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SINA Q3 2013 Revenues Up 21%

SINA Corporation revenues increased 21% year over year to $184.6 million.  Non-GAAP net revenues increased 22% year over year to $179.9 million, reaching the high end of the Company’s guidance between $176.0 million and $180.0 million. Advertising revenues grew 26% year over year to $151.6 million, within the Company’s guidance between $151.0 million and $153.0 million.  Non-advertising revenues increased 4% ... Read More »

News Corporation to Challenge LinkedIn & Bloomberg

News Corporation outlined plans to launch its own social network as well as an instant messaging service for financial clients. The Wall Street Journal is expected to launch a social network in the coming months that will compete with LinkedIn as a platform for “like-minded people” to meet online and share ideas. News Corp also intends to offer new Dow Jones ... Read More »

Alibaba Pays US$586 million for a 18% Stake in Weibo

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. agreed to buy a stake of 18% in Sina Corp. (SINA)’s Weibo for $586 million, connecting China’s largest Twitter-like service with the nation’s biggest e-commerce company. Alibaba acquired preferred and ordinary shares and has the option to increase its stake to 30 percent at “a mutually agreed valuation,” according to a statement yesterday. The companies said ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Expands Social Network for Businesses

Salesforce.com (CRM) sees a market in helping companies get more social. Salesforce.com on Tuesday is set to officially announce an extension of its Chatter social network for corporate customers.  The extension, called “Salesforce Communities,” is designed to help companies more socially interact with customers and others outside of their walls, says Doug Bewsher, senior vice president of Salesforce Chatter. Chatter, ... Read More »

LinkedIn Data Breach

LinkedIn stated that it had a data breach that compromised the passwords of some of the social network’s members.   LinkedIn sent emails to members whose passwords were affected, explaining how to reset them since they were no longer valid on the site.  Some security experts who examined the files containing the LinkedIn passwords said the company had failed to use ... Read More »

Online Information Show 2012 London, United Kingdom

November 20-21, 2012, Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London, United Kingdom MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR-STEPHEN DALE Surviving and thriving in a chaotic and increasingly volatile global environment requires organisations to be far more agile and innovative than at any time in our recent history. We’ve moved from the industrial age to the age of knowledge, where competitive advantage is predicated ... Read More »

Will Pinterest.com Become the Next Big Social Media Site?

Unlike Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, which rely heavily on text to communicate, members of Pinterest.com trade images – breathtaking, amusing, wry, silly pictures of their favorite things, from recipes to women in the news. Launched in March 2010, the site received nearly 11 million visits in one week in December, almost 40 times the number of visits six months earlier, ... Read More »

Reed Elsevier NV : LexisNexis Launches Social Media Visibility Service for Law Firms

LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced today at LegalTech®New York, the launch of the LexisNexis® Social Media Visibility service that enables solo practitioners and lawyers at smaller law firms to establish a solid, comprehensive, and manageable social media presence. The service includes creation of an exclusive blog page as well as guidance and assistance in ... Read More »

Yahoo: Jerry Yang Resigns

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) announced that Jerry Yang has resigned from its Board of Directors and all other positions with the company, effective today. In addition, Yang resigned from the Boards of Yahoo Japan Corporation and Alibaba Group Holding Limited, effective today. Yang stated that the time has come for him to pursue other interests outside of Yahoo! Yang co-founded ... Read More »

Google without Buzz

Google’s business developers thought they could outsmart Facebook.  Well, it did not work out that way.  Buzz will be remembered mainly for its botched launch, which exposed a blind spot in Google’s sensitivity to the privacy of its users. Source:  Financial Times Read More »

Hoover’s Launches Social Community For Business

The voice of the social community will guide the direction for a portal and business consortium that Hoover’s and contributors Outsell, Selling Power, and Shore Communications plan to launch Tuesday. For the first six months the group will focus on building and sharing its collective expertise on marketing and sales, along with a variety of business topics for entrepreneurs. The ... Read More »


eMarketing Association Network Group – has passed the 200,000 member mark. This makes it the 2nd largest group on LinkedIn and the largest marketing network in the world.  In appreciation, eMarketing extends to all group members a 10% discount for the Annual Conference, (featuring a dynamic track on social marketing, with Patrick Crane, Vice President of Marketing for LinkedIn, keynoting). ... Read More »