Last year, Pinterest began a test promoting pins that appeared in search results or category feeds on the web or in mobile apps. They functioned just like regular pins, only they had a special “promoted” label, along with a link. Pinterest began by promoting certain pins from a select group of partners. For their first […]

WhatsApp is an instant messaging subscription service for smartphones and selected feature phones that uses the internet for communication. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio media messages as well as their location using integrated mapping features. WhatsApp is supported on most Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Nokia smartphones. […]

The social networking site Reddit recently announced it has obtained $50 million in outside funding, and disclosed its lead investor as Sam Altman, along with Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital and Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. Snoop Dogg Among Investors Of $50 Million In reddit The money will be used to hire more staff for product […]

In their biggest update to profiles to date, Twitter has implemented a fresh design for everyone using iOS 7 or above. To access tweets, photos and favorites, users can select from the navigational tab at the top, eliminating the need for scrolling or swiping. You will now be able to interact directly with push notifications […]

Back in 2012, Facebook introduced a Promoted Posts feature in the U.S. allowing users to pay to get posts more visibility in the news feed. At around $7 per post, Facebook envisioned the posts would be used for garage sales, parties, wedding photos and other announcements. The option could also be used to promote bands, […]

In the past, Google required everyone to establish a Google+ profile in order to obtain a new Gmail account. But now if you sign up for a Gmail account, you can opt out of a Google+ profile. Since 2012, anyone signing up for a new Gmail account was required to sign up for a Google+ […]

Many advertisers target and track the performance of online ads with cookies, a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer’s hard drive when you access the web site. But marketers and advertisers complain that cookies are inaccurate, unreliable and don’t function properly on smartphones and tablets. Enter Atlas. Atlas, Facebook’s […]

Several weeks ago, Twitter announced it was testing a “buy button” that will allow users to make purchases without leaving the social network. Since we spend more of our time on social media than anywhere else on the Internet, sites like Twitter and Facebook have established businesses that focus on providing advertisers the opportunity to […]

Instagram has introduced a new app called Hyperlapse that captures high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion. Hyperlapse is Instagram’s first app and is free, but Hyperlapse is available only for iPhone and iPad. Microsoft has a similar app in development for Windows phones. Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Hyperlapse allows users to make videos on […]

Facebook’s Business Manager helps you manage your apps, Pages, and ad accounts in one tool. You can see everyone who’s been added to your Business Manager, and give each person the permission they need to do their work. Use Business Manager to do your work and keep your personal life separate. None of your personal […]