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As funding rumors swell, news broke that Snapchat chief Evan Spiegel met with Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal this month. Prince Alwaleed is the majority owner of the Kingdom Holding Company and has previously invested in firms like Twitter and Citigroup. Reuters The meeting comes as Snapchat embarks on a new funding round that values the business at up to $19 billion. Los Angeles-based Snapchat, which allows its more than 100 million users to send messages that disappear after a few seconds, is looking to raise as much as $500 million in its latest funding round. Arab News The prince and Spiegel discussed political, business and economic issues. The two also discussed Prince Alwaleed’s investments in the U.S. in light of being the largest individual foreign investor there.
The movie Ouija was a digital marketing phenomenon, with a campaign that took to almost every available channel and even blazed new ones. The Universal movie was the first to buy a Snapchat ad late last year and, it turns out, was among the first to use Tumblr’s new Creatrs Network.
A Wisconsin woman’s phone is recovered months after a crash in which her daughter and two nieces, whom she was driving, were killed. She is being charged with homicide.
The 29 Rules of Social Media – and Which Ones to Break (The Next Web)
It’s hard to know which rules exist, which ones are real, and which ones are okay to break or follow. I’d love to help shed some light here so that you can go forth and share confidently.
Monument Valley Downloads Up Since ‘House of Cards’ (LostRemote)
The game has been popular since its release last spring with steady sales. From the official release, just hours after its appearance “House of Cards,” App Store sales jumped.
A humorous photo of Hillary Clinton reading on a Blackberry served as the former Secretary of State’s Twitter avatar for more than a year after she left the State Department. But on Sunday, less than a week since news broke of the Clinton email controversy, the likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate has changed the photo.
Seven Tips for Consistent Branding on Twitter (SocialTimes)
Not sure about where to start when it comes to branding yourself on Twitter? These seven tips will get you started building and maintaining your brand in 140-characters or less.
How Business Conferences Keep Social Media Users Engaged (Crain’s Detroit Business)
A communications team posted and tweeted snippet quotations and photographs on Facebook and Twitter to followers around the world last May from the fourth annual TEDxGR Grand Rapids. That same attention was given to live streaming and social media last September at the West Michigan Policy Forum in Grand Rapids.
Carnival in Brazil Feb. 13 through 18 was the subject of more than 534 million interactions (posts, likes and comments) from 49 million Facebook users, as well as 127 million interactions on Instagram. Christian Rôças, who works on strategic partnerships in Brazil for Facebook, examined how native pop star Ivete Sangalo tied her campaign on Facebook and Instagram to Carnival,.