LinkedIn INTRODUCES Notifications and 4 Social Media Stocks Action

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): According to TechCrunch, following the closing of Facebook’s¬†acquisition of Instagram, several of Instagram’s employees may intend to leave for another startup. The shares traded up $0.18 (0.95%) recently at $19.14.

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LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD)¬†launched a new notifications feature this week, which allows users to know in real-time when an individual interacts with them on the networking site. Comparable of Facebook’s own notifications, LinkedIn has added flag and envelope icons to its header, and a red circle appears upon receiving a new message or other notice. It is very similar to comments or likes on their shares, an accepted connection request, new inMails, and more. The shares traded up $0.32 (0.27%) recently at $119.42.

Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P): Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently talking about licensing music for a custom-radio service similar to the popular Pandora Media, sources claim, in what could be a bid by the hardware maker for the expansion of its dominance in online music, according to the Wall Street Journal. The shares traded down $2.25 (17.90%) recently at $10.32.

Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA): Mini Putt Park, which is one of the first miniature golf simulation and construction games in the world, launches on Zynga.com and Facebook Platform. Developed and published by Majesco Entertainment (NASDAQ:COOL), Mini Putt Park enables players to have complete control over their very own mini-golf park, allowing them to build the course of their dreams and to play against friends from anywhere in the world. Because of Majesco’s recently-formed publishing agreement with Zynga, Mini Putt Park is currently available to play at www.zynga.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MiniPuttPark. The shares traded down $0.03 (1.02%) recently at $2.91.

Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP): As if restaurateurs weren’t already concerned about Yelp, they’re about to be. A new study that was published in the Economic Journal claims that a difference as tiny as a half-star in a restaurant’s average rating on Yelp makes a huge impact on its reservations each night. The study, examining San Francisco area restaurants, used empirical data to support the widespread belief that internet review forums influence consumers to a huge degree: The shares traded down $0.30 (1.17%) recently at $25.25.

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