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Well, technically… people are looking for new ways to connect; technology can help: GYDO’s Rachel Van Gorp (Ep. 53)

Rachel Van Gorp, co-founder and creator of a new mobile app that lets you buy drinks for loved ones from anywhere in the world, shares her experience being a female tech founder and her perspective on our changing social behaviors.

Brazilians remain hot for social networking

Brazilians like to communicate. Recently, RCR Wireless News reported that Brazil was the leading country in growth of Facebook users and during 2011 among the top 30 countries by number of active users, according to researcher Nick Burcher, who has been collating Facebook usage...

Cloud, mobile, social and information are changing how companies run their business

Cloud, social, mobility and an explosion in information were pointed by Gartner as the new nexus of forces that are creating a necessity to look different to the business. The trends identified by consultant firm drive companies to re-invent themselves to become more focused...

Report: Latin America to hit 116.8 million mobile social network users by 2015

Latin Americans like to communicate, especially Brazilians. That’s why social networks such as Facebook or Orkut have so many Brazilian subscribers. Another aspect – as well as consequence – is the growth of mobile devices embedded with access to social applications. Pyramid Research noted in...

Mobile weather apps are by far the most popular

Crowded House said it best back in 1987 with the hit single "Always take the weather with you," and now comScore can confirm, taking the weather with them in their pocket is what most mobile users love above all else. Of the 76.8 million Americans who own a smartphone, a whopping 31 million have some kind of weather app, amounting to 40.4%.

Blog: So, just 55% of parents “snoop” on kids via social media?

A shocking new survey has revealed that “more than half of parents snoop on their children’s online activity.”

Twitter acquires Tweetdeck to shore up ecosystem

Although we first heard about it a few weeks ago, today Twitter has gone official with their purchase of UK-based Tweetdeck, makers of the popular desktop social media client of the same name. The papers were finally signed yesterday, with Twitter reportedly paying between $40 million and $50 million in cash and stock.

UK press tied in knots over Twitter gag order

The ongoing row in the United Kingdom over celebrity superinjunctions has taken a turn for the strange, as Twitter users have used the social platform to blurt out the details that aforementioned celebrities paid so dearly to protect.

Chinese IPO: Renren

CNBC Insight on the Chinese social networking website making its initial public offering, with Joseph Chen, Renren chairman/CEO.

Facebook orchestrated data privacy smear campaign against Google

A spat over data privacy that has been rumbling on between social network Facebook and search giant Google has today erupted into a Tom Clancy-esque game of subterfuge, after The Daily Beast pinned down the source of anti-Google stories planted in the press as none other than Mark Zuckerberg's baby.

Tech 24: Facebook finds new 'friends' in Africa and Asia

Tech 24 | April 21, 2011 | Eric Olander With almost 700 million users, Facebook would have the world's third largest population if it was a country. Now the social networking site is heading south to find even more “friends”. This week on ‘Tech 24’,...

Tech 24: Facebook finds new ‘friends’ in Africa and Asia

Tech 24 | April 21, 2011 | Eric Olander With almost 700 million users, Facebook would have the world's third largest population if it was a country. Now the social networking site is heading south to find even more “friends”. This week on ‘Tech 24’,...

Press Release: Myriad Launches Mobile Social Networking Services with Telefonica in Latin America

Myriad Group | April 27, 2011 | Press Release Movistar launch marks first phase of Myriad-Telefónica 5-year strategic partnership to deliver social networking to over 140 million customers in 13 countries across the Latin America region DUBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland – April 27, 2011 – Myriad Group AG...

Facebook Landing Team transports company culture

Vancouver Sun | March 30, 2011 | Mike Swift AUSTIN, Texas - As Facebook evolves from insular Silicon Valley start-up to a global company with a necklace of offices around the planet, it is relying on a key tool to extend its unique culture - the...

Social networks exploding in Latin America but online video, banking still low – Regional

Business News Americas | March 29, 2011 | Patrick Nixon Latin America is seeing explosive growth in its online population with social networks championing other communication mediums, while in the areas of video usage and online banking, the region still has a lot of room...

RCom launches new Facebook mobile app for feature phones

RCom | March 23, 2011 | Press Release Reliance and Facebook today announced the launch of a new Facebook mobile app exclusively available for Reliance subscribers in India for a 3 month period. The new Facebook app for Java-powered feature phones will be made available...

Google, Facebook rule in Southeast Asia

CNET | March 9, 2011 | John Chan According to a report by analytics firm comScore, Internet users in Southeast Asia rely more on Google than the rest of the world. In addition, out of the top 15 countries with the highest Facebook penetration, three are...

Quepasa closes acquisition of Brazilian social game development studio

Quepasa | March 8, 2011 | Press Release Quepasa Corporation (NYSE Amex: QPSA), creator and operator of Quepasa.com, the popular online social networkand game platform for the Latino community, has closed its acquisition of XtFt Games S/S Ltda, the owner ofsubstantially all the assets of...

Google’s Schmidt puts social media chips on Brazil and Orkut to fend off Facebook

Forbes | March 7, 2011 | Agustino Fontevecchia Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who is soon to be re-deployed as chairman after founder Larry Page takes the reins in April, gave an interview over the weekend from Buenos Aires where he gave clues as to the search-giant’s new...

LinkedIn says China has unblocked its service

BBC News | February 25, 2011 Business networking site LinkedIn says access to its services appears to have been restored in China, a day after it was blocked there. "We will continue to monitor the situation," a US spokesman for the site said. Shortly before the site...

AIS inches away from SMS focus

Bangkok Post | February 23, 2011 | Suchit Leesa-nguansuk With mobile operators moving more toward social networking and chat services, market leader Advanced Info Service (AIS) is introducing new packages aimed at cashing in on this growing demand. Somchai Lertsutiwong, the executive vice-president for marketing, said...

China networking site Renren said to plan $500 Million U.S. IPO

Bloomberg | February 20, 2011 | Serena Saitto and Brian Womack Renren.com, China’s largest social- networking service, is seeking to capitalize on strengthening demand for the nation’s Internet stocks with a U.S. initial public offering. Renren.com is preparing an IPO of about $500 million this year, according...

Quepasa appoints Lars Fuhrken-Batista to board of directors

QuePasa | February 10, 2011 | Press Release WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - Quepasa Corporation (NYSE Amex:QPSA), creator and operator of Quepasa.com, the popular online social network and gaming platform for the Latino community, has appointed Lars Fuhrken-Batista as a director of the...

Messaging, email, networking becoming a must in feature phones – Synchronica

Business News Americas | February 3, 2011 | Christian Molinari Mobile instant messaging, mobile email and mobile social networking are becoming must-have features for Latin Americans, and not just on high-end smartphones, but also particularly in the mid-range feature phones, Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of UK...

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