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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

Social Media Resources: Twitter Chats, Vine, and Pinterest Analytics

This week on Sprout Social Insights we tackled guides for Facebook, Twitter, and to help you better reach your customers with the social media tools that make a difference. Check out our articles below to find out more about each one and how they can help you with your social media goals. And check in … Continued

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Line: We’re A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

Line: We’re A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

Line, an app made by NHN Japan Corporation, which has grown rapidly, amassing over 100 million users since its launch in summer 2011, is typically labelled as a messaging app – and compared to the likes of WhatsApp, Viber and Skype because it offers free calls and texts. But in reality Line’s feature set positions … Continued

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Mention raises $800,000 to build a ‘Google Alerts’-esque service for the social Web

Mention raises $800,000 to build a ‘Google Alerts’-esque service for the social Web

Web and social media monitoring app maker mention launched its service less than a year ago and has attracted more than 50,000 users from 46 countries so far. Today, the French company is announcing that it has closed a “flash seed round” – more on that later – to the tune of $ 800,000 from … Continued

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Real Time Understanding

We all know that social media data is driving us towards thinking about our business differently.  Whether it is engaging your consumer demographic in new ways: engaging with customers on a Facebook fan page or managing up to the minute attacks on your brand; handling a viral twitter crisis or simply peeking in on those … Continued

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Facebook could soon add hashtag support, one of rival Twitter’s most iconic features

Facebook could soon add hashtag support, one of rival Twitter’s most iconic features

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook is looking to integrate the hashtag into its service. Although Twitter does not own the concept of the hashtag, the company has popularized it to the point most people associate the phrase with the social network. The WSJ cited “people familiar with the matter” in its coverage, … 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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The Ultimate Status Check For Social Media Monitoring

In 2008 when social media monitoring solutions like <a target="_blank" title="Radian6 – Social Media Monitoring Solution” href=”http://radian6.com” target=”_blank”>Radian6 and Collective Intellect started popping up, we talked a lot about the importance of listening to online conversations. Most companies looked at monitoring as a defense mechanism and reactive practice — Find mentions of your brand to … Continued

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Social Media is as Worthless as the Telephone

Welcome one and all to the world premiere of the Theater of the Absurd, the soon-to-be-infamous TOTA. Please take your seats. We’re very excited to bring you our first program, “Social Media is as Worthless as the Telephone.” We had the privilege (the playwright asked us to say that) to discuss the inspiration for this script with Barry, … Continued