Users of Facebook and other social networks who complete their “Missions” by sharing content can use their rewards — digital social currency units called “Vees” — to purchase digital music, movies, and eBooks following the launch Friday of a new marketplace from social currency platform Empire Avenue.
Independent retailers often turn to buying groups in order to obtain merchandise at lower prices, as manufacturers receiving larger orders usually offer discounts, but the purchasing power of buying groups hadn’t made its way to Facebook and other social networks, until now. Enter mobile social commerce platform Qwiqq, which helps smaller retailers mimic the social marketing efforts of their larger counterparts.
AAA relies on location more than most organizations, and location-marketing-technology provider LocationInsight announced that it is working with AAA Carolinas to enable the nonprofit to take advantage of Facebook’s “parent-child” page locator system, as well as location data from Facebook and Foursquare, in providing the most relevant local information and promotions to its members.
Everyone is on Facebook, truly. Kids complain about their grandparents commenting on their statuses. Colleagues rave about its potential for social business. Sure, your four-year-old nephew hasn’t signed up (yet), but his mother has certainly chronicled his existence from the first ultrasound, and thanks to Timeline, you know all about coworkers’ weekend activities, friends’ anniversaries, and parents’ favorite articles, in addition to the goings on of all of your favorite businesses and brands.
While talks regarding Facebook’s potential acquisition of Waze may be off, that doesn’t’ mean the social network and the Israel-based satellite-navigation startup aren’t working together. Waze Thursday introduced Waze 3.7, which integrates Facebook events into the application’s navigation lists.
Social media software company Expion released a suite of new tools Monday, expanding its users’ ability to control their messages across Facebook and other social networks.
Facebook announced Tuesday that the application modules it introduced for Timeline in March have now been rolled out to all users, encouraging app developers in a post on its developer blog to incorporate these sections into their apps
Recently, Facebook began rolling out a global redesign of its mobile location pages. The intention of this redesign seems to be focused not only on making it easier to find business’ physical locations, but also simplifying interactions between users and businesses on Facebook mobile.