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SEC OKs Social Media Sites for Financial Disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a report that makes clear that companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure...more

4/3/2013 - Facebook Investors Netflix Public Disclosure Regulation FD SEC Social Media

Who wants money for mobile app development?

Kongregate, the game portal owned by GameStop, has announced a financial assistance program to the tune of $10 million for free-to-play mobile app developers....more

2/4/2013 - App Developers Free-to-Play Games Games GameStop Kongregate Mobile Apps Social Media Startups

Social Media Guidance for Financial Institutions

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has released proposed guidance on the applicability of consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities conducted via social media...more

1/30/2013 - FFIEC Social Media Social Media Policy

Virtual Goods, Gaming and the Trouble With Secondary Markets

Since the early days of online games, 'virtual goods' have been used to enhance game play and to provide revenue to game developers. These are earned by accomplishing tasks or bought from the developer, typically for use in...more

1/8/2013 - Gambling Games Internet Internet Gambling Secondary Markets Social Media Video Games Virtual Goods Zynga

How to Avoid Losing 25% of Your Customers Overnight

According to a recent report, Instagram lost nearly 25% of its users (as tracked by AppData) nearly overnight. The cause is believed to be due to a very unpopular change to its Terms of Service....more

1/3/2013 - Instagram Privacy Policy Social Media Terms of Service

Suit Over Ownership of Twitter Followers Settled

We previously reported on the lawsuit over ownership of Twitter followers, when an employee left PhoneDog and changed the twitter handle of an account that had been used to tweet to PhoneDog customers....more

1/3/2013 - Passwords Phonedog Settlement Social Media Trade Secrets Twitter

Pin to Win - Do's and Don'ts of Pinterest Contests and Promotions

With the meteoric rise of Pinterest, many companies are leveraging its popularity. One way this is happening is that Brands are creating contests and promotions around users "pins." This is a growing trend in the use of...more

12/10/2012 - Contests & Promotions Gamblification Marketing Pinterest Social Media

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