The social space online changes rapidly. Feedback stays on top of emerging media news so you don’t have to. Here are the top 5 must-read social media articles of the week:
50% of users who subscribe to online publications opt-in and allow Apple to share information with developers such as their name, email, and zip code. As CNN Money reports, “this discovery is “the surprising reason publishers are finally saying yes to Apple.””
Google beta launched a cloud streaming service called “Music Beta by Google” that streams over 20,000 songs for free. The service allows you to create a playlist or select “Instant Mix” to have a playlist auto-created based off of one song. As Engadget described, “Google’s service will essentially mimic the music locker functionality of Amazon’s Cloud service, albeit without the ability to sell songs direct to consumers. Ouch. Unfortunately, Google’s plans to launch a more feature-complete service were derailed when discussions with the labels broke down.”
Busted. Facebook has admitted to hiring PR firm Burson-Marsteller to raise concerns over Google’s privacy act (aka plant negative press). This plan backfired when blogger Chris Soghoian decided to publish emails from Burson asking him to write a negative piece on Google.
GrouponLive: An Online Ticketing Deals Marketplace From Groupon, Live Nation
GrouponLive is a new joint venture by Groupon and Live nation that is going to offer local online ticketing deals.