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AOL-Yahoo Combined Company Named OATH

Marissa Mayer will not be part of the new AOL-Yahoo combined company called Oath According to sources, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will not be continuing with the new company that was announced prematurely in a tweet by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. The new Verizon-owned entity is called Oath and is the combination of AOL and Yahoo. Terms of Mayer’s departure ... Read More »

Cloud Boosts Microsoft as it Absorbs LinkedIn

Microsoft on Thursday reported a rise in profits over the past quarter, showing gains in cloud computing and other new areas of focus as it absorbed the LinkedIn social network Microsoft reported a rise in profits over the past quarter, showing gains in cloud computing and other new areas of focus as it absorbed the LinkedIn social network.  Profits rose ... Read More »

Russia Blocks LinkedIn as a Result of Data Localization Requirement

In an unprecedented move, the Russian DPA, Roskomnadzor yesterday, 17 November, blocked access to the LinkedIn website in order to comply with a Moscow City Court ruling on 10 November. The court found that the company was in breach of the data localization laws.  The data localization provisions in the Russian law require websites to store personal data of Russian ... Read More »

Russia plans LinkedIn Ban over Alleged Data Violations

LinkedIn finds itself in the crosshairs of the Russian state and is facing a ban. The Russian state’s federal media regulator, called Roskomnadzor, is reportedly planning to block the social media platform LinkedIn. According to multiple reports, the move towards a nationwide ban is blamed on the firm not storing data of Russian users domestically in the country. Russia’s Tass news ... Read More »

LinkedIn Notice of Data Breach to Subscribers

BIIA reported the LinkedIn data breach incident recently.  In the meantime LinkedIn wrote in an e-mail to subscribers: “You may have heard reports recently about a security issue involving LinkedIn. We would like to make sure you have the facts about what happened, what information was involved, and the steps we are taking to help protect you. What Happened? On May ... Read More »

Hacker Puts up 167 Million LinkedIn Passwords for Sale

LinkedIn confirms hacker has put up 167 million LinkedIn Passwords for sale. In 2012, LinkedIn suffered a massive data breach in which more than 6 Million users accounts login details, including encrypted passwords, were posted online by a Russian hacker.  Now, it turns out that it was not just 6 Million users who got their login details stolen. Latest reports emerged that ... Read More »

CSID Launches Social Media Monitoring to Combat Identity Theft, Safeguard Digital Reputations

Service offering sends alert when privacy or reputational risks are exposed on social networks CSID launched Social Media Monitoring, a new service that alerts social media users of privacy and reputational risks on any of the four major social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. CSID’s Social Media Monitoring alerts a subscriber of instances where they are sharing personal ... Read More »

LinkedIn Escapes US$5 million Class Action Lawsuit over Data Breach

A $5 million class action lawsuit over LinkedIn data breach dismissed.  A US judge ruled:  Any damage done to LinkedIn users over the massive June 2012 data breach was abstract, not actual.  Thus did a $5 million class-action lawsuit against the networking site get dismissed, before the case ever breathed the air of a court trial.   The breach resulted in the compromise of 6.5 ... Read More »

LinkedIn Q4 Revenue Growth Up 44%

LinkedIn reported revenue for the fourth quarter of $643 million, an increase of 44% compared to $447 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Total revenue in 2014 was $2,219 million, an increase of 45% compared to $1,529 million in 2013. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the fourth quarter was $3 million, compared to net income of $4 ... Read More »

Bürgel Launches Manager Network Powered by Axon Insight

Germany based Bürgel announced the launch of BÜRGEL MANAGER NETWORK powered by Axon Insight.  For companies the Bürgel Manager network is a Web-based service, which provides a graphic illustration of how top-decision makers are linked with their own top contacts. Essentially the new service answers questions such as:  Who is conductiong business with whom and how are they networked?  Do ... Read More »

Outsell Signature Event “ConvergenceNOW” a Great Success

BIIA extends its compliments to Anthea Stratigos, CEO and Co-founder of Outsell, and her team for producing an outstanding industry event “ConvergenceNOW!”  The event, which was co-produced with the Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI), took place in the historic town of Versailles outside Paris.  Over twenty presenters covered a wide range of key topics on the convergence of content, technology, ... Read More »

SINA Q1 2014 Revenues Up 36%

SINA Corporation (the “Company” or “SINA”) (NASDAQ GS: SINA), a leading Internet media company serving China and the global Chinese communities, announced net revenues increased 36% year over year to $171.5 million.  Non-GAAP net revenues increased 38% year over year to$167.3 million, exceeding the Company’s guidance between $162.0 million and $167.0 million. Advertising revenue grew 44% year over year to $135.7 million, reaching the high-end ... Read More »

Tips for Building a Successful Enterprise Social Network

Enterprise social networks allow organizations to harness their collective “social intelligence.” Social network intelligence is the information that helps locate relevant expertise, furthers collaboration efforts, and finds important relationships that can be leveraged to help close deals, among other benefits. Knowledge that once might have been overlooked or lost is captured and applied to develop powerful new innovations. The layer ... Read More »

SINA Q1 2014 Revenue Up 36%

SINA Corporation announced preliminary selected unaudited financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2014.  The preliminary results are subject to change as the Company is still in the process of finalizing the financial results for the quarter. For the first quarter of 2014, the Company now estimates its preliminary unaudited financial results to be as follows:  Total net revenues* ... Read More »

Facebook Q1 2014 Revenues Up 72%

Facebook just released its earnings for the first quarter, with revenue of $2.50 billion, up 72% year-over-year.  Revenue from advertising was $2.27 billion, up 82% over that time. Daily active users were 802 million as of last month, up of 21% year-over-year. That’s 609 million on mobile (up 43%). Monthly active users were1.28 billion as of the end of March, ... Read More »

Sina Weibo IPO

Sina Weibo’s shares jumped 19 percent in its first day of trade on Wall Street.    Ahead of its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange, China’s Twitter equivalent Sina Weibo sold 16.8 million US depository shares at $17 (12.3 euros) each, raising $258.6 million. The IPO was less than the company had hoped for, however once the bell rang Thursday, a ... Read More »