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Weekly Round-up of Social Media and Mobile News of Interest

October 31, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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I’m starting do to a quick weekly round-up of the Social Media and Mobile news that I find most interesting.  Enjoy AOL: AOL Journals and AOL Hometown are shutting down (joining Xdrive and BlueString) Apple: Apple announces retroactive improvements to “MobileMe”. The following improvements were silently launched in Sept. : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3182 iPhone users in the […]

Working With People Who Bring Out the Best in You…

January 11, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Enterprise
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Watching Bill Gates’ keynote from CES 2008 reminded me of how important it is to work with people you not only like but also that bring out the best in you and compliment your skills.  Gates is a technology genius, but he didn’t put together this ‘mocumentary’ alone.  This is the work of marketing genius: […]

Prepare Yourself to Laugh… or Cry!

January 5, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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If you like my blog, this video will make you laugh, cry, or both! Ahhhhh…. How refreshing to see something emerge from Silicon Valley that doesn’t take itself or the crazy wild world of web 2.0 too seriously.

Social Networking Platforms Tempting Investors

August 27, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Financing, Social Media
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Today, Reuters published an interesting article “Social Network Sites Tempt Investors” talking about the liklihood of a flury of social networking IPOs.  The article is well worth a read for all of you social media fans out there.  According to the article, so called “Wall Street observers” believe that United Online Inc.‘s recent registration for […]

Appsaholic Facebook Developer Conference Recap

August 22, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Advertising, Events, Social Media
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Tonight is the first chance I’ve had to write about the Facebook Developer/ Influencer conference that I went to last week.  The event was an invite-only afternoon of panel discussions hosted by Seth Goldstein of SocialMedia.  Attendees included about 50 developers, entrepreneurs, investors, and a couple of bloggers, and the discussions ranged from “When, if […]

$15M for Tagged… Why?

July 23, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Financing, Social Media
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Today, TechCrunch revealed big news in social networking investing: Hi-5 got $20 Million in Financing from Mohr Davidow Ventures and Tagged Hi-5 I understand, but Tagged?!  Whoa.  That’s a whole lot of mula — especially for a social networking site that no one I know uses (especially given that I blog about Social Networking).  A […]

Has “Social Networking” Lost its Appeal to the News Media?

January 11, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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Today, the self-proclaimed “tech gossip rag,” Valleywag, published the following graph, suggesting that Social Networking is past its peak from a media coverage perspective: 011107-valleywag Valleywag writes: The social network — the umbrella term for features of a website which allow users to track their friends — is past its peak. Mentions in the press […]

Jobs in Social Media and Web 2.0 on the Rise!

December 30, 2006 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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When I’m curious about what particular companies are up to/ the strategic direction they’re heading, I often look on their careers web pages and scroll through the open vacancies.  It is hard for companies (especially those in high-tech) to find what they’re looking for in candidates without getting specific about the specific skills they’re after. […]

Roundup of Exciting Social Media / Social Networking News

December 13, 2006 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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The World is abuzz today with all sorts of interesting news relevant to social media/ social networking.  Here are some teasers with links to keep you occupied with plenty of great reading: MySpace is apparently the biggest site on the internet in terms of the number of page views.  Fox Interactive (largely MySpace) surpassed Yahoo, […]

NY Times Enables Article Sharing / Posting on Social Media Sites

December 11, 2006 by Lisa Oshima | Review, Social Media
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Today, the New York Times Co. began offering NYTimes.com readers the option of posting articles on Digg, Facebook, and Newsvine.com.  This new functionality now appears to users along with other, standardized options like “print” and “email” on free articles, but these new sharing options are not available on premium “paid-for” articles.  To read more, click […]



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