Monday, January 28, 2013
  • F-Commerce Platform Payvment Shutting Down

    Payvment, which powers 200,000 Facebook storefronts, said Monday it was shutting down its e-commerce platform and referring its merchant customers to a competing service. Payvment and companion site will close down on Feb. 28. ...Read the whole story

  • Pizza Hut Expands Bowl 'Hut' Campaign With Freebie

    These new promotions follow on the campaign's now-closed social/UGC competition, in which consumers submitted 15-second videos that included someone saying "hut" through the pizza chain's Facebook page, for a chance to have their clips included in a pre-Bowl TV spot. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • Social Media Open To Lawsuits In IrelandThe Guardian

      Google, Facebook and Twitter's decision to establish their European bases in Dublin has opened the internet giants up to EU defamation and privacy laws like never before, a libel lawyer has warned. The world's biggest search engine and the social networks' presence in Ireland will also enable lawyers to sue the companies on behalf of clients abused by anonymous bloggers and tweeters according to Paul Tweed, the Belfast-based libel expert. ...Read the whole story

    • Hospitality, Leisure Marketers Turn To SocialRed Rocket Media

      A number of hospitality and leisure operators generate up to half of their sales through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. That"s according to new research from Barclays, reported, which also suggests nearly a third claim social media directly attributes up to 25% of all their sales. Around 13% believe it attributes up to half of their sales. In addition, 68% currently using social media claim they have had a 'positive' or 'very positive' experience with the medium - which includes attracting new customers and receiving positive recommendations. ...Read the whole story