Clusterstock  Aug 17  Comment 
News breaks on Twitter. So do rumors, hoaxes, and outright frauds aimed at manipulating stock prices. For companies that mine the internet and social media for information hedge-funds can trade on, quickly spotting an online spoof is...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 16  Comment 
Companies are latching on to social media as they come up with innovative ideas to connect with their customers. From stand-up comedy on bad investments (HDFC Life) to Ranbir Kapoor entertai...  Aug 14  Comment 
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kim Kardashian was admonished by the Food and Drug Administration this week for promoting a morning sickness drug on Instagram.  Ted Murphy, CEO of Izea , said the reality star needs to learn the reality of dealing with...
Forbes  Aug 14  Comment 
Over the past few years, the trend in social media is that everything is going towards video. Not only are mainstays like Facebook focusing heavily on promoting video content and making user-uploaded clips work well, but newer, more video-focused...
TechCrunch  Aug 14  Comment 
 While businesses have plenty of options if they want to push their employees to do more social media sharing, CultureSphere founder and CEO Danny Gordon said the existing tools all take a similar “top down approach” — senior marketing and...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 14  Comment 
The Modi government has effectively used social media to reach out to people — and what’s wrong with being savvy?
Forbes  Aug 14  Comment 
Despite the fact that earlier this week presidential hopeful Donald Trump made his way to the top of the extensive GOP field in an Iowa poll as the first choice of 22 percent of those surveyed, a study of Trump's social media audience found that...
Forbes  Aug 14  Comment 
Real time sports video clips are coming to social sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. 2 year old start-up Grabyo, backed by star footballers like Thierry Hennry and Tony Parker, has raised $2m to build a platform from which rights...
Financial Times  Aug 14  Comment 
Interior minister says he met disgraced ex-IMF chief following alleged threats on social media
New York Times  Aug 13  Comment 
A word catches fire on social media among disaffected Republicans, called racist by some, who feel their candidates lean too far left.


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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