LinkedIn Lite launches as an Android app in India, coming to 60+ countries soon

 LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with over 500 million members that is now owned by Microsoft, is today taking its next step in its bid to court more users in emerging markets. The company has released an Android app for LinkedIn Lite, a pared-down version of its original LinkedIn mobile app that […]

Facebook launches comparison tool to prove Instant Articles beat mobile web

 One-third of all link clicks on Facebook already go to its self-hosted Instant Articles. Facebook claims they drive more referral traffic click for click because people don’t abaondon them mid-click as they do with slow-loading mobile websites. Now Facebook is teaming up with Nielsen to prove that individual publishers benefit when they post with the […]

Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members

 Amazon today is launching Amazon Spark, a new feature aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and its use of shoppable photos. Similarly, Amazon Spark users are encouraged to post stories, ideas and images of products they love, which others can react to with comments and “smiles” – Amazon’s own version […]

WeWork launches joint venture with SoftBank to bring its shared work spaces to Japan

Heavily funded startup WeWork is launching a joint venture (JV) with telecom giant SoftBank that will open WeWork’s shared working spaces to the Japanese market. The new JV, which will be known as “WeWork Japan,” will be 50 percent-owned by each company and will enable the New York-based tech firm to gain a solid foothold in […]

Snapchat launches new features, including Paperclips for links within Snaps

Now, marketers and any content creators can add links to their Snaps. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Facebook launches Wi-Fi hotspot-finding feature globally

Facebook is expanding its “Find WiFi” feature, which will allow users to locate WiFi hotspots through the app, around the globe. The feature was already rolled out in select counties, according to a release from Facebook. The social media company found that the addition helped serve travelers and people using their phones in areas with […]

Snaps launches a Marketing Cloud for chatbots, messaging and emojis

New York City-based company is offering a self-service platform so marketers can target users with automated conversations. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Facebook Messenger launches Discover as it takes on chatbots (again)

 Facebook isn’t done with chatbots quite yet; today, the company is launching Discover, a hub inside Messenger for discovering new and interesting chatbots to message with. The section is going live for users stateside, and the company is billing it as an opportunity for people to interact with businesses and brands in more useful ways. […]

Snapchat launches location sharing feature Snap Map

 Snapchat’s next big feature wants to get you to meet up with friends in real-life rather than just watching each other’s lives on your phones. Snap Map lets you share your current location, which appears to friends on a map and updates when you open Snapchat. It’s rolling out today to all iOS and Android […]

Sprout Social launches Twitter bot builder

In the latest move to bring more bots to Twitter Direct Messages, Sprout Social today announced the launch of its Bot Builder platform. Bot Builder is geared toward helping social media, customer service, and engagement teams create their own Twitter bots for conversations in Direct Messages. Like bot-maker platforms for other chat apps, Bot Builder […]