Social Media
Social Media

Facebook will help Russian search engine Yandex

Russian search engine Yandex is partnering with Facebook for a mutually beneficial exchange of information for traffic. Should Google be worried?
Mobile

Wordeo video messaging app teams with Getty to ‘bring your words to life’

Have time for another video-based social media app? Wordeo – the creation of former Apple and BBC employees – wants to 'bring your words to life', using professional video content from Getty Images to generate unique, visually appealing…
Mobile

Snapchat deals with major spam attack

Snapchat apologized for a recent increase in spam messages in a blog post today, though once again the company didn't offer much help to users dealing with the problem.
Social Media

The Syrian Electronic Army hacks Microsoft’s Twitter accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked Microsoft's blog and Twitter account over the weekend. This was the hacker collective's second attack on the tech company this month, but it's not likely to be the last.
Social Media

Pinterest Pins worth more than Facebook Likes for retailers

Analytics firm 8thBridge has crunched the numbers and found that online retailers prefer Pinterest Pins to Facebook Likes, and that the world's biggest social network may be proving less effective for brands.
Social Media

Twitter tests bot to help you engage with others

Want Twitter to tell you how to be better at Twitter? Your time has come: Twitter is testing a new bot called Achievements that DMs users some analytics to help them engage with other users.
Mobile

Snapchat apologizes for security breach and rolls out fix

More than a week after a security breach that saw personal data belonging to millions of Snapchat users posted on the Web, the company has finally rolled out a fix and offered an apology to those affected by the incident.
Social Media

Now anyone can email you using Google+, even if they don’t know your email address

Google announced a new integration between Google+ and Gmail, and it allows people to send each other emails using Google+. It's weird and invasive.
Photography

Polaroid snaps instant gratification with Socialmatic camera-printer hybrid

In addition to the Instagram-inspired Socialmtic camera, Polaroid showed off a new long-zoom bridge camera and shared more news about its Fotobar retail concept, including the opening of a Las Vegas flagship with Andy Warhol exhibit.
Social Media

From healthcare support to blaming Obama: the evolution of a Facebook meme

Facebook's Data Science team took a look at how memes evolve on the social network, examining a status update about Obamacare that went viral in 2009 as an example.
Social Media

Facebook’s latest acquisition is all about Android apps

In its first acquisition from India, Facebook has struck a deal with Bangalore-based startup Little Eye Labs, an Android-centric service that monitors and analyzes app performance.
Social Media

Are you ready for this Jelly? A look at Biz Stone’s new social Q&A app

Jelly, a social question-and-answer app from Biz Stone, debuted today. The app is beautiful, but the idea behind it seems unlikely to win over a widespread user base.