Remember a time when you could not go anywhere without your laptop? You used it for scheduling, taking notes, presentations, etc. These days, with smartphones and tablets, it’s almost as if a weight has been lifted off of you. Actually, it has.
Business cards have been used to share contact details and other business-related information for centuries, but today—as more of our business lives have become entangled with the web—using your business cards to link to your business online has become increasingly important. A new infographic, care of Business Card Ideas from UPrinting.com, takes a look at how to use social media and business cards in tandem, to be at the top of your networking game.
Social media is changing the way we do business and a new infographic from Eloqua takes a look at just how much of an effect it’s had. The infographic, ‘The Social Business Shift’ takes a look at how services like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WildFire, Kickstarter and others are shifting business.
With over a billion users, Facebook is chock-full of potential clients, customers and fans for businesses of all sizes. A new infographic from Ambassador takes a look at how businesses are finding success by getting to know their audiences and engaging with them on the biggest social networking site in the world.
The Federal Trade Commission will decide after the presidential election whether to sue Google for antitrust violation, The Hill reports. The commission has booked meetings with representatives from Google and its competitors through November, making any formal decisions before to the election unlikely, according to the Hill.
When Digg sold earlier this month for a fraction of the valuation it once held, the jaws of social mediaphiles dropped. How could a company that was once valued at upwards of $60 million sell for a measly $500,000? Marketing optimization technology and conversion experts Monetate have put together an interesting infographic on replatforming and how not to make the same mistakes Digg made.
The next time you want to show a loved one just how much you care you can send more than just a bouquet of flowers. Today UK florist Arena Flowers has announced a partnership with business video hosting platform vzaar to let customers upload special video messages to be delivered along with their flowers.
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Facebook Allows Users to Download Expanded Archive of Their Information (Inside Facebook)
The “Download Your Information” feature now includes catalogues of friend requests a users make, IP addresses they’ve logged in from and any previous names they’ve used, among other Facebook actions. This is in addition to the copy of photos, posts, messages, chat conversations, friend lists and other information that Facebook first made available for download in 2010. The New York Times Facebook, which is preparing for an initial public stock offering, most likely in May, has been trying to accommodate government officials in Europe, where privacy laws are more stringent than in the United States. Mashable The archive still doesn’t include your friends’ photos and status updates, other users’ personal info and comments you’ve made on other people’s posts. Facebook This feature will be rolling out gradually to all users and more categories of information will be available for download in the future. Read more
With all the chatter about Pinterest, you may be wondering if the new virtual pinboard social site is right for your business. A great new infographic-style flowchart from Intuit helps you answer this question.
LinkedIn has announced that revenue has more than doubled in the last quarter and they’ve increased their 2012 revenues, and the stock has jumped accordingly. The social network reported $167.7 million in revenue for the fourth quarter, beating the average analyst estimate of $159.8 million in the quarter. The good news also comes at a time where people are piling into social media stocks, with Zynga hovering around 30% higher than it’s IPO price and LinkedIn now almost 200% over it’s $45 IPO price, placing it’s market cap at $8.67 billion.