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Zynga Looks To Revive Draw Something With A Sequel That’s Much More Of A Social Network

Zynga Looks To Revive Draw Something With A Sequel That’s Much More Of A Social Network

Zynga’s biggest acquisition to date — the $ 180 million deal to buy Draw Something-maker OMGPOP last year — was the one it ended up being the most pilloried for. At its peak, Draw Something was beating Zynga’s longstanding Words With Friends franchise, a sore point for a company that positioned itself as the dominant … Continued

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Whyd Wants To Connect Music Lovers To Help Them Discover More Tracks They’ll Love

Whyd Wants To Connect Music Lovers To Help Them Discover More Tracks They’ll Love

When Whyd opened to the public in November it offered music bookmarking functionality along the lines of recently launched Songdrop, which we described as a “Delicious for music“. However, the Paris-based startup’s broader plan is to become a music-based social network, and today it’s flipping the switch on its recommendation engine to match users with … Continued

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Pinfluencer Is Now Piqora As It Preps To Add Tumblr, Twitter And More Into Its Social Marketing Net

Pinfluencer Is Now Piqora As It Preps To Add Tumblr, Twitter And More Into Its Social Marketing Net

Pinfluencer, one of the many sites that have sprouted up to help companies track Pinterest usage, is today announcing a rebranding to Piqora, a move that the company says fits with its wider strategy to mine information not just from Pinterest and Facebook, but other image-based social networks like Tumblr, Polyvore and Twitter. To go along … Continued

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Hashtags On Facebook Would Open Up Exploration And Discovery Way More Than Graph Search

The hashtag (#), which is a hallmark of Twitter’s userbase wanting to categorize content, is rumored to become a part of Facebook’s Graph Search. The company is tinkering around with the notion, but not much is known about how far along the social network is with it. While the hashtag isn’t a concept owned entirely … Continued

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3 Ways You Can Use Evernote to Make Your Team More Effective

File folders and stacks of paperwork are so retro. These days, digital data is increasingly the preferred medium for businesses to store and share documents. Products such as Dropbox have appeared to make the digital transition easier for individuals and brands alike by offering lots of cloud (i.e. online) storage. Evernote is an option that … Continued

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Third-Party Apps Are More Discoverable in Google Drive

Today Google announced an update that will make third-party apps more visible to Google Drive users. When the search giant launched Drive, it also introduced the Google Drive SDK, which lets developers integrate apps with the service. With more than 100 Drive-enabled apps created, Google is now making it easier for people to discover, connect, … Continued

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Facebook Gives Graph Search To More People, Makes Those Left Out Jealous

Five weeks after launch, Facebook gave reporters a ‘State Of Graph Search’ today at its Menlo Park HQ. It’s been rolled out from the original 100,000 users to “hundreds of thousands,” and now a news feed story is appearing to lure people’s friends to sign up for the early access wait list. This morning I … Continued

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More moolah for content recommendation company Taboola: Pitango VC leads $15m round

More moolah for content recommendation company Taboola: Pitango VC leads $15m round

Israeli venture capital firm Pitango has led a $ 15 million Series D financing round for NYC-based video and other digital content distribution, recommendation and monetization expert Taboola. Prior backers such as Evergreen Venture Partners, WGI Group and Marker also chipped in for the round, which brings Taboola’s total funding to date to $ 40 … Continued

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Now You Can Pay To Promote Your Friends’ Facebook Posts To More People, Even Without Their Permission

Until natural language processing improves, only humans can tell what’s important. So Facebook today starts rolling out the option to pay to promote a friend’s posts and get them seen by more people. This will help critical posts bubble to the top of the feed, and let Facebook earn some money, too. The feature respects … Continued

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14 Ways To Get More Facebook Shares [INFOGRAPHIC]

Share is to Facebook as retweet is to Twitter. It’s all about how VIRAL you can get your fan page wall posts. Of course, you want plenty comments and likes on each post — this activity certainly helps boost your post visibility in the news feed of your fans. But, if you can craft the … Continued