Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to speak at mobile technology conference in Barcelona today. LinkedIn adds member-blocking feature. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter’s CEO says the user experience needs to improve. YouTube to audit for fake video views. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter survives initial public offering unscathed. Groupon buys competitor LivingSocial’s TicketMonster. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
In today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed, read about what Google’s changes in its Terms of Service will mean for you, how Twitter’s Dick Costolo was almost fired, and much more.
Twitter Quietly Files IPO (SocialTimes)
The announcement came via tweet Thursday on Twitter’s official account: “We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale,” the post reads.
Google Reader Goes Away Today. Here’s What You Need to Do Now (VentureBeat)
You can’t say you haven’t been warned: Google announced in March that it would be shutting down Google Reader, its popular RSS newsfeed reader, on July 1. Heads up: Today is July 1, and you won’t be able to access the site anymore.
Many of Silicon Valley’s major technology companies supported same-sex marriage in briefs filed with the Supreme Court.
Twitter Opens its Self-Serve Advertising Platform to All U.S. Users (SocialTimes)
Twitter will open its advertising platform to all users in the United States, the company announced on Tuesday. The self-serve advertising suite allows account administrators to run their own campaigns by promoting their accounts or individual Tweets to specific groups within the social network, and to track the results through Twitter analytics.
Facebook Exchange Ads Being Tested on Desktop News Feeds (AllFacebook)
The lines between different ways to advertise on Facebook are beginning to blur, as the social network Tuesday announced what it called a “small alpha test” of running ads delivered by its Facebook Exchange real-time-bidding ad-purchase platform on the desktop version of its News Feed, while at the same time assuring users that the number of ads in their News Feeds would not increase. Facebook added that it would expand availability of this new ad format in the coming weeks.
Mobile-First Instagram Brings its Content to the Web (SocialTimes)
Instagram users can now access their photo feeds via the desktop Web, according to co-founder Kevin Systrom. Instagram, perhaps the most successful mobile-first company to date, is nevertheless playing catch-up on the Web.