’s engagement growth has slowed to a crawl. This could be a pivotal moment in the obscure and potentially highly annoying art of posting seven-second stop motion video clips of people re-enacting the Siege of Gondor on their coffee tables. A Facebook/Instagram entry
- Now Vinestagram Is Facebook's Secret Product Launch — or Is It? - June 17 2013 08:00
With a mysterious Facebook product launch coming up on Thursday, the rumormongers think they've landed on yet another possibility for what's to come: a video competitor for Twitter's Vine, made by none other than Instagram itself. You know, even though the rumormongers believed something else entirely just a few hours earlier.
- You Should Follow Iran’s New President on Twitter - June 17 2013 03:36
Iran's new president is quite the tweeter.
- Manziel tweet sounds ready to leave A&M - June 16 2013 17:55
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel still has three years of eligibility left at Texas A&M.
- This Revolution Will Not Be Televised Because It’s Already on Twitter (PHOTOS) - June 16 2013 10:36
June 16 marks the 18th day of fierce antigovernment protests in Turkey. Escalating violence is being documented by activists who are accusing the police of cruel and excessive force. Gassing and other manifestations of violence are wreaking havoc in neighborhoods throughout Istanbul, Ankara and smaller cities throughout the country.