Spotify will launch the free mobile tier on December 11th at a press event in New York.
Facebook reportedly turns down $3 billion bid by Facebook. Twitter’s Vine launches Windows Phone app. These stories, and more, in this morning’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Journalists covering the winter Olympics in Russia will be banned from using social media, according to reports. Bing adds songs from YouTube, other sources, to music video search. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter Discloses Its IPO Plans (The New York Times/Dealbook)
Twitter has taken the cover off its initial public offering, making public its prospectus and setting the clock on one of the most anticipated stock sales of the year. Twitter’s prospectus — whose filing was initially disclosed in a 135-character post on its own service last month — offers the fullest look yet at the privately held company.
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.
Tumblr Updates Boost Discovery of New Content (SocialTimes)
Tumblr Tuesday released mobile app updates for iOS and Android that will make it easier for users to discover new content on the blog network. The company billed the updates as an effort “to help you find more of the stuff you love.”
Struggling Zynga Names Microsoft Exec Mattrick as CEO (USA Today)
Shares of Zynga Monday closed up more than 10 percent on news that founder Mark Pincus would step down as CEO amid mounting Wall Street pressures to correct the company’s course. Zynga said that Don Mattrick, who led Microsoft’s Xbox business for the past three years, will take the top job at the struggling online games giant. Pincus will remain as chairman and chief product officer.
MyPermissions, an Israeli Web and mobile app company, today launched a Trust Certification program that requires app developers flagged by its users for good privacy practices to sign a legally binding agreement not to share personally identifiable information about users with third parties.
Google launched All Access music streaming service today, first leaked yesterday, that seeks to bring customized radio stations, on-demand streaming and the user’s stored music library into the same interface.
Google will launch music streaming through YouTube and Google Play, according to reports in The Verge and the Wall Street Journal. SocialTimes will be reporting from Google’s I/O conference for the rest of this week.