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Poll: Teens Migrating to Twitter

May 22, 2013 10:24 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal information about themselves even as they try to protect their online reputations.

Facebook Milks Its Mobile Push in 1Q

May 2, 2013 10:22 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

If Facebook Home, the company’s new people-first overlay for Android, further confirms Facebook’s commitment to mobile, than the company’s first quarter numbers show that commitment paying off. While Facebook’s annual EPS held steady at $0.09, the company managed to boost its revenue 38 percent over the first quarter of 2012 to $1.46 billion. Its adjusted profits saw an increase too, rising 7 percent annually to $219 million.

Monitoring Your Kids on Facebook? That's so 2009

March 18, 2013 10:42 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Relieved your kids aren't posting embarrassing messages and goofy self-portraits on Facebook? They're probably doing it on Instagram and Snapchat instead. The number of popular social media sites available on kids' mobile device...


Super Bowl ads: Pros and Cons of Crowdsourcing and Predictions for This Year’s Crowdsourced Campaigns

February 1, 2013 10:46 am | by Corey Christiansen, Social Media Strategist, Metia | Articles | Comments

Twenty percent of the 35 advertisers in this year’s Super Bowl have incorporated crowdsourcing into their ad campaigns. The Old G in Super Bowl crowdsourcing, Doritos, is back again, and the brand is joined by Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, Lincoln, Audi, and newbie, Dunder Mifflin.

Mobile Devices Continue to Drive Social Media Usage

December 3, 2012 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A new report from Nielsen and NM Incite found that while the computer remains as the predominant device for social media access, consumers’ time spent with social media on mobile apps and the mobile web has increased 63 percent in 2012, compared to the same period last year. 

Oh Facebook, Say It Isn’t So

June 1, 2012 9:16 am | Blogs | Comments

For better or worse, reports surfaced again this week that Facebook is developing its own phone.  I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve heard talk of “the Facebook phone.” The New York Times says this latest effort would be

Facebook Sweetens IPO with New Offerings, Ads

March 1, 2012 6:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Investors looking to get in on Facebook's forthcoming IPO are no doubt hungrier than ever today...

Facebook Goes to Bat for Mobile Developers

February 27, 2012 7:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Facebook's Chief Technology Officer, Bret Taylor, today announced a proactive initiative at Mobile World Congress...


Banjo Strums Its Way to 600K Users

February 23, 2012 7:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Social network aggregators come and go. There's no end to mobile apps that coral all your friends' posts from Twitter, Facebook and the rest of them.

Report: Operators Lose Big on Social Messaging

February 22, 2012 7:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

New estimates from research firm Ovum indicate that consumers' increasing use of IP-based social messaging services on their smartphones cost telecom operators $8.7 billion.

Thailand Welcomes Twitter's New Censorship Policy

January 30, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is welcoming Twitter's new policy to censor tweets in specific nations where the content might break laws.

Research: South Africans Most Active Tweeters

January 26, 2012 7:01 am | by Michelle Faul, Associated Press | News | Comments

Young people tweeting from BlackBerrys and iPhones are driving the growth of Twitter in Africa, with South Africans by far the most vociferous...

Instagram Grabs Top 2011 Honors at App Store

December 9, 2011 7:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

At least a few happy developers are celebrating today after the iTunes App Store rolled out its picks for best apps of 2011.


A New Path for Path

November 30, 2011 7:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The mobile social networking company Path today rolled out Path 2, the next generation of the company's mobile photo sharing app...

Twitter's Jack Dorsey Rallies iOS Developers

September 2, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

"We want to know what additional materials you need from us to help you build products, boost distribution and expand your reach."

Facebook Adds Mobile Security Updates

August 9, 2011 8:23 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Facebook is working hard to bring two of the social network's mobile popular security tools to mobile – social reporting and the ability to reset passwords.

Remarks from the Twittersphere

July 23, 2011 5:59 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Twitter has emerged as the world’s largest cocktail party, where conversations range from revolutionary to the mundane.

Handmark Creates Subsidiary for Social, Mobile

July 13, 2011 8:58 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Handmark is spinning off its social apps business and mobile ad services group to form a wholly owned subsidiary...

AT & T Socializes with HTC Status, Zynga

June 30, 2011 8:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While the mythical Facebook-branded phone may never become a reality, HTC yesterday took at least a step in that direction...

Google+ Offers Alternate Buzz

June 29, 2011 8:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google yesterday unveiled its new social experience, Google+, an alternative to the now defunct Google Buzz.

Obama to Personally Tweet from Twitter Account

June 20, 2011 8:18 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is taking a more active role on Twitter, 140 characters at a time.

Apple, Google, Facebook Cover Familiar Ground at Hearing

May 19, 2011 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple and Google were put to on the hot seat again at a hearing before the Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee...

Facebook Considering Skype Purchase?

May 5, 2011 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Reports surfaced today that Facebook could be interested in buying Skype.

Bin Laden News Exemplifies New Paradigm

May 3, 2011 8:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As smartphone adoption continues to rise, real-time crowd-sourced reporting via websites like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, as well as text messaging, generate the kinds of data traffic that carrier execs see as a double-edged sword.

Report: Android, Facebook Plagued by Malware

April 20, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As has been widely predicted, malware and viruses are increasingly a part of the mobile landscape, requiring security measures on par with those employed on desktop PCs.

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