SWEB’s Link Roundup for the Week: All About Facebook

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What is really going on with Facebook? From its acquisition of Instagram, its growing user base, the continuous patent fights, to its yearly revenue growth, I’ve gathered the top stories of the week that everyone has been buzzing about.

The Rise Of Instagram: Tracking The App’s Spread Worldwide (Tech Crunch)

Facebook Has Surpassed 900M Users, With The 1B Mark Right Around The Corner (Venture Beat)

Updated S-1: Facebook’s Yearly Revenue Growth Up 45 Percent, But Down Six Percent From Last Quarter (All Things D)

Zuck’s So Busy Buying Billion Dollar Companies, Facebook May Delay IPO (Seeking Alpha)

Facebook Paying $550M for Some AOL Patents (Bloomberg Businessweek)

The Best Way To Trade The Facebook IPO (Seeking Alpha)

“This is a renaissance of media and journalism,” Google’s head of news products and Google+ programming, Richard Gingras stated.
So where do you get your news? From Twitter? Facebook? The good ole’ newspaper? As social media carves its way into how you get your news, some tech giants explain how they are not trying to take over the news sphere, but merely how it is projected through their platforms. New York Times realizes the impact of social media on its readers and is implementing new ways to reach them. Check out the links below for further detail on these subjects.

How Tech’s Giants Want To Re-invent Journalism (Paid Content)

New York Times Launches Social Media Ad Program (Wall Street Journal)

In the video below, Jack Dorsey, Square CEO and co-founder as well as Twitter co-founder, chatted with Charlie Rose about the two companies he’s built and Facebook’s $1 billion splurge on Instagram. Click Here for the full article. (Tech Crunch)

Other news in social media/sharing this week:

Zynga Reports Revenues Of $329 Million And Earnings Per Share Of $0.06 In Q1 2012 (The Next Web)

Google Drive: The Newest Cloud Storage Service Compared To Competitors (Huffington Post)

WordPress Is Now A ~$50 Million Business, But It Still Won’t Take My Money (SplatF)

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