Social Media News From India And The World [15th January 2014]

by Prasant Naidu on January 15, 2022

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India News Headlines

1. SBI GI takes to social media to promote its Road Safety Week campaign: SBI General Insurance Company Limited, a joint venture between the State Bank of India and Insurance Australia Group (IAG) announced the launch of a national road safety campaign ‘Right to Walk’ as part of 25th National Road Safety Week that commenced on the 11th January, 2014. Read more here.

2. dotConverse wins social media mandate for MindBox in India: Social and digital media agency, dotConverse has won the social media mandate for creative education program MindBox in India. Read more here.

3. Vdopia strengthens global footprint in 2013: Vdopia Inc. a mobile video and rich media advertising announced its growth and expansion in 2013, doubling its staff count globally and opening new offices in several key markets. Read more here.

4. ZIRCA Digital appoints Anand Thakur as National Sales Head: Anand Thakur has been roped in for Aidem’s recently launched digital brand solutions arm, ZIRCA Digital Solutions. Unlike most networks in the industry, ZIRCA aims at leveraging on video, mobile and web to grab the audience’s attention with endless engagement capabilities using the platform of content. Read more here.

5. Own your mornings with ‘Zoomit! Playlist’: This January, Zoom welcomes the New Year on a musical note with ‘Zoomit! Playlist’, starting today. Read more here.

World News Headlines

1. Youmiam Is A Soundcloud For Recipes Coming Out Of France: French startup Youmiam released a new version of its recipe sharing website and just announced that it has raised $410,000 (€300,000) from angel investors Patrick Robin (24h00), Thierry Petit (Showroomprivé) and Denis Chavanis (former managing director of Nestlé Waters). Youmiam makes it easy to browse, create and share recipes online. Read more here.

2. Twitter Can Now Target Ads Based On Email Addresses And User Ids: Twitter just announced some new capabilities in its recently launched Tailored Audiences program for ad retargeting, and it sounds like the company is enabling some pretty specific targeting. Read more here.

3. Jelly Sees 100K Questions In First Week Says RJMetrics, Of Which 25% Received Answers: Jelly, the new startup from Biz Stone that’s designed to help people crowdsource answers to any question they may have, has been on the market for around a week now and we’re seeing the first numbers about its usage so far. Read more here.

4. Tumblr Adds Support For @ Mentions, Similar To Twitter: Tumblr today has added a small, but notable, change to its service which could have a larger impact in terms of making the now Yahoo-owned blogging platform feel more like a social network: it has added support for user mention notifications. That means you’ll now be able to tag others by typing in the “@” symbol before someone’s username in order to trigger a notification. Read more here.

5. Just Ahead Of The Winter Olympics, Gnip Adds Russian Network VK To Its Social Data: Social data provider Gnip is announcing its first integration with a Russian company, specifically social network VK (formerly VKontakte). Read more here.

6. Yandex Adds Facebook Posts And Big Data To Its Search Results In Russia, Other Home Markets: Yandex is launching a social search feature that will serve Yandex visitors related, real-time public posts from Facebook alongside other search results. Yandex, which accounts for around 60% of all searches in Russia, will also use Facebook firehose data to help provide more relevant results. Read more here.

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Prasant Naidu

Founder and Blogger at Lighthouse Insights. Loves to experiment in social media and believes social media is a game changer for SME's.

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