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8 New Apps You Should Know This Week and More

It’s been a big week for news about Kimye’s wedding but there’s also been a lot happening in the digital world. Before you head out for the weekend, make sure you check out some of this week’s top social media news.

6 Deadly Sins of Business on Social Media

6 deadly sins of business on social media

No one likes a sinner, especially when it’s someone you are doing business with.
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Mystery Millionaire Behind @HiddenCash Has “No Plans to Stop” Hiding Money

#PayItForward

Residents of Northern California and now Los Angeles have a new superhero in town, and he’s giving away CASH! #PayItForward Where will he go next?
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Twitter and Omnicon Strike a $230 Million Mobile Ad Deal

Twitter and Omnicon Strike Deal

Two major power players in the mobile ad realm have merged together to agree on a two year deal.
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Facebook vs. Vox: Why the Mainstream Media is Taking Notice

Facebook vs Vox

Slinging social media jabs back and forth, Facebook and Vox are taking a stance on “real” journalism.
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8 New Apps You Should Know This Week

8 Knew Apps You Should Know

From coffee to designing, to weather and clothes, these are the Apps of Summer 2014.
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Baby’s Got Moves!

If you’re thinking about celebrating part of your weekend on the dance floor, you may want to brush up on your boogie skills by watching this adorable toddler get her groove on.

 

Social Media Weekly Roundup

Somehow this week flew by and Friday is here again! Before we head into the weekend, check out some of this week’s big stories in Social Media:
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Adios, Over-Tweeters: Twitter Finally Adds a Mute Button

Twitter adds a mute buttonOver-Tweets Anonymous? Users can now mute those excessive tweeters,
without them knowing AND with the ability to unmute them at any time.
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Cisco Launches Connected Billboard in San Francisco

cisco speed billboard

A new billboard in San Francisco changes its
message depending on the speed of the cars driving by.
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LinkedIn’s New Feature Lets Companies Target Members By Language Preference, Location

LinkedIn adds language and location targeting

LinkedIn company page posts are now being filtered through a language and
geo-tag setting, allowing brands to target users based on profile settings.
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YouTube, Facebook Account for Nearly a Third of All Mobile Traffic

Facebook and YouTube account for most mobile traffic

From mobile uploads to funny cats, the 2014 mobile share stage has been set,
with Facebook and YouTube dominating nearly one third of the space.

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App of the Week

Music App For Runners Match Song Beats To Step Counts

RockMyRun is our app of the week

RockMyRun is a new app brought to you by Apple, chooses tracks
from your smartphone based on the speed of which you are running.

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And finally, here’s a great cover of Pompeii’s song Bastille (The Cup Song) from the Allen twins and it’s sure to bring a smile to your face and get your foot tapping. Have a great weekend!

 

Bar Tabs and Bluetooth

Restaurants have a long history of early adoption when it comes to apps and social channels. It makes sense that an industry with razor-thin margins and stiff competition would do whatever it takes to get whatever edge they can. WillCall, a brand-new app from a group of designers, coders, and music junkies in San Fransisco, hopes to capitalize on that. The app allows consumers at large and small live music venues to order and purchase bar drinks without leaving the show floor.

In theory, most income at these venues comes from bar sales. WillCall claims they can boost bar sales by giving concertgoers a chance to buy drinks without missing songs standing at the bar.

At the moment, the app is still in an early access phase, with only a few select venues in San Fransisco and New York participating in the program. If successful, the app could inspire a new breed of mobile apps for bars, restaurants, and live music houses across the nation. Imagine a world with no waiters – you just place your order on your iPad and wait for the kitchen to send it out. Maybe they can pair up with Amazon’s ill-fated drone program and drop your bacon and eggs right on the table.

Or maybe not.

Listen, Learn, Act

Most of us know that social media gives brands the critical opportunity (and necessity) of listening to consumers.

Consumers often take the lead from the brands whether it’s identifying an emerging style or simply figuring out what to have for dinner.

Brands often take the lead from consumers by identifying influencers and leaders within their target demographic and employing their newfound knowledge to improve their products and services.

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