• Will The Google+ Project Out Social Facebook?

    Google began rolling out a social network called Google+ to a limited number of users that it believes will crack the code on the social market game. If it can convince consumers to give up a few personal details and a photo to build a profile, the site could make the Mountain View, Calif. company a formidable competitor to Facebook. ...Read the whole story

Two-Thirds of Local Merchants Advertise on Social Network; 1/5 Use Facebook

According to MerchantCircle, new local ad offerings from Facebook are making inroads with local merchants and may put increasing pressure on Google and pure-play deals companies such as Groupon for share of local marketing budgets. With its huge consumer adoption, ease-of-use and low barrier to entry, Facebook continues to be the most popular digital site for merchants to market their business, though, overall, 66% are using the social network for marketing. ...More