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Gartner: Facebook ups its bet on mobile...
You can say this about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg: once they got the memo about mobile, internalised it and then made it an operational imperative.
Facebook’s strong 2013 dimmed by a slowdown in revenue growth
"Mobile continues to be the star of the show in terms of revenues and usage..."
Kiwi digital agency leads the way in global Facebook Studio Awards
"Social and digital are playing an increasingly important role in advertising and brand communications and within this space Facebook are unquestionably the global leaders."
300 million Not Out as LinkedIn seeks magic 'mobile moment'
After recruiting more than 23 million members since December 31, 2013, LinkedIn admits... "We know mobile is critical."
A lesson in social Networking 101
Let's take a look at some of the most basic social networking tenets.
Let's talk about your Facebook Addiction crisis...
Do you check Facebook every morning like the morning paper? Do you cry if your friend list gets smaller without you knowing?
Facebook renews its push into mobile payments
"But when it comes to mobile payments and financial services, Facebook will have its work cut out and the biggest challenge will be consumer trust..."
Facebook's Zuck earns a buck...
Based on yearly salary, it seems that Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg earned a solitary dollar in 2013, according to a regulatory filing released this week.
Facebook acquires virtual reality leader for US$2 billion
"Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow."
The Ugly Selfie...
The idea is to make yourself look as gross as possible. Double chins are certain winners.
Gartner: Four steps to drive social media behaviour...
Although people process hundreds of pieces of content daily, we encounter thousands. Most of what we come across gets ignored because, quite frankly, it’s boring.
Hi I’m Shannon and I’m a Pinterestaholic
No matter how much I tried to resist, no matter how many times I teased my sister for being a craft-loving, scrapbook making geekazoid, I admit I have succumbed to Pinterest.
Huge Twitter losses doesn’t mean a broken business model
"Facebook reported very good results, so the market is comparing Twitter to that. Facebook was profitable for three years before it entered the market, while Twitter was in a different situation."
Facebook answers desperate father's plea
It was a desperate plea from a tearful father, "You ever do something crazy because you just don't know what to do anymore? Well, that's what I'm doing right now," said John Berlin "I'm calling out to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook," he continued.
See your Facebook life in a minute...
If you're on Facebook, a new video about your life went live online late yesterday. Yes, I do mean you.
Introducing Paper – Stories from Facebook
Fresh from celebrating 10 years of Facebook, the social networking giant has released Paper, a new app that helps you explore and share stories from friends and the world around you.
Happy Birthday Facebook... Here's to another 10 years?
"It is the largest social network in the world, but many are questioning whether it will survive another 10 years..."
New Interactive Intelligence hire drives social media channel push
"We look forward to the positive impact his skills and experience will bring in ensuring that Interactive Intelligence continues to meet its vision as the contact centre’s industry trusted advisor and the industry’s top vendor for customer excellence recognition."
Can your social media footprint help repay debt?
Online lender 247Moneybox.co.nz, the consumer lending operation recently launched in New Zealand by UK fintech firm Active Securities, is seeking to improve its credit decisioning process by monitoring its customers’ social media activity.
Social media drives Adobe revenue
Adobe has revealed that Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr drove an unprecedented amount of qualified traffic to retail sites in Q4 with revenue per visit (RPV) increasing across social channels.
"Plagued" Facebook will die out by 2017...
"Ideas, like diseases, have been shown to spread infectiously between people before eventually dying out..."
Connected Kiwi men struggle with work/life balance
The combination of mobility in the workplace and the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is making it harder for Kiwi men to separate work and play.
Social media scammers to double holiday profit
A scan of timelines worldwide shows that social media scammers are likely to double their profits during the holiday period this year with the number of Christmas scams flooding Facebook almost double the number from 2012.
Nokia NZ blames hacker for "F*** you" Kiwi tweet
Nokia New Zealand believes last week's 'F*** You' tweet was likely the work of a hacker, vowing to ramp up security as a result.