With the recent success of Korean artist PSY with his "Gangnam Style" video being streamed on YouTube to half a billion viewers and Felix Bumgardner's RedBull Stratos Jump breaking online viewing records by streaming the jump to over 8 million simultaneous live viewers, there is absolutely no doubt YouTube is the path to building an audience. This infographic by OpenSlate profiles the Top 1,000 YouTube Channels.
Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media channels serving content to 10 million unique visitors a month. Although it has achieved popularity amongst the consumer crowd, specifically women, marketers are yet to fully understand how to run targeted campaigns across the platform. This list of the top 10 ways to use Pinterest for business by Bill Crosby takes a deeper look at how you can use Pinterest to drive engagement with your online marketing campaign.
BlueJeans has just announced their integration with LinkedIn, which will allow users to use their social network credentials to sign in. This automatically brings in all their profile information including their headshot, bio, and other information stored on LinkedIn. All this information in displayed on the interface during the video conference making it more interactive, giving members the ability to learn more about people on the call, without having to click through to other sites. The other really cool feature is that users logged in with LinkedIn can chat with each other privately during the live video conference call.
Most of us have spent a good portion of our lives working and playing on the Internet without really understanding how it works or how it got here. What powers the web? How does it all tie together to make the ultimate communication technology? This infographic from OpenSite goes into further detail.
If you remember last year at this time, as we were all prepping our presentations and packing our bags for Dreamforce, and Forbes announced that Salesforce.com was America's most innovative company -- placing Marc Benioff on the cover of Forbes Magazine. Well... they've done it again for the second year in a row. I guess a year of acquiring innovative companies to fill under the SFDC umbrella has paid off.
There is no doubt that every business needs accounting software. With so many options on the market how do you go through the process of evaluating what features serve your business best? This infographic created by FinancialForce goes into further detail, breaking down the evaluation process into stages.
CloudPhysics, a comopany that specializes in Data Center Analytics has raised $2.5 million from the Mayfield Fund and VMware Co-Founders Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum. CloudPhysics is building an analytics platform for monitoring performance of data center technology.
Cloudwords, the first cloud-based translation management platform has announced its newest innovation, Cloudwords Glossary Management & Translation (GMT). The new functionality enables organizations to centrally manage their corporate brand identity within the Cloudwords Translation Management Platform, providing a complete, end-to-end translation project management solution. GMT’s integration with Cloudwords advanced translation memory database automatically keeps an organization’s glossary of terms current, centralized and accessible across all departments, allowing marketers to streamline their global go-to-market process, enabling companies to reach global markets faster and grow brand recognition worldwide.
MediaCore, is a company that launched about a year ago with a platform that allows business to roll out their own private video libraries and sites like YouTube. This week the company has announced that it is refocusing its efforts on the education market, and has raised an additional $1 million. The funding, which comes from private angel investors in the U.S. and U.K. To date the company has raised a total of $1.5 million.
Google and Wildfire announced this morning that Google will acquire the marketing software developer, which provides a suite of tools to help brands serve marketing and ad campaigns on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn. The sale price was not disclosed, but is rumored to be around $250 million. Wildfire has been around since 2009 and has grown to 400 employees and now serves 16,000 customers.