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 I recently interviewed the co-founders of social marketing startup Niche, when they took the stage at AOL HQ with Robby Ayala, who leads creative partnerships for the company and is also one of their resident Vine stars (with 2.8 million...
Forbes  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Talented marketers launch successful mass media and social media campaigns. They help create fashion and fad trends. They turn obscure products into consumer brands. They collect hefty bonuses and recognition awards.
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TechCrunch  Aug 22  Comment 
 Bubbly, the voice-based social media network, has been acquired by India-based Altruist, which provides telecom services in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Bubbly, which was known as Bubble Motion before...
Forbes  Aug 21  Comment 
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Cloud Computing  Aug 21  Comment 
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Forbes  Aug 21  Comment 
Sports social network Fancred has raised $3 million on top of its existing $1.5 million round and will focus on expanding from iOS to Android and the iPad to allow all users to capture their favorite sports moments.
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 21  Comment 
As of late, social media has really been booming. Most people have heard about Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and LinkedIn (LNKD), and they may have a profile on just one of them, or even all of them. We have all heard the debate regarding which...
TechCrunch  Aug 21  Comment 
 It seems like everyone and their mom is making video montages. A year in the life of a baby from England. A year in the life of that new SNL actor Brooks Wheelan. But it takes quite a bit of dedication to actually edit those videos to...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 21  Comment 
By Tom Lydon: By Todd Shriber & Tom Lydon This year's momentum sell-off is, mostly, in investors' rearview mirrors. You know, the one caused by sharp retrenchments in biotechnology, Internet and social media stocks. The one that sent beloved...




 

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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