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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 makes it easier to track conversations

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

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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 increases its traditional media spend

Social media behemoth Facebook has invested heavily in traditional advertising during the first quarter of 2015. Having spent just £16,000 in this area during the whole of last year, the latest figures estimate that so … click here to read more

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Facebook breaches European privacy law

A report commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission has found that Facebook is in violation of European consumer protection law.

According to the findings, Facebook’s privacy policy (updated in January) does not comply with the Unfair Contract … click here to read more

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Half a Billion Using Facebook Messenger

Facebook’s standalone app ‘Messenger’ has now reached 500 million monthly users. That’s up from 300 million in April this year.

Launched in 2011, Messenger hit the headlines this summer when Facebook stripped users of the ability … click here to read more