After a few weeks without a wrap up of the most important news in search and social it is time
In this post we will bring the top stories of what happened last week with links to articles around the web. So you will know what you’ve missed.
Here’s what happened last week
Facebook launches ‘Home’ to take over Android
The biggest news last week of course was Facebook launching ‘home’. It wasn’t the expected Facebook phone, but a take over of Android, which will be rolling out shortly.
Related stories online: Inside Facebook, TechCrunch,Businessweek, AllThingsD, Business Insider, The Next Web
LinkedIn rolling linked mentions of people and companies in status updates
Linkedin wants to be more like Facebook so it seems. It has started to roll out a new feature which is very Facebook like: mentions of people and companies in status updates which will trigger the recipient.
Related stories online: Official LinkedIn Blog, Mashable, WebProNews.
Mobile advertising growing to 7.3 billion dollars with Google and Facebook taking most
Mobile advertising will reach $7.29 billion in 2013, and Google will take home more than half of it, Facebook follows after.
Related stories online: Marketing Pilgrim, Forbes, CNET
Google Places Dashboard gets Google+ Local Integration
Google has begun a staged upgrade of its Google Places Dashboard making it more integrated with Google+.
Related stories online: Searchengineland, Search Engine Roundtable, Google Plus Daily, 9to5Google, Marketing Pilgrim
iTunes URLs Losing Rank In Google Search
Less and less iOS applications were showing up in Google search for searches by app name, for example. Google acknowledged there are issues, but not a plot.
Related stories online: The Next Web, AppleInsider, Searchengineland, The Verge, Guardian
Baidu Working on Google Glass-Like ‘Baidu Eye’
Rumours are Baidu is copying Google, but not in search, but in their Google Glasses project. Baidu seems to be working on a ‘Baidu Eye’.
Related stories online: CHINAdaily, VentureBeat, Investor’s Business Daily
Google’s Privacy Director Stepping Down
One of the toughest and most important roles within Google is becoming vacant. Privacy Director Alma Whitten is said to be stepping down from her job.
Related stories online: CNET, Engadget, Marketing Land, TechCrunch, AllThingsD
Fake Twitter Followers a Multimillion-Dollar Business
Everyone already knew Twitter followers can be bought. And we also knew there was a lot of money to be made there. It now actually turns out to be a multimillion-dollar business.
Related stories online: New York Times, Business Insider
Anonymous take over North Korea’s Twitter and Flickr accounts
A remarkable ‘hack’ last week in North Korea where Anonymous hackers took over Twitter and Flickr accounts showing politically sensitive content.
Related stories online: Business Insider, SiliconANGLE, Mashable, ReadWrite