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Now Available Worldwide: The Updated Design for Facebook Pages (Facebook for Business Blog)
Earlier this week, we announced that Facebook now has 30 million active small business Pages worldwide. And now, starting later this week, all existing Pages — including the 30 million active small business Pages — will have access to a refreshed design, as well as more control over the functionality of their Pages. AllFacebook Admins accessing their pages Wednesday saw a tour of the refreshed design. After completing the tour, admins can switch to the new design right away. The Next Web Every Page will automatically switch to the updated design two weeks after the tour has Facebook began pushing the new design in March, with the biggest change being that all posts are now in one column, just like on user profiles.
Hootsuite Rebrands With a New Look, a New Dashboard and a New Owl (AllTwitter)
We’re big fans of Hootsuite at AllTwitter – I’ve been covering the popular social media dashboard since 2009 – and while the platform has gone through a number of changes over the years, the branding has remained pretty much the same. That is, until now.
Creating a Responsive Email Design [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
A survey conducted by BlueHornet asked users what they would do if a mobile email didn’t look good; more than 80 percent of respondents said they would delete it, and another 30 percent said they would unsubscribe. Fifty percent of email is opened on a mobile device.
Find Overlooked Messages in Facebook’s ‘Other’ Inbox (CNET)
What happens when someone you don’t know sends you a message on Facebook? The network stays surprisingly mum about it: You get no notification whatsoever. Instead, these messages get routed into a second inbox called Other.
LinkedIn Faces Flak for Censoring on Behalf of China (Voice of America)
A major international social networking company is being criticized for assisting with China’s aggressive censorship of matters concerning the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests. At the request of Chinese authorities, the professional connection site LinkedIn is removing content from member’s sites that reference the protests or their subsequent violent suppression.
NextPrinciples Launches New Social Media-Focused Marketing Automation System (VentureBeat)
Startup NextPrinciples launched an enterprise-focused social media marketing automation system on Wednesday. The company says it integrates elements of social, automation, demand generation and CRM in one tool.
Yext Raises $50 Million to Build Local-Business Directory (The Wall Street Journal/Digits)
Three years after overhauling its business model, the New York-based startup Yext has raised a large round of funding and is predicting its first profit next year. Yext, an online-marketing tool for brick-and-mortar businesses, closed $50 million in funding led by Insight Venture Partners, co-founder and chief executive officer Howard Lerman said in an interview.
BET Awards Announce Host and Musical Performance on Vine (LostRemote)
BET has become the latest TV shop to make some major announcements on Vine. The six-second platform has become the new trailer and inspired television networks to use stop-motion and more to visualize the biggest announcements for their tent pole events.
In Addition to Soundcloud, Twitter Also Reportedly Considered Acquiring Pandora and Spotify (The Next Web)
Last month, a Recode rumor suggested Twitter was looking to buy SoundCloud, only to have a WSJ rumor say that “the numbers didn’t add up” for a deal to go through. Wednesday we learned that Twitter considered buying not just SoundCloud, but also looked into making offers for Pandora as well as Spotify, according to three people familiar with the matter cited by the Financial Times.