SpiderOak today launched Hive, an app allows users to easily sync their files across devices while the files remain encrypted on SpiderOak’s servers.
SEC: Social Networks are Safe Place to Make Corporate Disclosures (SocialTimes)
The Securities and Exchange Commission has given the green light for companies to use social networks instead of press releases to disclose business information as long as investors have been notified which network will be used. The ruling clarifies confusion about how communications over social media were affected by Regulation FD, which requires companies to make disclosures about their performance in a publicly available format.
Yahoo Mail now integrates with Dropbox to handle attachments, the two companies said today. Yahoo is the first email client to offer such integration.
Petition to Save Google Reader Reaches A petition on Change.org to save Google Reader, the RSS platform that Google plans to cancel, has reached more than 100,000 signatures. When asked if the company planned to respond to the petition and what the company’s next step would be, a Google spokesperson told us: “We’ve given an overview of our reasoning and plans on our blog posts on the Official Google Blog and the Google Reader blog, and we’ll be communicating directly with our users as we make these changes. We don’t have anything more to share than what was in the posts.”
Dropbox announced today that it had acquired Mailbox, makers of a popular email app that launched last month.
Groupon to Replace CEO Andrew Mason (SocialTimes)
Andrew Mason will no longer be the chief executive of Groupon, the company announced on Thursday. Stock in the daily deals business had fallen more than 20 percent after the company’s fourth-quarter earnings failed to meet analysts’ expectations, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In an eerie echo of a data breach that occurred over the summer, Dropbox users have reported receiving spam at email addresses they use exclusively for the cloud storage service, starting about two days ago.
Users Can Now Promote Facebook Friends’ Posts (AllFacebook)
A few months ago, Facebook made it possible for users to pay to promote their own posts. The social network announced Thursday that now, users can do the same for their friends’ posts.
Price tags for social media companies have skyrocketed since Facebook debuted in 2004. These startups were valued at a billion dollars or more.
Quick-Thinking Brands Take to Social Media to Capitalize on Super Bowl Power Outage (LostRemote)
When half of the Superdome plunged into darkness during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, a handful of brands took to their Twitter accounts, capitalizing on one of the most bizarre moments in Super Bowl history. The first that I saw — and arguably the overall winner of the night — was Oreo.