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T-Mobile Launches Free Voice Calls Via Facebook

T-Mobile Launches Free Voice Calls Via Facebook | Social media news | Scoop.it
Yet another company has beat Skype to launching free telephone calls via Facebook. T-Mobile today debuted a service the wireless carrier is calling Bobsled.
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So What Comes After Social Commerce?

So What Comes After Social Commerce? | Social media news | Scoop.it
If the first phase of e-commerce was the utilitarian hunt for staples, the next phase of e-commerce is about recreational shopping.
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Twitter Looks to Widen Appeal - WSJ.com

Twitter Looks to Widen Appeal - WSJ.com | Social media news | Scoop.it
Twitter is taking steps to broaden the appeal of the well-known messaging service and is in talks to buy TweetDeck for about $50 million.
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YouTube: Advertisers Need More LeBron James, Less Dogs on Skateboards | Adweek

YouTube: Advertisers Need More LeBron James, Less Dogs on Skateboards | Adweek | Social media news | Scoop.it
Earlier this month the buzz via The Wall Street Journal was that Google was preparing to pump $100 million into video subsidiary YouTube, all of it targeted at the creation of original programming and premium "channels" featuring recurring, made-for-YouTube Web series.
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Google to sentence YouTube violators to 'copyright school'

Google to sentence YouTube violators to 'copyright school' | Social media news | Scoop.it
Copyright violators will have to watch a tutorial and pass a test before they can use the online video service.
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Social Brands 100 Report

The Social Brands 100 was compiled over a period of three months with the contribution of an external panel of social experts drawn from business, academia, media and communications, and Brandwatch, the social media analytics data provider.
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Could the "Dark Web" mean lights out for Facebook?

Could the "Dark Web" mean lights out for Facebook? | Social media news | Scoop.it
A few years ago, it was not uncommon to hear search people talk about The Dark Web (also known as Dark Net or the Deep Web).
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Under 25’s swap remote controls for iPhones as ‘Social TV’ trend takes over | Digital Clarity

Under 25’s swap remote controls for iPhones as ‘Social TV’ trend takes over | Digital Clarity | Social media news | Scoop.it
Under 25’s swap remote controls for iPhones as ‘Social TV’ trend takes over 72% comment on programmes via social networks as they watch them How...
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7 Million Fans Like Leo Messi's Facebook Page in 7 Hours

7 Million Fans Like Leo Messi's Facebook Page in 7 Hours | Social media news | Scoop.it
Seven hours after Argentine Soccer player Leo Messi started a Facebook Page, he has 7 million likes.
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KLM Fly2Miami: It Started With A Tweet? -

KLM Fly2Miami: It Started With A Tweet? - | Social media news | Scoop.it
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is showing their great social DNA again. The airline has invested in a massive social media team and proves that smart social marketing is all about listening, dialogues and social interactions.
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YouTube is planning a shift from user-generated content to multiple TV-style channels

YouTube is planning a shift from user-generated content to multiple TV-style channels | Social media news | Scoop.it
Google is planning to increase its investment in original content for its video platform YouTube, according to widespread reports.
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Twitter Tweets Some Big Q1 Stats; 155 Million Tweets A Day Now

Twitter Tweets Some Big Q1 Stats; 155 Million Tweets A Day Now | Social media news | Scoop.it
Since the first quarter just ended, Twitter's PR team decided to tweet updates stats regarding the state of Twitter today. Of them, the biggest is that Twitter saw a 41 percent increase in tweets per day (and a 38 percent increase in the U.
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How to deal with your brand's online critics

How to deal with your brand's online critics | Social media news | Scoop.it
Everyone person knows how to broadcast a message online, and in this day and age, many know (or are learning) how to start a conversation, but do you know how to handle oppositional responses?...
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Red Wings Celebrate Goal With Radio Tactic on Facebook | ClickZ

Red Wings Celebrate Goal With Radio Tactic on Facebook | ClickZ | Social media news | Scoop.it
While the Detroit Red Wings hope to win their 12th Stanley Cup title at season's end, the club's social marketing staffers have already raised a celebratory banner after picking up Facebook "like" No. 500,000 last week. To commemorate the achievement, the Red Wings are giving away playoff game tickets via Facebook in a partnership with their communications sponsor AT&T.
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Spotlight on social commerce: What do Facebook Credits mean for the future of social commerce?

Spotlight on social commerce: What do Facebook Credits mean for the future of social commerce? | Social media news | Scoop.it
We’ve spent the past six months here at SmartBlog on Social Media looking at different ways companies are using Facebook as a social commerce tool. Right now you can break down Facebook commerce efforts into three major schools:

1.Companies that blend social recommendations into their e-commerce applications.
2.Companies that allow users to browse on Facebook, but then push shoppers over to their e-commerce platform when the time comes to make an actual purchase.
3.Companies that allow users to browse and then place an order using their credit card without ever leaving Facebook.
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Facebook: Liked to death

Facebook: Liked to death | Social media news | Scoop.it
Marketers are trying to co-opt Facebook's 'Like' button, and they're driving down its value. Read this blog post by Rafe Needleman on Rafe's Radar.
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9 Companies Doing Social Media Right and Why | Social Media Examiner

9 Companies Doing Social Media Right and Why | Social Media Examiner | Social media news | Scoop.it
Great ideas and tactics to transform your online presence by integrating social media into your marketing strategy.
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Friendslist Wants To Topple Craigslist By Being Even More Social

Friendslist Wants To Topple Craigslist By Being Even More Social | Social media news | Scoop.it
So many companies have tried to topple Craigslist, and they have all failed. Jonathan Wegener thinks they've all done it the wrong way.
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Popgadget Personal Technology: Suwappu augmented reality toy app

Popgadget Personal Technology: Suwappu augmented reality toy app | Social media news | Scoop.it
Augmented reality technology has been used as part of many apps and promotions over the past few years.
However, this has to be one of our favourite uses, an augmented reality toy concept devised by London design company Berg and Japanese ad agency Dentsu.
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4 Reasons Your Boss Should Care About Social Media for SEO | ClickZ

4 Reasons Your Boss Should Care About Social Media for SEO | ClickZ | Social media news | Scoop.it
Dismissing Facebook and Twitter? Personal communication, rankings, reputation management, and social media sells/converts are four reasons not to.
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Fowndr Offers Private Social Network for Start-Ups

Fowndr Offers Private Social Network for Start-Ups | Social media news | Scoop.it
Fowndr, a new social network opening in the coming weeks, hopes to offer a place for like-minded entrepreneurs and start-ups to share ideas, files and learning.
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LinkedIn's Answer to Facebook's Open Graph

LinkedIn's Answer to Facebook's Open Graph | Social media news | Scoop.it
Professional social network LinkedIn has opened up access to a new developer platform today that should bring LinkedIn content, buttons, Twitter-esque "profile summaries" and more to websites throughout the Web.
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Metrics advice: Think KPIs not ROI

Metrics advice: Think KPIs not ROI | Social media news | Scoop.it
One of the most packed sessions at this last's Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco was "Measuring the Future: New Metrics for New Media," a solo talk given by Margaret Francis, Vice President of Product at Lithium, one of our top 10 social media monitoring vendors.
"Social media is an effective way to create awareness of and interest in products and services," she told the 400 onlookers. So, how do you do that?
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Social media marketers focus on loyalty over sales, survey shows

Social media marketers focus on loyalty over sales, survey shows | Social media news | Scoop.it
Brands place value on insights and loyalty, not spending. How much is a brand fan worth? It’s a question some social media marketers have been asking for a while, but research suggests many are moving on from the search for a hard number.
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