Articles written by Mike Stenger

LINE App Kicks Off 2014 With $143 Million In Revenue

LINE, the messaging app most well known in Asia, shared its Q1 2014 earnings today, posting revenue of $143 million or a 223 percent increase year-over-year. It was a 19 percent increase from Q4 2013, and the company also announced it has hit 420 million users. It doesn’t say if those are active, however, when it hit […]

Instagram ‘The Most Utilized’ Social Network For Selling Drugs [Infographic]

Instagram is where most of us think food porn and nature shots go to live on in their filtered glory, but it’s also home to various “enterprising” individuals. recently investigated the social network to find out how easy or difficult it was to find drugs. To make a long story short, it was way too […]

Twitter Promoted Tweets, Accounts Get Language Targeting

Twitter Ads today received language targeting, giving advertisers who use Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts the ability to work with 20 various languages. Available to advertisers worldwide, the feature is also making its way to the social network’s Ads API. Now when setting up a Promoted Tweet or Account, you can choose which language you […]

Evernote Improves Business Card Scanning With LinkedIn Integration

Evernote, the popular note-taking app with over 75 million users, today announced a new partnership with LinkedIn to enhance its business card scanning. Back in December, the app introduced business card scanning as part of its Premium plan, and users simply take a photo of a business card within the app. Automatically and in seconds, […]

LinkedIn Pages Get Better Targeting With Two New Features

LinkedIn posted solid earnings for the first quarter of 2014, and today announced two new features for both Showcase and Company Pages. With language preference targeting and personalized page feed, businesses will be able to customize what content gets shown to users based on several different factors. From the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions blog: “We know relevance […]

Salesforce Announces Social Studio, A Blend Of Radian6 And Buddy Media

Salesforce is a world leader in CRM solutions, and today introduced Social Studio, a suite of marketing tools that covers the spectrum of social media. A collaboration between two of its social media service acquisitions Buddy Media and Radian6, it’s split into four tools: Workspaces Social Content Marketing Engagement Analytics Workspaces is the collaboration aspect […]

Twitter Response Rates Up 3%, But Brand Response Times Still Behind [Infographic]

Twitter has revolutionized how businesses help customers, and according to the most recent data from Socialbakers, response rates are up three percent overall. Every quarter, the social media statistics company publishes its Socially Devoted report, which measures brands’ use of social media for customer service. While response rates were up, the average response rate in the first […]