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Did Facebook Dazzle of Disappoint the Mobile World in F8 Opening?

Did Facebook Dazzle of Disappoint the Mobile World in F8 OpeningOn Wednesday, Facebook kicked off its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco and, by most accounts, impressed those in attendance and watching online with an expansive array of new offerings for developers, advertisers, and businesses.

All together, the social networking behemoth touted more than two dozen new “products and tools,” the clear standouts of which include:

Messenger Platform: Facebook calls it a “new way for apps to integrate with Messenger so people can better express themselves with GIFs, photos, videos, audio clips and more.”
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SXSW 2015: What’s Topped Twitter Out of Texas So Far?

SXSW 2015 What Topped Twitter Out of TexasWith most of SXSW 2015 now in the rear view mirror (but don’t worry, there’s still much, much more to come), it’s at least now possible to assess what’s truly been the hottest chatter to emerge out of Austin this year.

What’s the tool of choice to measure such a thing? Why, Twitter, of course!

According to Twitter data (which adds up to about 900,000 SXSW-focused tweets between March 13-17), some clear hashtag winners emerge — #SXSW2015, #Austin, #entrepreneur, #marketing, and #startup were huge, among others.

But according to AdAge, there were some unorthodox standouts on that list too — #videogames and #twitch, for example, were also tweeted like there’s no tomorrow.

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Campaigns with a Cause Make Waves at SXSW 2015

Campaigns with a Cause Make Waves at SXSW 2015SXSW isn’t just for artists, entertainers, and techies. It’s also for an assortment of fantastic causes and campaigns that look to leave a profound mark on the world at large.

To that end, Cenpatico is “taking Stamp Out Stigma to downtown Austin during SXSW Interactive.”

Through the end of today, Cenpatico will be on hand in the SXSW community encouraging people to take the online pledge to Stamp Out Stigma and tweet their support for reducing stigma related to mental illness and addictions.
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Saturday @ SXSW: mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Streaming Live on Meerkat at 5:30pm CST

Saturday at SXSW mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Streaming Live on MeerkatmobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin is in Austin, Texas this weekend at SXSW connecting with some of today’s and tomorrow’s hottest mobile-centric innovators in healthcare, tech, entertainment, gaming, and more.

But today, Jared wants to connect with YOU live from the floor of SXSW via Meerkat.

If you’re not familiar, Meerkat is a red hot livestreaming social media app that is all the rage in Austin this opening weekend for SXSW.
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SXSW Exclusive: PayPal’s Pablo Rodriguez Talks The Present and Future of Mobile Payments

SXSW Exclusive PayPal's Pablo Rodriguez Talks The Present and Future of Mobile PaymentsEvery year at SXSW, mobile payments technology captures a little more of the spotlight. With most of that spotlight deserving directed toward PayPal, we were eager to find out what PayPal’s primary message and objectives are at the festival this year.

Fortunately, the team at PayPal was immensely accommodating and welcomed MMW into their PayPal Social Media Lounge at SXSW for an in-depth one-on-one with Pablo Rodriguez, Head of Global Consumer Initiatives at PayPal.

With new innovations entering the mobile payments arena so frequently, Rodriguez tells us how PayPal continues to stay ahead of the pack, particularly with regard to making mobile payments ultra-convenient and secure.
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Do Social Media Reviews Really Lead to More Sales?

Do Social Media Reviews Really Lead to More SalesIf you’ve wondered whether or not social media reviews truly lead to more conversions across eCommerce, the answer is clear.

According to data collected from the Bazaarvoice network and presented in an infographic this week by AdWeek, social media chatter about a product or service is highly influential in the sales process.

“E-commerce is a booming market, and its growth is closely tied to social media engagement,” the report reads.
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ABBYY Unveils Live Social Networking Service at MWC 2015

ABBYY Lingvo Live ScreenshotABBYY, a provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, is in Barcelona this week to show off Lingvo Live, a social networking service for speakers and students of different languages.

According to marketing materials provided to MMW, the service provides a free online environment for language translation, knowledge sharing, language practice and more.

It is accessible via the Web and through free client applications for iOS and Android.
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