Facebook Announces a Less Intrusive, But More Connected Direction

At its F8 developer's conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled new products and policies geared towards making the world's largest social media site feel less intrusive, as well as making it more inclusive to mobile developers. The changes are part of Zuckerberg's efforts to shift the company towards a more "mature" outlook and attitude.
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Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce Launches DMWEBS: Affordable Website, Social Media Package for Businesses Building Online Presence

In effort to increase sales and build an online presence in a competitive marketplace, the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce introduced "DMWEBS."
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Twitter Earnings Report Beats Expectations and Shows Growth, But Not Enough for Investors

Twitter released its earnings report for the second quarter that it has been a publically traded company late Tuesday. The results beat expectations in several fiscal categories, but the outlook for the social media company remains grim.
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Leadership Lessons Earned and Learned at the Voto Latino Power Summit

Important takeaways from the "Game Changer" workshop and the entire Voto Latino Power Summit event were as vast and broad as the varying interests, concerns, and needs of the Latino community; yet there were some standout impressions: the importance of Spanish-speakers and Spanish-speaking experts at events looking to target Latinos is paramount; recognizing that younger generations are the door to the older generations -- this is important when trying to attract older generations to causes and offers that are only present online; and vice versa: as older generations are identified as the number one factor in pushing Latino millennials to get healthcare.
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Social Media Saturday: Facebook's Mobile Ads and News Push, Pinterest Gets Its Own Search Feature, and Instagram Gets More Personal

This week in social media, Facebook introduced two new products in its continued quest for dominance in everything. Pinterest added "Guided Search" (a very Pinteresty search engine), Instagram's Explore page is now more personalized, and Facebook's $19 billion buddy, WhatsApp, reached half a billion users. It's time for Social Media Saturday!

Time Releases Its List of the 100 Most Influential People

Time Magazine released its annual list of 100 Most Influential People on Wednesday, which always include a variety of people ranging from Hollywood A-listers to politicians or athletes to corporate executives.
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FB Newswire: A New Way To Tighten Strings Between News and Facebook

Facebook has made a couple of big moves in the past year, the first towards a multi-app mobile presence, and the second towards becoming more of a news source. While the multi-app strategy has garnered a lot of attention recently, the company is still going forward with plans to make, and break, more news, announcing on Thursday FB Newswire, a new platform for newsrooms.

MetroPCS Eases Mexico-US Disconnect, Offers Unlimited U.S. to Mexico Calls for $30/Month

MetroPCS, has opted to ease the communication process by offering new and existing customers (with select phones) unlimited talk and text nationwide, plus unlimited calling from the U.S. to landlines in Mexico, and unlimited texting from the U.S. to Mexico, for only $30 a month.

Facebook, Spotify Built Into New Gramofan Wi-Fi Router; Is It Worth It?

New Wi-Fi router Gramofon technically works with Spotify and Facebook built in, and boasts a low price. The device's dual function gives it the ability to stream music and act like a hotspot.
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Social Media Saturday: Facebook Begins Unpacking Its App, Twitter Introduces More Ad Products, and LinkedIn Reaches 300 Million Users

This week in social media, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed how serious he is about the company's "multi-app strategy," Twitter continued its evolution toward profitability with more ad products, and LinkedIn reached a milestone, thanks to expanding mobile. It's time for Social Media Saturday!
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German Media Titans Are Afraid of Google and Facebook: Should We Be, Too?

Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer, a huge European multimedia company based in Germany, made a big splash this week when he wrote an open letter in a German newspaper saying that he and other European executives "are afraid of Google."
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Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Maker That Facebook Originally Wanted

On Monday, Google bought Titan Aerospace, developer of solar-powered drones that may purportedly fly uninterrupted for years. It's yet another move in the ongoing race between Google and Facebook to build (and control) the next big expansion of the internet - in developing countries.
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Social Media Saturday: Twitter Redesigns (While 44 Percent of Users Have Never Tweeted), Facebook Gets WhatsApp, and Instagram Rules with Teens

This week in social media, Twitter began its attempt to mainstream its user interface in earnest while finding out that 44 percent of "users" had never tweeted a word, Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp became official, while all other messaging got consolidated into one app, and we found out that while Facebook isn't the biggest hit with teens, Facebook-owned Instagram is. It's time for Social Media Saturday!
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France Places Restrictions On Checking Work E-mails

Lawmakers in France signed a labor agreement deal Friday that requires employers in the technology and consultancy industries to prohibit employees from checking emails and other work-related material on their computers or smartphones outside of work.
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Twitter's New Profile Layout is Like Facebook, Twitter Hopes

Twitter has finally made a big move to become more competitive in social media - or it's jumped the shark, depending on your point of view. On Tuesday, Twitter began rolling out a completely redesigned profile page that looks a lot like Facebook and Google+.
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Facebook Scraps Drastic News Feed Redesign For Simpler Version

Social media giant Facebook had plans more than a year ago for a radical redesign of its News Feed but the revamp was recently scrapped with the realization that most of the company's users are working with older computers and laptops.
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