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Personal branding and social enterprise – upcoming Spark Labs events
The events will feature MotivateMe founder Makaia Carr and Eat My Lunch founder Lisa King.
Snapchat Spectacles put up tidy but modest sales numbers
The numbers weren’t exactly super-specific, but it’s enough to make some estimates of how many units they’ve sold.
New Facebook hires to focus on reviewing violent content
Facebook has faced heavy criticism recently after being slow to remove violent videos.
New Facebook Messenger games coming your way
Depending on what device you use and where you are located, there are now up to 50 games titles available on Messenger.
Hootsuite announces $5mil integration fund for social business apps
Funded applications will receive go-to-market support and opportunities to participate in co-marketing initiatives.
Young photography gear retailer uses social media to engage customers
Photogear has established a loyal and engaged customer base using Facebook as its main marketing platform.
Spark to implement huge WiFi boost to Westpac Stadium
The obvious benefit is the improved ability for visitors to share their stadium experiences with friends and family, primarily on social media.
Social media makes academic research more accessible
"Academics no longer operate from the safety of ivory towers: they are able to engage with a much wider audience."
Facebook releases bundle of solutions to help SMBs thrive via mobile
Facebook recently announced a series of solutions to help SMBs be more creative and efficient when managing their mobile strategy.
Facebook has just revealed new ways to go live
We’re excited to announce that, as of today, people around the world can broadcast live video to Facebook from their desktop or laptop computers.
Adobe: CX, mobile apps, social media and culture tops the priority list
Adobe has released its 2017 Econsultancy/Adobe Digital Trends report, revealing the key trends around customers experience, content, data and culture.
Social media takes over TV as key influencer of consumers
“Given that social media is now our number one digital destination, companies are forced to earn the right to engage with their customers."
Facebook gets helpful with Safety Check update
"In times of crisis, connecting is more important than ever. Our belief is that the community can teach us new ways to use the platform."
Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough?
Online hatefulness has been normalised and in some cases lauded. This is not a healthy development.
Twitter goes Exploring: Your Timeline, Moments & Search are now in one tab
You may have noticed that the latest version of your Twitter app looks a little different – or will very soon. Now there’s a new tab called Explore.
Can an app help curb your social media addiction?
“The aim of the app is to help us understand what normal is when it comes to how much time we truly spend on our phones."
2016: What a year it has been
Let’s have a look back at what our NetGuide editors felt were the biggest stories to shape 2016.
Salesforce's new LiveMessage and Service Bots to deliver ultimate customer service
Salesforce is ramping up its conversational tools across social media and messaging apps, with the launch of LiveMessage for Service Cloud.
Check Point uncovers new ransomware threat using images and social media
"They are continually searching for new techniques to use social media as hosts for their malicious activities."
New Zealand earthquake: Images and video take over social media
IN PICS: Kiwis have posted a flood of imagery to social media platforms following the severe earthquake that rattled several parts of the country.
Facebook: The Top 10 moments of the US election
As the polls close across the US, Facebook has released data showing some interesting moments from the election that have taken place in recent weeks.
Social media superstar: How one Kiwi teen has taken online entrepreneurship to soaring heights
"I've always had a flair for business, and I came across the word entrepreneur when I was searching for ways to make money online at a young age."
Facebook’s Workplace officially open for business
“The workplace is about more than just communicating between desks within the walls of an office."
Did Mark Zuckerberg ruin romance?
“Couples should think twice before opening Pandora's box and dooming their relationship from the start by connecting immediately on social media.”