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Nextdoor, the Social Network for Neighbors, Now Valued at $1.1 Billion

Nextdoor, the Social Network for Neighbors, Now Valued at $1.1 Billion

By Josh Wolford March 4, 2015

Nextdoor, the “private social network for you, your neighbors and your community”, just raised enough new funding to make it a billion-dollar company – in valuation, at least. The company has raised $110 million in venture capital from Redpoint Ventures …

Survey ranks smartphone social apps Survey ranks smartphone social apps
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A recent study from London-based GlobalWebIndex reveals that Google+ tops Twitter in terms of popularity with smartphone app users worldwide. The study places Google+ at number 4 behind Google Maps, Facebook, and YouTube. Twitter comes in at number 6, right …

Online, People Are Made Nicer by Other Niceness Online, People Are Made Nicer by Other Niceness
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If a book, TV show, movie, restaurant, etc. is incredibly popular (I mean, everyone is raving about it), there’s a chance that you might assign it a positive rating too – even if you weren’t that impressed. Call it peer …

LinkedIn Hits 1 Million Members in Singapore LinkedIn Hits 1 Million Members in Singapore
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While Facebook has recently been losing members in the U.S. and U.K., it has seen growth in developing countries such as India. While its worldwide membership growth is currently offsetting its membership losses, the loss of 6 million U.S. members …

Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving

The state of Louisiana is looking to crack down on another activity that threatens the safety of its commuters: Facebooking while driving. Really, this includes any sort of social networking while driving like tweeting or posting photos to Instagram. The …

New Myspace Opens Up To All After Beta Period New Myspace Opens Up To All After Beta Period

After a few-month-long beta period, the big Myspace redesign is finally available to anyone and everyone who wishes to join. To sign up for a new Myspace account, you can either use your old Myspace credentials or log in via …

Facebook Conquering the World, Trails in the East Facebook Conquering the World, Trails in the East
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It’s Facebook’s world – every other social network is just living in it. Big blue’s virus-like spread has been well-documented, as the company has spent the past three years making up ground in countries like Brazil, Mexico, India, and more …

Employers Can't Ask For Facebook Passwords Anymore Employers Can't Ask For Facebook Passwords Anymore

The new year brings with it a number of things, including new laws. One of those laws, going into effect in California and Illinois, seek to protect your privacy during the employee screening process. At 12:01 a.m. on Monday morning, …

“Ghost Town” Google+ Boasts 135 Million Active Users “Ghost Town” Google+ Boasts 135 Million Active Users
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Today Google launched Google+ Communities, which allows users of the social network to create and join large common interest groups complete with discussion, hangouts, and seamless sharing across the web. They also announced that former iPad app of the year …

Instagram Wants You to Use Instagram, Not Twitter Instagram Wants You to Use Instagram, Not Twitter
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Instagram has always wanted to be more than a place to filter your photos. That’s why your Instagram app has a news stream. That’s why you have the ability to like and comment on other users’ photos. Instagram is its …

LinkedIn Looks At Pro Vs. Personal Social Networks LinkedIn Looks At Pro Vs. Personal Social Networks
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LinkedIn and TNS teamed up to release a study called The Mindset Divide, looking at the mindset of global social network users. “On professional networks, the consumer mindset revolves around ‘investing time,” a LinkedIn spokesperson tells WebProNews. “For example, they …

The Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into SumZero The Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into SumZero

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have put their hands into another social network, but this one doesn’t involve likes, pokes, or any photos of obscure friends’ babies. The Winklevii, best known for the part they played in the creation of Facebook …

Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil
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It wasn’t that long ago that Google ruled social media in Brazil with Orkut. Recently, Facebook overtook Orkut in the country, and dominated the landscape there like it does in most places. Don’t count Google out just yet, however. New …

Samsung Denies Social Network Rumors Samsung Denies Social Network Rumors

Yesterday we brought you a report that Samsung was working on their own social network. This this service would be primarily designed to compete with Facebook, and was reportedly being called “Samsung Facebook” internally. Now it seems that rumors of …

Samsung Social Network to Launch Next Year Samsung Social Network to Launch Next Year

Samsung is expected to launch a social network by early next year, according to a report from The Korea Times, which cites unnamed Samsung officials as its source. According to the report, Samsung is internally calling the project “Samsung Facebook,” …

Shared Photo Stream: Apple's Social Network In iOS 6 Shared Photo Stream: Apple's Social Network In iOS 6

One of Apple’s more impressive uses of their iCloud is the Photo Stream, unveiled with iOS 5 last fall. Simply, if enabled, any photo you take on one device is automatically pushed to all your other Apple devices – no …

Facebook’s Dominance Makes For A Big, Blue World Facebook’s Dominance Makes For A Big, Blue World

Although Facebook’s foray into the public market has left many with quite the bitter taste in their mouth, the company can take comfort in the fact that at least for now, they are without question dominating the world’s social media …