Social Networking

What Does Apple Want with Topsy?

At first glance, the company has little use for a startup that specializes in social analytics. continue…

This is Your Digital Life

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By 2015, any company wanting to capture the attention of its customers or employees will have to compete with digital media flowing every waking second. continue…

Google Plus Growth Accelerating, Google Claims

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According to the company’s own calculations, some 110 million new people have begun using Google Plus in the past five months. continue…

Online Platforms Connect Tech Firms & Angel Investors

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Tech companies are of particular interest to accredited angel investors who tap into investment crowdfunding platforms like AngelList, Crowdfunder, Gust and MicroVentures. While most people are familiar with Kickstarter and Indiegogo, campaigns on those sites include everything from singers pushing records to companies developing new projects. In lieu of equity, backers get the eventual product and other rewards. But portals that cater to accredited investors generally take a more sophisticated approach – they’re about pairing investors with companies who’ll trade… continue…

Why Won’t Google’s ‘Shared Endorsements’ Pay Users?

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Fortunately, it’s easy to opt out of Google’s upcoming plan to use “+1”s as advertising fodder. continue…

Twitter’s IPO Could Spark Huge Challenges

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When Twitter finally goes public, Wall Street will start cracking the whip for boundless growth and revenue. continue…

Facebook Releases First-Ever Transparency Report

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Facebook’s initial transparency report covers the first six months of 2013. continue…

Vine Surviving Instagram’s Foray Into Micro-Video

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Vine has seen its user base increase to 40 million over the past few months. continue…

LinkedIn Expands to Universities, Students

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By locking students into the network early, LinkedIn can (at least in theory) maintain a user base for many years to come. continue…

Four Strategies for Overcoming Degree Requirements

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Matt Goldenberg’s client wanted to get into Web marketing and analytics. He had an aptitude for his work at a real estate company but faced one big hurdle: He lacked a Computer Science degree, and many of the job postings he’d seen required one. So Goldenberg, a Portland, Ore., Career Coach, devised a clever strategy.  He had the client approach his current employer with a plan to do some Web marketing for the company, at a reduced rate. In exchange,… continue…