This Week at Fifty & Five 4.5.13

We saw the social media world turn red this week on Facebook and Twitter in support of  marriage equality.Flipboard, the popular magazine styled app, made a major shift in how they allow users to share content. You can now curate your own articles and publish your own virtual magazine. This is a welcome addition as […]

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We saw the social media world turn red this week on Facebook and Twitter in support of  marriage equality.Flipboard, the popular magazine styled app, made a major shift in how they allow users to share content. You can now curate your own articles and publish your own virtual magazine. This is a welcome addition as Google Reader is going away in the next few months. IFTTT has ten ways for their service to help you manage your business more effectively. Worried about your Klout score? Now you are allowed to add your Instagram account and see if your score increases. Did you know that Facebook has over 250 million people playing games on the network each month? Whew, that number is up from 235 million last August. RUMOR ALERT: The iPhone 5S is rumored to be launched on June 20th, eight months after the launch of the iPhone 5. This will be the fastest addition to the iPhone family. Amazon has just announced that they have purchased popular book sharing site Goodreads. It looks like Amazon is continuing it’s takeover of all things book related. Our CEO, Lucas Vandenberg spoke at the Eye For Transport International conference in Long Beach, California. Stay tuned for more pictures and video of the speech.  For our viral video of the week, check out this video in which we imagine homeless people using Square to accept “donations”. Pretty funny.

Here are five other gems you may have missed from the past week in social media:

 

Happy weekend!!

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Lucas Vandenberg
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