Tag: Social


Google to launch service marketplace?

Google to launch service marketplace?

Google is about to launch a service marketplace, according to Buzzfeed.  It could launch, at least in a local beta somewhere in the U.S., as soon as this month. While this isn't so surprising, given Google's other marketplace tries such as

Facebook’s new shopping move: Messenger for Business

Facebook’s new shopping move: Messenger for Business

Facebook just introduced a new shopping tool for merchants and consumers. Classified and online marketplace publishers must take heed. In its annual F8 presentation,  Facebook executives explained many new personal-use upgrades to Messenger that include app development - offering the ability to send and open photos, video


Yelp expands ecommerce, adds Taiwan

Yelp expands ecommerce, adds Taiwan

Thanks to New York City-based online booking startup Vimbly, a Yelp visitor can buy items as well as prepay for bookings from another 5,000 vendors such as Grand Canyon Railway, GolfNow, BloomNation, and TableList. They can buy via their mobile device or computer, and right from the review veteran's website. The

Social media huge classified competitors

Social media huge classified competitors

You'd  have to have your head deep in the sand not to have noticed that major social networks are getting ready for (or have already started on) an evolution to marketplace, launching or acquiring various revenue inducers and / or marketplace tools.  A classified or marketplace publication or group that ignores this trend does so at its own peril. Here is a sampling of the important moves F


AOL advertisers to target Facebook, Twitter users

AOL advertisers to target Facebook, Twitter users

AOL and predictive marketing technology firm Kenshoo are teaming up to offer AOL advertisers a way to target Facebook and Twitter users, and later down the road other social-network users as well. AOL has its own predictive analytics engine, called One. It will provide  advertisers with attribution and other insights. Metrics will include frequency, reach and performance across every device.


When, how, will NextDoor make money?

When, how, will NextDoor make money?

It's become quite common for social-media startups to spend years giving everything away for free before starting to introduce revenue drivers. Hyper-local online community NextDoor, which has one-third of all U.S. neighborhoods on board, is no different. While we at the AIM Group and others have been told that


LinkedIn buys Careerify referral software

LinkedIn buys Careerify referral software

Careerify, a recruitment-software startup, has been acquired by LinkedIn. The veteran business network is only interested in one of its software products, however - employee referrals.

Harpaul Sambhi, founder and CEO of Careerify, posted the following on LinkedIn:

Careerify


LinkedIn launches Arabic version

LinkedIn launches Arabic version

LinkedIn.com, the professional network with more than 347 million users worldwide, launched an Arabic version in 2015. Back in 2012 Linkedin opened an office in Dubai to operate and support their customers in the Middle East. Today about 14 million registered users in the Middle East and North Africa use LinkedIn in English. And now new users can select to register their new accounts in Arabic



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