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Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Young Saudis increasingly rely on mobile apps and social media to circumvent conservative strictures   —  Young Saudis, Bound by Conservative Strictures, Find Freedom on Their Phones  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Life for many young Saudis is an ecosystem of apps.  —  Lacking free speech, they debate on Twitter.
May 24, 2015, 4:45 AMIn context
Nidhi Subbaraman / BetaBoston:
Harassment response study says Twitter is better at handling violent threats than doxxing or revenge porn complaints   —  Cambridge group assesses Twitter's record on confronting online harassment  —  In November, Twitter allowed the Cambridge-based Women Action & the Media group to study …
May 15, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Brand Networks Acquires Social Ad Platform Shift For $50M   —  Social marketing company Brand Networks continues to gobble up the competition — it just announced that it's acquiring Shift in a $50 million cash-and-stock deal.  —  Back in 2013, it acquired Optimal, another social media advertising company.
May 14, 2015, 8:35 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Marketing startup Percolate raises $40M Series C led by Lightspeed Ventures   —  Marketing Startup Percolate Raises $40M More  —  Percolate is announcing that it has raised $40 million in Series C funding.  —  I've written previously about the company's social media tools …
May 14, 2015, 4:15 PMIn context
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Maker Faire Goes Online With A New Social Network For Makers Called MakerSpace   —  There's Maker Media, MakerCon, MakerShed, Make: magazine and 131 Maker Faire events that take place throughout the world.  Now the founders of all these Makers want a way to connect what they refer to as the “maker movement” online.
May 12, 2015, 1:20 PMIn context
Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Instagram says it erred in shutting down The Shade Room, a TMZ-style publication that had 700k followers   —  Instagram Says Shutting Down The Shade Room Was A Mistake  —  The social photo sharing service says it wrongly removed The Shade Room account, but refuses to elaborate.
May 12, 2015, 12:15 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
SEC filing shows Twitter paid a total of $86.6M to acquire Periscope and social media talent agency Niche   —  Twitter Paid Over $86 Million for Periscope and Niche  —  Twitter spent more than $86 million to acquire livestreaming app Periscope and social media talent agency Niche earlier this year.
May 11, 2015, 10:30 PMIn context
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
TweetDeck adds option to require a confirmation step before tweeting to avoid unintended tweets or DMs   —  TweetDeck Adds Tweet Confirmation To Help Prevent Social Media Misfires  —  Optional extra step should help social media professionals avoid accidental tweets to the wrong account.
May 11, 2015, 5:00 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
RockYou acquires PlayHaven as it moves deeper into mobile ad networks   —  RockYou has agreed to buy mobile ad network PlayHaven from its parent company, Science.  —  The deal shows RockYou's unique position as both an operator of social games and a big advertising network.
May 6, 2015, 5:25 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Banjo raises $100M from SoftBank to build out software that detects world events in real time, using photos and videos uploaded to social media sites   —  Banjo Raises $100 Million to Detect World Events in Real Time  —  Banjo started four years ago as a simple app for viewing social media posts tagged …
May 6, 2015, 4:50 PMIn context

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