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Google+ Gets Big, New Upgrades for Hangouts and Photos

Google+ Gets Big, New Upgrades for Hangouts and Photos

Google rolls out a handful of new features to make using its social network easier.
6 Reasons Why Vine and Instagram Videos Are Great for Your Business

6 Reasons Why Vine and Instagram Videos Are Great for Your Business

Short-form social videos can turn your cinematic dreams into marketing gold.
Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

From General Electric to Red Bull, these 24 brands selected by the Webby Awards are proving there is more to social media than cat pictures. Here’s what you can learn.
What Twitter's New Scheduled Tweets Mean for Marketing Your Business

What Twitter's New Scheduled Tweets Mean for Marketing Your Business

Here are four effective tips for using the social network's new feature to your startup's advantage.
No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

The virtual-scrapbooking social network site has raised $564 million to date without any visible source of revenue. But that will soon change.
How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

How to get customers to go from 'Friending' to Spending.
Social Media for Small Business: Choose Wisely, Then Execute

Social Media for Small Business: Choose Wisely, Then Execute

Our Ask the Expert digital marketing pro Ian Lurie offers up best practices on handling social media, SEO and a business' website on a budget.
With Facebook's Media Referral Traffic Up 170%, Site Announces 'Stories to Share'

With Facebook's Media Referral Traffic Up 170%, Site Announces 'Stories to Share'

The social network has rolled out a feature that offers suggestions to media organizations about which articles they should post to their pages.
3 Big Milestones in the Development of Twitter 'Language'

3 Big Milestones in the Development of Twitter 'Language'

The first @reply, hashtag and retweet happened less than a decade ago, but in the world of social media, they're historic.
Social Media Etiquette: 5 Questions to Ask Before Posting About the News

Social Media Etiquette: 5 Questions to Ask Before Posting About the News

When a disaster happens or as the anniversary of a catastrophe approaches, it may seem like commenting is the right thing to do. Sometimes, silence is best.

Facebook Allows Teens to Make Posts Public

In a move that could change the way companies market to teens online, Facebook will give teens the option of making their content public.
Twitter Rolls Out New Features for Brands

Twitter Rolls Out New Features for Brands

Businesses can now schedule promoted tweets and receive direct messages from followers they haven't necessarily followed back.
Foursquare Opens Up Ad Platform to All Small Businesses

Foursquare Opens Up Ad Platform to All Small Businesses

Hoping to generate big revenues, Foursquare has rolled out a self-service ad tool to all 1.5 million registered businesses.
In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup Onavo

In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup Onavo

The $200 million acquisition could also help in Facebook's mission to bring the internet to the masses.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

RoboRoaches for sale, iBeengo wants you to go too, a MBA for entrepreneurs, the war on working from home, Burberry CEO on the future of retail and design, A tech writer goes on a social-media diet. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
Where Social-Media Use is Growing the Most (Infographic)

Where Social-Media Use is Growing the Most (Infographic)

The number of social network users are growing internationally at an incredible pace. Here’s an infographic on what to expect, where.
Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect startup delves into how focusing on value can help attract volunteers and ensure they will be in it for the long haul.
10 Ways to Promote Yourself to Entrepreneurial Success

10 Ways to Promote Yourself to Entrepreneurial Success

It's not enough if you think you're special. Others should think you are too.
5 Ways to Become a Social Media Rock Star

5 Ways to Become a Social Media Rock Star

Our Ask the Expert this month is digital-marketing guru, Ian Lurie. Check out what he thinks businesses absolutely need in their social-media marketing strategies.
How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

If you're looking to launch a business while still in school, here are a few lessons learned from StudyMode founder Blaine Vess.
Reach Millennials Through Brand Advocates

Reach Millennials Through Brand Advocates

Leverage the influence of Gen Y to market through trust and personal connections.
How to Find Influencers Who Want to Share and Link to Your Content

How to Find Influencers Who Want to Share and Link to Your Content

Three useful steps for getting the movers and shakers in your industry sharing your online posts.
Twitter's IPO Will Make All These People Millionaires and Billionaires

Twitter's IPO Will Make All These People Millionaires and Billionaires

With the IPO set, Twitter's venture capital investors, longtime employees and other stockholders are about to become very wealthy.
Twitter Makes IPO Filing Public

Twitter Makes IPO Filing Public

Twitter made its S-1 filing available to the public on Thursday, lifting the veil on its initial public offering plans.
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