Monthly Archives: May 2011

TWISM Cartoon of the Week

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This Week In Private Shares Trading

The Facebook auction that took place on Wednesday cleared at a price of $31.25, flat versus last week, and implying a value of $77.2 billion. Facebook had traded at its high of $31.50 for four straight weeks, beginning on March … Continue reading

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More Mobile & More Social Gaming

Guest Post by Todd Marks, CEO viaPlace Historically, games were always a social activity.  This began to shift in the 1970s, when arcade games became prevalent and with the introduction of PCs and game consoles, game play became a largely … Continue reading

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This Week in Social Gaming

From the time we began tracking the social gaming sector in April 2010, the three largest developers in terms of aggregate MAUS have remained at the top.  Zynga has extended its lead growing users 7% since we began tracking in … Continue reading

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RENREN IPO 30 Times Oversubscribed

RENREN IPO 30 TIMES OVERSUBSCRIBED On Wednesday May 4, China-based social networking company Renren IPO’d to raise almost $750 million.  The IPO was priced at the high end of the range at $14 ($12 to $14), after the price range … Continue reading

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Sponsored Stories – You’re the “Mad Men” now

Guest Post by Erik Ober, Founder & CEO Booshaka In January, Facebook quietly released what might become the most innovative and effective advertising product of all time — Sponsored Stories.  The new ad unit converts a user’s activity, such as … Continue reading

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Facebook Advertising Embracing the Second Internet Ethos

FACEBOOK DOMINATES DISPLAY ADS & INNOVATES PRODUCT TO REFLECT 2nd INTERNET ETHOS The Unilever campaign is an example of brands increasing experimentation with and utilization of social media.  This migration to social media platforms is reflected in Facebook’s sizable market … Continue reading

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OBL Death & Royal Wedding Mark High Points for Social Media, Advertisers Take Notice

SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKS THE NEWS; AUDIENCE FLOCKS & ADVERTISERS TAKE NOTICE Last Monday at 10:25 PM EST, Keith Urbahn, a former aide to Donald Rumsfeld, tweeted: Figure 1: The Tweet Read ‘Round The World Source: Twitter From 10:45 PM – … Continue reading

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Mayor of Jinnah Road, Abbottabad

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