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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) removed a page that was created by the Taliban in Pakistan, when a monitoring group reported on its existence, showing a new example of a social media tool being used for the recruitment of terrorists. SITE is a non-governmental organization that monitors terrorist propaganda online and the ways in which terrorist groups use the Internet, and this has brought attention on December 3 to the Facebook page, belonging to Umar Media TTP, which is the media arm of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD): The most liked brands on both LinkedIn and Facebook are the social networks as a whole, and those brands whose posts bring in the majority of likes on Linkedin are all B2B, according to a ranking by social media analytics consultant Track Social, who offers a social media leader board on this and similar subject matter. After LinkedIn comes IBM, Microsoft, Deloitte, The Walt Disney Company, Oracle, Research in Motion,McKinsey & Co., L’Oreal, and Ericcson.
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Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) has begun to push itself into e- commerce, and it is imperative that the company line up a vast amount of products to become profitable. As a way to secure sufficient inventory, the company has begun the development of software which assists small retailers in easily setting up flash sales on its Groupon Goods site. The tool has been named DealAdvisor, and it will allow shopowners to arrange sales for a fixed period, as it targets the millions of visitors to Groupon’s pages. The feature is intended to bring additional merchandise to the year-old Groupon Goods e-commerce service, Vice President Faisal Masud stated during an interview. Currently, it’s in early testing and will be available next year, he said.
Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA): Today, on iOS and coming soon to Android, The Respawnables will be available. This is Zynga’s first mobile multiplayer online shooter, and it is very similar to popular PC games. Developer Digital Legends developed the mobile version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, making drawing some inspiration from the PC entry in the franchise is understandable. Teams of as many as eight players will be able to battle against each other in maps, comparable to Valve’s Team Fortress 2 or go crazy in an online free-for-all match. Online play will earn both experience points and cash.
Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP): Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be considering an acquisition of Foursquare, or it could be discussing a deep software integration in iOS, according to TechCrunch. Either move may cause issues for Yelp. Foursquare may potentially replace everything related to Yelp in iOS. TechCrunch views a Foursquare-iOS integration in Maps and Siri as being more probable to happen than an acquisition.
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