Facebook’s data tells a different story. Ninety-three percent of the top 100 brands had a Facebook page and, 53 percent of those brands link to their Facebook pages from the company homepage. [via eMarketer]
–This news from Twitter merits mentioning solely so I can write this guy’s name: Moxie Marlinspike, a hacker-turned-CEO, has sold his data encryption company Whisper to Twitter. Previously, Marlinspike (I got to type it twice!) worked on text message and email encryption on the Android.
–Google’s YouTube launched its Analytics feature, to draw premium content creators to the site. YouTube uploaders can find out how many minutes of their videos people are watching, who is commenting most often, and other data. YouTube hopes to draw more celebrity and film videos to the site, to complement the wide array of videos of talking dogs.
–Did you see the Salesforce president all over cable TV news? That is because Salesforce announced it is selling a new software, Social Marketing Cloud, that helps users develop social marketing plans based on what people are tweeting and cyberchatting. Read the official press release here.
-Wednesday marked the dawn of a new button on Foursquare, the “Save to Foursquare” button. Using this tool and a “Follow” option, users can opt to check reviews later, so you can save in the morning and then read the reviews of the new sushi place once your hunger pangs start to hit.
-As Brightcove prepares for its IPO, the company has introduced a mobile app for the cloud. It can be used across multiple devices and platforms. But you’ll need a lot o’ cash — $15,000 — for a license. [via GigaOm]