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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Acquires LiveRail, Twitter Acquires Tap Commerce

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, and Vine:

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Social Media News Ticker: YouTube Launches Music Show, Adds Bigger Video Screen

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Foursquare

  • Foursquare to begin charging fees – Foursquare will begin charging some businesses for access to its database of restaurants, shops and venues as a way to monetize data gained from years of check-ins; Foursquare is looking to the heaviest users of its data to either pay fees or offer services in return (The Wall Street Journal)

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Social Media News Ticker: Embed Tweets Within Tweets on Twitter, Instagram Expands Ads Outside U.S.

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Twitter

  • Twitter’s mobile apps now let you embed tweets inside tweets – Twitter mobile users on iOS and Android can now embed tweets that are linked to a tweet; it’s a much cleaner look (embedded tweet vs. ugly link), but it’s unclear whether the feature has been rolled out to all users or is simply being tested (The Next Web)

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 YouTube

  •  Sony bringing YouTube to PlayStation 4 – Sony will launch YouTube on its PlayStation 4 later this year; players will be able to upload and share video captures to their YouTube channels (CNET)

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Acquires Pryte, Instagram 6.0, Vine Comes To Xbox One

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Facebook launches expanded video ad capabilities

Facebook launches expanded video ad capabilities for brands

Facebook

  • Facebook acquires mobile data plan firm Pryte – Facebook’s newest acquisition plans involve Pryte, a Finnish company that makes it easier for mobile phone users without wireless data plans to use wireless internet apps; Facebook is acquiring Pryte’s team, while the actual service hadn’t even publicly launched yet (re/code)
  • Facebook video ad tools hold promise for targeted views – Facebook launches expanded video ad capabilities for brands: the ‘video views’ option shows ads to users most likely to watch them, brands can target consumers who’ve watched their content previously, and videos can now include a call-to-action (AdWeek)

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Pinterest

Vine

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Social Media News Ticker: Foursquare Launches Swarm, YouTube Reportedy Buying Twitch

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Foursquare launches Swarm

Foursquare app splits in two, launches Swarm

Facebook

  • Facebook Poke is dead – last week Facebook finally took Poke (a failed competitor of Snapchat) out of the App Store, and also removed Camera, its photo uploading app (The Verge)
  • Facebook testing ads shortcuts on News Feed – to make it easier for advertisers to monitor their ads, Facebook is testing out putting an ads shortcut link in the right side of the News Feed (Inside Facebook)
  • Facebook rolls out Foursquare-like feature to some iOS users – a new function is available for select iOS users on Facebook that “helps users divulge information about the places they visit, using a color-coding system;” this new function bears a “striking resemblance” to a key feature of Foursquare (TIME)

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Foursquare

  • Foursquare’s Swarm and the rise of the invisible app – last week Foursquare launched Swarm, splitting the original Foursquare app in two; Swarm “will be of most use to those in dense urban areas with lots of friends” and may herald a shift toward “breaking apart large, unwieldy apps into smaller more focused components” (TechCrunch)

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Social Media News Ticker: Tumblr Users Can Now Customize Blogs Via Mobile

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Tumblr mobile update

Tumblr’s app update allows users to customize the way their blog looks on mobile

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  • Tumblr’s mobile apps finally get full-on customization tools – Tumblr released an update to its mobile app allowing users to edit blogs via mobile, as well as change colors, images or pretty much anything else users can change on desktop; choosing a color will even change how the interface looks on others’ devices (Engadget)

Foursquare

  •  Foursquare freezes Mayors ahead of Swarm launch – as of last Friday, Foursquare users can no longer oust mayors within the Foursquare app; mayorships are frozen in place as the company prepares to launch its new app Swarm (PC Mag)

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Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches New Profile Design and Buys Android App Cover

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Facebook forces users to download Messenger app

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Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Facebook Acquires Oculus VR

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Twitter rolls out photo tagging

Twitter rolls out photo tagging

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Foursquare

  • Foursquare’s new ads tap Twitter and require $100K commitment – Foursquare’s new ad product, ‘Tap to Tweet,’ invites users to tweet marketing messages when they check into businesses; the product should be available in early April, and Foursquare is looking for more advertisers to join the beta test (AdWeek)

LinkedIn

  •  LinkedIn launches Insights tool to help brands become better publishers – LinkedIn is launching new tools to help advertisers see how they’re faring as publishers on the professional social network; brands will be assigned content-marketing scores based on effectiveness, and advertisers will be able to see ‘trending content’ (Advertising Age)

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches 15-Second Auto-Play Video Ads

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Facebook

  • Facebook launches its 15-second, auto-playing video ads – Facebook started testing video ads last fall and now a ‘select group of advertisers’ will be placing the 15-second video ads on the platform; the ads will autoplay without sound, or, if tapped by a user, expand and add volume (TechCrunch)
  • Facebook updates design for Business Pages – last week, Facebook’s desktop version rolled out an updated design for brand pages; the updates are designed to make it easier for brands and businesses to manage their presence on the site (MediaPost)

Twitter

Pinterest

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook To Buy WhatsApp, LinkedIn Opens Publishing To All Members

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LinkedIn opens its publishing platform to all members

LinkedIn opens its publishing platform to all members

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LinkedIn

  • LinkedIn opens its publishing platform to all members – LinkedIn has expanded the ability to create long-form blog posts on the platform to all members, instead of just ‘influencers’ — the rollout will begin with English language users and expand globally within the next few months (TechCrunch)

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