Jon Jones Says Employee Was Behind Homophobic Slurs On Instagram

Jon Jones, UFC light heavyweight champion, made headlines for the wrong reasons last week after homophobic slurs were posted from his Instagram account. Jones claimed his account was hacked, and a new interview with MMAmania helps to shed more light on the controversy. Allegedly, it was the work of an employee who had access to social […]

Google+ Exec Vic Gundotra Leaving Tech Giant

Google+ got its start in late June 2011 back when it was invite-only in private beta, and SVP of Engineering Vic Gundotra was instrumental in helping it grow. Today, Gundotra posted on the social network announcing his departure from Google after nearly eight years. “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of […]

Facebook Kicks Off Special News Initiative Newswire

Facebook felt like one announcement wasn’t enough for one day, and today launched Newswire, a social discovery initiative geared towards journalists. Instead of having people access yet another app, the social network will post news updates to its FB Newswire page, and link to the updates on its Twitter profile. From the Facebook Newsroom site: “Powered by Storyful, […]

McDonald’s Putting Ronald McDonald To Work On Social Media

Ronald McDonald is an iconic mascot known worldwide, and McDonald’s is now taking him out of the PlayPlace into the social media trenches. Yesterday, the fast food chain issued a press release highlighting its new initiative, and vision for good ol’ Ronald. Ronald McDonald will now be active on the company’s various social media accounts, and will interact […]

Facebook Acquires Mobile Fitness App Moves

Facebook just released its Q1 2014 earnings report yesterday, and today is adding yet another acquisition to the list with Moves, a mobile fitness tracking app. Available on Android and iOS, Moves is capable of automatically detecting if you are running, walking, driving or cycling, and lets you keep an eye on your activity. Since launching […]

LinkedIn Introduces Two New Partner Programs

LinkedIn announced today the expansion of its content marketing services with the introduction of two new partner programs. Part of its Certified Marketing Partners program, Sponsored Updates Partners and Content Partners will help companies ramp up their content marketing efforts on the social network. From the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions blog: “Our Sponsored Updates partners provide […]

Mark Zuckerberg Gets Waxed At Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Mark Zuckerberg is very busy as the CEO of Facebook, which had an impressive first quarter, and soon he’ll be on display at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. Madame Tussauds is the famous wax museum based out of London, and is opening a new museum in San Francisco on June 26. To help promote the upcoming museum, […]

Facebook Hits $2.5 Billion In Revenue, Active Mobile Users Top One Billion

Facebook shared its Q1 2014 earnings today, and beat analyst expectations with revenue of $2.5 billion, a 72 percent increase compared to a year prior. Mobile ad revenue now accounts for nearly 60 percent of total revenues, and the social network saw earnings per share of 34 cents. Expectations were at $2.36 billion in revenue, […]

Instagram Personalizes ‘Explore’ Tab

Instagram introduced the “Explore” tab in June 2012, and has made a big change that now displays personalized results. First hinted at by Co-Founder Mike Krieger Tuesday evening, Facebook has since confirmed the news: “We’re always looking to update the types of posts you see in Explore to better tailor it to you. We’ll show you […]

God Wants You To Watch The Second Season Of ‘Derek’

Ricky Gervais introduced “Derek” to the world last year, and as an outspoken atheist, he’s known to ruffle a few feathers. However, God is still a fan. Today, popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod, one of many profiles impersonating the almighty, tweeted that everyone should tune into the second season of Derek. UK, the new season of […]

Tumblr More Popular For TV Than Twitter, Study Finds

Twitter is a great companion to TV, and recently the social network acquired two social TV analytics companies. According to a new study though, Tumblr sees more TV-related activity. The study was commissioned by the Yahoo-owned, GIF heavy social network with the help of Pulsar, a social data intelligence company based out of the UK. […]

Visual Marketing Platform Piqora Raises $7.7 Million

Piqora, a visual marketing platform that works with companies large and small, today announced it raised $7.7 million in Series A funding. The funding round was led by DFJ, and several investment firms with “Ventures” in their name joined in, including Freestyle Capital. Part of the influx of cash will be used towards hiring more image […]

LinkedIn Remembers It’s Not 1995, Adds Mobile Photo Sharing

LinkedIn woke up this morning after falling asleep to an episode of Roseanne, wiping the Dunkaroo crumbs from its Hypercolor t-shirt to recall one thing: It’s not the 90s. Today, the social network announced mobile photo sharing, which is available now on LinkedIn for iPhone, and rolling out to Android and the mobile web “over the next […]

Tripling Your Facebook Reach With Post Planner CEO Joshua Parkinson

Facebook saw a 48 percent increase in ad clicks over the first quarter of 2014, and concerns of declining engagement were realized with a nearly one percent drop on text posts. However, images and videos continue to rise to the top of the News Feed, providing the highest engagement of any other post. Post Planner is […]

Train Selfie Taker Kicked In The Head Could Earn 6-Figures From Video

A video last week of a man taking a selfie way too close to a train, and getting kicked in the head quickly went viral, amassing over 23 million views. Now, according to a report from CBC News, the man in question could earn big money thanks to advertising revenues from the video. 22-year-old Canadian Jared Frank […]

NASA Wants Your Selfie For Earth Day

Today, April 22, is Earth Day and our far out friends at NASA want you to snap a selfie for the special occasion, but not just any photo will do. Part of Earth Right Now, NASA is asking social media followers across the world to post their selfie with hashtag #GlobalSelfie while holding this sign: Simply add your name […]

HBO GO Ads Bring Back All The Super Awkward Memories [Video]

HBO GO is the cable network’s attempt at an available everywhere streaming app, and yesterday uploaded a series of hilarious commercials to YouTube. Watchable back-to-back via the playlist above, the ads play on incredibly awkward moments using tagline “The best of HBO on all your devices, far far away from your parents.” We’ve all been there. […]

Facebook Ad Clicks Increase 48%, Video Engagement Up 58% [Report]

Facebook is consistently at the top of leaderboards, recently dominating in social media referral traffic, and a new report from Adobe charts that growth. Today, Adobe published its Q1 2014 Social Intelligence Report, and here were several major findings: Facebook ad CTR up 20 percent over past quarter, 160 percent year-over-year Facebook ad CPC down […]