Twitter survives initial public offering unscathed. Groupon buys competitor LivingSocial’s TicketMonster. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter increases the price range for its IPO. The social network also renews a partnership with Bing. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
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.
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.