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.
Twitter Opens its Self-Serve Advertising Platform to All U.S. Users (SocialTimes)
Twitter will open its advertising platform to all users in the United States, the company announced on Tuesday. The self-serve advertising suite allows account administrators to run their own campaigns by promoting their accounts or individual Tweets to specific groups within the social network, and to track the results through Twitter analytics.
Google search results for mobile and Web apps that use Google+ sign-in will soon include popular activities inside the services to the right of standard search results.
A great soundtrack can take your video project to the next level. Finding inspiration is easy; the hard part is finding music that’s affordable and doesn’t violate any copyright laws. Luckily, video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo have started building their own music libraries for creators to borrow from if they can’t rely on talented friends, and there are plenty of songwriters online who are willing to share their tracks as well. Here are a few of our favorites.
SoundCloud has released new versions of its iPhone and Android apps for recording and sharing audio tracks.The most noteworthy change is the addition of “sets,” which are basically playlists that listeners can curate and share.
Flattr today launched a service that allows users to contribute financially to content producers simply by clicking “like.”
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is sharing his experiences at the White House with the public in a new audio series called “Being Biden.” He posted his first recordings using the social audio platform SoundCloud.
SoundCloud has released ‘Moving Sounds,’ a tool for creating slideshows with images and audio tracks. Launched in beta today with a handful of partners, the creative tool also represents a new form of advertising within the audio-based community.
Free Speech Isn’t Free for Yelp Reviewer (SocialTimes)
An Internet flame war had real-world consequences for the Virginia woman whose contractor sued her for her bad reviews on Angie’s List and Yelp. Dietz Development filed a $750,000 lawsuit against Jane Perez after she alleged that the contractor had trespassed on her property, damaged her home and even stolen her jewelry.
Twitter Gets Little Sympathy Over Instagram’s Pulled Photos (SocialTimes)
Instagram has pulled its integration with the Twitter “cards” display format, making viewing Instagram photos on the microblogging site much less appealing. The move highlights growing competition between the two networks since Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April.