June 13, 2014

Social News Roundup | June 13, 2014

1. Pinterest Officially Launches Guided Search 

A new Guided Search feature will be available on Pinterest over the next few weeks, and the feature helps users discover things that they didn’t even know they were searching for. Pinterest will also suggest terms based on what a user searches for and users are then able to refine their search based on those suggestions. Read more…

2. Facebook’s New Feature Tells You Why You are Seeing Those Ads

Facebook’s new feature now lets users know why a certain ad is being targeted to them. There is also an option to avoid having targeted ads for those who are not comfortable with them. Read more…

3. Video Platform Graybo Is Bringing Real-Time Highlights to Wimbledon’s Broadcast

Graybo, a real-time video company, is teaming up with The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) to share real-time video highlights across Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Read more…

4. Ads Related to the World Cup Are Shared More Than Super Bowl Ads

Before the games have even begun, ads related to the World Cup have already been shared more than this year’s Super Bowl commercials. Read more…

5. Facebook’s Latest Update Includes Nearby Friends Invites and Offline Likes

Facebook’s latest iOS update includes a Nearby friends feature that allows users to search and invite friends. As well, Android’s latest update includes the option to like posts, photos, and pages when you’re offline. Read more…

6. Open Table Acquired for $2.6 Billion

Priceline Group has acquired Open Table for $2.6 billion, expanding their reach beyond travel reservations into food reservations. Read more…