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Foursquare Charges Businesses $20 to Register on the Network

Foursquare has settled on charging businesses a $20 fee to register on the check-in service, <i>Mashable</i> has learned.<p>Foursquare had previously tested a …

Marketing Executives Turn to Vine More than Pinterest and Tumblr

Okay marketers, let’s see a show of hands. How many of you know about Twitter’s hugely popular Vine app that allows users to create and tweet …

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Tweet Is Now a Real Word, and the Oxford English Dictionary Says So

The act of tweeting — that is, posting to Twitter — is now formally recognized as a part of the English language by the official arbiter of such …

Digg’s Google Reader Replacement To Launch Next Week, Available To All By June 26

Digg today announced that the first public beta of its Google Reader replacement Digg Reader will launch next week. Digg Reader will roll out in phases to allow the team to scale but the team promises that it will be available to everybody by June 26th.<p>Judging from the early screenshots the team …

Here’s Why Facebook Wants to Edge In on Twitter’s Hashtags

Although not the inventor of the tool, Twitter has dominated conversations centered around the hashtag (#) for quite some time. As we saw last week, …

What the Kids Are Doing: A Search Engine for 4 Million Vines

Think you're a 30-year-old digital native? Vine may make you reconsider.<p>Vine is hard to explain. It's an app that lets you make and share six-second videos, which sounds absurd. But it's kind of fun, and especially since being acquired by Twitter, it has grown in popularity, hitting 13 million …

Ahead of Instagram Video Launch, Twitter Tweaks Facebook by Teasing Vine Features to Come

Let’s be honest, it can be a lot of fun when rivals try to mess with each other’s big launch events.<p>Thus, Twitter just put up a vague blog post that …

From Facebook to Foot Traffic: Building a Bakery's Social Network

<i>In this new series, we’ll learn how real brick-and-mortar businesses are boosting their digital presence and ask social-media experts for their best suggestions.</i><p>Southeast Michigan cupcakery Just Baked grew from one store in 2009 to a network of 17 with about 100 employees in just four years. While …