Instagram unveils time-lapse video app Hyperlapse. Snapchat receives investment of up to $20 million. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter doubles revenue, and monthly active users are up. Instagram officially announces Bolt for overseas use. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Ad leaked inside Instagram for new “one tap photo messaging app” called Bolt. Pandora advertising revenue up, but shares fall. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Social Media Newsfeed: Black Friday Social Media Disappointing | Walmart Tops Social Media on Black Friday
Social media disappointing in driving Black Friday sales online. Walmart tops “social content amplified by shoppers,” and Amazon comes in second. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Walmart workers are collecting Thanksgiving fixings for those in need . . . coworkers in need, that is.
Think that sucks? So does Ashton Kutcher – as Walmart found out very publicly via Twitter.
Is the social web the wrong platform for remembering 9/11? This year, a number of major brands tried and failed at striking the right tone.
Walmart is a small player in the game of online shopping – but it’s hoping to leverage that by using apps to improve the shopping experience of its physical stores. The company has been testing out mobile apps for self-checkouts which have grown from 14 to 200 stores.
Walmart has created apps for every major device, but its Scan and Go self-checkout is only available for iPhones. The app uses location aware technology to find your store’s location. Once you select the in-store mode, you can scan your items, place it in your real shopping cart, and pay by transferring your mobile cart at the check-out stand. The app’s greatest asset is its ability to maintain a real-time total of the shopping cart, which is perfect for budget conscious shoppers.
Pinterest users aren’t clicking over to big-name e-commerce sites at the rate that some industry watchers have suggested, according to a study from Compete Analytics.
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Thousands of YouTube Partners Now Make Six Figures a Year (GigaOM)
Thousands of YouTube partners are making over $100,000 a year, according to Google senior vice president and chief business officer Nikesh Arora. YouTube had previously put the number of six-figure earners in the hundreds. SocialTimes If you took a sledgehammer to YouTube or Vimeo, you’d have Ptch. Backed by DreamWorks Investments, the social media iPhone app lets you create short movies from video clips and photographs, add music and filters and share the entire process with friends. ars technica Four YouTube videos that had apparently been taken down earlier this week due to dubious copyright claims by the music publisher BMG Rights Management have once again become available to American audiences. The videos showed President Obama singing the opening line of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” SocialTimes Now, when you upload footage to YouTube that requires anonymity, you can blur out all the faces in the video in one click. When it comes to cats and dogs, it works some of the time anyway. Politico The Romney campaign sent YouTube an appeal letter on Wednesday asserting the footage in the ad, titled “Political Payoffs And Middle Class Layoffs,” was fair use under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and not a copyright violation. YouTube executives agreed with Romney. Read more
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