Social Media News From India And The World [24th January 2014]

by Prasant Naidu on January 24, 2022

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India News Headlines

1. Indian Army asks personnel to stay away from social media: Fearing that national security could be compromised, the Indian Army has asked its personnel not to use social media like Facebook and WeChat which may have servers abroad. Read more here.

2. Tweetface, a new app to post longer tweets: Delhi-based startup Tweetface has developed a work-around that helps you tweet longer. Read more here.

3. Army sees red over its personnel chatting on Chinese apps: The Indian army has raised the alarm over use of chat and social media apps on smartphones by its personnel and warned them that WeChat could be used by China for snooping. Read more here.

4. Digital Security Firm Uniken Secures Rs 30 Cr Funding from Nexus Venture Partners: Digital security technology company Uniken has secured Rs 30 crore in funding from Nexus Venture Partners. Read more here.

5. Rediff Reports $1.9 M Loss For Q3-FY14; India Online Revenues Of $3.42 M: Rediff.com has reported a loss of $1.9 million on revenues of $4.17 million for the quarter ended 31st December 2013 (Q3-FY14). Read more here.

6. Nirlep goes viral with ‘Yes, we can’: While a massive print campaign is in progress, a viral campaign has been developed by Curry Nation. Given the election fervour currently gripping the public, it was tactically decided to use that as the theme. ‘Yes, we can’ is a line that resonates with everybody. Read more here.

7. SBI spreads footprint on social media: Now on YouTube, next Twitter: Nation’s largest lender State Bank of India today strengthened its social media presence with the launch of its channel on popular video sharing website YouTube and said it will also be launching its handle on the micro-blogging site Twitter soon. Read more here.

World News Headlines

1. Biz Stone’s Jelly Raises Series B Led By Greylock, And Josh Elman Joins The Board: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has raised a Series B round of investment led by Greylock Partners, with Spark Capital participating. Read more here.

2. Twitter Launches Card Analytics To Let Publishers Monitor Impressions, Clicks And More: In a move that could give brands and publishers more insight into what to tweet, today Twitter is rolling out Analytics For Twitter Cards. The dashboard shows impressions, URL clicks, and app installs of a publisher’s tweets and mentions by other users, as well as easy ways to measure favorites, retweets, and follows. Read more here.

3. Backed By $1.5 Million, Smile Mom Debuts A Mobile Community For Nearby Moms: Moms feeling guilty about baby-spamming Facebook with their child’s photos and their every precious moment now have a more private alternative for those updates, thanks to a new mobile social network called Smile Mom. Read more here.

4. NewsCred Raises Another $25M For Its Content Marketing Platform: NewsCred, a company that helps customers find and create content for their marketing campaigns, is announcing that it has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Read more here.

5. Facebook releases App Insights 2.0 beta with cleaner interface, actionable data, and improved reliability: Facebook today introduced the first major update to its App Insights product, aiming to help developers better understand how users interact with their apps. Read more here.

6. Twitter is expanding its TV ratings service to Europe, starting with Germany, Austria and Netherlands: Twitter continues to push its TV and media credentials after it revealed plans to expand its TV ratings service into Germany, Austria and the Netherlands this year. The move, its first launch in Europe, is in partnership with research company GfK. Read more here.

7. StackSocial releases an iPhone app for its social commerce platform: StackSocial has launched an iPhone app to offer a native mobile experience of its Web-based social marketplace. The app offers one-touch purchasing, new discovery features for customers and account management options. Read more here.

8. Last.fm is testing a new music player that uses YouTube to power its internet radio stations: Last.fm is giving users early access to a new version of its music player, currently in beta. Little has changed in terms of its functionality, but a clear difference is that it now uses YouTube, rather than its own built-in player, to provide its customisable internet radio stations. Read more here.

9. AOL acquires Gravity for $90.7 million to offer more relevant and personalized content: AOL has acquired Gravity, a startup that can highlight content and adverts for users based on their personal preferences, for $90.7 million. An initial $82 million will be spent to finalize the deal, followed by an extra $7.7 million over the next two years. 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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