Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Everest, An Epic App For Achieving Your Dreams

What if there were an app that could make you healthier, smarter and happier? That could turn your dreams into reality by breaking them into manageable steps and reminding you to take them? Everest wants to be that app. Backed by visionary investor Peter Thiel, Everest helps you tackle goals by combining inspiration, organization and … Continued

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Yammer Taps Microsoft Translator To Bring Cross-Language Translation To The Enterprise Social Network

Microsoft-owned Yammer has been relatively quiet since its acquisition by Redmond, but the company piped up today to announce plans to add instant message translation capabilities, which will allow multilingual collaboration on the “Facebook for the office.” The Yammer team is tapping Microsoft Translator to power the translations, which is yet another benefit of Microsoft’s … Continued

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OpenTable Goes Social With ‘Places I’ve Eaten’ Facebook App

Today OpenTable released a Facebook app that gives consumers a new way to share their dining history and favorite restaurants with friends on the social network. As the world’s leading provider of online reservations, OpenTable seats approximately 10 million diners per month across more than 27,000 restaurants. It also powers online reservations for nearly 600 … Continued

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Tumblr Is Adding Real-Time Notifications to Its Dashboard

When it comes to blogging platforms, Tumblr might not always be your first choice for your company blog. But lately the service has been making strides in creating a more streamlined dashboard experience for brands that favor quick, visual updates. This week, Tumblr announced that it’s rolling out real-time notifications on your dashboard. The feature, … Continued

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Why Your Website Should Be Mobile Friendly and How to Make Sure It Is

Take a look around on any subway, in any airport, or even around the meeting table at work and you’re bound to find a number of individuals glued to their smartphones. As providers improve their networks and hardware giants continue to push out new devices, customers are browsing the web more from their smartphones and … Continued

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A Conference That Can Help You Reinvent Your Business

Why do you go to a conference? Perhaps to learn more about tactics that have worked well for others. Or to network with people in your field. Often, it’s to educate yourself on cutting edge techniques or tools. But can a conference help you become more innovative? Can a conference help you think beyond the … Continued

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Some Tweets Are Being Reduced to 117 Characters

As we warned in December, if you’re tweeting out a URL, your tweets are going to be a bit shorter. Starting today, tweets will be reduced to 118 characters, or 117 for https links. First announced in 2012, the reduction is due to a change in Twitter’s URL shortener, which will go from 20 to … Continued

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New API Gives Advertisers Better Control Over Twitter Ads

Today Twitter introduced a new Ads API that will give advertisers more control over the ads they place on the service. The Ads API will allow you to run ad campaigns through the company’s API partners instead of having to buy them through Twitter itself. Gone are the days of uploading one Promoted Tweet at … Continued

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Facebook, 18 Carriers Partner To Use Discounted Messages To Lure New Users, Data Customers

Facebook is deepening its relationships with carriers in emerging markets today with a deal that would bring free or discounted data access for people who use Facebook Messages. The company has done these types of win-win deals in the past. Carriers get to give their customers access to what is probably the most widely-used app … Continued

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Spotlight on Startups: SpringTern Matches Interns With Organizations

At Sprout Insights, we comb the web to bring you the most up-to-date and actionable resources on how to use social media to grow your business. To that end, we’re pleased to present the Sprout Insights series Spotlight on Startups. Every week, we feature the most innovative, useful startup companies out there, get the inside track on … Continued