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Twitter.Logo_-150x150Protests Flare After Ferguson Officer Is Not Indicted (The New York Times)
A St. Louis County grand jury has brought no criminal charges against Darren Wilson, a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, more than three months ago in nearby Ferguson. Word of the decision set off a new wave of anger among hundreds who had gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department. CNN In New York, a roving crowd wound its way through the city, surging to more than 1,000 in Times Square before heading toward the Upper West Side, CNN’s Miguel Marquez tweeted. “Shouts of “f— the police” at word of no indictment,” a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter tweeted. “A man with the mic: ‘we don’t need to get mad.’ Others: ‘yes we do!'” In Oakland, California, shop owners posted signs in their windows, “We support Michael Brown,” as marchers took to the streets. USA Today Users took to social media sites, including Twitter and Instagram, to post photos and reaction to the grand jury decision in the case of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Check out this compilation from USA Today. FOX Sports Athletes from across the sports world made their feelings known via Twitter. Magic Johnson tweeted: “I am very disappointed with decision in the Mike Brown case in Ferguson, MO.” Matt Barnes posted an image on Instagram with: “So it’s okay to kill people……….? As long as the person being killed is of color & the person behind the trigger has a badge!!! Sad day not only for mike browns friends & family but a BAD day for our nation! Not saying all cops are bad, BUT their are a lot of them out there that abuse their authority…. #RIPMikeBrown #WillThereEverBePeace #StopTheViolence.” Bustle The entertainment industry also responded to the news — from outrage to sadness. Andy Lassner tweeted: “We are not the greatest country in the world. Certainly not tonight. #Ferguson.” Chris Rock wrote: “now everybody after all this is over make sure to tweet about it for 3 days and then forget it ever happened like we do every time #ferguson.” USA Today The chief of Portland, Ore.’s police on Monday ordered three officers to remove”I am Darren Wilson” images from their Facebook pages. An “I am Darren Wilson” bracelet is shown wrapped around a Portland Police Bureau badge.

Medium Launches a Tool to Help You Build Beautiful Charts in Seconds (The Next Web)
Medium has unveiled a handy tool called Charted for making beautiful charts in a few seconds. The company says that Charted was built as an internal tool by the Product Science team at Medium to help “analyze data and communicate our findings with the team.”

Infographic: How to Make the Most of Online Shopping Season (SocialTimes)
Just in time for holiday shopping season, e-commerce platform Shopify has released a handy little guide to making a sale online. Whether it’s content marketing or paid advertising, there are a myriad of ways to get the attention of consumers when they’re online shopping.

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Yik Yak, an Anonymous Messaging Startup, Said to Raise $62 Million (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
Yik Yak, an anonymous messaging app, has closed a $62 million round of financing led by Sequoia Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, according to a person close to the deal. Jim Goetz, a partner at Sequoia, plans to join Yik Yak’s board of directors, according to this person, who requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak on the matter. Backs ‘Candy Crush Soda Saga’ with Facebook Premium Video Ads (AllFacebook) teamed up with Facebook to launch a video campaign backing the game developer’s latest title, “Candy Crush Soda Saga,” and after the first day of the campaign, 100 million users of the social network were reached, with more than 70 percent of those via mobile. Facebook and delivered branded videos targeted to users 21 and over in Australia, the U.K., Germany, France, Canada, the U.S., and Brazil.

Hootsuite’s Next Play: Ads and E-Commerce (Re/code)
Hootsuite and CEO Ryan Holmes have been busy since the company hit the $1 billion valuation mark in September. Hootsuite, which helps brands manage multiple social media accounts and campaigns from the same dashboard, is trying to get ahead of what Holmes believes will soon be a major trend: Buying via social.

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YouTube Has More Monthly Visitors Than Facebook, Twitter (AllTwitter)
GlobalWebIndex surveyed internet users aged 16-64 about their social media habits and found that while Facebook easily beat YouTube and Twitter for overall membership and active usage numbers among respondents, more people said that they had visited YouTube in the past month than any other channel in the survey. Excluding China, 85 percent of online adults said that they were regular visitors to YouTube, compared to 76 percent for Facebook and 40 percent for Twitter.

Kelly Ripa Defends Reading Her Daughter’s Social Media Feeds (ABC News)
Kelly Ripa notes “there was no social media, no distractions like they have now” when she was growing up, but she knows how to keep an eye on her teenage daughter’s online activities. The 44-year-old “Live with Kelly & Michael” host and mother of three said if her 13-year-old daughter, Lola, wants privacy, she’s going to have to document her life in an old-school kind of way, not on Twitter or Instagram.

Latin Grammy Awards Sees Double-Digit Audience Growth, Social TV Success (LostRemote)
The 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards took place Thursday night, and despite going up against mid-season finales on major networks, it managed to beat out CBS, NBC, and Fox among adults 18-34. The awards also came in second place on Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings chart generating 171,000 tweets by 58,000 unique authors.

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