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Alibaba raises over $21 billion, making it the biggest IPO ever in the US
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Charles Chan When Alibaba stopped trading its shares on Friday, the Chinese e-commerce company had officially logged the biggest Initial Public Offering (IPO) in US history, raising $21.8 billion in its first day on the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s earnings give it a market capitalization of over $200 billion, “putting it among the […]

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Seven years later, Netflix is finally headed to Linux
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In 2007, Netflix introduced video streaming to computer browsers. But not all operating systems got to enjoy the straight-to-DVD movies, Linux was noticeably absent. Now, seven years later and it looks like the open-source operating system is finally getting official Netflix support. With Netflix moving away from Microsoft’s Silverlight media player plugin and embracing HTML5, […]

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5 analog approaches to unconventional photography
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Lindsay Comstock is a New York-based writer, photographer, and editor. Her work has appeared in publications including American Photo, PDN and Rangefinder, and in her own image-based projects. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.  It’s been 175 years since the advent of photography, and while we’re now […]

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Pinterest plans to help advertisers track performance of Promoted Pins, serve ads based on pinned brands
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Pinterest today shared its latest plans for Promoted Pins, the social network’s advertising and monetization scheme. The company explains it will be updating its Privacy Policy on October 19, 2014 to reflect the changes. Pinterest is thus giving exactly a month’s notice before it starts serving “more relevant” Promoted Pins to its users and before […]

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Facebook Donating 50 Laptops to Nearby High School, Conducting Class on App Creation
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Sequoia High School in Redwood City, Calif., is reaping the benefits of being located near Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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Social Media Jobs: Avanquest, NBCUniversal, Elements Bahavioral Health
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This week, Avanquest is hiring a social media manager, while NBCUniversal needs a social media marketing manager. Elements Behavioral Health is seeking an SEO and Google specialist, and Lebanese American University is on the hunt for a director of communications and media. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on […]

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Joan Rivers Promotes the iPhone 6 on Facebook from Beyond (or via a Forgotten Scheduled Post)
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The ability to schedule posts on Facebook is generally a useful feature, but sometimes it backfires, as was the case when a post appeared on the late Joan Rivers’ Facebook page plugging Apple’s new iPhone 6. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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SocialLife4 – Latest trends from the most comprehensive tracker of UK social media use
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A review of the latest social media news and statistics from the May 2014 wave of our tracker (based on a robust sample of 5500 social media users aged 11 a…

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AT&T’s friends: Meet the companies and politicians “enthusiastic” about DirecTV buy
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bfishadow/ Flickr Customers, consumer advocacy groups, and small cable companies are speaking out against AT&T’s proposed purchase of DirecTV. But just as Comcast was able to claim broad support for its Time Warner Cable merger, AT&T has plenty of moneyed interests and politicians on its side. Microsoft wrote to the Federal Communications Commission this week […]

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Sunrise for Android now supports push for Google Calendar, integrates Trello and Todoist dates
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Sunrise is one of the best third-party calendar apps and today, it just got a little better for the Android community. The app now supports push for Google Calendar, which should ensure any changes you make in the Web, Mac or Chrome apps are mirrored instantly. That alone would be notable, but as part of […]

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Alibaba kicks off its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, trading at $92.70 per share
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Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse, started trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today at a price of $92.70 per share. The company set its initial public offering (IPO) at $68 per share on Thursday, which would put it on track to raise at least $21.8 billion. It follows a previous listing that positioned it […]

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Vodafone buys 140 Phones4u stores, expects to hire 900 former employees
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Vodafone has swooped in and bought 140 of the stores left behind by Phones4u, a prominent mobile phone retailer in the UK that recently went into administration. As a result, Vodafone says it expects to hire 900 former Phones4U employees. “Subject to court approval, we will start engaging with these employees and begin the rebranding […]

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