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Instagram Launches Business Profiles: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Instagram Announces New Business Tools: Instagram unveiled new business profiles, which feature a Contact button, access to insights, […] This post Instagram Launches Business Profiles: This Week in Social Media first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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Online Marketing News: Snapchat Unicorns, Periscope Moderation and Instagram Business

How Snapchat Became a Social Media Unicorn (Infographics) Unfortunately, SocialTimes isn’t referring to the mythical, fuzzy, four-legged cuddle stallions we’ve come to know and love. “In the tech world, unicorns are private startups that reach at least a $ 1 billion valuation. E-commerce has the most unicorns, with 25 percent of the total pool, while 18 percent are in internet software and services and just 5 percent are in social media. No social media unicorn seems to get more attention than Snapchat, which was recently valued at $ 16 billion.” It would appear unicorns are more common than we were led to believe. SocialTimes Official: Instagram adds business profiles, will tell brands how many times their organic posts are shown Instagram has finally made it official – businesses can now have business profiles on the platform. Those profiles come with the benefits you’d expect in terms of tracking. Business pages…

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Slack’s growth is insane, with daily user count up 3.5X in a year

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 Plenty of startups have tried and failed to make enterprise software sexy, but Slack made it viral. Its growth rate is unheard of. Both Slack’s daily user count and its paid seat count are up 3.5X in just a year. Tons of people have still never heard of it, but with this momentum, they probably will soon. What the growth means for Slack is network effect. Each person who joins makes… Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Slack is work chat’s runaway train, raises $200M at $3.8B

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 The Slack rocketship won’t slow down. The business messaging startup has raised $ 200 million at a $ 3.8 billion post-money valuation, the company confirms to TechCrunch. The round was led by Thrive Capital, with participation by GGV, Comcast Ventures and Slack’s existing investors, including Accel, Index Ventures and Social Capital. This brings the total funding for the… Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Palaround lets anyone build their own Tinder-like app

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 Palaround began its life as one of what’s now many companies attempting to be the “Tinder for finding friends” – a list that now includes Tinder’s dating app rival, Bumble, in fact. But recently, the startup began rolling out a new product focused instead on bringing the Tinder swipe model to private organizations. A pivot from the earlier general purpose… Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Snapchat was wonky or down for some but it’s back now

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 Snapchat wasn’t working correctly for many users, with Stories failing to load or snaps not sending. [Update 5:10pm PST – Snapchat appears to be back for most users after several hours on the fritz{  The outage comes just days after Snapchat released its big Chat 2.0 update that brought stickers and other new features, but possibly more traffic than the service could… Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Facebook apologizes for sending Lahore explosion Safety Checks to users in other areas

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 Facebook has apologized for accidentally sending Safety Check notifications for the Lahore, Pakistan suicide bombing to people in other areas, including the United States and United Kingdom. Users who got notified by SMS were especially alarmed and confused because the text asked “Have you been affected by the explosion?” but did not say where it had happened. Read More Social – TechCrunch

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5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift

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 Today, the future became the present with the launch of Oculus Rift. The reviews are in, but uncertainty hangs overhead with HTC and PlayStation’s VR headsets still on the way. Here are the tough questions that will determine what you should buy, the distribution of power between the platforms and VR’s effect on our lives. Should people buy Oculus Rift consumer v1, or wait… Read More Social – TechCrunch