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Forbes  3 hrs ago  Comment 
A common sight here in Hong Kong and elsewhere in China, is a group of friends at a café – or even a romantic couple at a fine restaurant – individually absorbed by their mobile phones, not speaking a word to each other.
New York Times  Jan 28  Comment 
Kola House, now being built in New York, is meant to be a testing ground for Pepsi products and, in a subtle way, to stir social media conversation.
TechCrunch  Jan 28  Comment 
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Yahoo  Jan 28  Comment 
Investors are cheering as Facebook crushes Wall Street estimates in the fourth quarter. The social media giant beat on both the top and bottom lines as its revenue soared 30% from the previous quarter to $5.8 billion.
Benzinga  Jan 28  Comment 
Over the past year, shares of social media site Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) have lost nearly 60 percent, as investors worried about the firm's profit potential going forward. Action camera maker GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GRPO) has suffered a similar...
Benzinga  Jan 28  Comment 
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Forbes  Jan 28  Comment 
Social data archival app Shryne launched its second major version on Thursday alongside a new Web platform that broadens the scope of the two-year old startup?s offering. Shryne is an application that archives old communications ?text messages,...
NPR  Jan 28  Comment 
Having millions of followers on Twitter or Instagram isn't necessarily a great achievement if they don't engage with you. Putting a value on social media followers is a burgeoning business.
Financial Times  Jan 28  Comment 
Last quarter a ‘defining moment’ as social media group ramps up mobile marketing
TechCrunch  Jan 28  Comment 
 Social media is the intersection of tech and culture, and Instagram happens to be the fastest-growing social media site at the moment with more than 400 million users. Most of those users, like me, don’t have 50 million followers and post...




 

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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