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Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding

Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding

By Josh Wolford December 19, 2013

It’s been a big, transformative year for location-focused app Foursquare. For the past year, Foursquare has been making both incremental and monumental shifts in the core functionality of the app, taking it from just another check-in game to a real …

Vine Tops 40 Million Users, Thinks Y’all Are Amazing Vine Tops 40 Million Users, Thinks Y’all Are Amazing

Twitter launched its 6-second video-sharing app Vine back in January, and today the company is sharing a milestone. Vine has just crossed 40 million users. And they think you are all amazing: We've said this before and we'll say it …

LinkedIn Opens Up to Younger Students LinkedIn Opens Up to Younger Students

LinkedIn is hoping to get young students thinking about college and their eventual careers – and broaden their user base in the process. To that end, the company has just announced a brand new initiative to welcome in teens, one …

Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults
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The last three years have seen a surge in Twitter use among American adults. That’s the latest finding from Pew’s Internet & American Life project, who measured Twitter use among those aged 18+ in their new social media study. According …

Zuck: Facebook Isn't Losing Popularity Among Teens Zuck: Facebook Isn't Losing Popularity Among Teens
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The report of the death of Facebook’s popularity among teens is most definitely an exaggeration, at least according to Mark Zuckerberg. The narrative posited by various recent studies is that Facebook is just not cool anymore, and teens specifically have …

Facebook’s U.S. Mobile Use Exploded in Q2 [REPORT] Facebook’s U.S. Mobile Use Exploded in Q2 [REPORT]
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With Facebook set to reveal their Q2 earnings later today, one of the big numbers that people will be looking at is just how much Facebook grew in terms of mobile use over the past few months. And when those …

Facebook: We're Not Aiding the Turkish Government Facebook: We're Not Aiding the Turkish Government

Facebook wants to make it clear that they are not handing over user data to the Turkish government, even if some reports may suggests otherwise. Not only that but Facebook says that they intend to “communicate strong concerns” to Turkish …

70% of American Facebook Users Have a Gay Friend 70% of American Facebook Users Have a Gay Friend

If you’re an American Facebook user, there’s much more than a good chance that you have a gay friend on the service. In fact, 70% of you have a Facebook friend that identifies as either gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Facebook’s …

You Can Now Tag People in Instagram Photos You Can Now Tag People in Instagram Photos

You have always been able to tag users in Instagram posts, but two weeks ago Instagram announced that soon, you would be able to tag people in the photo itself. The feature, called “Photos of You,” was given a two-week …

Instagram Finally Gets True People Tagging Instagram Finally Gets True People Tagging

Instagram is borrowing another feature from Facebook today, as they are rolling out true people tagging for both iOS and Android. With the updated apps, you’ll be able to add people to photos for the first time. All you have …

Netflix Is Now More Popular Than HBO in the U.S. Netflix Is Now More Popular Than HBO in the U.S.

On Monday, Netflix released their Q1 2013 earnings report and in it they boasted gains of 2.03 million domestic subscribers. This is important for two reasons. First, it boosts their total domestic subscriber base to 29.17 million, continuing a steady …

LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Statuses LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Statuses
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UPDATE: LinkedIn is now beginning to roll out the feature out to all English-speaking users. LinkedIn is currently testing user mentions, something that other networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have had for some time and that users rely on …

Nearly Half of All Instagram Users are Android Users Nearly Half of All Instagram Users are Android Users

Today, on its one-year anniversary, Instagram has announced that nearly half of all Instagram use comes from its Android app. After some time as an iOS-only service, Instagram finally launched on Android in April of 2012 and quickly racked up …

Spotify Adds 1M Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months Spotify Adds 1M Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months
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Spotify has tacked on a million paid users just a little over three months. That’s the word from SXSW, where the company has announced that they can now boast 6 million paid subscribers. Back in December, Spotify announced that their …

Instagram Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users Instagram Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users

Instagram has just announced a major milestone: 100 million monthly active users. It comes just five weeks after the photo-sharing network announced 90 million MAUs and a little of ten months after being acquired by Facebook. “Now, nearly two and …

Twitter Asks You to 'Welcome Back' Other Users Twitter Asks You to 'Welcome Back' Other Users

It looks like Twitter is making a small, non-intrusive push to promote more interaction between members of the service. Some users are seeing a new message appear atop their streams on Twitter.com. It notifies them that someone (a particular @person) …

Facebook Police Make Sure You're Using Facebook Facebook Police Make Sure You're Using Facebook

Facebook reportedly lost 1.4 million U.S. users last month. Or, maybe they didn’t. Metrics can be a tricky thing. Even if Facebook lost roughly 1% of their user base, is it even a huge deal? Things like that fluctuate from …