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Some Canadian information on the use of social media by small business owner's. This shows how commonplace the use of social media for business is becoming, it is not just the large corps. tweeting and pinning.
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Monitoring all major social media sites can be very time consuming. I've saved a significant amount of time online just by using these social media tools.
Five Social Media Software Tools to follow. I personally use Hootsuite and I can attest for its value. Zapier looks very interesting and I will have to check it out.
[Infographic] How Users Interact on Pinterest This visual guide details how users are interacting with pins, boards, other users and brands on Pinterest. [[MORE]]
Pinterest use statistics are highlighted in this infogratphic.
Foursquare picked up $35 million in Series D funding and appears to have the fuel to rev up its monetization engines in 2014.
Foursquare receives $35M in a Series D financing. This brings the total investor funding to $147M since 2009.
Social media has been THE hot topic for 2013 and I can’t see that changing. Here are my 7 hot predictions in social media for 2014.
Seven great predictions for 2014 and social. All these are relevant and make sense.
Why should you use a specific social media network? Learn which network is best for you, how much time it will take and why you should use it in this social media infographic.
Updated infographic on user statistics for different social networks, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, etc.
Twitter is increasingly emerging as teen's favorite compared to Facebook, due to its attractive features and increasing mobile usage
Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are profiled - comparison of user age groups for mobile and desktop. Twitter shows great appeal in mobile and desktop for younger users (18-24 years).
As with many startups, Zendesk's origins began at a table with a few laptops, three co-founders and lots of coffee. But the founding of the customer service..
SaaS company Zendesk is profiled. Started in Denmark in 2007. Benchmark Capital and Charles River Ventures invested $6M in 2009 as customers began to flock to the site. In 2012, Zendesk raised $60M from a number of VCs that are poising to take it public (Goldman Sachs was one of the investors).
To celebrate HootSuite's 5th birthday, we've created an infographic offering a snapshot of the evolution of social media over the past 5 years.
Thanks Hootsuite for providing this infographic. Great summary. Happy Birthday.
The rise of social media in China will lead to liberalization, and as more and more people go online China's government will be powerless to halt the changes, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google Inc, said on Monday.
Hootsuite's value is partially based on installing useful aps to drive paid users to the company. Here is a history of app development at Hootsuite. Over 1M installations to date, and the growth is geometric.
Dallas’ HipLogiq announced Monday it has raised $7 million in a Series B round to expand its sales and marketing staff. Hadron Global Partners, a division
HipLogiq raises $7M in a Series B Round. HipLogiq sells a SaaS product called SocialCompass and SocialCentriv as a reward/loyalty program for Tweets. Location based conversations ensue.
Mobile device management (MDM) is not equivalent to mobile security. That's the message we heard this morning during our discussion with Garrett Larsson, the cofounder and CEO of Mojave Networks (f...
Sequia Capital and Bessemer Ventures (both previous investors) lead the round for $5M into Mojave (a 2011 startup - mobile device management company). Mojave is compared to Onavo (Isreali startup) that Facebook bought for an estimated $150-200M earlier.
Video on msnbc.com: As Facebook’s popularity surges among generations older than millennials, a new survey shows that teens are doing an about face, moving away from the social media platform in favor of Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Changing Demographic for Facebook, something we have known for a while. A NBC news profile.
Thinking of using Photos on your Facebook site, this infographic shows you that it is a good idea and increases engagement. The more visual your use of social media, the better the uptake from readers and therefore driving value back to the social network.
After 10 years eight South by Southwests two startups and zero dollars in profit will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley ever find his way?
Great article on Foursquare by FastCompany.
Apple has acquired social-media analytics firm Topsy Labs for more than $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The startup specializes in Twitter data.
Apple buys Topsy and jumps into social media/Twitter analytics. Topsy was bought for more than $200M.
Some predictions are explored. I do not agree with #4, and #5. From my research location based social media is on the increase and G+ continues to shine and will grow in 2014. G+'s ties to Googles other businesses is too strong.
45 Amazing Social Media Facts, Figures & Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]
Great Infographic about various Social media statistics. Featuring Facebook, G+, Instgram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter. These statistics for 2013 along with the number of users actively using each social network, dictate value for each.
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access...
Very interesting. How do you get shares in a Singapore based startup?
That's the latest from JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth, who found that Twitter's user base skews younger than other social networks. Read this article by Don Reisinger on CNET News.
User demographics for Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are contrasted. Twitter's biggest age group of users is 25-34 yrs old but a sizable user group (18.2% of the total Twitterverse) uses between 18-24 years old.
Facebook's largest user group is 25-34 yrs old as well (19% of all users), but closely followed by 34-45 yrs (17% of all users), whereas LinkedIn's largest group is 45-54 yrs old with only 9.6% using LI while 18-24 years old (in the USA).
By contrast: Social Media's largest group by user is 25-34 yrs old at 16.9% of all users and the largest user group on the Internet is 45-54 yrs old (at 15.8% of all users).
I think it's safe to say that social media is here to stay. For those of us who have accepted that fact, we are moving on from adoption to trying to understand how businesses can take advantage of ...
Yes, social media is here to stay. Here is a list of adoption rates for social media in different industries. Real Estate/Construction and Healthcare are #1 and #2 respectively ahead of #3 Media/Entertainment.
This week, Business Insider chief Henry Blodget wrote a post titled, "EXCLUSIVE: How Snapchat Plans To Make Money." With a juicy title like that, one couldn't help but click.The disappearing MMS app,
A discussion on Snapchat valuation.
Money to be made via....advertising. Go figure.
Henry Blodget (Yahoo! and former internet research analyst) comments that Snapchat:
1) key features limit business opportunities
2) their technology is easy to replicate
3) users don't want to see ads on Snapchat
Why consolidation will dominate a rapidly maturing mobile market over the next couple of years.
If you did not think that mobile was important to social media companies, large tech incumbants like IBM and Oracle are acquiring mobile businesses all the time. IBM recently acquired FiberLink ($300M), UrbanCode, Worklight, Teusterr etc. and Oracle acquired Bitzer. Other interested acquirers of this technology (mobile, mobile security, apps etc) are Cisco, SAP, Microsoft, Citrix, MaAfee etc.
LNKD stock has rolled back over 10% after Q3 earnings, but don't count out this social media player. LinkedIn stock is a strong buy.
LinkedIn's value is explained. It is based on expectations and LNKD's strong growth (38% YOY for users and 56% for profit YOY)