All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘users’

Netflix’s Original Content Is Making People Want to Stick Around

In the past year, Netflix has released the Emmy-nominated political drama House of Cards, the Eli Roth-produced horror series Hemlock Grove, and the surprise hit of the summer, Orange Is The New Black. They’re also in the process of adding a bunch of exclusive comedy to their streaming options and are about to premiere season 2 of the less-popular but …

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Foursquare Touts 40M Users and 40,000 ‘Superusers’ Making a Million Edits Every Month

On the heels of news that they are currently in talks with multiple companies about the possibility of a strategic investing (including Microsoft), location app Foursquare has just announced that they’ve hit 40 million users. Although it’s unclear just how many of those users are actually active on the service (be it per day, per month, or whenever), 40 million …

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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 again: this community – now more than 40 million of you – is amazing. Thank you for inspiring us. — …

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LinkedIn Opens Up to Young Students, Launches New University Pages

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 that involves dropping the age limit for new members and setting up special University Pages for students to use as …

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Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults

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 to Pew, 18% of American adults are now using Twitter – up from just 8% back in the Fall of …

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Facebook Isn’t Losing Popularity Among Teens, Says Zuckerberg

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 been migrating to other social platforms. In Wednesday’s Facebook earnings call, Zuckerberg denied this claim, stating that teens’ use of …

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Facebook’s U.S. Mobile Use Exploded in Q2 [REPORT]

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 numbers are released, it looks like they will show a big win for Facebook. According to The Wall Street Journal, …

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Facebook: We’re Not Giving User Data to 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 officials when they meet in Silicon Valley this week over what they believe are unwarranted requests for user data. Turkish …

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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 data team reported the figure to The Wall Street Journal. They point to its significance right now, considering that the …

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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 long soft launch period in which users could opt-in if they so chose. Today it has been turned on for …

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Instagram Finally Gets People Tagging with ‘Photos of You’

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 to do is snap your picture, apply your favorite filter, and in the publishing phase of the process you’ll see …

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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 subscriber rise that they reported in Q4 2012. And second, it puts them past HBO in terms of total U.S. …

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