Friday, August 1, 2014
  • Facebook Debuts App For Free Web Access In Emerging Markets

    In its quest to make Internet access available to everyone, Facebook has launched a new app that provides free basic Internet services to people in emerging markets.The new app will be introduced initially in Zambia through a partnership with Airtel before being rolled out to other parts of the world. ...Read the whole story

  • LinkedIn Steady Rev Growth Hits $534M

    LinkedIn on Thursday reported that revenue rose 47% in the second quarter, with growth in its ad businesses picking up from the prior quarter. Sales from LinkedIn's premium subscriptions business increased 49% to $322 million, or 60% of overall revenue. Marketing Solutions -- its advertising division -- rose 44% to $106 million, or 20% of overall revenue. ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Adds Features To Slingshot

    As Snapchat's star continues to rise, Facebook is investing more resources into its own messaging apps. Now, Slingshot users can reply to reactions from friends with reactions of their own. ...Read the whole story

  • Twitter Acquires Mitro, Focuses On Geo-Related Projects

    Capping off another busy week for Twitter, the micro-broadcasting giant just acquired security software startup Mitro. Best known for a Web browser extension that lets people store and share passwords, Mitro's small team will join Twitter's location team in New York. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Regional Banks Move on Mobile CapabiltiesMobile Commerce Daily

    Regional and community banks are advancing their mobile capabilities with new features that are helping them catch up to – and sometimes leap past – their larger counterparts as they react to customers’ mobile lifestyles. Features such as person-to-person payments and remote check deposits were not long ago solely the purview of larger financial institutions and online-only banking enterprises. ...Read the whole story

  • After $1 Billion Funding, Flipkart Eyes Mobile CommerceExchange4Media

    Flipkart ‘s aggressive outlook has already seen it become the largest online retailer in the country. Earlier this year, it beat its own projections by reaching $1 billion in sales and topped off a great start to the year with the acquisition of fashion e-tailer Myntra in May. With this week’s new funding of $1 billion, the sky seems to be the limit for the seven years old company and Flipkart’s founders—Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, have made it clear that they see themselves as the “mobile e-commerce company of the future. Mobile commerce is going to be a focus ... ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook (Not Twitter) Driving Traffic Spike For 'Telegraph'Guardian

    The Telegraph is crediting its decision to push content through Facebook -- rather than Twitter -- with a steep rise in Web traffic. In June, the British paper saw a 20% spike in traffic, which it attributed to a greater focus Facebook, and the publication of few news stories. “An emphasis on carefully promoting stories with Facebook’s more youth-oriented audience in mind has started to pay off, with the social network easily outstripping Twitter as a traffic driver,” The Guardian reports.  ...Read the whole story

Publishers Still Waiting For The Tablet Revolution

By and large, magazine publishers have made comparably little progress in convincing their readers to consume their publications on the tablet, and few are able to derive significant revenue from their tablet apps. One of the ...More