Social Media Sunday: Facebook's Internet.org Controversy, Periscope's 'Game of Thrones' Piracy, and Tumblr's Update

This week in social media, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's global connectivity project "Internet.org" came under fire by Net Neutrality advocates, Twitter's Periscope app got in trouble with HBO after users were streaming the first episode of "Game of Thrones," and Tumblr released the fourth generation of its iOS app.
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Is Internet.org Good? Only If It Allows for Its Own Eventual Demise -- Opinion

Critics argue that Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org initiative isn't a charity, but rather a method of control. Zuckerberg can turn that around and prove his global connectivity project is truly good, but only by allowing the places he's connecting to eventually make his service irrelevant.

Social Media Sunday: Snapchat Storms Coachella While Twitter Cuts Off Data Sales Partners

This week in social media, Twitter effectively fired its data-selling partners while Snapchat got as Coachella-specific as possible.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's EU Scrutiny, WhatsApp Calling for Android, Pinterest's Fifth Birthday, & More

This week in social media, Facebook faced increased scrutiny in Europe while subsidiary WhatsApp finally launched its calling feature on Android. Meanwhile, Twitter's Periscope dominated Meerkat right out of the gate and Pinterest reached its fifth anniversary stronger than ever.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's Newest Platform is Messenger, Twitter Unveils Periscope, & Snapchat Really Wins Young Demographic

This week in social media, Facebook announced Facebook Messenger as its own platform, as the company's future now looks to rival Google. Meanwhile, Twitter unveiled its Meerkat live-streaming competitor, Periscope, and Snapchat's definitely, definitely the leader in the youth demographic.
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Facebook Turns Its Messenger App Into a Multi-App Platform

Having the largest social media network in the world, with 1.4 billion users and counting -- and owning the most globally popular messaging app (not to mention also owning Instagram) -- is not enough for Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's Messenger Expansion, Twitter's Ninth Birthday, and Meerkat SxSW Explosion

Facebook is looking to make Messenger more than an annoying extraneous download, turning it into a multi-app platform soon. Meanwhile, Twitter celebrates nine years since its debut took South by Southwest (SxSW) by storm by ironically doing all it can to stop Twitter network-exploiting video streaming app Meerkat from doing the same at this year's SxSW -- with the opposite effect.

Social Media Sunday: Facebook's TheFind Acquisition to Bolster Ads, Twitter's SxSW Play Against Meerkat, & Another Funding Round for Snapchat

This week in social media, Facebook acquired shopping search engine TheFind.com, Twitter pressures Meerkat, and Snapchat gets another major investment but loses a long-time executive. All of the week's top social media news and more, now at its new home on Sundays at Latin Post!
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The State of VR Now: HTC & Valve's Vive, Sony's Project Morpheus, Oculus Rift & Samsung Gear VR, & LG

Here's a rundown on the progress of the biggest players in the race to be the first, best VR headset to hit the general consumer market.
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How Barcelona, Real Madrid Are Dominating Social Media World

Spanish League soccer clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona are by far the two most popular sports franchises in the world today on social media. The two Spanish clubs are also the most valuable franchises in sports.

Social Media Saturday: Facebook's Real Name Problem, Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest Values Skyrocketing

This week in social media, Facebook's real name policy got it in even more trouble, while Snapchat and Pinterest both climb in value. It's time for Social Media Saturday!

Snapchat's New Funding Round and the Magic $19 Billion Figure

Snapchat, by all indications, is involved in another round of venture capital fundraising that could increase financing of the ephemeral social media messaging company by up to $500 million. The funding round could also value the still privately held "startup" at $19 billion -- a number full of irony for Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel.

Social Media Saturday: Twitter Earnings Report, Instagram Looping Videos and Google Search Results

This week in social media, Facebook opened up celebrity sharing to Instagram and Twitter while WhatsApp began testing voice calling. Meanwhile, Twitter's latest earnings report led to Wall Street's habitual dumping of the stock -- that is, until it was confirmed that Twitter had a deal with Google to begin including tweets in search results again.
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Social Media Saturday: Facebook's Hoax-Killing Machine & Google+ Still Exists (No Hoaxing), But Barely

This week in social media, Facebook began cracking down on hoaxes, Twitter launched a new feature for infrequent iOS users, and -- this just in -- Google+ still exists!
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Facebook-Organized Multicultural Learning Sessions Shed Light on Interests of Hispanic Users Online

Facebook hosted a multicultural learning session last fall, which educated attendees on the scope of the multicultural media market, the benefits of impactful social traffic and the weight of multicultural spending.

Social Media Saturday: World War III Announced on Hacked Twitter Accounts

Meanwhile, Snapchat wants almost $1 million for disappearing ads, advertisers are Pinterest for a fool, and Facebook announced Amber Alerts and AI tools for everyone.
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