Facebook rejects ad with sick baby awaiting heart transplant. Twitter is looking to borrow debt. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter adds language targeting to promoted tweets, accounts options. Marissa Mayer says Tumblr has more work to do on the mobile front. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter users no longer need to click to see images — they show up right in the feed. Google+ offers custom URLs to established users. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter today launched a new advertising product that will target promoted tweets to users who watched TV programs during which related television commercials were aired.
Twitter will open its advertising platform to all users in the United States, the company announced today. Previously, the service was invitation-only while Twitter tested it out and made adjustments based on user feedback.
HootSuite has announced a new integration with Twitter that will give marketers the tools for managing their advertising campaigns on the microblogging site.
Google Maps Officially Returns to the iPhone (SocialTimes)
To the relief of many iPhone 5 owners, Google has finally made Google Maps available for download in the Apple App Store in more than 40 countries and in 29 languages. Apple’s own maps application had failed to provide a good enough user experience to compete with Google Maps, which was originally left out of the newest iPhone.
Apple Announces Black Friday Sale (Mashable)
Black Friday is traditionally the only day of the year that Apple offers discounts on its products. While the discounts are small — usually 10 to 15 percent — that can still add up to $100 off a MacBook Air or up to $60 off an iPad.
Promoted tweets cause a one percent bump in traffic to major retailers and a 6 percent improvement in conversion rates, according to a new study that Compete and Twitter conducted together.
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Amazon Updates its Kindle Line of E-Readers (The New York Times)
Amazon announced a barrage of new tablets and e-readers on Thursday that makes its challenge to Apple’s iPad a little more serious. Amazon announced updates to its line of Kindle e-readers, including the Kindle Fire HD, a tablet computer that comes in two sizes, one that is nearly as large as the iPad and that undercuts its price by $200. Mashable Amazon eased into what would become a landmark event with the new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said Amazon actually invented new screen technology for the super-white, ultra-clear and now self-lit ereader. CNET The tablet assault begins with a new $199, 7-inch model with an HD screen that doubles the built-in storage of the previous entry-level Kindle Fire to 16GB. Amazon has also doubled down on that product line with a larger, 8.9-inch model that has a 1,920-by-1,200 resolution, features 16GB of built-in storage, costs $299 and ships Nov. 20. Topping out the line is a new 32GB model with 4G LTE wireless connectivity for $499, which Bezos compared directly to Apple’s $729 third-generation iPad with similar specs. Reuters The latest aggressive pricing move, and Amazon’s variety of gadgets, furthers its goal of getting Kindle tablets into the hands of as many buyers of its online content — from games and books to video — as possible. Apple, by contrast, makes much of its profit from hardware sales. USA Today Barnes & Noble had beaten Amazon to market with a standard e-reader with built-in lighting technology when it started selling the Nook with GlowLight earlier this year. Another rival, Kobo, has just unveiled a reader with an integrated light. Read more