Yahoo’s Online Shopping Spree Continues

538310_no_copyright_issues_“Today is a great day — both in our journey with PlayerScale and for users of our Player.IO product. We are happy to announce the next big step toward our goal of building the best possible gaming infrastructure platform: we have been acquired by Yahoo!. And don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. Our platform will continue to support the same great games that you love playing today … and in fact, it will only get better from here!”

That’s a familiar tune. . . . where have I heard it before? Oh, right, Tumblr was singing it about a week ago when they turned over the keys to Yahoo!.

(Side note: does the forced double punctuation that happens when you end a sentence with Yahoo! drive anyone else crazy?)

[Infographic] The State Of Social Media Marketing

State Of Social Media Marketing PreviewWe always are trying to assess the state of things in today’s society. The state of the economy. The state of the union. The state of the state. You get the picture.

Well we don’t want those of us in the social media space to be left out of the conversation.

That said, here is some light information to help ease you back into the work world after a long weekend. The following infographic is an attempt to take a snapshot of an industry that is changing as I type this introduction. It comes from Wishpond via Media Bistro. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments.

Do Any SMB’s See Value in Google Plus?

We are approaching the 2nd anniversary of Google+ (late in June). Two years old already? Phew, time flies and it’s so cute and cuddly.

But there are still plenty of questions. The questions are less about number of people who are there and more to do about interaction and engagement. Well, it least it seems that way but if the information from this eMarketer article that focuses on research done by the Social Media Examiner is any indication it could be about what TYPE of people are there.

The following chart shows how SMB’s (small-medium business) view Google+ in the pecking order of social media platforms. If you are Google this should be a pretty serious red flag.

Google Plus and SMB

Of course, this begs the question “Is this how businesses in general see Google+?” I would posit that Google+ is truly valuable to larger businesses. Why? Because they have the resources to take advantage of what Google+ offers a business in terms of its SEO efforts.

[Infographic] A Memorial Day Thank You

memorialday2013Happy Memorial Day.

Of course, many are celebrating the start of the summer season but Memorial Day is much more than that here in US or at least it should be. It’s about remembering those who fought and died defending the country. It’s a day where ideologies are set aside (or once again should be) and people are the focus. Not only those who served and died but those who were left to carry on without their loved ones.

We honor those men and women today and give thanks and offer a prayer for their families. Thank you for your sacrifice.

We thought it might be of interest as well to see an infographic that gives more information about veterans from the US Census Bureau (click image to enlarge).

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Take time today to remember.

Infographic Shows People Are Two-Timing on Their TV Sets

Memorial Day means the start of the summer blockbuster movie season. This weekend, we’ll all be getting Fast and Furious again along with another Hangover. Next month, Superman returns to the big screen and in July the Lone Ranger rides again. But if you prefer not to fight the crowds, you can also stay home and watch some of the best movies (or the worst if that’s your thing) on your PC or mobile device.

In honor of this holiday weekend, here’s a look at how men and women stream from M-Go.

streaming steaming

What a terrible blow for TV sets all over America. They probably have no idea how often their man is cheating on them! He’s running around with that hot, stylish mobile phone while his first love sits in the living room, cold and alone just waiting to be turned on.

What and When Do Social Moms Share

One of the great truths of social media is that moms like to share and they’re powerful influencers when they get behind (or are annoyed by) a brand. We know it’s true but we keep studying it to make sure the world hasn’t slipped sideways.

The latest fact checkers are ShareThis and Digitas. They surveyed 200,000 moms (that’s a nice sampling, don’t you think?) to find out how they interact with social. The packed their results into a slide show called “Wired for Sharing” and now I’d like to share a couple of key slides.

Think moms are all about Facebook? Have a look at this:

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Jon Stewart on Apple Tax ‘Hearing’

As Jon Stewart starts to get much less partisan in his skewering of the day’s news he is getting funnier than ever.

Here is his take on the Apple tax ‘issue’ in which the company is using legitimate tax loopholes to pay nothing on $44 billion in income. (NOTE: If video window does not show completely at first refresh browser and ‘Poof!’ there it is)


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