On a visit to Seattle last week, a couple of locals asked my opinion of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, because they couldn’t quite figure him out. This was telling in itself: Nadella has been on the job since February, and Seattle is pretty much a company town. Everyone understood his famously brash predecessor, Steve Ballmer, even if they didn’t like him; no one could yet get a handle on the gnomic new guy
I responded that in seeing him speak a couple of times, I had found Nadella remarkably…
We’re coming down to the wire in Mashable‘s Most Social Small Business challenge, our March Madness-style bracket to crown the nation’s most socially savvy small company.
This month, Mashable‘s ace team of social media experts spent countless hours dissecting our field of 32 killer small businesses to find out whose social presence is the mightiest (and the most refined) in the social media landscape.
We’ve already judged businesses based on their Facebook and Twitter presences and their use…
Taco Bell and T-Mobile have both gained attention in recent months for engaging with customers and other brands on Twitter, but a new study shows most big brands still hold off from the practice.
During the final three months of 2013, 98 of Interbrand’s top 100 global brands tweeted at least once and the average company tweeted 12 times per day, according to data from Simply Measured, a social media analytics provider. However, the report also found that 54% of these Interbrand companies…
President Barack Obama today held a press conference to discuss the developments of 2013 that quickly turned into a debate on how his administration will handle multiple allegations that the National Security Agency has spied on American citizens, foreign leaders and more.
“I have confidence that the NSA is not engaging in domestic surveillance and snooping around,” Obama said at the conference.
“Being an entrepreneur isn’t an easy job,” says Andres Teran, cofounder of Toplist, a social shopping recommendation startup. “There are moments that you have nothing and feel like things are never going to getting better.”
Teran is referring to the days before his company’s vital pivot point, when he and his team had dedicated their lives to creating a site they loved with features they themselves would want.
“Toplist, before being an app, was a website where people shuffled around cool…
Comments on YouTube, filled as they were with more than their fair share of offense and inanity, were hardly the most beloved part of the Internet. So we cheered a few weeks back when the Google-owned video site announced a major change to its comments system. The aim was to bring more popular and engaging comments to the top, alongside comments from people you actually know.
But as the new system rolled out for most users this week, it became clear that there were a number of trade-offs….
Instagram offered a first glimpse at what its ads will look like in a blog post Thursday.
The sample ad, which you can see below, will resemble a typical image or video shared on the social network except it will include a Sponsored label in the top right corner and offer users the option to hide it from their stream.
Instagram announced earlier this month that it would begin rolling out ads to users in the coming months. In the blog post Thursday, Instagram revealed it will introduce the…
Samsung and LG have agreed to end their dispute over display technology patents which went on for a year, with lawsuits being thrown from both sides
Samsung sued LG in December 2012, accusing the company of stealing its LCD technology. In September 2012, both sides had sued each other over OLED technology, with LG claiming patent infringement, and Samsung accusing LG of stealing information through its key employees
“It was agreed that we two should focus more on cementing our leadership in…