Friday, July 20, 2012
  • Say Media Raises $27 Mil, Adds To Exec Lineup

    Gearing up to grow its media holdings, social-media marketer and ad network Say Media has raised $27 million in funding. Say Media CEO Matt Sanchez said Thursday that the investment was more than enough to scale its media network, and continue to build its leadership team. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • London Eye Color Depends On Olympic Tweeters The Telegraph

      tSosolimited, has been commissioned to develop an intuitive algorithm to track the sentiment of British tweeters about the Olympics by EDF Energy, the official electricity supplier to London 2012, in order to create the "world's first social media driven light show", called "Energy of the Nation" on the London Eye. At 9 p.m., there will be a 30-minute light show projected onto the London Eye. It will happen at the same time every single evening leading up to and during the Olympics and Paralympics. The colours of the lights will be dictated in real time by the mood of the ... ...Read the whole story

    • Meet Social-Video Mixer VycloneLos Angeles Times

      In the works for two years, Vyclone -- a new iOS app that takes video from people shot at the same event and edits it into one multi-angle collaboration -- just made its official debut. “You can keep the videos between your ‘crew’ of friends or choose to mix yours with angles from people you don't know,” the Los Angeles Times explains. Created by a two-man team, including the son of music legend Sting, the venture has so far received $2.7 million in seed money from Ashton Kutcher's A-GRade investments and others.  ...Read the whole story

    • IOC Intros Olympic Athlete's Hub Online Computer Business Review

      Along with new social media platform integration with Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Foursquare and Google+ IOC has also introduced the Olympic Athlete's Hub. The Athlete's hub is an online destination that collects the Twitter and Facebook streams of Olympic athletes and brings them all to one place. A page on the website called "Inside the Olympic Village," will allow fans to chat directly with Athletes inside the Olympic Village. ...Read the whole story

    • Managing Google+ From HootSuite DashboardHootSuite

      Google eliminated the maximum number of Google+ pages HootSuite could give out to clients as part of the Google+ Pages launch partner trial. HootSuite clients using the Free, the Pro, or the Enterprise package -- close to 5 million -- can search for and manage content on their Google+ Pages from the HootSuite dashboard. HootSuite in November was named one of six third-party launch partners for Google+ Pages, integrating Google+ functions with collaboration, measurement, engagement and security tools. ...Read the whole story

    3 Marketing Books Changing The Social Landscape

    Jeffrey Hayzlett, Clark Kokich and Sandra Zoratti challenge traditional modes of thinking and doing -- demonstrating a clear path and direction to help marketers and business change, survive and thrive. ...More