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Did The Social Media Giants Fall Asleep at The Wheel?

With Amazon launching a social media feature in its app called Spark, they are in the process of changing shopping behavior similar to social shopping in China. We wonder if Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Google+,...
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Amazon Launches Spark – Social Shopping Coming to America!

Over the last few weeks, we have detailed how shopping in China is a social experience. Alibaba's Taobao marketplace is specifically aimed to take advantage of this Chinese way of eCommerce engagement and shopping. Just...

Amazon Rumored to Develop WhatsApp Messaging Competitor

AFTVnews.com, an Amazon focused blog, reports that Amazon is surveying users about a new app called Anytime that rivals WhatsApp. Reportedly, the survey suggests this app has additional features such as the ability to order...
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Alibaba Taobao Maker Festival Showing The Future of eCommerce?

Alibaba is concluding today their second annual Taobao Maker Festival. This five-day event spotlights young entrepreneurs that have become a prominent and ever-growing presence on China’s largest eCommerce platform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kNcFRy_Rm8 What makes this festival so unique...
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GE Healthcare’s Novel Approach to Social Media

GE Healthcare divided a 30-minute documentary into 60-second clips for Social Media. This innovative approach to tell a story about three women who are bringing healthcare to their countries is a novel approach to...
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Is Snapchat Adding eCommerce with Paypal?

MightySignal, a blog about mobile eCommerce, posted they found the PayPal SDK in the latest version of Snapchat's Android and iOS apps. IS SNAPCHAT FINALLY GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT MONETIZATION? The new social media darling is overhyped and...
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Facebook Launches Instagram Placement for Click to Messenger Ads

Today, Instagram, a Facebook company, is launching Click to Messenger ads. Nearly 20 million Facebook pages already use this technology, so the expansion to Instagram is a natural progression. At Facebook F8, the company stated...
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Twitter Is Great Again…sort of…!

Excuse the levity of the post title while anxiously awaiting a tweet from President Trump to take credit for Twitter's remarkable growth in active users. The stock jumped 10% on the news! In all seriousness,...
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Augmented Reality and Messenger highlight opening Facebook F8 keynote speeches

At today's Facebook F8 developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out the company's plans for the next few years in his keynote speech. Much of his address was about augmented reality. Some might see it...
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F8 Facebook developer conference starts today

Facebook F8 is a 2-day annual developer conference starts today at 1 pm EST in San Jose. It's mostly a nerdy affair but with real world implications due to the sheer size of Facebook. This...