In order to promote its Beauty Week, Groupon, released a list of most pampered cities in America according to coupon usage.
Sharknado 2 makes waves on Twitter. Online reviews site Yelp sees first profit since going public. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday … It’s almost like social media was created to promote deals during the holiday shopping season.
The post-Thanksgiving shopping season starts earlier every year. There were many people camped out days before in traditional Black Friday Shopping Style. Stores, such as Staples, had Black Friday deals all week. Others, opened their doors early on Thanksgiving Day.
Here are 5 fantastic social media holiday shopping campaigns:
Twitter survives initial public offering unscathed. Groupon buys competitor LivingSocial’s TicketMonster. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Instagram Update Includes Video Uploads, Photo-Straightening (SocialTimes)
One month after launching a video-sharing tool, Instagram has returned with new versions of its apps for iOS and Android. For the video portion of the app, Instagram has added the ability for users to upload videos from the media libraries on their phones as well as shooting videos from within the app. Users can trim these videos for length and crop the frame to best fit Instagram’s square shape.
The bleeding continued today at daily deals platform LivingSocial, as the Washington, D.C.-based company closed down its New York office and 86ed its local events offerings, according to a report.
Groupon today launched “Reserve,” a platform that allows users to get discount pricing at upscale restaurants by booking at off-peak times. The feature, which is live in 10 major U.S. metropolitan markets, will also soon include discounts at other upscale venues, including spas, salons, hotels and entertainment brands, Groupon said.
Americans No Longer the Center of the Online Universe, and Other Surprises From Mary Meeker’s Epic Slide Deck
Four-fifths of the largest Internet properties in the world are owned by American companies, but the same proportion of their users are outside the United States, Kleiner Perkins venture investor Mary Meeker said in her much-anticipated annual slide presentation on the state of the Internet.
Google Glass Gets Social With Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Other Apps (SocialTimes)
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 announced at the I/O conference in San Francisco that the futuristic eyewear, dubbed Glassware, will come with applications for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Evernote, as well as publications like CNN and Elle.
In his first call as acting co-CEO, Eric Lefkofsky promised the company would be more focused, emphasizing its ability to deliver local business deals in a variety of markets.