Ad leaked inside Instagram for new “one tap photo messaging app” called Bolt. Pandora advertising revenue up, but shares fall. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook is back after half-hour outage across the world. Twitter now supports GIFs on all devices. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Apple unveils iOS 8, other new features including Healthkit at developers conference. Google+ for iOS app gets Stories, photo-editing update. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
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 was the No. 1 most popular smartphone app of 2013, according to Nielsen’s year-end digital media report, which looked at unique users for iOS and Android apps. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram was the fastest growing app. It jumped up 66 percent from last year to the No. 7 slot.
Facebook’s success is probably no surprise. There are a number of social networks on the top 10 list, but take a closer look and you’ll also see a lot of basic, utilitarian apps, such as search and maps.
About two-thirds of American mobile subscribers own a smartphone, up from 56 percent at the beginning of the year, Nielsen said.
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The TV ratings powerhouse Nielsen says they’ve cracked the code on that relationship, with a first-of-its-kind study that proves a two-way causal influence between broadcast TV tune-in for a program and the Twitter conversation around that program. Nielsen also says the data proves that more research is needed in this area.
How Facebook Could Disrupt Traditional Online Display Advertising (SocialTimes)
Facebook’s advertising revenue dropped slightly in the first quarter of 2013 compared to last quarter, but analysts at Spruce Media say that the company “is poised to disrupt traditional online display advertising by becoming the starting point for all media buys.” Their findings are outlined in Spruce Media’s State of Facebook Advertising Q1 2013 report, in which the analysts explained that “Facebook is laying this foundation through a combination of acquisitions, monumental ad product releases and market strategy.”
Google Launches Note-Taking App Keep (SocialTimes)
Google launched an Evernote competitor on Wednesday, after news of the app was leaked earlier this week. The app, called Keep, is available for Android devices running versions 4.0 and above.
YouTube to Take on Spotify with New Music Streaming Service (SocialTimes)
YouTube is reportedly launching a subscription music service to compete with the social music network Spotify. According to Fortune, the video-sharing site will likely give listeners the choice of either playing the songs for free, mixed in with advertisements, or paying a fee to hear the songs ad-free.
Twitter’s tool that allows marketers to measure the effects of promoted tweets is now available for all advertisers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, the company said today.