AllFacebook - Posts from August 2016

  • Apple Will Add New ‘Gender-Diverse’ Emoji in iOS 10

    Apple announced that more than 100 new and redesigned emoji will be available when iOS 10 launches this fall. Many of the new emoji feature female characters, including athletes like runners and cyclists, and female professionals, like construction workers. In addition, the update will include new family emoji options representing single parents.

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  • New Customers Account for 70% of Sales in Promoted Pins Campaigns (Study)

    Pinterest and Oracle Data Cloud released the latest installment in their analysis of campaigns using Promoted Pins. The social network and the data company studied 16 Promoted Pins campaigns by retailers that accept Visa, and it found that 70 percent of sales driven by those campaigns came from new customers, while the sales lift for existing customers was driven up by four times.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 19 readers -
  • Twitter: 360,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts Suspended Since Mid-2015

    The war against terrorism is a battle of attrition, and Twitter detailed its small contribution: Some 235,000 accounts have been suspended since February for violating its policies on promotion of violence or terrorism. This follows the social network’s February announcement of more than 125,000 similar account suspensions, bringing total affected accounts to about 360,000 ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Twitter- 21 readers -
  • Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony on Facebook, Instagram

    The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games Friday night prompted 109 million interactions from 52 million Facebook users and 52 million interactions from 21 million Instagram users. Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that 15 million users in host country Brazil were responsible for 40 million interactions, while the U.S. saw 23 million interactions from 12 million users.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 25 readers -
  • Gen Con 2016: MetaArcade Debuts Tunnels & Trolls Mobile Prototype

    At the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis last week, developer MetaArcade debuted a prototype of Tunnels & Trolls on mobile, which it hopes to release later this year. First published by Flying Buffalo in 1975, Tunnels & Trolls is a tabletop pen-and-paper role-playing game set in a fantasy world.

    AllFacebook- 21 readers -
  • 3 Steps for CEOs Eyeing Social Media Success (Infographic)

    So, the CEO of your company wants to dip his/her toes into the social media pool? MDG Advertising has three suggestions. MDG Advertising shared the infographic below, elaborating on its three steps for CEOs, which are: Start with LinkedIn: The business network is the most popular with CEOs for a good reason; find out how to make the ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 27 readers -
  • 4 Social Commerce Tips Guaranteed to Double Your Revenue

    According to Internet Retailer’s Social Media 500 report, the top 500 retailers in the U.S. earned $3.3 billion from social shopping in 2014, a 26 percent increase from the previous year. Furthermore, data from Statista show that social selling influences more than $30 billion in worldwide sales annually.

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 35 readers -
  • Area 404: Facebook’s New 22,000-Square-Foot Hardware Lab

    Facebook announced the opening of a 22,000-square-foot hardware lab at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. CNC (computer numerical control) model maker Spencer Burns and mechanical and power manager Mikal Greaves said in a blog post that the new facility contains state-of-the-art machine tools and test equipment, which will enable Facebook to more rapidly prototype hardw ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Survey: 41% of Millennials Use Facebook Every Day (Infographic)

    Customer acquisition platform Fluent released the results of a new survey that analyzed the smartphone and social media use habits of 1,769 millennials (aged 18 through 34) and 1,191 non-millennials (35 and older). The survey found that millennials spend the greatest portion of their “online time” on their smartphones, as 24 percent of millennial smartphone owners said “near ...

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook Twitter YouTube- 26 readers -
  • 5 Reasons Why Instagram Will Kill Snapchat

    By Guest on Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM I admit that although I am a 39-year-old, I behave more like a 25-year-old on social media. I’m an avid Instagrammer with 40,000 (real) followers with high engagement (@adam.the.creator), I use Facebook to connect with friends and family, and even got on Snapchat recently to document my small day-to-day moments.

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook Twitter- 33 readers -
  • 5 Tips for Saving Time in the Social Networking Age

    Picture this: You’re a busy entrepreneur–take Elon Musk, for instance. Full plate doesn’t even begin to describe your nonstop schedule, and on top of that, you have a profile on every forum that exists. You get so many notifications per hour, your head starts to spin–text messages, LinkedIn notifications, tweets, emails, pokes, Instagram direct messages, friend requests and ...

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook Twitter YouTube- 28 readers -
  • How Snapchat Helped Trigger the Live-Streaming Arms Race

    You read the news: Facebook pays celebrities millions of dollars to use Facebook Live. YouTube has brought “live” to mobile. Amazon bought Twitch for almost $1 billion. Twitter has been acquiring more tools to help with Periscope and live streaming. People have been horrifyingly shot or even killed while broadcasting via Facebook Live.

    AllFacebookin Facebook Twitter YouTube- 23 readers -
  • Snapchat Launches Location-Based Geostickers

    Snapchat announced the launch of Geostickers, special stickers that are only available in specific cities around the world. Geostickers are available in Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Honolulu; London; Sydney; São Paulo; Paris; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Users will need to have location services enabled to access th ...

    AllFacebookin Social- 25 readers -
  • Reporters, Editors Still Rely on ‘Old Media’ (Study)

    Is “old media” dead? Call off the funeral arrangements, according to a survey of more than 200 reporters and editors by Oglivy Public Relations. Oglivy PR found that while 54 percent of respondents agreed that new platforms such as social media were growing in importance for managing newsrooms, 72 percent still believe that traditional media outlets are the most trusted news sources.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 20 readers -
  • Mobile Game Roundup: Flying Slime, Crooked Path and More

    Are you looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend? As usual, there are lots of new games available for you to try, including Jurassic Go: Dinosaur Snap Adventures from BebopBee. The game asks players to take pictures of dinosaurs to fill their photography museums. Next, Square Enix released Mobius Final Fantasy, a role-playing game that allows players to become the ...

    AllFacebook- 28 readers -
  • How to Boost Your Brand With Instagram for Business

    Instagram has done it again. Earlier this year, it launched an algorithm that (somewhat controversially) placed the most individually relevant content at the beginning of each user’s feed. Now, Instagram has introduced a suite of business services to further solidify its standing as a legitimate and in-demand advertising business platform.

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook How To's- 16 readers -
  • Think You Know Gamers? Think Again, Says Social Intelligence

    When you picture a video gamer or a science-fiction lover, odds are you’re seeing the stereotypical image of a World of Warcraft junkie or a Trekkie. However, according to social media intelligence, the typical gamer persona is a thing of the past. You’ve probably noticed it happening all around you.

    AllFacebook- 18 readers -
  • Pinterest Launching Fully Integrated Native Video Player

    Not wanting to be left out of the video frenzy, Pinterest announced Thursday that it is developing a fully integrated native video player. Product manager Steve Davis revealed the news in a blog post, saying that the new video player and other improvements—chief among them personalized video recommendations—“will start hitting Pinterest over the next few months.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 11 readers -
  • Gotta Catch ‘Em All: The Captivating PR of Pokemon Go

    If asked to predict a major unifying event for Generations X, Y and Z, most people would have been inclined to say something along the lines of a national crisis, the death of a trans-generational musician or a presidential election. It is unlikely that anyone would’ve predicted Pokemon Go to bring those of all ages together, and so quickly–unless you are late-1990s New Yor ...

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  • Disney Mix Messaging App Launches on iOS, Android

    Disney Interactive announced the launch of Disney Mix on iOS and Android. The messaging application was designed for kids, tweens and their families, and it allows users to chat and play games with other users in the same space. With Disney Mix, each user can create an avatar to represent them in the app by choosing from a variety of hairstyles, eye shapes, mouth shapes and other options.

    AllFacebook- 19 readers -
  • LinkedIn Revises Cookie Policy

    LinkedIn announced that it will track users’ interaction with its services for up to 30 days after users log out of their accounts, with the aim of generating usage analytics. Vice president of legal, intellectual property, product and privacy Sara Harrington outlined the changes to LinkedIn’s cookie policy in a blog post, saying that the professional network uses cookies t ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 11 readers -
  • NBCUniversal to Create Snapchat-Exclusive Short-Form TV Shows

    The NBCUniversal peacock will be showing off more and more of its content tail feathers via Snapchat. The media company and the social networking application Monday announced an expansion of their partnership, under which short-form versions of several popular NBCUniversal television shows will be created exclusively for Snapchat. The initiative will start Monday, Aug.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 20 readers -
  • Twitter Video Ads Deliver Recall, Receptivity (Study)

    Twitter delivers its users a steady stream of information in real-time, but video ads on the social network are still managing to capture their attention, according to a recent study, albeit one in which Twitter was involved. Twitter teamed up with Dentsu Aegis Network and MediaScience, a consumer neuro research firm, to study users’ recall and receptivity to brand messages ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Twitter- 10 readers -
  • Pokemon Go Update Brings Back Battery Saver Mode on iOS

    Niantic released the latest update for Pokemon Go on mobile devices. The update includes the return of the game’s battery saver mode on iOS, which had previously been removed. Specifically, Niantic said it “resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature.” Next, this update added a dialog that tells players they shouldn’t play the game while “t ...

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  • Instagram Testing ‘Save Draft’ Feature

    By David Cohen on Aug. 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM Instagram confirmed that it is testing a Save Draft feature, allowing users to save edits to their photos or videos prior to posting them. Several TechCrunch readers shared screenshots of the feature via Twitter, and Instagram issued ...

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  • Facebook Has the Right to Protect Its Service

    The use of third-party software or browser extensions to block ads has long been a contentious practice. Its impact on ad revenues is clear, and ad blocking is reshaping the digital landscape. Facebook has decided to push back, bypassing ad blockers for desktop browsers and improving its own ad controls for users.

    AllFacebookin Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Why Snapchat Is Here to Stay

    Conceived as a platform for pictures that expire within seconds, Snapchat’s founding premise back in 2011 was—quite literally—ephemeral. But five years on, with 150 million daily active users sending Snaps and content available for up to 24 hours, Snapchat is anything but, which is why brand owners that are not giving the platform serious consideration risk missing a trick.

    AllFacebookin Facebook Twitter YouTube- 19 readers -
  • Stop Chasing Clicks … It’s About Community

    With social media, it’s black and white: More impressions get more clicks, more clicks mean higher engagement and that equals sales. Well, that’s what the world of social media seems to think. For brands with thousands of followers, that kind of process might work, but one size does not fit all.

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook Twitter- 11 readers -
  • The Problems of the Social Media Echo Chamber

    Where do you get your news and information around the world? By now, the ideal dream of consuming a wide array of sources to understand a diverse range of opinions and cultures should have been fully realized. So why does it feel like we are soaking up an ever-narrower range of information? Why does it feel like every news story out there, and every response to it, perfectl ...

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook Twitter- 17 readers -
  • Pinterest Introduces Auction-Based CPM Campaigns, Frequency Capping

    Pinterest is now allowing advertisers to bid on a CPM (cost per thousand impressions) basis, and the social network also introduced frequency capping, providing control over the number of times individual users see those campaigns. The new auction-based CPM campaigns have been in testing with advertisers including The Home Depot and General Mills, Pinterest said in an email ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 14 readers -
  • Kobojo Launches Primal Legends on iOS, Android

    Kobojo released Primal Legends on iOS and Android. The match-three puzzle battle game allows players to collect heroes to take into single-player and multiplayer battles. In each battle, players can make matches with their soldiers to attack the enemy army. In addition to soldiers, players have access to special hero characters they can bring into battle once they’ve filled their battle bars.

    AllFacebook- 15 readers -
  • Hearthstone Adventure ‘One Night in Karazhan’ Now Available

    Blizzard Entertainment updated Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft with a new Adventure: One Night in Karazhan. The Adventure takes place during a party at Medivh’s tower, Karazhan, and it includes 45 new cards to collect. Users can complete the Adventure’s prologue mission for free to receive two new cards: Enchanted Raven and Firelands Portal. Players can purchase the entire Adventure for $19.

    AllFacebook- 10 readers -
  • Pixel Hero Games Launches Eisenhorn: Xenos on iOS

    Pixel Hero Games announced the release of Eisenhorn: Xenos on iOS. The game is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and it “closely follows” the story of the first book in Dan Abnett‘s Eisenhorn trilogy, Xenos. In Eisenhorn: Xenos, players become Gregor Eisenhorn, an Inquisitor challenged to protect the Imperium from threats.

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  • Which U.S. Olympians Were Week One’s Instagram Medalists?

    Aly Raisman had the most interactions on Instagram among U.S. Olympic athletes during the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, while Michael Phelps gained the most followers and Lilly King saw the largest percentage increase in followers. Instagram provided SocialTimes with the following data from the day of the Opening Ceremony, Aug. 5, through Aug. 12: U.S.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 13 readers -
  • Elvis Presley Lens Launches on Snapchat

    Elvis may have left the building, but he just resurfaced on Snapchat. The Estate of Elvis Presley teamed up with Snapchat to launch an interactive selfie lens in celebration of the annual Elvis Week, which runs through Aug. 16. The lens will give Snapchat users Presley’s signature pompadour hairstyle and tinted sunglasses, and allow them to add music to their selfies.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 25 readers -
  • ZeptoLab Launches Om Nom Toons Video Streaming App

    Cut the Rope creator ZeptoLab announced the release of Om Nom Toons on iOS and Android. The videostreaming application allows users to watch episodes from the Om Nom Stories video series, as well as videos from “selected partners.” The Om Nom Stories series follows the adventures of Cut the Rope’s main character, a friendly green monster named Om Nom.

    AllFacebookin YouTube- 12 readers -
  • Pew Research Center Studies Social Media Conversations About Race

    African-American social media users are nearly twice as likely as whites to see posts on social networks about race or race relations, at 68 percent and 35 percent, respectively, according to Pew Research Center. Pew’s new study, Social Media Conversations About Race, also found that 28 percent of African-American social media users said some or most of what they post is ab ...

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  • Twitter Debuts Promoted Stickers, Starting With Pepsi

    Pepsi is the exclusive launch partner for Twitter’s newest advertising option, promoted stickers, which was introduced Monday. Head of product, brand and video ads Ilya Brown revealed promoted stickers in a blog post Monday, saying that brands can take advantage of the stickers feature Twitter debuted in July and create and promote custom stickers for users of the social network.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 16 readers -
  • The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk Announced for Mobile

    Publisher Headup Games and developer Studio Fizbin announced The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk for mobile. The sequel to the original The Inner World, the adventure game will take players back to the world of Asposia, where they’ll help Robert, Laura and Peck on their quest to find the last wind monk and save the family of the flute noses from persecution.

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  • Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin in Europe, Canada; Sept. 20 Ship Date

    Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset are being accepted via retailers in Europe and Canada, with a ship date of Sept. 20. Facebook’s Oculus VR unit said in a blog post that the suggested retail price for the Oculus Rift in Europe is £549/€699 ($716), adding that in-store demonstrations of the upcoming Oculus Touch controller will begin worldwide in October.

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 18 readers -
  • The Simpsons: Tapped Out Receives Sci-Fi Event

    EA Mobile launched a new content update in The Simpsons: Tapped Out on mobile. The science-themed update allows players to complete new quests as they interact with Stephen Hawking. As part of this event, players will receive Hawking as a new character for their towns. Users will also be able to construct the free PolyVac item, which will generate a black hole connecting the ...

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  • How Product Packaging Helps Market Your Brand on Social Media

    Smart marketers put a lot of time, energy and budget into carefully controlling how their products are visually presented to consumers. Designers, for instance, labor endlessly over any changes to product packaging and the product itself, focus-grouping even the tiniest of tweaks. And ad production can involve sprawling teams of directors, photographers, lighting experts, st ...

    AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 12 readers -
  • Lyft Now Lets You Set Exact Pickup, Drop-Off Locations

    Lyft released an update for its mobile application, allowing users to set their exact drop-off and pickup locations at airports and other venues around the U.S. With this feature, users can input their exact drop-off and pickup locations when requesting rides. For instance, when requesting a ride at an airport, a user can ask to be picked up at a specific door of a particular terminal.

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  • Missing Self-Proclaimed Facebook Co-Owner Paul Ceglia Emails Bloomberg

    When we last heard about self-proclaimed Facebook co-owner Paul Ceglia, he had evaded federal monitoring by cutting off his electronic ankle bracelet in March 2015. Ceglia’s whereabouts are still unknown, but he resurfaced earlier this month via four emails to Bloomberg, in which he said he and his family are alive and well, and he fled because he feared for his life.

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  • Mobile Game Roundup: Shadowverse, Pixel Crazy and More

    Are you looking for a new mobile game to play this weekend? If so, there are lots of new games available for you to try, including Mr. Robot: 1.51exfiltratiOn from Telltale Games. The game is based on the Mr. Robot television series, and it allows users to interact with characters through a fictional messaging app. Next, Disney launched Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object.

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  • Why Use Dynamic and Social Media Advertising in Tandem?

    How do marketers reach their consumers in today’s somewhat cluttered digital landscape? The answer is simple: A successful digital advertising strategy incorporates various channels into its strategy, as to diversify its reach. Leveraging both dynamic and social media advertising in tandem to reach consumers at each stage of the marketing funnel allows advertisers to ultima ...

    AllFacebookin Social Display Facebook Twitter Retargeting- 20 readers -
  • Front-Loading Branding Makes Twitter Video Ads More Effective (Study)

    Twitter touted the recall and memorability of its video ads, citing research it conducted with IPG Media Lab. The study by Twitter and IPG found that: Approximately one-half of Twitter users recalled video ads on the social network after viewing just one second. Video ads were found to be twice as memorable in Twitter’s feed compared with on premium sites, due to content in ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 12 readers -
  • How to Know You’re Getting the Best CPC for Your Facebook Campaign

    We all want more for less. Whether you’re an online retailer promoting your products or a publisher trying to get your articles in front of the right eyes, we all want to pay as little as we can while driving as much traffic as possible to our sites. This is especially true for those in the content business, where content is plentiful but conversion rates tend to be low.

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  • Facebook Launches Lifestage Video Profile App for Teens

    Facebook introduced Lifestage, its new stand-alone iOS app for teens, which allows users to create video profiles and view videos posted by other users at their schools. As reported by TechCrunch, Lifestage allows users to view videos from their classmates in a feed, but the app will only show content to users once 20 people from their schools have signed up for it.

    AllFacebookin Facebook- 14 readers -
  • ‘Shared Media’ Is the Future And Will Disrupt Media Buying As We Know It

    “Shared media” is outperforming traditional digital advertising by 10 times. So what exactly is shared media, and why is it so successful? In traditional media buying, the advertiser buys audience exposure from a publisher, broadcaster or ad network. The publisher or ad network shows the ad to its audience and is paid by the advertiser according to the number of people reached.

    AllFacebookin Social- 23 readers -
  • Former Disney Exec Forms Like Pizza, Announces Bunny Rappid Mobile App

    Former Disney executive Jeff Nuzzi and Bob Spang, an award-winning director and animator, have partnered to form a digital media studio called Like Pizza. The company will develop original animated properties across “games, mobile, digital platforms and more.” Like Pizza’s first project is an animated action comedy series called Bunny Rappid, which will follow the “misadvent ...

    AllFacebookin YouTube- 14 readers -
  • Offline Conversions API Available via Facebook Business Manager

    The offline conversions application-programming interface Facebook began testing in June is now available to all managed business accounts via Business Manager. Business Manager users now have access to a new Offline Events section, and the description for that section follows: Start uploading data related to offline events, which are business activities that happen outside ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 22 readers -
  • Marketers Must Balance Targeting With Audience Reach

    The Wall Street Journal recently published a story that caused some alarm in marketing circles: “P&G to Scale Back Targeted Facebook Ads.” A more representative, albeit longer, headline would have been: “P&G to Scale Back Highly Targeted Ads in Order to Increase Broader Reach Buys on Facebook.

    AllFacebookin Facebook- 22 readers -
  • Facebook Slideshow Ads Get Several New Features

    Facebook introduced its Slideshow feature last October, allowing brands to create video ads out of groups of still images, and the social network announced a host of new Slideshow features Tuesday. Slideshow was created with the aim of giving businesses an easy entry into video ads, as well as allowing them to reach Facebook users with poor Internet connections, as Slidesho ...

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  • How Are Journalists Using Social Media? (Report)

    Social media has grown from friend communication service to all-encompassing digital life tool. During this digital evolution, journalists who were early adopters and used social sites for both gathering information and broadcasting content have become a core part of many platforms. A white paper from Cision, a provider of media management solutions, examines how journalists ...

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  • Snapchat Is Tearing Up the Social Media ROI Rulebook (and That’s Good)

    For years, marketers were led to believe that measuring social media return on investment was not only possible, but also required. Directing customers to a website where they can make a purchase is something companies can easily track. If you spend $1,000 to promote a Facebook post and generate $1,500 in revenue from your ecommerce store from that post, you can easily calculate your ROI.

    AllFacebookin Facebook Twitter- 28 readers -
  • Why Marketers Fail at Influencer Marketing (Report)

    Influencer marketing has been one of the dominating trends in social media and marketing this year. However, marketers are still discovering how to best utilize influencer strategies, not to mention navigating the disconnect between brands and influencers. According to the 2016 “Measuring Influencer Marketing” report from software provider GroupHigh, there are a few core iss ...

    AllFacebookin Social- 19 readers -
  • Zynga Launches FarmVille: Tropic Escape on Mobile

    Zynga announced the launch of FarmVille: Tropic Escape on mobile. The tropical farming game allows users to create their own island resorts and complete quests as they craft a variety of items. FarmVille: Tropic Escape is similar to FarmVille 2: Country Escape in that one of the game’s major focuses is on crafting items that can be sold to other players or sold on the game’s ...

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  • Twitter Adds Message Button for Websites

    By David Cohen on Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:00 PM Twitter Wednesday rolled out a button for websites that will allow visitors to send private messages to the individuals or companies behind those sites. The social network announced in a tweet that the new Message button is now available here for use on all websites: Announcing our new Message button.

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  • Snapchat to Rev Up Live Stories for Two NASCAR Sprint Cup Races

    Snapchat got a pass to pit row from NASCAR, with Live Stories accompanying two upcoming Sprint Cup races. The auto-racing organization and the application announced that fans will be able to contribute to Live Stories from the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Oct. 8 and the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Nov.

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  • LinkedIn ProFinder Freelance Marketplace Expanded Throughout U.S.

    Freelancers, rejoice: LinkedIn announced that its LinkedIn ProFinder freelance marketplace is now available throughout the U.S. LinkedIn began testing LinkedIn ProFinder last October, and group product manager Vaibhav Goel said in a blog post that the number of freelancers on the professional network has grown 50 percent in the past five years, adding that LinkedIn ProFinde ...

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  • Report: YouTube’s ‘Backstage’ Will Add Social Networking Features

    YouTube is currently developing a feature called Backstage that will allow creators to share photos, polls, links, text posts and videos with their subscribers, according to a report from VentureBeat. The feature will add a new Backstage tab to users’ channels, according to VentureBeat, and posts on this Backstage tab will be shown in reverse chronological order, and they w ...

    AllFacebookin Social Google YouTube- 16 readers -
  • Fallout Shelter Update Includes New Quests, Objectives

    Bethesda released a new update for Fallout Shelter on iOS and Android, bringing new quests and characters to the game. In Fallout Shelter, players create underground Vaults to protect their Dwellers from the Wasteland at the surface. With this update, users can now complete new quests, including weekly quests that will be added to the game every Friday.

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  • Mondly Language Learning App Receives Conversational Chatbot

    ATi Studios updated its Mondly language learning app with a conversational chatbot that allows users to practice speaking in different languages by having conversations with the bot. The chatbot speaks to users in a human voice, and it allows users to practice conversations in the app’s 33 supported languages.

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  • Why Email Should Be at the Center of Your Social Strategy

    Social networks were designed as a way for people to connect with friends and family. Despite this origin, publishers have gotten awfully dependent on using social networks to distribute content. At the end of the day, publishers shouldn’t put all of their eggs in this basket, since these networks are constantly evolving to serve their basic purpose: to connect people.

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 32 readers -
  • Square Enix Announces Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia for Mobile

    Square Enix announced Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia for iOS and Android. The role-playing game will feature characters from past games in the Final Fantasy franchise. In Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia, players will compete in battles that incorporate the brave system from other Dissidia Final Fantasy games.

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  • Twitter Promoted Stickers Go to the Movies

    The honor of the first Twitter Promoted Stickers campaign for a feature film went to Warner Bros. and its Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Twitter said in an email to SocialTimes that users in the U.S., U.K., France, Japan, Brazil and Spain will see four custom stickers in their libraries inspired by Newt Scamander, the main character in the movie, adding: The photo ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Twitter- 17 readers -
  • The Unexpected Ways Chat Bots Could Change Marketing

    There’s an awkward moment at the outset of every new technology when marketers and agencies begin spasmodically craving it. This craving is often blind to whether the investment would solve a business challenge or if that money would be better spent by letting junior staffers roast marshmallows on a giant burning pyre of cocaine.

    AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 30 readers -
  • Instagram Begins Recommending Stories on Explore Tab

    Instagram has begun showing users recommended Instagram Stories at the top of the application’s Explore tab. An Instagram spokesperson confirmed the testing of this feature in an email to SocialTimes, adding that 100 million users are now visiting the Explore page on a daily basis, or about one-third of the photo- and video-sharing network’s 300 million-plus daily active use ...

    AllFacebookin Social- 16 readers -
  • Snapchat Makes On-Demand Geofilters More Accessible With Templates, New Features

    Creating on-demand geofilters on Snapchat just got a lot easier, and with a host of new features, too. Snapchat rolled out customizable templates for users looking to purchase and create on-demand geofilters, eliminating the need for the use of image-editing software. Text and colors in the geofilters can be customized, and Snapchat also introduced the following new options ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 17 readers -
  • mixi Launches Marvel Tsum Tsum on iOS, Android in North America

    Japanese social networking service mixi announced the launch of Marvel Tsum Tsum on iOS and Android. Developed by NHN PlayArt and published by XFLAG, a mixi game development studio, the line-drawing puzzle game allows players to complete levels by creating matches with characters from the Marvel universe.

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  • Netmarble Launches Final Shot on iOS, Android

    Netmarble Games announced the launch of Final Shot on iOS and Android. The first-person shooter allows users to compete in real-time five-on-five multiplayer matches. Final Shot features three normal gameplay modes: team deathmatch, elimination and demolition. In addition, users can play in “hyper” team deathmatch battles, which include special boosters on the map.

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  • Facebook Opens Lab for Vendors to Test Software on OCP Gear

    Facebook opened up a lab in its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., for vendors to test their software on Open Compute Project hardware. Michael Liberte wrote in a blog post that Canonical and Red Hat were the first vendors to take advantage of the open lab, adding: Canonical and Red Hat were the first software vendors to come in and validate their software on three of Face ...

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • YouTube Brings D.C. to N.Y., L.A.

    YouTube wants its creators to feel presidential. YouTube Spaces director of production and programming Chris D’Angelo said in a blog post that the Google-owned video-sharing site unveiled election-themed sets at its YouTube Space LA (Los Angeles) and YouTube Space New York for creators to take advantage of.

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