Forbes  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Raising money for your startup could mean the difference between turning your company into success or see it languishing by the wayside. If you need to raise money for your startup, social media is the answer. Research states 84% of CEOs use it to...
Forbes  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's board are making sure the brilliant founder won't lose control of the social media giant.
Reuters  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Facebook announced on Wednesday it will create a new class of non-voting shares in a move aimed at letting Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg give away his wealth without relinquishing control of the social media juggernaut he founded.
New York Times  8 hrs ago  Comment 
A psychology professor’s suggestion that some dogs may feel distressed by being hugged ricocheted across social media.
New York Times  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Naseem Shah was suspended by Jeremy Corbyn for endorsing anti-Israel posts on social media before she became a member of the British Parliament.
Yahoo  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Twitter's stock plunged 15 percent at midday, after dropping nearly 14 percent late Tuesday on news that revenue growth at the microblogging service was stagnant. Apple shares were down 6 percent, after Tuesday's 8 percent drop to below $100 for...
TechCrunch  Apr 27  Comment 
 Spotify has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to artists who use Spotify’s streaming platform to grow their listeners and overall business. It has bought CrowdAlbum, a company that aggregates photos and videos...
New York Times  Apr 26  Comment 
A small increase in users may not be growth enough for investors, who regularly compare Twitter to Facebook, the social media Goliath.
Benzinga  Apr 26  Comment 
The latest data from TickerTags indicate there has been a clear winner in the three-horse race among publicly traded luxury handbag makers on social media in the past year. Social media buzz surrounding luxury handbags has surged in the past year,...
Benzinga  Apr 26  Comment 
The latest data from TickerTags indicates the novelty appeal of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)’s Apple Watch has worn off in a big way since the device’s launch. Shareholders are hoping the Apple Watch will provide a boost to the company’s bottom...


Social media describes websites that allow users to share content, media, etc. Common examples are the popular social networking sites like Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, etc. Social media also includes YouTube, Photobucket, Flickr, and other sites aimed at photo and video sharing. News aggregation and online reference sources, examples of which are Digg and Wikipedia, are also counted in the social media bucket. Micro-blogging sites such as twitter can also be included as social media.

  • News Corporation (NWS) owns Myspace, the most-viewed website in the world. It also purchased Photobucket, a photo-sharing website.
  • Yahoo! (YHOO) has been making moves to enter the social media segment. Its Flickr photo-sharing website and 360 social networking site are examples of this.
  • Google (GOOG) purchased YouTube, a leading online video sharing website.
  • Microsoft (MSFT) announced a minority $240 million investment in Facebook in late October, valuing the company at an estimated $5 to $15 billion overall.
  • AOL announced on March 2008 the $850 million purchase of Bebo. At the time, Bebo was the third largest social networking site behind MySpace and Facebook in terms of page views and unique monthly visitors, both key metrics for online advertising

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