Social Media News From India And The World [30th January 2014]

by Prasant Naidu on January 30, 2022

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India News Headlines

1. Mobile music startup Twaang ropes in Zakir Hussain to kick off their 2014 concert series: Mobile music startup Twaang has come a long way since their debut demo at YourStory’s MobiSparks 2012 showcase. They now have a large online music store and a series of high-profile concerts. Read more here.

2. Da Vinci Learning To Offer Educational Content on Airtel Digital TV & Others: As a run-up to its Indian launch, edutainment TV channel, Da Vinci Learning has partnered with Airtel Digital TV, Siticable and Digicable to broadcast its content, reports Indian Television.com. Read more here.

3. Airtel Money shows the power of a mobile wallet – ‘direct mobile se’: Bharti Airtel’s offering of Airtel Money, through Airtel mCommerce, has revolutionised the m-commerce space. Launched two years ago, Airtel Money needed to be refreshed in the consumer’s mind which is why Taproot has created a new campaign. Read more here.

4. Raymond ropes in Strawberryfrog India for creative duties: Raymond Limited has appointed Strawberryfrog India to handle the creative duties of its flagship Raymond brand of fabrics and ready-to-wear products. The account was won following a multi-agency pitch. The company has also roped in Social Wavelength to handle social media for the brand. Read more here.

5. afaqs! Campus launches [email protected]: The book features outstanding work done by brands in the digital marketing space in India. Read more here.

6. McDonald’s ties up with DirecPay to facilitate online payments for home delivery: Hardcastle Restaurants, the west and south India franchisee of McDonald’s, the fast food major, has tied up with DirecPay, an online payment gateway service from TimesofMoney. Read more here.

7. PayUPaisa rebrands itself as PayUMoney; to go international: Payment gateway solutions company PayU India has renamed its flagship product PayUPaisa to PayUMoney. Read more here.

8. Log Your Life Events To Make Your Personal Timeline With LyfeLog: The app lets you record important memories and events like a party or a concert you attended, or interests, activities and also maintain a personal journal on your mobile device. Read more here.

9. IIM-B case study on film promotion in Harvard Business Publishing: A case study analysing the impact of social media on film promotion, conducted by the faculty at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), has been published in the Harvard Business Publishing. Read more here.

World News Headlines

1. These Chinese college students built a business selling fruit on WeChat: But China’s WeChat, the behemoth messaging service owned by Tencent, is reaching even the smallest of small-scale businesses. And there’s perhaps no better ambassador for the app’s potential than Du Hailong, a twenty-one year old computer science student who has built a business selling fruit to his classmates through WeChat. Read more here.

2. Facebook Beats In Q4 With Revenue Of $2.59B, EPS Of $0.31: Today Facebook reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $2.59 billion and earnings per share of $0.31. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.27 on revenue of $2.33 billion. Both EPS figures are non-GAAP, of course. Read more here.

3. Facebook Officially A Mobile Ad Firm With 53% Of Ad Revenue Now Coming From Its 945M Mobile Users: Facebook hit a major milestone with today’s Q4 2013 earnings as it crossed the halfway point and now earns 53% of ad revenue from mobile, or $1.37 billion of its $2.59 billion in revenue this quarter. Read more here.

4. CNN And Twitter Partner With Dataminr To Create News Tool For Journalists: CNN is hosting a press event today to announce a partnership with Twitter and social analytics company Dataminr, resulting in a new tool called Dataminr For News. Read more here.

5. Twitter for iOS updated with new photo tools, recommended tweets, and better login verification: Twitter today updated its iOS app new photo tools, a new recommended tweets section, and better login verification. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. Read more here.

6. Flipboard redesigns Cover Stories to help surface interesting content from your subscriptions: Flipboard is giving itself a bit of a makeover today. The company announced that it is reorganizing the way content is featured within its Cover Stories and The Weekend sections. Read more here.

7. LinkedIn launches ‘How You’re Connected’ tool on profiles to help members introduce each other: LinkedIn today launched a new “How You’re Connected” tool on profile pages that aims to help members introduce each other. This feature will begin rolling out to English members around the world beginning today, and the social media company says the types of insights it provides will be expanded “in the months to come.” Read more here.

8. Waze opens an Android beta testing program to pilot new features for its social navigation app: Waze got acquired by Google last year, and now the Israeli-based crowd-sourced mapping startup is preparing to supercharge its service after it introduced a beta group for Android, with the aim of road-testing features before they are launched. 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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