Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches “Nearby Friends”

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

Facebook Introduces Nearby Friends



  • Twitter agrees to buy data partner Gnip – Twitter has acquired Gnip, a startup the micro-blogging platform has been working with for years; plans are to offer more sophisticated data sets and better data enrichments for businesses using the data from Twitter’s “Firehose” (re/code)
  • Twitter pushes further into mobile ads with MoPub integration – Twitter is now making it easier to run marketing campaigns on both Twitter and MoPub, the mobile web ad exchange that Twitter purchased last fall; the new set-up makes it much simpler for advertisers to use the two platforms together (The Wall Street Journal)


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