Google+ shares are more valuable to merchants than referrals from Twitter or Facebook, according to an analysis of $5 million worth of online purchases that came through the social commerce platform Addshoppers.com.
Pandora has partnered with Facebook to bring personal recommendations from the music streaming service to users’ Timelines, the companies announced today.
Microsoft’s New Xbox One Teams with Spielberg and NFL to Create Interactive Social TV (LostRemote)
Xbox revealed its next-generation console today, Xbox One, featuring live TV integration and two big announcements to blur the lines between television and social gaming. The big announcements were focused on redefining the act of watching TV from a passive to an active experience — mostly on the first screen.
Report: Yahoo Will Announce Acquisition of Tumblr Today (SocialTimes)
Yahoo’s board met Sunday and agreed to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, according to AllThingsD. The company was quickly targeted by incoming CEO Marissa Mayer as a larger acquisition target, according to AllThingsD reports. AllThingsD It’s not clear when the official vote was taken, but sources close to the board said the acquisition was a foregone conclusion and was unanimously approved by the directors of Silicon Valley Internet giant. The deal will likely be announced this morning, said numerous sources.
Soon you’ll be able to look your friends in the eye (sort of) when you log into your favorite social network with Google Glass. Google has just announced at the I/O conference in San Francisco that the futuristic eyewear will come with applications for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Evernote as well as publications like CNN and Elle.
In a rare question-and-answer session following the keynote presentation at Google’s I/O conference, CEO Larry Page graded major technology companies harshly while remaining optimistic about the power of technology to repair social problems.
Google Now Offers 15GB of Shared Storage for Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos; Apps Customers Get 30GB (The Next Web)
Google on Monday announced a change to how it offers free cloud storage to its users: 15GB will now be shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+. Previously, Google offered 10GB for Gmail plus another 5GB for Drive and Google+ Photos.
Facebook has spread itself all over the map with the help of its photo-sharing app, Instagram. Since Facebook brought the versatile photo editing and sharing tool into the fold in 2012, the platform has seen 2 million likes, comments and shares of Instagram photos. Brands are starting to experiment with the app as a marketing tool, but early use cases show that they’re not just there for the aesthetics.
Now It’s Possible to Comment on, Like Facebook Posts Directly from Bing’s Social Sidebar (AllFacebook)
Facebook and Bing are continually growing closer together, especially through the search engine’s Social Sidebar. Starting Friday, Bing users with the Social Sidebar can like and comment on Facebook posts directly on the site.
Bing users can now interact with Facebook posts directly from the search engine’s social sidebar, Microsoft said today.