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Analytics boost social marketing efforts

Big-name companies including General Electric and Best Western are maturing their social marketing programs and integrating social metrics with back-end systems.

Top 12 Social Media Stories of 2012

Here's a look back at the most popular stories and slideshows about Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter from 2012.

6 Ways Social Media Affected the Enterprise in 2012

Social media has changed more than the way companies market and promote themselves. Social networking has also changed the way companies recruit, how they communicate internally and how they handle sensitive data.

Pinterest locked user accounts due to spam outbreak

Pinterest has locked an undisclosed number of user accounts as a result of a spam outbreak, the company confirmed in an email on Friday.

Tech's center of gravity shifts north to San Francisco

The venture capitalist Vinod Khosla recently described Silicon Valley as a state of mind, rather than a geographical place. If that's the case, that state of mind can increasingly be found in San Francisco.

Instabux – What’s Really Going On Here?

As Facebook's acquisition of Instagram (clever URL, that) has been all over every media outlet on this planet, and as it's been positioned by many as a "mobile play", I suppose I should say something about this deal. First of all,...

The next evolution of the Internet: The Shared Web

The past decade has seen a massive evolution of the Internet. The early years focused on the Information Web, allowing users to access enormous volumes of data. The Commerce Web followed, giving consumers the ability to transact...

Copyright lawyer, photographer poke holes in Pinterest

A mild case of social-media fatigue combined with the finite number of hours in a day has conspired to keep me from joining Pinterest, but the white-hot hype surrounding the site has become inescapable.Over the past couple of days,...

Pinterest takes on social, e-commerce worlds

Move over Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. There's a new social site stealing some of your buzz: Pinterest, a social photo-sharing site that allows users to create and share collections of images. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., the...

New social site Pinterest attracts enthusiasm, scrutiny

Just as it enjoys an initial surge of popularity, a new social networking site called Pinterest is also experiencing its first bout of controversy. Observers are accusing the site of secretly embedding code in user content to generate...

Meet the Gentlemen Behind Gentlemint

You might be surprised by how many high tech happenings we see in Lawrence, Kansas. For example, does the Django web framework ring a bell? A new quirky site, Gentlemint — a masculine response to Pinterest — recently went live. In...

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