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Mark Zuckerberg Stresses Friendship on Facebook’s 11th Birthday (SocialTimes)
Facebook celebrated its 11th birthday Wednesday, and co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the date by reminding users that in the end, it’s all about friendship. Zuckerberg posted: “Today is a day to celebrate friends. It’s also Facebook’s birthday, but today isn’t about celebrating us. It’s about friendship.” VentureBeat On its 11th birthday, we thought we’d take a look back at Zuckerberg’s little operation and whether it ever became anything. In its earliest days, thefacebook was available only to Harvard students. Fortune In its more recent years, Facebook’s business has been booming. Fortune took a look at some fascinating business facts about the social media giant. Here are 11 of them.
Experimental YouTube Feature Lets You Choose from Multiple Camera Angles (The Next Web)
YouTube is rolling out a new experimental feature that could actually improve the way you stream content online: multiple camera angles. When enabled, you can select the camera angle you want from a series of thumbnails on the right side of the video.
Exclusive: Bravo Turns to LinkedIn to Promote ‘Best New Restaurant’ Social Contest (LostRemote)
Ahead of the Jan. 21 premiere of Bravo’s latest reality series, “Best New Restaurant,” we looked at the network’s multiplatform marketing strategy – which includes a complementary digital series “Secret Service.” Now, the network is rolling out a social sweepstakes that will give one winner the chance to go behind the scenes at one of Tom Colicchio’s restaurants in New York Series.
Brag: For Those Who Think Facebook and Instagram Aren’t Narcissistic Enough (CNET)
For now there is Brag. This claims to be an app that takes the modesty out of Facebook and Instagram.
Tale of the Tape: YouTube vs. Vimeo (SocialTimes)
The video-sharing market largely comes down to YouTube vs. Vimeo marketing. Which one of these video sharing giants is right for you? Well, the answer will come down to the type of videos that you want to produce, who is in your target audience and where they watch videos, and what your budget is.
Twitter Needs to Prove to Wall Street it’s Still a Good Bet — Here’s How It Might Do That (Re/code)
Today, Twitter has a chance to push that stock even higher when it reports fourth-quarter earnings. Analysts estimate Twitter will bring in a profit of 6 cents per share on revenue of $453 million, but the bottom line won’t save Twitter if it doesn’t bring a few other metrics to the table.
Twitter Opening Research and Design Center in India (SocialTimes)
In related news, Twitter is planning to open a research and design center in Bangalore, the technology hub of India, as the company continues to pursue growth in emerging markets. The popularity of Twitter is accelerating fast in India – 22.2 million people are expected to use the platform in 2015, up 30.4 percent on last year, rising to almost 40 million by 2018.
Under Armour Acquires Weight Loss App, MyFitnessPal, for $475 Million (SOURCE)
Under Armour announced that it would be acquiring two mobile app companies, MyFitnessPal and Endomondo. Combining that with its own users, the company says it will have a digital health community that is 120 million strong.
Taboola Raises $117 Million in Series E Investment Funding (SocialTimes)
Many consider content marketing to be the most important area of investment throughout 2015. Investors seem to have realized that because content discovery platform, Taboola, has just received $117 million from investors in a financing round that hopes to expand the company worldwide.