Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • LinkedIn Revenue Up 45% In Q3

    LinkedIn on Thursday reported that revenue rose 45% in the third quarter, but forecast slowing growth in the current quarter in connection with its core recruiting business. Revenue increased to $568.3 million from $364 million in the year-earlier period. ...Read the whole story

  • IBM, Twitter Data Partnership To Uncover More Of What Customers Want

    International Business Machines (IBM) and Twitter have announced a partnership that will allow companies to integrate social data into Big Blue's tools, consulting services, and platforms like the cognitive computing platform Watson. The deal aims to go past the chatter to discover what consumers really want. ...Read the whole story

  • Digital Engagement Index

    The Digital Engagement Index soared 63% on Wednesday, with nine out of the top ten brands showing substantial increases in social engagement. Axe led the way, due largely to a series of tongue-in-cheek video commercials for Axe Hair posted on YouTube, which have already garnered 5.1 million views between them. ...Read the whole story

  • 2 More Execs Exit Twitter

    Another day, another management shakeup at Twitter. Jeremy Gordon, head of product engineering at the microblogging giant, is out, along with analytics head Adam Kinney. The departures come just days after CEO Dick Costolo expressed his displeasure with the pace of innovation at Twitter. ...Read the whole story

  • Word-of-Mouth Key For App Discovery

    People are more willing to pay for some types of apps than others, a new Nielsen report suggests. That includes games and apps for reading (books and magazines), listening to music, and watching video. The findings are based on the research firm's Mobile App Playbook, which surveyed 3,743 people ages 13 and older who downloaded an app in the last 30 days. ...Read the whole story

  • Honda Haunts Twitter, Gives Out Halloween Candy

    The auto brand is looking for spooky selfies this Halloween and giving out candy, too. And you know there has to be a car in there somewhere. This one hands out the treats. ...Read the whole story

  • Publishers Take Advantage Of Ad Tool To Control Delivery

    Native ad services provider Sharethrough has just developed a tool for publishers to better control the location and delivery cadence of ad inventory in infinite feeds. The rise of continuous scrolling also challenges the click-through as the industry's standard monetization metric. ...Read the whole story

  • BBB's Online Privacy Watchdog Faults 5 Web Publishers

    Five Web companies -- Answers Corporation, Best Buy, BuzzFeed, Go.com, and Yelp -- have agreed to revise their sites in order to comply with the industry's self-regulatory privacy guidelines, a unit of the Better Business Bureau said this week. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

16 Handles Serves Up Conversation in Kik Messaging App

Getting into the conversation within messaging apps is a daunting challenge for brands that need scale but want to maintain authenticity. Kik has been testing brand user accounts that allow marketers to use broadcast messaging and ...More