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  • News: General Motors pulls Facebook ads

    Car giant General Motors has confirmed it will stop advertising on Facebook, after deciding that paid ads on the site have little impact on consumers' car purchases.

  • News: Spiceworks social network for IT pros hits 2m users

    Spiceworks, the social business platform for IT professionals, has announced that it now has 2 million users, representing nearly 30 percent of all IT pros at small and medium-sized businesses worldwide.

  • News: Doctors warned not to use social media with patients

    Doctors are being cautioned by hospitals they work with to avoid interacting with patients on social media, and that they reject any overtures by patients to interact on the likes of Facebook and Twitter.

  • News: Social media bring business, but add security quagmire

    Social media -- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and so forth -- has become a way of life for companies and their employees to interact with the public, but beating back the fraudsters that try to prey on customers, not to mention keeping employees from spilling sensitive data, is becoming a full-time job for many.

  • Opinion: Google+: No Comments?

    Google+ now has more than 100 million users, but data shows that once we’re signed up for Google's social networking site, we lose interest in it quickly.

  • Opinion: Facebook Users Should Brace for Fallout After GM Ad Decision

    Brace yourselves Facebook fans for more paid status updates, sponsored stories, App Center, and mobile ads, as the social network tries to prove its worth after getting a black eye from General Motors, one of the largest advertisers in the U.S.

  • News: GM Will Stop Paying for Ads on Facebook - Because They Don't Work

    Just days before Facebook's much anticipated initial public offering, one of the largest advertisers in the U.S. has decided to stop advertising on the platform. General Motors will stop advertising on Facebook because it has determined that paid ads on the site are, well, not effective, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Opinion: Four Challenges Facebook will Face After the IPO

    When Facebook goes public, it will enter a new world full of shareholder meetings, earnings reports, and the constant pressure to turn an increasingly bigger profit. But the Facebook IPO isn't just about making money; it's also about expanding the network, in pursuit of Mark Zuckerberg's vision of a more connected world. With that in mind, here are four challenges Facebook will face after its public offering is complete:

  • News: Social Media is Worth the Investment, say Indian CIOs

    Last week, Gartner claimed that half of enterprises are wasting money on social media. But Indian CIOs who are bullish on the social media space vehemently defend their digital marketing spends by claiming that it does indeed link back to measurable business outcomes.

  • News: Zeus variant tricks Facebook, webmail users into exposing card details

    A new variant of the Zeus trojan tricks users into exposing their debit card details by displaying rogue offers when they visit Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail, according to researchers from security firm Trusteer.

  • Opinion: Engagio Creates a Universal Inbox for Social Network Messages

    Staying on top of one social network is tough enough. Keeping tabs on two, three, or more is nearly impossible if you try doing it the old-fashioned way--by opening a window for each and toggling between them. Who's got time for that?

  • News: Wikipedia warns users about malware injecting ads into its pages

    Rogue browser extensions might inject commercial ads into Wikipedia pages, Wikimedia Foundation said

  • Opinion: Facebook Users Don't Trust Site on Privacy Issues

    Facebook lays claim to more than 900 million members across the globe and may have a massive initial public offering in the coming days, but a new poll says users have trust issues with the social networking site. More than half of those surveyed, 59 percent, said they had little to no trust that Facebook would keep their information private, according to an AP-CNBC poll. The study also found that 54 percent of the survey's 1,004 respondents would not "feel safe at all" purchasing goods and services through the world's largest social network.

  • Opinion: Twitter's Weekly E-Mail Digest to Feature Popular Tweets, Trending Stories

    Twitter is expanding the reach of its social network right into your inbox. The micro-blogging platform has announced that users now have the option of reading the "best of Twitter" in a weekly e-mail digest.

  • News: Twitter hits 10 million UK users

    Social blogging website Twitter has announced that it has 10 million users in the UK.

  • Olly, the gadget that makes your tweets smell

    A new gadget called Olly watches social networks and alerts you when your name is mentioned, retweeted or talked about with a whiff of scent.

  • News: Twitter will deliver weekly highlights via email

    Twitter will begin delivering a weekly email digest to highlight for users the tweets they are most likely to be interested in, the company said Monday.

  • News: Facebook privacy head suggests company will serve ads on other sites

    Facebook's head of privacy policy, Erin Egan, hinted in a Web chat on Monday that Facebook would begin serving targeted ads to users on third-party websites.

  • How-Tos: Create an RSS feed of a YouTube search

    There used to be an RSS button on YouTube that allowed users to create RSS feeds of YouTube searches with a single click. Even though that is no longer the case, creating an RSS feed of a YouTube search is straightforward. Our Helproom Expert explains how.

  • Opinion: Facebook's Potential For Putting User Data to Work Off Network Stirs Debate

    Facebook's desire to further put its user data to work for the social network makes sense because advertising is a major profit driver, and the company is looking to impress investors ahead of its IPO.



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