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.
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:
Google Drive: The Newest Cloud Storage Service Compared To Competitors (Huffington Post)
SWEB’s Instagram Buyout Linkfest
Posted by brittpierpoint on April 9th, 2012 at 6:00 pm, Comments: 0
Facebook’s investment in the popular photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion is the biggest acquisition yet for the social network giant. I’ve rounded up the most interesting commentaries about Facebook’s new addition.
In this short video on March 21, 2012, Instagram’s CEO, Kevin Systrom, sat down with PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy to discuss how his company plans on making money.
The most insightful links from around the web about the social giant’s acquisition:
Zuck’s Post (Facebook)
Instagram + Facebook (Instagram Blog)
These Simple Charts Show Why Instagram is Clearly Worth $1 Billion (Business Insider)
A Study of Instagram (Thames 2 Thayer)
Comments from the StockTwits community about the big news:
SWEB’s Link Roundup for the Week: Facebook Likes Nasdaq
Posted by brittpierpoint on April 6th, 2012 at 2:36 pm, Comments: 0
Facebook Picks Nasdaq For I.P.O. (Deal Book NY Times)
Shutting Down Spammers (Twitter Blog)
Groupon Gets It Wrong (Bloomberg)
Four Types Of Advertising Are Emerging In Social Games (All Things D)
SWEB’s Link Roundup for the Week: Tech’s New Frontier?
Posted by brittpierpoint on March 16th, 2012 at 3:06 pm, Comments: 0
Is Seattle the next Silicon Valley? (Venture Beat)
Social Media Display Fuelling Ongoing Internet Ad Growth (Paid Content)
Why Square’s Card Case Is Awesome and Scary (Leigh Drogen)
Does social media affect how you spend money? (The Next Web)
Google in New Privacy Probes (Wall Street Journal)
Meet The 10 Patents Yahoo Is Using To Sue Facebook (Paid Content)
SWEB’s Link Roundup for the Week
Posted by brittpierpoint on March 9th, 2012 at 4:17 pm, Comments: 0
Video Below: How Brands Are Solving Social Issues With Social Media (Mashable)
Spotify: ‘We have to turn ourselves into the OS of music’ (The Gaurdian)
When Social Media Takes You Offline (Attention USA)
Friday Links: IPO Talk and Tech Giant Expansions
Posted by brittpierpoint on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:28 pm, Comments: 0
Yelp IPO Surges Despite Valuation worries (Market Watch)
What Happens Next If Spotify Goes Public? (Paid Content)
Twitter’s Slow Road to IPO (Wall Street Journal)
Apple Throws Weight Around in TV Negotiations (The New York Post)
Leap Day SWEB Links
Posted by brittpierpoint on February 29th, 2012 at 3:50 pm, Comments: 0
The Internet is Reshaping Our Economy… (Chris Dixon)
So.cl: Inside Microsoft’s Social Networking Experiment (Huffington Post)
Facebook to Unveil New Ad Offerings (Wall Street Journal)
Huh? After Spending $278 Million, Salesforce(dot)com Backs Out of San Francisco Campus (All Things D)
Marc Benioff made his regular appearance on CNBC’s “Mad Money” with Jim Cramer to talk about Salesforce(dot)com in the video below.
Thursday Linkfest: Pushing Limits
Posted by brittpierpoint on February 23rd, 2012 at 3:58 pm, Comments: 0
Facebook Insiders Push $100 Billion Value (Bloomberg)
Twitter’s Revenue is Heading into International Waters (Venture Beat)
Is Skype a Social Network? (Meme Burn)
Microsoft and Apple Take on Google (Tech Flash)
LinkedIn Buys Smart Email Startup Rapportive (Mashable)
Wednesday Linkfest: Social Media Rises to New Heights
Posted by brittpierpoint on February 22nd, 2012 at 3:32 pm, Comments: 0
The Impact of Social Media on SEO (Coastal Digital Blog)
LinkedIn Surpasses One Million Members in Indonesia (SG Entrepreneurs)
We’re! Not! a! Social! Network! Yells! Yahoo! (The Register)
Facebook: 2X Google’s Page Views, 1/10th the Revenue (Huffington Post)
Drilling Down: How Businesses Use Google+ (NY Times-Bits Blog)
Wednesday Linkfest: How Social Media is Shaping the Internetz
Posted by brittpierpoint on February 1st, 2012 at 5:15 pm, Comments: 0
Dispersion and Entropy In Social Media (Fred Wilson)
Google+ About to Hit 100 Million Users (Mashable)
US Lawmakers Question Video Privacy Social Sharing Bill (Computer World UK)
Eghosa Omoigui sat down with The Street Signs Crew to discuss Facebook’s prospects and provide real value. Check out the video below.
- SWEB’s Link Roundup for the Week: All About Facebook
- SWEB’s Instagram Buyout Linkfest
- SWEB’s Link Roundup for the Week: Facebook Likes Nasdaq
- SWEB’s Link Roundup for the Week: Tech’s New Frontier?
- SWEB’s Link Roundup for the Week
- Friday Links: IPO Talk and Tech Giant Expansions
- Leap Day SWEB Links
- Thursday Linkfest: Pushing Limits
- Wednesday Linkfest: Social Media Rises to New Heights
- Wednesday Linkfest: How Social Media is Shaping the Internetz
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