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Microsoft Is Trying to Make Email More Social

Microsoft Is Trying to Make Email More Social

If you’ve ever had to desire to “like” an email, Microsoft has you covered. The company is bringing both “likes” and “mentions” to Outlook email. A thumbs-up button will now grace emails in your inbox, and clicking it will send a notification to the email’s author. These likes, which Microsoft says can be an “easy way to endorse an email,” …

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Tic-Tac-Go Scales Up Classic Game by Turning It into a Check in-Driven Scavenger Hunt

It’s highly likely that you’ve spent countless school days, work meetings, and beach hangouts casually scribbling games of tic-tac-toe. It’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever played it like this. A new app called Tic-Tac-Go mixes tic-tac-toe with city hopping, check-ins, and photo sharing to provide a fun and unique take on the classic game. It’s a location-based scavenger hunt, where …

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New Microsoft Office Gets Customer Preview Ahead Of Windows 8 Launch

Microsoft may be getting into the hardware business with Surface, but the company still has a tight hold over the enterprise market. The company’s suite of productivity software is used the world over and each new release of Microsoft Office is something to look forward to. Well, wait no more, Office fans, you can get your hands on the customer …

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Is the Internet Becoming Less Open?

Although the issue of Web openness has been mostly quiet of late, it was revived after Google’s Sergey Brin made some powerful statements to the Guardian. According to him, the freedom of the Internet is under a greater threat than it has ever been before.

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Life As a Game(r)

There are over 500,000 apps in the iTunes app store. There are games, of course. But there are apps to help keep track of your mileage, find a recipe, log your calories, search for song lyrics, edit your photos, teach you the periodic table of elements, watch Netflix, find your lost wallet, identify constellations, read books, update your Facebook status, …

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New Spotify Apps Are A Mixed Bag Worth Exploring

Spotify’s announcement this week about their new Play Button kind of overshadowed their other announcement that they were releasing a few new apps into their collection. It should be a simple matter to run through a list of a dozen apps and find something that you like. But Spotify’s apps get challenging. [Note: All the apps reviewed below are available …

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Facebook Buying Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that his company is buying Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app. Zuckerberg posted on his timeline: I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook. For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, …

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Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You?

With Facebook’s nearly 900 million users and over 425 million mobile, it seems pretty clear that it would be the leader in social mobile development, right? Wrong. A new study from Appcelerator and the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that developers are more interested in Google than Facebook.

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Randi Zuckerberg Weighs In On the Future of Social

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook’s Mark, and former Marketing Director of Facebook herself, struck out on her own last year to start her own social media business R To Z Studios. But, before that, Randi worked in corporate America. She was a panelist on the Forbes On Fox business analysis program. When brother Mark launched his company, she found the …

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Facebook Leads Brazil’s Social Surge

Brazil is fast becoming one of the world’s largest internet markets and Facebook is capitalizing on the country’s growing user base. According to a study from comScore, Brazil now ranks as the 7th largest internet market globally and Latin America’s online population grew the fastest of any global region in 2011. The study, which will be presented in a webinar …

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How Business Can Incorporate Social Media

We are at a point where social media in the business world cannot be denied. Odds are, if you are an employer, you will have numerous employees using one outlet or another. If you want to get brand recognition, you most likely have a business page already set up. But what is the best method for getting your message across …

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Content More Memorable When Shared By Close Friends

Data suggests that content and ideas online spread most effectively through large numbers of people sharing with small groups. There is little supporting data to prove that influencers are the best way to go viral and share information online. The future of media and online advertising is social and social media users are engaged visiting sites like StumbleUpon and Buzzfeed …

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Social Seating Plans Now Available On An Airlines

Forget First Class! Find out who’s sitting next you on your next flight. Remember the days when you sat at your airport gate wondering and worrying who might be sitting next to you? Those days are over now for travelers who can’t get enough social networking on the ground. Airline travelers no longer have to be nameless and unknown. In …

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EXCLUSIVE: Salesforce Talks Desk.com, Its New Customer Service Platform

Earlier this week, Salesforce announced the launch of a new customer service platform called Desk.com. The service is cloud-based and integrates social media as well as traditional channels including email and phone.

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Urbanspoon Gets More Social with “Dineline”

As Chris Crum reported last week, popular mobile app Urbanspoon updated and added a new feature. The new feature is called Dineline, and it allows users to record their dining experiences.

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Social Conversion, Brand Storytelling, and Cell Phone Poop

Today’s infographic round-up looks at the differences and features of paid, earned, and owned media. The second infographic shows what it takes to convert in a social world. Finally, learn about the dirtiness of the things we touch on a daily basis. View more infographic round-ups here. Paid, Earned and Owned Media: Conversion In a Social World: Tech Germs:

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Foursquare Lists Let You Share Recommendations With Friends

Foursquare has added a new element to their social experience, as their all new Foursquare Lists went live today. Now you can categorize your favorite places into convenient, sharable lists that you can use to document travel experiences, plan future trips, suggest restaurants to friends and much more. For instance, you could make a list of all the best places …

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Facebook API Down, Affecting Farmville, Words With Friends and More

Facebook is currently dealing with some problems with API response time. Around 4 a.m. this morning, the API response time shot up dramatically and Facebook has been experiencing problems ever since. It appears that the worst part is over, but things have yet to return to normal. The Facebook platform live status page lists the current status as “Network Latency” …

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Weather Channel Goes Social With Twitter Integration

People have been bitching about the weather since before the age of the internet, but social media has allowed that particular hobby to grow and flourish. The Weather Channel and their weather.com have just launched Weather Channel Social, a platform the gives you real time weather discussion straight from the Twitterverse. The Weather Channel worked with Twitter and Wiredet’s Trendrr …

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How To Generate Social Content That Gets Clicked

Over the last two years, I’ve had the amazing fortune to work with more than 20 different organizations in helping them either develop their social media strategy, help them get smarter about online marketing or assisting them in developing social content. That last one’s the tough one. As I’ve discovered, it’s not so easy to come up with content that …

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Pepsi Goes Social

PepsiCo is introducing a prototype for a fully interactive new vending machine at the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s One Show in Chicago this week.  It is called the “Social Vending System” and I gotta say, it looks pretty awesome. The new vending machine will contain a large touch screen from which thirsty travelers can purchase a soda (yes, soda… not …

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Japan’s Earthquake Shows The Strength of Social Networking

In the US, we can only imagine the devastation which occurred in Japan, and continues to occur as reports roll in concerning higher death tolls and more people missing. One of the scariest factors many don’t consider when an event like this occurs is how the avenues of communication shut down. Telephone lines are reported to be down for most …

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Grooveshark for iPhone, TweetDeck for Android, Social Search Tools

Grooveshark has reportedly now become available in Apple’s App store after a long struggle to get it there. This is an app that lets you search for songs, and stream them on demand . Unsurprisingly, it faces legal battles, but it has already settled some. The app has been available on Android.

TweetDeck announced today that TweetDeck on Android (beta) is now officially available.

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Using Social Media To Help Those In Need

One of the greatest aspects of social media is how it’s been adapted to helping charitable causes and non-profits.

From reacting to the Haiti disaster to raising funds for a kids school in Tanzania, social media continues to show just how much we can make a change where before we may have thought there was nothing we could do.

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CIPR Looking For Suggestions Regarding Social Media Guidelines

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) wants your help to develop a best-practice set of guidelines on using social media in PR practice.

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Social Media Aids in Boy’s Wheelchair Replacement

This story caught my eye today. It’s about a little 8-year old boy who’s dying from muscular dystrophy.

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Colleges Embracing Social Media At More Fleeted Pace Than Businesses

A new study bNora Ganim Barnes and Eric Mattson, Social Media and College Admissions: Higher-Ed Beats Business in Adoption of New Tools for Third Year, suggests that US colleges are Read More

The Social Network Movie Trailer

The Social Network is an upcoming 2010 drama film directed by David Fincher about the founding of Facebook, I saw the trailer for it yesterday at the Cinemas and it reminded me a little of The Pirates of Silicon Valley Movie (1999), a film about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

Anyhow The Social Network film features an ensemble cast which consists of Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Max Minghella, Rooney Mara, Malese Jow, and Joseph Mazzello.

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Discovery Network Utilizing Social Media For New Show

I have never been a big fan of horror movies. Getting scared on purpose was never something that I quite understood. One of the scariest movies I ever saw, though, was a film back in 1995 called Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman which showed the response that the world would likely have to a global pandemic if one were ever to occur.

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