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SOCi Scores $2.25M For Social Media Marketing Tools


San Diego-based SOCi , a developer of social media management and marketing software, has raised $2.25M in funding, the company said Wednesday. SOCi is taking aim at competitors such as Hootsuite, with what it says is a "next-generation" social media content discovery and marketing product. soci social media marketing software venture capital hootsuite saas cloud

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product


Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. The firm's software runs across such social services as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram. service software marketing media social appz fanappz

BAT Launches Social Media Efforts With Celebrities


Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies , the new startup of Ryan and Chad Steelberg, said this morning that it has launched social media campaigns for three companies. Financial details of the new social media campaign wins were not announced. Ryan and Chad Steelberg sold their last company, dMarc Broadcasting, to Google. brand affinity technologies social media celebrity advertising

Social Media School - Beginners

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 -- Social Media School - Beginners. It's time to dive into the social media world. If you have been wondering about social media and how to get involved , this is the class for you. Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Google+ and other platforms are reviewed in this interactive class. Email

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Google Plus: First Impressions

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Google, they’ve cracked a nut here. With Wave being an experiment, and Buzz being a dead duck from the get go, Google Plus (Google+) is actually a usable, integrated, complete-feeling product released this week, and it’s pretty damn good. Now, there’s Google+.

Kabam Launches The Godfather: Five Families Exclusive to Google+

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Big news in the social gaming sphere as major interactive gaming player Kabam announces the launch of The Godfather: Five Families out of beta and into commercial exclusively with Google+ Games. One o the first major brands to exclusively appear on Google+.

SodaHead Ties With Google Analytics


Los Angeles-based SodaHead , the online social discussion and voting site, is one of the launch partners for the new Google Analytics Social Media features, Google said this week. Google said that it is launching new, Social reports within Google Analytics which helps businesses understand traffic coming from social media sites, and how they related to conversions for advertisers.

Scopely Dangles $11K, Bacon, Beer For Recruits


Scopely is headed by Eytan Elbaz, one of the co-founders of Applied Semantics, the firm which eventually became Google AdSense. scopely venture capital applied semantics google eytan elbaz finance social media angel jobs recruiting

6 Reasons Why You Should Jump On The Startup Bandwagon

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For example, a startup may hire you as an accountant, but you may also be asked to do social media marketing content gearing towards finance for the company blog. Image courtesy of Refinery29 via Pinterest.

New StockTwits CEO Looks to Expand Share of Investor Community


If you do a Google search for AAPL, the stock ticker for Apple, the top search results are typically Yahoo Finance, Twitter, Google Finance—and StockTwits, a social media communications platform for Wall Street traders and active retail investors.

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YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund


During the latter half of 2011, Google awarded a number of leading YouTubers and nascent Internet TV networks grants of $1 million to $2 million. Although estimates of Google’s total investment vary, the industry insiders I spoke with believe it exceeded $100 million.

Break Out From The Comfort Zone | Networking For Designers

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I have applied at Google 1000 times, never heard back, but I used social media to finally get a call from them about a decade later. Networking through social media. Social media is a great networking tool, add people wherever you can.

TZ Presents: ‘Nice Guys’ DO Finish First In Business | Fireside Chat With Greg Cargill

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to a fireside chat with Greg Cargill, VP of Client Services and Social Media at BLITZ. Greg will share his experience on how to Successfully Build and Sell an Effective Social Media Marketing Agency.

Social Media for Service Professionals


I did a presentation about the use of Social Media to a great group of people who mostly are different kinds of service professionals (attorneys, accountants, consultants, etc.).

Demand Media Buys Two Firms, Renews Google Ad Deal


Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing empire run by Richard Rosenblatt, said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired two companies, plus renewed a deal with Google. According to Demand Media, it acquired IndieClick , a Los Angeles-based online advertising company, and also acquired RSS Graffiti , another Los Angeles firm developing social media products for Facebook.

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Advanced Social Media School

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 -- Advanced Social Media School. It's time to take your social media knowledge to the next level. Attend class and learn about ifttt,, Quora, Rebel Mouse, Glossi, Dropbox, the Google Office Suite and other platforms and apps. This will make you more productive in your personal and professional lives. Email

Social Media School - Intermediate

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 -- Social Media School - Intermediate. Continued Education about all things social. Aggregators - The importance of a good social media aggregator. Google Docs - Sharing Documents and project collaboration. Google Analytics - Where is all my traffic coming from? Topics Include: *Skype - Hidden secrets from Skype. Ifttt-How to automate your entire internet life * - How to create daily content from people you follow.

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Social Media 101

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 -- Social Media 101. It's time to learn how social media can help you get to the next level personally and professionally. Learn about the basic apps such as Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin while also learning how Google Reader, Quora, and IFTTT can help you be more productive and find more clients!

Liars and Cheaters are the Only Ones who Get Rich

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The Fireside Chat to kick things off is tomorrow night, Wednesday, in Santa Monica at ROC , which is located in the old Google building. Greg Cargill will be sharing his story how he co-founded bigMETHOD, a social media marketing agency which was recently acquired by BLITZ Agency.

Creating A Better Digital Marketing Strategy For Your Business

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It’s difficult enough to get any traction at all on social media or PPC ads, and even harder to maximize ROI on them. You could raise your profile by simply advertising cheap shirts on a Google PPC campaign, but that’s only going to get you so far.

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Social Media School

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 -- Social Media School. Are you interested in learning more about how social media can help make you more productive at work and at home? Have you heard about Evernote, Pinterest and Google+ but don't understand what all the hype is? Social Media School is in session. Do you have questions about Facebook or Twitter but don't know who to ask?

Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

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When I stumbled upon Shoeboxed I kissed the ground, danced around with joy like a drunken Pirate finding his treasure then shared the wealth with everyone in my crew… That’s social schmeedia right? The best place to find forums is Google. Getting “Leads” does not mean money in the bank.

Tech Transforms the Election Experience, From VR to Voter Registration


This is only one of the ways social media and other technologies are changing the experience of forming our views on election issues and choosing our candidates. But headset users who join AltspaceVR will have some interesting social options.

Facebook + TV = Your Show

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Social Studios TV introduces you to a new (beta) Facebook app called, Your Show and bridges the gap between TV and social media. Social Studios TV thought there was something missing in the social media world.

myfab5 Wanst to Reinvent The Way You Find Food | Interview With Co-Founder Calvin Schemanski

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To summarize, business owners will be able to use our platform to increase their revenue in a way that is not possible on platforms like Yelp, Google or Facebook. Forget visits to random restaurants, myfab5 uses the power of the crowd to help you search for the best restaurant in town.

Demo Video Lab | Crowdfunding Secrets to Success

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Crowdfunding Secret to Success will take you through the process of planning, having a structured timeline, creating an awesome video and harnessing important social sharing triggers to make your campaign viral.

Hallo | Just Say Hallo with Social Voice App

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Hallo social platform is nothing to snicker at. Although most people expect new applications like these to have some sort of in app social network of their own a lot fail short and most tend to fall back to simply Twitter or Facebook.

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Cheers App Launches | Adding Cheers to your Day [Exclusive Video With Farhad Mohit]

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Mohit, who sold Shopzilla in 2005 for $569m, brought together an all-star team from Google and StumbleUpon, as Cheerful, inc., in order to create socially powerful apps like Cheers. We all have things to cheer for in life.

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Viddy #Splashmob | Balls, Bikinis, Boards plus personal Snoop Dogg & Justin Bieber Vids

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The next generation will be real time mobile streaming from handheld to handheld, kinda like Google Glasses but with more viewers.”. Viddy , called by many as the new Twitter, but for video, had a #splashmob this weekend at Santa Monica Beach.

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SpeakerText | Video to Text Conversions

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New Media Social Media Startup Video AI card munch crowdsourcing Google Google Voice matt mireles matt swanson SEO speakertext transcription twillio tyler kieftThe average video on a website has a half-life of six days. This means that 50% of the videos lifetime views will happen in that time frame. After twenty one days over 75% of views will occur. As content creators, these statistics are daunting.

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Insights and Opinions: Where are the Social Media IPOs?


For today's Insights and Opinions piece, we have an article from Michael Terpin of SocialRadius , who asks: Where are all the social media IPOs? Read the rest of Where are the Social Media IPOs?

How to Profit: “Thank You Metrics” – Community First, Money Second

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It’s the only site aside from Google I go to every single day so that I don’t miss out on an incredible offer. I am a raving fan of NOT just because they have the best deals on web based business tools.

The Future with Social App Invasions | Snapchat, Then Came ‘Yo’ and Now It’s Emojli

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Fact: social media is among the top most powerful communication tools today. Pew Internet Project’s research on Social Networking reports that as of January 2014, 74% of online adults use social networking sites. Will it be the next big thing after Google and Facebook?

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The Future of Couponing | How Social-Local-Mobile has Changed the Game

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The rise of couponing in late 2008 coincided with the recession of the late 2000s;” this factor combined with an increased consumer interest in mobile technology and devices led to an unprecedented decline in print media. Social Leads to Social Sharing.

Social Media, the Customer Service Spectator, or Superstar?

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Using social media to increase your company’s touch and reach with each of your customers may be the most important reason to jump in to this game changing strategy. I couldn’t find anything, so I used Google and eventually ended up on the Pampers Facebook page.

Insights and Opinions: Using Social Media To Find Prospects


For our Insights & Opinions section this morning, Serena Ehrlich , SVP Social Media at Startup Army , gives a quick primer on using social media to promote your startup.There are lots of ways to use social media to build a reputation and to reach prospects! Create your online personality: Create a Google profile to ensure people can easily find you within Google seach results. Read the rest of Serena's tips for using social media.

BLOGGER ALERT: How to Start a Blog and Make Money Blogging

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Write those down and then head over to Google Keyword Tool. And to the right you can see the amount of people who search Google for your search terms. Go Viral without becoming a Virus. In this article you’ll discover how to start a blog that makes money.

Science Inc Names 500 Startups Matt Monahan as VP Social Media Marketing

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has appointed Matt Monahan as its VP Social Media Marketing to stir its digital business acceleration. Monahan will be in charge of managing Science’s social customer acquisition companies like EverySignal and Madrigold. LA-based Science Inc.,

Faceoff: Social Media versus Paid Search Marketing

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 -- Faceoff: Social Media versus Paid Search Marketing. Social media advocates tell you that you need to be active on LinkedIn and become a Blogger. Others tell you that Search marketing is the best lead generation tool of our time and you need to allocate a large portion of your marketing budget for Google Paid Search advertising. Techbizconnection. Which is better for Lead Generation?

The Lazy Man??s Way to Social Media

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Friday, July 15, 2011 -- The Lazy Mans Way to Social Media. How often do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of Managing your social media on a daily basis? In the ever-changing landscape of social media, with the right tools and skills you can save hours by learning how to manage your entire campaign from one dashboard. SDSIC.