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5 Million Advertisers on Facebook

Facebook Inc (FB.O) plans to announce on Monday that more than 5 million businesses are advertising on the social network each month and that it is updating its suite of ad services to try to draw more small businesses onto its mobile platform. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in an interview with Reuters that the number of ad buyers…

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Now you can broadcast live to Facebook from your desktop

Facebook Live has been with us for a little while now, but it has been limited by the fact that it has only been possible to broadcast from mobile devices. This changes as Facebook opens up broadcasting to desktop and laptop users too. To get started on your live broadcast from a computer, click ‘Live Video’ from the top of…

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Social media linked to rising stress levels

A survey from the American Psychological Association has warned that constant checking of email, texts and social media is leading to higher levels of stress More than four out of five adults in the U.S. (86 percent) report that they constantly or often check their email, texts and social media accounts, according to part two of the American Psychological Association’s…

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Snaplytics Releases Largest Survey Report Ever on Snapchat Trends among Brands

Originally thought of as a social network mostly geared toward teenagers, now millennials are engaging with Snapchat. In fact, businesses are quickly taking notice of the fastest growing social media site and the many benefits it offers. Snaplytics, the SaaS company offering Snapchat marketing insights, is releasing the most comprehensive survey of Snapchat data ever to better understand how brands…

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CEOs and presence in social networks

62.1% of the Chairmen, Chairwomen and CEOs of Ibex35 companies do not have a presence on Twitter or LinkedIn, according to the report ‘Ibex35 companies’ presence in the digital environment’. The report prepared by Estudio de Comunicación confirms that the vast majority of top Spanish executives are not active in social networks. The study notes that only 9.1% of the…

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Facebook rolls out creepy Discover People feature on mobile, suggesting you make friends with strangers

If you’re using the Facebook app on your phone, you might notice the appearance of a new Discover People section. As you would probably guess this is a feature designed to connect you with people on the social network, but there’s something of a creepy twist. Unlike the current “People you may know” section which suggests that you might like…

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Facebook, Google top out most popular apps in 2016

Of the Top 10 apps in the US, the two tech titans hold onto eight spots, Nielsen reports. Facebook might not be as cool as Snapchat, but it still has the most popular app in the US, according to a Nielsen report for 2016 published Wednesday. In a year where Pokemon Go smashed App Store records, social media still remains…

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DreamsCloud Opens Innovative Research Lab for In-Depth Study of Dreams

DreamsCloud, the social network for sharing dreams, today announced the creation of its innovative research lab, Circadia Labs (http://www.circadialabs.com ), designed as a center of knowledge committed to exploring the untapped value of dreams. The lab will formalize the measurement science practice at DreamsCloud; analyze dreams with academic rigor, and partner with the broader scientific community to explore the relationship…

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Is Facebook Eating Singapore Telcos’ Mobile Lunches?

Singapore’s telcos are feeling the heat when it comes to their mobile businesses. In the third-quarter of 2016, StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3)’s mobile segment sales slipped 3.6% year-on-year. Meanwhile, M1 Ltd’s (SGX: B2F) mobile segment reported a 6.6% decline in revenue for the same period. Elsewhere, Singapore Telecommunications Limited’s (SGX: Z74) Singapore mobile revenue fell by 2.1% . It’s worth…

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EU set to clear Microsoft’s LinkedIn deal

SOFTWARE GIANT REPORTEDLY ALTERS CONCESSIONS TO EASE COMPETITION CONCERNS. The European Commission is expected to approve Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn after the software giant altered concessions designed to ease competition concerns. Sources cited by Reuters last week claimed Microsoft will allow LinkedIn’s rivals to access its software, and will give hardware makers the option of installing rival professional…

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