The Daily Digest – The Social Media Stories You Need To Know Today
1# LinkedIn Earnings: Professional social media site, LinkedIn have announced their earnings for Q4 2011. The company’s revenue increased from $81.7 million in the same period to $167.7 million, an increase of 105%.
2# Kickstarter $1 million funding: Encouraging news for those looking for funds to start their latest project. Crowd source funding site Kickstarter has now funded two million-dollar projects, both on the same day. The first was the Elevation Dock for the iPhone while the second was Double Fine Adventure, created by famous games developer Tim Schafer.
3# Facebook Open Graph Ads: Facebook are now allowing advertisers to pay for more exposure on thier open graph system. According to Techcrunch, any app that has actions which say you’re listening, reading, or watching stories can mention them and turn said stories into a new form of sponsored story.
5# Social Media Cooking: Ever wanted to share your love of food but had nowhere to go online? Glam Media have created a solution by launching Foodie.com, a social media site dedicated solely to the joys of food and drink.
6# LinkedIn Mobile Ads: While most of the focus on mobile advertising has been on Facebook, LinkedIn are planning on doing the same. Announcing it during their Q4 report, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said that the company has been putting the infrastructure in place and is now ready to introduce them.
7# Positive Experiences: If you’re had a bad day and you’re in need of a morale boost, log onto a social media site. A study from Pew Research found that almost seven out of ten adults had experiences on social media sites that made them feel good about themselves, and an almost similar number said that they experienced moments that made them feel closer to another person.
8# Siri Learns Chinese: Apple’s flagship personal assistant Siri will be introducing a Chinese-language version next month. According to Penn Olson, Siri will also be able to give local information and directions – a feature that’s limited only to the U.S.
9# PayPal QR Code Shopping: Paypal are testing out a new service in Singapore which allows smartphone users to purchase goods through QR codes while they’re travelling. The trial, which allows eight merchants to offer Valentine’s Day gifts at reduced prices, is being conducted across 15 subway stations across Singapore.
10# Chrome 3D: While version 17 was released only two days ago, Chrome’s development team have announced that they have released a new beta version of the browser. The beta includes improved support for hardware-accelerated 2D graphics using Canvas as well as the promise of better 3D performance for those running on older operating systems like Windows XP.
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