The daily deals service LivingSocial has been hacked and will begin sending notifications out to users this afternoon. Fifty million of the company’s 70 million users were affected.
Vine Update Will Deliver Videos Around the Web (SocialTimes)
With an update Friday, Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine began enabling users to embed their videos on websites in addition to sharing them on Twitter and Facebook. The update will allow the popular six-second, looping videos to appear around the web.
LivingSocial co-founder and chief technical officer Aaron Batalion will leave the company, he said today on his blog. Batalion indicated he is not leaving to take another job.
MessageMe, a multimedia messaging app from the team behind Lolapps, launched yesterday to kudos among investors and users on Twitter.
Mark Zuckerberg Helps Launch The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation (AllFacebook)
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg teamed up with Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Apple chairman Art Levinson, technology investor Yuri Milner and 23andMe Founder Anne Wojcicki (Brin’s wife) to launch the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation.
LivingSocial has raised $110 million in additional funding from existing investors, according to a report in the Washington Post citing a staff memo written by CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy.
Out of all the bizarre interview questions that came out of Glassdoor.com’s list of “Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2013,” some of the most unusual came from the hiring managers at technology companies like LivingSocial and Dell.
Designed for people who have more social networks than they know what to do with, CHNL is a media aggregator that puts all your friends’ article links, cat videos, etc. from different social sites onto one page. Today, the company has announced a new integration with daily deal sites Groupon and LivingSocial that will instantly add discounts on entertainment, travel, and goods, to your dashboard as well.
Daily deals site LivingSocial is laying off 400 employees, or 10 percent of its global workforce, CNNMoney has confirmed.
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Facebook Down, Google+ Up With Customers (San Francisco Chronicle)
Changes Facebook has made to its user experience, such as Timeline, along with concerns over privacy, have brought down the social network’s consumer satisfaction score, according to a new report. Meanwhile, Google’s social network, Google+, scored fairly high in an annual survey of 70,000 customers by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index and analytics firm ForeSee. The Huffington Post Facebook scored a lowly 61 out of 100 in customer satisfaction among active users, an eight-point drop from 2011. Twitter and LinkedIn fared only slightly better with 64 and 63, respectively. Pinterest received a score of 69, while YouTube had 73. Google+ topped all these with 78. Daily Mail Because social media so frequently involves the sharing of personal information, privacy remains a major concern for users. The sheer volume of advertising on these sites is another contributor to low satisfaction. The Atlantic Wire The user contraction news was enough to put Facebook stock below the 30 mark — above which it had stabilized over the last month — because people are exactly what Facebook sells. If we learned anything from the recent sale of Digg, which went for the dismal price of $500,000, it’s that a social network is only as valuable as its users. TIME.com/Techland It’s important to remember that Facebook has more than 900 million users compared to Google+’s 250 million, with reports in the past claiming that Google+ users engaged very little with the site. Still, the people who actually do use Google+ seem to like it. Read more