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Instagram reaches 400 million active monthly users

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has revealed that its monthly user base has now reached 400 million. That’s an increase of 100 million in the past nine months alone and much faster rise than anticipated. … click here to read more

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Facebook to introduce ‘dislike’ button

According to Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook will introduce the long-anticipated ‘dislike’ button.

In a Q&A session at Facebook’s Californian headquarters, Zuckerberg said that: “I think people have asked about the dislike button for many … click here to read more

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Google extends its partnership with Twitter

Google is to extend its agreement with Twitter by including tweets in desktop searches.
Earlier this year, Google began to include real-time Twitter information into its results, but only on mobile devices. The two companies have … click here to read more

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LinkedIn makes global publishing push

LinkedIn’s publishing platform is to go global with a number of localised landing pages.

The publishing initiative, which opened up to LinkedIn members last year, allows users to share their thoughts in the form of articles and … click here to read more

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Instagram’s U.S. mobile revenue to overtake Google and Twitter

Instagram’s mobile ad revenue is expected to reach $2.81bn by 2017 according to research by eMarketer. The figure far surpasses the $595m the Facebook owned social networking service generated this year.

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Twitter removes customised wallpapers

Twitter has quietly removed personalised wallpapers from timelines and profile pages. While cover images remain, the move now sees uploaded profile wallpapers replaced with a plain background. The company has been gradually rolling out the update to … click here to read more

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Snapchat helps to launch ad content agency

Global advertising and marketing group WPP has joined forces with the Daily Mail and Snapchat to launch a new content marketing agency.

Designed to create and distribute brand content across digital media platforms, ‘Truffle Pig’ … click here to read more

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Twitter makes it easier to track conversations

Twitter has announced the launch of a new feature to make it easier to keep track of conversations.

As of this week, the platform will start grouping conversations together, highlighting some of the most noteworthy … click here to read more

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Twitter launches its Official Partner Program

This week, Twitter launched a new consulting tool to encourage more advertisers to its platform. The Official Partner Program uses trusted third parties from Twitter’s Certified Program and its Marketing Platform Partner program, to help … click here to read more

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Twitter to buy Flipboard?

According to reports, Twitter could be about purchase article-sharing app Flipboard. The all-stock deal, should it go ahead, could see Flipboard’s valuation soar to $1 billion.

Launched in 2010, Flipboard searches and aggregates thousands of topics, resulting in … click here to read more

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Facebook launches in-app purchase install ads

Facebook is adding deep linking to its app install ads to facilitate in-app purchases. The feature will allow businesses that sell products and services through apps to use direct marketing to increase sales.

Until now, in-app … click here to read more

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Social media helps Nepal Earthquake survivors

In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, social media and other technology operators have come to the aid of those affected.

Facebook has enabled its ‘Safety Check’ feature, making it easier for people to check that … click here to read more