Facebook places limits on gun promotions. CNN sells iPad news app Zite to Flipboard. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Popular mobile magazine Flipboard added a new “shopping” section to its apps Monday, including digital catalogs curated by retailers such as Banana Republic and eBay.
The shopping section includes 12 Flipboard curated catalogs with a range of products from pet items to kids’ toys to women’s clothing under cheeky names, such as “Pets Gazette” and “Minimalist Electronics.” A handful of celebrity curated catalogs, including one from designer Cynthia Rowley, and a batch of catalogs from seven retail partners–Banana, eBay, Fab, ModCloth, Birchbox, Etsy and Levi’s–round out the new section. The latter two had existing e-commerce partnerships with Flipboard. Read more
Google will sell Facebook ads. Twitter’s #Music app might disappear. These stories and more in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Initial Data Results from Twitter on the 65th Annual Emmy Awards (LostRemote)
Twitter has already released data from Sunday night’s 65th Annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. “Breaking Bad” took home Best Drama to fan’s delight shortly after the show concluded its second to last episode.
As Nokia today debuted its Lumia 1020, the flagship phone for the Windows 8 mobile operating system, several social networks simultaneously announced that they would launch Windows apps.
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.
Taking advantage of Google’s beta testing tool launched at the I/O conference earlier this year, Facebook is now offering every Android user the ability to try out the new version of its Android app early. This will help the social network correct any issues with the app before launching to the general public.
Flipboard, an app that allows users to read the content that has been shared in their social networks, launched an iOS update today that delivers on an earlier promise to import users’ Google Reader RSS subscriptions and adds additional ways of sharing content to social networks from the app.
Branch, a project of Obvious Corp., today launched Potluck, a link-sharing service that aims to support communities of shared interests, rather than online personae.
Facebook is developing a social reader app like Flipboard, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing anonymous sources.