For a few months now, Twitter’s Vine app has pretty much been in a league of its own. No other major social network had created a short-video sharing app, until now.
Rumors are swirling that Instagram will be releasing their Vine equivalent this week. In fact, the date is suspected to be Thursday, June 20th. The same day Facebook is hosting a media event to announce the launch of something big.
Facebook purchased Instagram last year for $1 billion and social network insiders are saying…
The San Francisco Giants are making marketing history today with the first social media-focused space in a ballpark.
Fans can tweet, Instagram, check in or update their Facebook status from the @Cafe behind the centerfield bleachers during tonight’s game against the San Diego Padres inside AT&T Park.
The Giants are known as one of the most social media savvy teams in Major League Baseball and have the most Instagram followers of any team. They rank fourth for Facebook and Twitter followers.
Inside the @Cafe,…
Yahoo! seems to be in the mood for spending money lately and if the rumors are true, they are ready to drop more than $50 million for the acquisition of Qwiki, a mobile video app.
In recent months, Yahoo has purchased Ghostbird Software, Summly and most notably, Tumblr in an effort to revitalize its brand with a younger generation. The internet giant’s CEO Marissa Mayer has made it very clear that she wants to “reinvigorate its offerings” and seems to be focusing on apps and mobile…
Merchants take note! Groupon has launched a Facebook campaign catering to small business owners offering a “Grouponsultation” for the winner and a guest.
Still not sure what the benefit of this could be for your business? The lucky winner will get to spend two days with marketing department members at Groupon’s headquarters in Chicago. Depending on the needs of the champion small business the meeting could discuss topics ranging from email marketing, search engine optimization, customer service and social media. An iPad with Groupon’s merchant point-of-sales…
Email is one of the original eCommerce platforms, and it is also one of the most effective for merchants. While it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering your email marketing, its important to pay attention to the changes happening within email servers.
Gmail, Yahoo! and Hotmail, which is now Outlook, are the top three email providers and they are all competing to have the most accessible, user-friendly setup. This means they are constantly reformatting and working…
This past year Groupon has been working tirelessly to grow business after falling stocks and the loss of their CEO caught media attention. Most of their efforts have revolved around restructuring the company’s business model and these efforts have now spread to their India offices.
The roles of senior management for South Asia are now expanded, with more responsibility. The chief executive of Groupon India, Ankur Warikoo, will add head of Asia Pacific emerging markets to his title, Bharath Devanathan, chief operating officer of Groupon India,…
The latest trend in successful new daily deal sites involves catering to a specific audience, which could be a nice change from having to sift through thousands of deals to find the ones you like.
One perfect example of audience-catered success is Kidsy.co, a family and children focused daily deal site that began testing the waters last month. The site offers up child-friendly activities in your area and receives a commission when users sign up for an activity. What makes Kidsy unique is that…
The king of daily deals, Groupon Inc., saw a 14 percent rise from a stock upgrade by Deutsche Bank AG analysts.
This is the largest stock jump since May 9th and adds to Groupon’s 41 stock percent rise throughout the year. The large gain for the online discount company comes from positive mobile numbers form their first quarter. Compared to last year’s 30 percent of sales from mobile, the company’s first quarter is seeing 45 percent of all North American sales as exclusively mobile.
When you hear of major investments, say $20 million ones, that huge internet leaders, for example AOL founder Steve Case, make, you definitely wouldn’t think it was for a small North Carolina children’s clothing company. Especially one you’ve probably never even heard of, like Lolly Wolly Doodle.
But surprisingly, that is the exactly what Case’s investment company did and are making huge profits from social commerce and … Facebook.
“Our strategy is really to invest in companies most people haven’t heard…
Facebook-owned app company Parse is seeing positive numbers in growth. Month-over-month they have grown 25 percent and added 100,000 apps.
The company received a lot of creative freedom during the purchase; much like another big Facebook-owned company Instagram, they were able to maintain their branding and independence.
When the deal was signed for about $85 million, Parse had 60,000 apps. It quickly grew to around 80,000.
Parse credits its success to exposure from Facebook, word-of-mouth from developers and a demand…