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, […]