President Barack Obama begins answering questions on Quora about Affordable Care Act. Facebook reveals more details of new pages layout. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Starting today, all of NPR shows and newscast will be on iTunes as streaming radio. The 24 hour streaming station will be showcasing all of your NPR favorites like Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Zach Brand, NPR’s vice president of digital media, said, ” What you hear today is just the start of what’s to come.” Read more
The growth of streaming services and Android have impacted iTunes sales, which show double-digit declines in the U.S.
Facebook adjusts News Feed to have tagged posts show up in both feeds. Disney launches online movie streaming. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook makes page insights real-time and adds access to more previous data. Lionsgate Television plans to create a television show based on Twitter’s early days. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Don’t have an Android device? Don’t worry. Google has ways of keeping you in the family. Just check out the latest update to Google Hangouts.
8 Sweet Social Media Reactions to Royal Baby News (SocialTimes)
The newest heir to the throne — a boy — came into the world Monday at at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. The son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was a trending topic on Twitter and inspired a great deal of fan art on Tumblr and Pinterest as well. On Facebook, there were more than 1 million global mentions of the royal birth. Here are a few of our favorite memes.
Apple is finally entering the internet radio service and there’s Led Zeppelin included. Why is this significant? Well, as of now, iTunes is the only streaming radio service to secure the rights to Led Zeppelin tunes and they’ve also managed to include major recording labels like Warner, Universal, and Sony. Remember when Google introduced its music streaming service and I lamented about not being able to find Vampire Weekend’s latest album? Well, the iTune Radio demo at WWDC actually featured a song from the new album! I’m smitten. Read more
Could social sharing through Google+ and the rise of the Android give Google Play an advantage over iTunes and Amazon? This infographic breaks down the online music market with a side-by-side comparison of the leading app stores.
Online privacy groups Electronic Privacy Information Center and Center for Digital Democracy have written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to abandon proposed changes to the social network’s privacy policies. Users would no longer have the opportunity to vote on proposed changes and privacy practices for Facebook and Instagram would be combined.