Social Media News From India And The World [29th Jan 2013]

by Prasant Naidu on January 29, 2022

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India News Headlines

1. Innocean summons power of crowd-sourcing for Hyundai i10: Innocean devised a crowd-sourcing campaign using brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan, wherein prospective buyers of i10 and existing owners get to write a script for the next i10 TVC. Read more here.

2. Colors launches Nautanki, The Comedy Theatre: Starting February 2, the bi-weekly show will add a dose of humour, amusement and laughter, every Saturday and Sunday at 9.00 pm. The channel is promoting the show on Facebook. Read more here.

3. HDFC Life’s new campaign targets youth for retirement plan: HDFC Life, one of India’s leading private life insurance companies, has launched a new advertising campaign to increase awareness about early retirement planning. Read more here.

4. India targeted 16 Twitter accounts in last six months: Twitter on Monday released its second transparency report, specifying what sort of requests it received from governments to censor or remove content. Read more here.

World News Headlines

1. Soundrop brings its social Spotify app to Facebook with live listening rooms and YouTube music videos: Soundrop has made quite an impact on Spotify, offering an array of listening ‘rooms’ where users can suggest and upvote tracks from a specific music genre – however, today the service has gone one step further by launching a similar experience on Facebook. Read more here.

2. Indonesian Movie 3Sum Uses Augmented Reality for Promo Stunt: Augmented reality developer AR&Co recently created an augmented reality Android app solely to help promote an Indonesian movie called 3Sum. The app is touted as the first use of augmented reality (AR) technology to promote an Indonesian movie. Read more here.

3. IBM taps social media at Australian Open: IBM and Tennis Australia, partnering for the 20th year at the Australian Open, are analysing social media not only to measure players’ popularity but also to ensure there is adequate capacity to handle spikes in user activity. Read more here.

4. WhatsApp violates privacy laws over phone numbers: WhatsApp, one of the most popular apps in the world, contravenes international privacy laws because it forces users to provide access to their entire address book, Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities said. Read more here.

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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