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Kiva’s Crowdfunded Loans Platform Chalks Up 1M Borrowers & $400M Lent, After Seven Years Of Micro-Lending To Alleviate Poverty

Kiva’s Crowdfunded Loans Platform Chalks Up 1M Borrowers & $400M Lent, After Seven Years Of Micro-Lending To Alleviate Poverty

Kiva.org, a not-for-profit organisation that’s been matching micro-lenders with low-income borrowers since 2005, has announced it’s passed the one million borrowers mark. The total value of the crowdfunded loans, which have been spread across 65 countries mostly in the developing world, is $ 400 million, Kiva said today. The loans typically back individual economic activity to help … Continued

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Analytics In Hand, Pinterest Takes Its Discovery-Friendly Desktop Redesign Global; iOS And Android Updates Coming Soon

Analytics In Hand, Pinterest Takes Its Discovery-Friendly Desktop Redesign Global; iOS And Android Updates Coming Soon

On the back of a <a target="_blank" href="http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/12/pinterest-web-analytics-puts-third-party-developers-and-apis-into-focus/”>new analytics product designed to help brands and others better track how well their pinned content is progressing through Pinterest’s millions of pinboards, today the image-based social network is <a target="_blank" target="_blank" href="http://blog.pinterest.com/post/45669182372/our-new-look-more-ways-to-discover-what-you-love”>rolling out a new redesign. This is the new look with bigger pictures and more discovery … Continued

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3 Excellent Uses of Twitter and Hashtags in TV Commercials

Watching television today isn’t just about enjoying alone time on the couch. It has become an active, social endeavor. People may find themselves engaging in conversations with other viewers, with a show’s social campaign, or even with advertisements. Once just the purview of online communications, hashtags and Twitter handles are now prevalent in many TV … Continued

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People Try To Put Us d-Down, Talkin’ ’bout Your Reputation – Part 1

I’m sure that we all understand that our business’s (as well as our personal) reputation on the web is critical to our success and ability to prosper. In the prehistoric ’80s and ’90s, businesses and their brands pretty much controlled their own public image on the web by “pushing” out marketing and public relations communications … 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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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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Google renames Circles icon on Google+ to ‘Find people’, lists who you talk to in Gmail and its other products

Google renames Circles icon on Google+ to ‘Find people’, lists who you talk to in Gmail and its other products

Google on Monday rolled out a very subtle but significant change to its Google+ service. The Circles icon has been renamed to “Find people.” Does this mean Google is getting rid of Circles on Google+? No, it simply means the company realized that new users have no idea what Circles are and therefore aren’t going … Continued