Hootsuite purchases social platform Brightkit, launches Hootsuite Campaigns. Twitpic shuts down after Twitter threat. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook is trying a new “missed call” ad format in India. Twitter hires former Goldman Sachs executive as CFO. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
As more specialized apps present themselves to mobile users, search behavior continues to fragment and is less like that of desktop behavior.
Facebook focuses on 10 stories on its 10-year birthday. Microsoft signs agreement with Foursquare to obtain data. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
A new Bing mobile app will aim to offer Microsoft Phone users a one-stop hub for all their travel needs. The Bing Travel app, modeled on the web-based app already available for Windows 8.1 users, lets users book flights, check a flight status, and sort through hotel listings.
The app, which launched in beta, offers global “destination guides,” photos and day trip suggestions. You can also read through travel reviews, and a “nearby” feature uses your location to search for local restaurants and other attractions that might interest you.
The free Bing Travel joins Microsoft’s stable of Bing apps, including Finance, News, Sports, Translator and Weather.
Spotify unveils website explaining payments to artists. A look at the visual web and holiday shopping. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Journalists covering the winter Olympics in Russia will be banned from using social media, according to reports. Bing adds songs from YouTube, other sources, to music video search. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
More BS from the world of Klout. Today, Microsoft’s Bing search engine announced it was going to expose more people to Klout’s worthlessness.
NBC, CBS Remind Us You Don’t Have to Be on Reddit or Twitter to Misidentify a Mass Killer (Slate)
Lest we think that Redditors, tweeters, and bloggers have a monopoly on rushing to judgment when tragedies are unfolding, a pair of network news stations today provided a reminder that premature reports are as old as the news itself. NBC and CBS both named the same suspect in the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting on Monday afternoon, then retracted their reports. NBC’s Chuck Todd deleted his tweet naming the alleged shooter.
AdBlock Plus, a popular browser extension, blocks most pop-up, video and banner ads. But according to a German news site, Google, which controls the largest online advertising network, has paid the makers of the software not to weed out some of its ads.