Yelp will roll out a “Call to Action” feature that allows merchants to support a single transaction on their Yelp business listing page.
A major factor in Facebook’s botched IPO in May 2012 was interest in its stock by uninformed investors who knew the brand but didn’t know about the company’s financials, experts said this afternoon at a panel on technology IPOs at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay.
Today at 2:00 p.m. PST/ 5:00 p.m. EST, reddit users will get a chance to interview Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, who plays drug lord Walter White in the AMC drama “Breaking Bad.”
Don Harrison, Google’s vice president of corporate development, confirmed today that the company had agreed to a billion-dollar price for the social mapping app Waze in a deal announced earlier this month.
In an effort to build out its advertising business, GetGlue has tapped Evan Krauss, formerly of Shazam, to serve as the new president of the social TV company at its headquarters in New York City. The news follows the company’s appointment of online marketing veteran Shelby Huston Haro as EVP of sales.
Your Facebook friends (and even friends of friends) can be sources of job leads, if you know how to ask the right questions. Facebook’s search bar, Graph Search, has its own syntax, much like ordering a cup of coffee at Starbucks. To find friends who can introduce you to an employer, you’ll need to type a full sentence into the search bar. First, the basics.
The latest update to Rounds’ video chat hangout mobile app for iOS and Android includes a co-browsing feature for friends to share the same web pages while they talk. Rounds marketing director Natasha Shine-Zirkel said that the apps are designed to connect friends, not strangers, across different platforms in a safe environment. But it’s the activities that friends can share over the phone that make the hangouts more like hanging out in real life.
Digg Reader Will Launch Just Before Google Reader Shuts Down (SocialTimes)
Digg will open its new RSS platform, Digg Reader, just weeks ahead of Google Reader’s expiration date, the company announced on Monday. Beta testers will see the first version of the tool starting next week; everyone else will have access on June 26.
San Francisco mayor Ed Lee today pointed to the growth of the technology industry as a major success of his administration, even as anger in the city has mounted over skyrocketing rents and urban congestion worsened by the fleet of private buses that take workers to and from the campuses of the largest technology companies in Silicon Valley.
LinkedIn’s Influencer program, which showcases inspirational blog posts from luminaries ranging from Bill Gates to President Barack Obama, has kept readers glued to the professional networking site while it’s kept top executives waiting for their invitations, according to a report by the New York Times.