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30 October 2008

World Economic Forum’s discuss financial crisis live on Mogulus

World Economic Forum’s discuss financial crisis live on MogulusWorld Economic Forum broadcast live from Istanbul on Mogulus World Economic Forum meet in Istanbul to discuss global financial crisis and broadcast live on MogulusThe World Economic Forum (WEF) will be broadcasting its press conference on Europe and Central Asia live on broadcasting site Mogulus today.  The WEF conference, which is being he...

29 October 2008

LinkedIn launch application platform for B2B community

LinkedIn launch application platform for B2B communityB2B social network LinkedIn launch application platformLinkedIn, professional social networking site has unveiled application platform with Amazon and Google as launch partnersPopular B2B social network LinkedIn has announced the launch of its application platform that it hopes will its 30 million strong professional community to more effectivel...

28 October 2008

Western Union to donate $50k to non-profit via Facebook community

Western Union to donate $50k to non-profit via Facebook communityWestern Union to donate $50k to non-profit via Facebook communityFacebook community to vote for $50,000 recipient in Western Union’s ‘Our World Gives’ campaignWestern Union, the global money transfer company has unveiled a new platform for social giving on popular social utility, Facebook.  The ‘Our World Gives’ campaign, managed through th...

27 October 2008

Dailymotion dedicate homepage to US Presidential Election

Dailymotion dedicate homepage to US Presidential ElectionDailymotion dedicate homepage to US Presidential ElectionUser generated content (UGC) site Dailymotion dedicates homepage to Obama-Biden and McCain-Palin over two daysPopular video sharing website Dailymotion has announced two days of political programming ahead of the upcoming US presidential elections, with only videos featuring the respective...

24 October 2008

LinkedIn Surveys launch to tap into B2B social networkers

LinkedIn Surveys launch to tap into B2B social networkersLinkedIn Surveys launch to tap into B2B social networkersB2B social network LinkedIn launches market research tool to drive revenueFollowing the announcement yesterday of cash investment to the tune of $22.7 million USD, business to business (B2B) social network LinkedIn has launched a new market research tool to drive revenue.LinkedIn Surveys e...

23 October 2008

B2B social network LinkedIn receive $22.7m investment

B2B social network LinkedIn receive $22.7m investmentB2B social network LinkedIn receive $22.7m USD investmentGoldman Sachs, The McGraw-Hill Companies and SAP Ventures invest $22.7 million in LinkedInPopular business to business (B2B) social network LinkedIn has today announced the receipt of a significant strategic investment to the tune of $22.7 million USD.This investment of funding sees Goldma...

23 October 2008

Send virtual gifts on Facebook through Needdit and Amazon

Send virtual gifts on Facebook through Needdit and AmazonSend virtual gifts on Facebook through Needdit and AmazonSnimple launch Needdit, social shopping application for Facebook that catalogues Amazon US productsApplication development company Snimple has launched its new social shopping application for Facebook, Needdit.Needdit allows Facebook users to browse Amazon’s product database and buy virtua...

22 October 2008

New social feedback widget launched by Intridea

New social feedback widget launched by IntrideaNew social feedback widget launched by IntrideaIntegrated social feedback widget launches to provide better customer experienceSocial media technology company Intridea has today unveiled a new ‘on demand social feedback’ application that allows brands to collate customer feedback without the user having to navigate away from the page.CrowdSound ...

21 October 2008

MySpace launch application for Google’s Android mobile

MySpace launch application for Google’s Android mobileMySpace launch application for Google’s Android mobileUsers of Google’s Android mobile handset get MySpace Mobile application and can discover and purchase music via Shazam and AmazonNews Corporation’s social networking site MySpace has announced a new MySpace Mobile application for Google’s just released Android handset.MySpace’s vice president...

21 October 2008

YouTube offer statement against youth violence

YouTube offer statement against youth violenceYouTube offer statement against youth violenceVideo sharing site YouTube release a statement to address youth violencePopular user generated content (UGC) site YouTube, owned by Google, has released a statement on its official blog to condemn the use of their site for videos that depict violence and things of an illegal nature.A YouTube spokespe...

20 October 2008

New website for James Bond 007's Quantum of Solace unveiled

New website for James Bond 007's Quantum of Solace unveiledSocial media website for James Bond 007's Quantum of Solace movie unveiledSony Pictures launch 007.com, a social media enabled website to support the release of the new James Bond film, Quantum of SolaceAhead of the cinematic release of the 22nd James Bond 007 film Quantum of Solace, Sony Pictures has released a new social media friendly Bond we...

17 October 2008

Social search engine Xoost introduces search control tool

Social search engine Xoost introduces search control toolSocial search engine Xoost introduces search control toolCollaborative search start-up Xoost introduces “Yes, Keep It” button to search resultsXoost, a social search start-up, has introduced a new feature to provide searchers with more control on the results they see.  The launch of the “Yes, Keep It” button allows users to visit the websit...

16 October 2008

Tommy Hilfiger runs campaign on Brickfish’s social media ad network

Tommy Hilfiger runs campaign on Brickfish’s social media ad networkTommy Hilfiger runs campaign on Brickfish’s social media ad networkTommy Hilfiger launch fragrance campaign “What Do You Dream About?” on social media advertising network BrickfishDesigner apparel company Tommy Hilfiger has today announced the launch of their “What Do You Dream About?” campaign on social media advertising network, Brickfish. &nb...

15 October 2008

MOBO unveils new blog ahead of tonight’s MOBO Awards 2008

MOBO unveils new blog ahead of tonight’s MOBO Awards 2008MOBO unveils new blog ahead of tonight’s MOBO Awards 2008Design agency on-IDLE launch new Music of Black Origin (MOBO) blog ahead of MOBO Awards 2008The UK’s Music of Black Origin (MOBO) soft launched its new blog ahead of its thirteenth MOBO Awards ceremony tonight, 15 October 2008.  The blog, which was built by London design agency on-IDL...

14 October 2008

Scion sponsor Kongregrate’s search for new online game developers

Scion sponsor Kongregrate’s search for new online game developersScion sponsor Kongregate’s search for new online game developersOnline games website Kongregate launch Kongregate Labs and run eight week sponsorship with car brand ScionOnline games website Kongregate has launched a new initiative it hopes will inspire existing and upcoming viral game developers to create new content.  In addition to provi...

13 October 2008

MySpace launches own advertising platform MyAds

MySpace launches own advertising platform MyAdsMySpace launches own advertising platform ‘MyAds’Social network MySpace unveils MySpace MyAds advertising platform in US betaNews Corporation’s social network MySpace has today announced the official launch of its advertising platform, MySpace MyAds.  The new ad platform aims to give individuals and small businesses access to the MySpace co...

10 October 2008

Digg retires Podcasts and Dig Spy features due to growth

Digg retires Podcasts and Dig Spy features due to growthPopular social bookmarking website Digg, has announced that it will be putting two of the longest features of the site, being Digg Podcasts and Digg Spy to rest as they have become less used with the growth of the site.The announcement, made by Digg’s creative director Daniel Burka on the official Digg blog today says that both features have bee...

09 October 2008

User generated content site Dailymotion introduce enhanced video player

User generated content site Dailymotion introduce enhanced video playerPopular video sharing site Dailymotion has announced the launch of a new video player, Dailymotion HQ.  With the introduction of the Dailymotion HQ player, the company hopes to offer users an improved playback quality with sharper images and enhanced audio functionality.Dailymotion’s chief executive officer Mark Zaleski states, “The debut o...

08 October 2008

Social network Facebook integrate Microsoft Live Search

Social network Facebook integrate Microsoft Live SearchSocial networking site, Facebook has integrated Microsoft Live Search to Facebook’s existing search solution.  The addition of Live Search means that the Facebook community will have the ability to search both within Facebook and the wider web without leaving the network.Leah Pearlman, who made the announcement on The Facebook Blog gives ex...

07 October 2008

Industry experts from PayPal and Fortune|Money join ShareThis board

Industry experts from PayPal and Fortune|Money join ShareThis boardSocial sharing company ShareThis has today announced the appointment of two industry veterans to its board of directors.  Vivek Shah, president of Fortune|Money Group and Michael Fisher, former vice president of engineering and architecture at PayPal join join the ShareThis board to further grow the young company.Tim Schigel, chief executiv...

06 October 2008

Pluck powers social media on NFL.com

Pluck powers social media on NFL.comThe NFL has today announced the addition of social networking functionality on NFL.com, powered through social media platform provider, Pluck.The site enhancements will allow the NFL.com audience to create profiles and connect with other users, in addition to being able to rate and review news and content on the site which NFL.com hopes will “ex...

02 October 2008

YouTube partner Codeblack to distribute African American content

YouTube partner Codeblack to distribute African American contentAfrican American new media company Codeblack Interactive has today announced a partnership with YouTube.  The partnership will see the Google owned online video community distribute content created exclusively for the online urban market.Codeblack’s President, Quincy Newell says that the partnership with YouTube demonstrates significant rec...

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