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Thursday, May 23, 2013
When Pinterest users find something they love on the image-based social site, they often want more information, or to make a purchase. New Rich Pins, recently introduced by Pinterest, bring Pinners and the image originators just that little bit closer together. >>
In the first quarter of 2013, 326,000 Brits went online for the very first time. However, according to new figures released by the UK's Office for National Statistics, more than seven million adults in the country have never used the Internet. >>
A new Tweet format has been launched by Twitter. The tool will allow Twitter users to express an interest in a deal, discount or new product and provide brands the means to collect users' basic contact information. >>
Last fall uTest acquired Apphance, believing that the mobile application tool would push appeal to a global base of app developers. In the months since, the platform is showing significant growth rates, with ten times as many sessions now as last August. >>
A new social network on the scene is setting up shop, hoping to connect non-corporate types to their peers. The network may also be one more way for brands to tap into the social space to engage their consumer segment. >>
The trend of working away from the office isn't going away. That's the big takeaway from a new, global report, out from Elance. According to the report freelancers report being 'happier' when working outside an office, compared to when they worked at an office. That increase in happiness may be linked to their bigger wallets - 68% report earning more as a freelancer than when employed full-time. >>
There's a new video option for businesses in the LinkedIn space; beginning today engajer is integrating with LinkedIn. This will give sales teams and other business professionals another option to use when contacting and engaging with prospects. >>
Travel brands: don't forget mobile in those summer campaigns. According to new data out from JiWire travel is especially engaging via mobile. Their new report shows more than half of consumers used a mobile device to book travel plans - hotels, rental cars, airline tickets - over the past 90 days. >>
A new study suggests that today, many teens only maintain a Facebook profile as a placeholder and instead express themselves on the likes of Twitter and Instagram. It appears that too much 'drama' and snooping parents are putting youngsters off the social networking mainstay. >>
If UK brands are finding it tough to acquire and retain loyal customers, it may have something to do with the country's tough economic environment, as a recent survey from Epsilon suggests. >>
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