After Supreme Court ruling, online video company Aereo now wants to be considered a cable company. The BBC is creating a “pop-up” news operation in Thailand. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Iraq blocks Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube; SoundCloud opens shop in Berlin, Germany. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook is rolling outs its new business Page redesign internationally. HootSuite is finally rebranding. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Turkey restores access to YouTube following court ruling. Facebook kicks off small business tour in New York City, releases new numbers. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook expands its video ads to seven other countries. India’s new prime minister will have to start fresh with a new Twitter account. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter has reportedly walked away from talks to acquire the music-streaming service Soundcloud.
Facebook scores long-term advertising deal with Publicis Groupe. Twitter is reportedly in talks to buy SoundCloud. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter Quietly Files IPO (SocialTimes)
The announcement came via tweet Thursday on Twitter’s official account: “We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale,” the post reads.
Major Internet, Social Media Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests (SocialTimes)
Today, more than five-dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests they’ve handled, according to a report in AllThingsD. The companies signing on to the request include Google, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo, AOL, Digg, Dropbox, Meetup, Mozilla, Reddit, Salesforce, Tumblr and The Wikimedia Foundation.
SoundCloud, headquartered in Berlin, plans to open a new office alongside a cacophony of honking taxis, rumbling subway lines, and people who aren’t afraid to speak their minds. The New York City office will appear “in the coming months,” the company said. Along with the new digs will come former Pandora executive Dan Gerber, whom SoundCloud has tapped to lead brand revenue initiatives for the audio-sharing community.