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Marketers Are Increasing Their Focus On LinkedIn

Marketers Are Increasing Their Focus On LinkedIn

Marketers are starting to take LinkedIn much more seriously – especially B2B marketers. Research shows that more marketers are planning on increasing their use of the professional social network. A recent Social Media Examiner study looked at how marketers are using social media to grow their businesses. It didn’t focus exclusively on LinkedIn, but there are a lot signs within …

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Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France CEO Thibault Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty have both been taken into custody, according to reports from the AFP and France’s The Local. According to authorities, the two Uber bosses are being investigated for running an illegal operation. From The Local: According to BFM TV the pair are being investigated for “inciting illegal employment”, with the …

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WordPress.com And Automattic Just Turned 10. Here Are Some Stats

WordPress.com And Automattic Just Turned 10. Here Are Some Stats

Automattic reminded us on Friday that it just turned ten years old along with WordPress.com. Come to think of it, that sounds about right as we recently celebrated ten years of YouTube. Naturally, the company has released a video and is sharing some stats to celebrate. “In addition to building a world-class publishing platform, our company has redefined what it …

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Small Businesses Regret Not Doing More Of This

Small Businesses Regret Not Doing More Of This

Branding is a key component to a successful business, and that includes when your’e first starting out. It seems a lot of businesses regret not spending more of their efforts on branding in the early days. Do you regret not putting more focus on branding? How high of a priority is it to you now? Share your thoughts in the …

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French Police Told to Seize Uber Cars on Sight

French Police Told to Seize Uber Cars on Sight

French authorities have sided with protesters in cities like Paris, Marseille, and Aix-en-Provence, and are clamping down on Uber’s activities. On Thursday, around 3,000 angry taxi drivers took to the streets to protest Uber, specifically Uber’s lower-cost offering UberPOP. The drivers see Uber as unfair competition, as its drivers don’t have to jump through the same hoops as traditional taxi …

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Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Today the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, said that the Constitution requires that same-sex couple be allowed to marry. The decision effectively makes gay marriage legal nationwide, as states can no longer reserve the right to marry only for heterosexual couples. And the tech world’s most prominent gay CEO, Tim Cook, has spoken out. In a series of …

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Facebook Snags Its New Chief Security Officer from Yahoo

Facebook Snags Its New Chief Security Officer from Yahoo

In April, Uber poached Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Now, Facebook has found his replacement. And they took him from Yahoo. Your new Facebook CSO is Alex Stamos. Stamos served as Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer. “The Internet has been an incredible force for connecting the world and giving individuals access to personal, educational and economic opportunities that are …

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Salesforce Brings Big Customer Service Features To Apps

Salesforce Brings Big Customer Service Features To Apps

Salesforce announced Service for Apps and the general availability of Salesforce SOS, which the company says will improve the in-app customer experience. “Service for Apps enables any company to easily embed multi-channel customer service – including live video chat with a customer service agent, live text chat, and click-to-call capabilities – directly into mobile apps, giving customers instant access to …

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Netflix Is Poised to Launch in India Next Year: Report

Netflix Is Poised to Launch in India Next Year: Report

Netflix hasn’t been shy about its plans for world domination, and by sometime next year the streaming company might put a big piece of the puzzle in place. The Times of India quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter, who claim Netflix is gearing up to enter India by 2016. From TOI: Netflix, has firmed up plans to enter …

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Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Over the past year, the gender and ethnic makeup of Facebook’s workforce didn’t really change. As of today, Facebook’s employees are 55% white and 68% male. A year ago, when Facebook reported its first diversity data, those numbers were 57% and 69%, respectively. So, progress. A little bit. “While we have achieved positive movement over the last year, it’s clear …

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Here’s Why It’s Getting Harder To Ignore Instagram For Marketing

Here’s Why It’s Getting Harder To Ignore Instagram For Marketing

Instagram unveiled some improvements to its mobile apps this week, which could help marketers increase their visibility on the popular social network, which is increasingly becoming the “go-to social network” for a younger generation. New trending content and search features could help businesses attract more eyeballs. Do you think Instagram’s new features can help you improve your marketing strategy? Share …

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French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

If you’re looking to get around Paris today, expect delays. And fires. Roads to and from Paris airports and train stations are blocked, as is the beltway around the city, thanks to a massive protest against ride company Uber. The city’s Taxi drivers, who’ve been critical of Uber’s practices for some time, took to the streets today and reportedly flipped …

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