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Last month the first news snippets came out surrounding Google's contender to Facebook's like button, the +1 service works in the same way as the Facebook like button and will soon be available for websites.Web masters and site owners will be able to select from 7 different variations of button to Read More
YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have bought Tap 11, a social media analytics firm.The purchase comes less than three weeks after the duo bought the social bookmarking service Delicious from Yahoo.Just how much Hurley and Chen bought either company for hasn't been disclosed, but both bec Read More
Just days after reports that Google and Facebook were interested in partnering with, and possibly buying VoIP company Skype, Microsoft announced that it was buying the company for $8.56 billion in cash.Last year, Skype had revenue of $860 million on which it posted an operating profit of $264 milli Read More
Perhaps you're just discovering the power of social media. Or maybe you've known about for quite some time. Either way, if you're using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to market your company, you probably want to make those campaigns as effective as they can be, right?Last week Read More
Two months ago Warren Buffet scared the pants off of investors and marketers saying that social media companies were leading the charge in the second great internet bubble. He wasn’t able to understand how money was actually being made with social networking sites because they don’t actually make a Read More
I am a bit of a stats nut. If not interrupted I can play with stats forever. But for people less obsessed with numbers here’s something that might help you get a better understanding of the value of your social media program.Google Analytics has a feature called Advanced segments. This lets you def Read More
If you want an example of the power of social media, consider this. Starbucks gets 1.8 million visitors to its website every month, Coca Cola some 270,000. By contrast their Facebook pages get 19.4 million and 22.5 million respectively, roughly 10 times the traffic. And every one of those people ha Read More
So, you’ve read a lot about social media marketing and would like to try it out for your company. But you don’t know where or how to begin. Just relax! Starting a social media effort as a component of your business isn’t as hard as you think. Sure, there can be a lot of components to getting it rig Read More
Yahoo has announced that it's selling the social-bookmarking service Delicious to YouTube's cofounders, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who plan to make it part of a new startup called AVOS. Delicious was one of the first startups to tap into social media and user-generated content, but it has languish Read More
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the brains behind YouTube, have acquired the social bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo, a Yahoo spokeswoman confirmed.Delicious will become a part of Hurley and Chen’s new Internet company, AVOS, starting in July 2011. The company has been looking for someone to buy t Read More
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