Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week?
LinkedIn Announces Showcase Pages: LinkedIn’s new Showcase Pages “are dedicated pages that allow companies to highlight different aspects of their business and build relationships with the right community.”
Pinterest Introduces Place Pins: Place Pins “combine the beautiful imagery of a travel magazine with the utility of a map online so you can share it with friends.”
Facebook Updates Page Composer: “Two updates coming to the Page Composer will make it easier for page admins to schedule posts and upload photos.”
Twitter Improves Search on Mobile: “New filters in search help you quickly find exactly the tweets and people you’re looking for. And now you have the option to view all tweets—simply toggle between top tweets and all tweets at the top of your search results.”
Tumblr Introduces New Look for Mobile: Tumblr has “a new look for iOS 7 with faster performance and tag autocomplete!”
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Groupon Introduces Freebies: Groupon is “offering tens of thousands of coupons from national brands just in time for the holiday shopping season.”
Here’s more interesting news to follow:
Pinterest Expands to E-Commerce Sites: According to The Wall Street Journal, “Pinterest is opening up its popular scrapbooking service to outside developers—a long-awaited move that could juice sales of e-commerce sites while helping the fast-growing startup build its influence around the web.”
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