Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. The chance to build a crack Marketing team and to make potential energy highly kinetic is an exciting (and daunting) proposition!

Is LinkedIn a Sign of What’s to Come for Social Media Networks? | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Microsoft and LinkedIn made big headlines this week, while social networks continue to expand their advertising features. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn – A Sign of Things to Come? By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Microsoft bought LinkedIn for a whopping 26 billion dollars.

Automated Creativity Is Inevitable (And A Good Idea) - Strategy Magazine Column

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You can't throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs these days without the words "artificial intelligence" tumbling out of their mouth. We've seen a slew of announcements about just how much artificial intelligence is going to be used to replace all of us protein-based, left-and-right-brain-evolved monkeys in marketing today. content marketing. content marketing automation. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog.

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Automated Creativity Is Inevitable (And A Good Idea) - Strategy Magazine Column

Twist Image

You can't throw a marketing professional down a flight of stairs these days without the words "artificial intelligence" tumbling out of their mouth. We've seen a slew of announcements about just how much artificial intelligence is going to be used to replace all of us protein-based, left-and-right-brain-evolved monkeys in marketing today. content marketing. content marketing automation. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog.

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How To Post From Desktop To Instagram and Stay Out of Hot Water

Socially Sorted

Instagram’s API is highly prohibitive to certain actions including auto-posting and posting directly from desktop computers or laptops. Any tool that gets around the API puts you (and your employer or client or business) at risk of being shut down.

Is Bing Bowing Out Of Search?

Small Business Mavericks

Microsoft has announced that starting August 1st they will charge for the use of Bing’s API. This is going to kill a lot of free SEO tools, and it could very well put a dent in Bing’s overall market share as well. But this move could hurt Bing as much as anyone else – at least, in search market share. Will they continue to use Bing if they have to pay for the API? For Microsoft, this could be more about the money than it is anything else.

Is Virtual Reality Finally Ready To Be Social?

Ignite Social Media

The rise of hybrid virtual reality (VR) + augmented reality (AR) headsets (ie, Magic Leap and Microsoft HoloLens), but that’s worthy of a separate post and is in a really nascent stage of development. Maybe…no, not really. Perhaps. I don’t know. Read on.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Or Microsoft. “I built Kurrently in the three weeks between the end of school and the beginning of my internship at Microsoft,&# said Kurrently’s creator Gilbert Leung in my recent Skype interview with him. I’ve been wondering whether the Open Graph API will yield an explosion in Facebook-powered satellite applications (like the 2,000+ Twitter add-ons that all seems to start with “tw…&# ).

Top Five: Google and women led businesses

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook, along with Instagram, now controls 74 per cent of the digital video campaign market according to a survey by Clinch, a video ad technology company. What are you doing with video in your marketing programs? REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes .

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Is Your Executive on Twitter?

Koka Sexton

ExecTweet has tapped the Twitter API to give you a peak into what corporate America is doing. How NOT to use your Social Media Marketing Manager! Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Is Your Executive on Twitter?

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Koka Sexton

ExecTweet has tapped the Twitter API to give you a peak into what corporate America is doing. How NOT to use your Social Media Marketing Manager! Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Is Your Executive on Twitter?

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Luckily, these bots are not machine learning bots, such as the disaster that was Microsoft’s Tay. Thanks to their highly advanced Send/Receive API, these bots are able to reply with actual structured messages, including links, images, hotel reservations, the weather etc.

3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website | Social Media Marketing.

Convince & Convert

A digital marketing success story. And Facebook fan pages are often easier for marketers to update than your corporate website, not requiring you to call Gill from IT for his famous “assistance with a smirk&#. Facebook’s opening of the API to searches (and the subsequent inclusion of Facebook content in Google, Bing, Yahoo search results) blunts the historical searchability advantage of Web pages. They are very insightful and relevant for today's marketers.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Luckily, these bots are not machine learning bots, such as the disaster that was Microsoft’s Tay. Thanks to their highly advanced Send/Receive API, these bots are able to reply with actual structured messages, including links, images, hotel reservations, the weather etc. Besides banks, what other markets will benefit from this? In fact, the potential amount of markets are endless for this stream of interaction – just like it is with human customer service.

3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media

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. It’s no secret: social media marketing has a data problem. Despite a growing number of tools available to measure the ROI of social media, many of the claims made by “marketing gurus” in this sector come from the gut. Facebook API data. Viral Marketing?

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Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

And what is free stuff anyway – marketing? It places ads from companies like Microsoft and Southwest Airlines on profile pages.) API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast (11).

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

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Microsoft. However, that doesnt mean that its something that everyone innately understands or knows how to use - especially when it comes to using it for marketing, PR, or other business-related purposes. microsoft. ReadWriteWeb. RWW Network. ReadWriteWeb. ReadWriteTalk. Last100.

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Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

You might somewhat expect it of Microsoft, or ignore it if you’re a member of the Cult of Apple, but when Google acts in ways which particularly hurt small businesses, publishers and potentially vulnerable individuals, it’s particularly jarring.

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Microsoft. crowdSPRING is the latest entry into the increasingly crowded crowdsourced graphic design service market. From its humble beginnings as an area on the web development discussion forums at SitePoint , to being spun off from the SitePoint Marketplace a few months ago, 99designs has experienced astonishing growth to become a leader in its market. With how flooded the market is with graphic designers it can be tough to get a foot in the door. microsoft.

Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook and the Gang of Four

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Eventually, they opened it up to the masses, and it made those tweaks, and in fact, I think it was two months ago Google finally made some APIs open. But if you want to be one of these great platforms, you have to talk about open APIs and software development kits.

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RIP 3 Ways Facebook is Killing Your Website

Convince & Convert

A digital marketing success story. And Facebook fan pages are often easier for marketers to update than your corporate website, not requiring you to call Gill from IT for his famous “assistance with a smirk&#. Facebook’s opening of the API to searches (and the subsequent inclusion of Facebook content in Google, Bing, Yahoo search results) blunts the historical searchability advantage of Web pages. They are very insightful and relevant for today's marketers.

Speaking, presenting, writing, and catching up…

The Way of the Web

Incidentally, Michael has been on a bit of a roll with his blog posts recently – some great writing about the usage of APIs for example.

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Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook and the Gang of Four

Convince & Convert

Eventually, they opened it up to the masses, and it made those tweaks, and in fact, I think it was two months ago Google finally made some APIs open. But if you want to be one of these great platforms, you have to talk about open APIs and software development kits.

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Social Search at LinkedIn Beats Google - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Microsoft. It only works for a defined use case, but, in a search market that is 85% going on 90% Google-dominated, this can still be significant. I have been in business for 30 years and have worked across many markets, in many countries and I have worked the LinkedIn system to get those contacts usable. We are launching in Boston, MA and New Hampshire in June and will expand to the other major markets around the country in Q4 2008 and 2009. microsoft.

Social Pros 21 – Joe Stupp, Chipotle

Convince & Convert

I am your host, Jay Baer, joined today again for the second week in a row, here on episode number 21, the official reaching drinking age episode, the marketing manager for Argyle Social, Ms. This is Episode 21 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media.

6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

Convince & Convert

and Canada to Microsoft’s Bing last week. Approximately 10 years after having 67% of the search market, Yahoo! The Open Graph API was a giant leap past that. And they never really pushed into the huge Asian market either. It never captured the social media market. I disagree with your view all these changes and additions are good for Brands or Marketers. The Live Feed and Social Graph is what they are selling marketers on.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Assuming you want to dive into the pool of custom graph creation and data manipulation, you’ll probably do so in Microsoft Excel. The agency package includes white label reporting capabilities, custom charts, API access, and centralized management of multiple client accounts. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

4 Reasons the Social Business Evolution Starts Now

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I suspect ExactTarget’s database capabilities (quite robust due to heavy email customization needs of customers like Microsoft and Home Depot) will be tied to CoTweet and other platforms quickly, enabling companies to use ExactTarget (or its tightly integrated partners, Salesforce or Microsoft CRM ) as the customer database of record, with a variety of API-driven messaging options riding on top.