Experts predict World Cup will be most social sporting event in history. Facebook makes major changes to mobile app ads. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Foursquare is looking for advertisers to participate in its efforts to retarget ads to Web users based on their check-ins and to serve up interstitial ads in its mobile apps, according to a leaked pitch deck for advertisers.
Nick Bertke, aka YouTube remix artist Pogo, has been banned from the United States for ten years and has reached out to fans on YouTube for help and advice.
Google Powers Up Google+ Social Sign-in (SocialTimes)
Google will now allow users to sign in to third-party apps using their Google+ log-in, the company on Tuesday. Once logged in this way, users will be prompted to specify with which Google+ circles they want to share content.
Foursquare is expanded the offers program it debuted with American Express in June 2011 to all major credit cards, the company said today.
Global payment giant Visa consolidates its position in mobile payment market with the acquisition of South African firm Fundamo for a staggering $110 million. Visa has also reiterated an agreement with Monitise, to help existing Visa accounts on mobile devices and offer Visa account holders a new way to make payments. According to Visa, the deals will accelerate the company’s recently-announced strategy to “provide the next generation of payment solutions”. With Fundamo and partnership with Monitise, Visa is envisioned to deliver mobile financial services and payment capabilities to the users across the globe.
Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America, has launched Sage Mobile Payments service that allows small businesses to expand their payment options by credit and debit cards on mobile devices. Sage’s solution is usable across 400 different mobile phones and wireless computing devices and across all major carriers in the US.
Visa Europe, is planning to launch an iPhone based contactless mobile payment service for its customers across Europe and has partnered with Wireless Dynamics to develop the system.
In light of the number of attacks that WikiLeaks has undergone in the past week an organization known as Anonymous has begun Operation: Payback to bring retribution down on the companies that would, in their words, censor WikiLeaks’ information.