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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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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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If A Social Network Falls In A Forest…

Google+ experienced an outage this morning, and almost no one noticed. Gizmodo poked fun. Engadget wrote a few sentences. Someone posted it to Hacker News. Where it gained zero comments. Google+, reportedly the fastest-growing social network in history (or fastest-growing “thingy” ever), and reportedly the second-biggest social network worldwide, experiences an outage, and nothing hits … Continued

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With $1.4M In Tow, Celly Launches On iOS To Let Anyone Create An Instant Mobile Social Network

Once upon a time, the pinnacle of social networking was the ability to connect with former classmates and share what your cat had for breakfast. Today, the requirements for social networking have evolved and are more immediate. We need social networks to quickly connect us with the classrooms, businesses, hospitals, rallies and neighborhoods we frequent … Continued

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Spotlight on Startups: Grubwithus Is a Social Dining Network

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. We’ll find the most innovative, useful startup companies out there, get the inside track on what they’re … Continued