Social Media News: Facebook Inc (FB)’s Finch Stickers and LinkedIn Corp (LNKD)’s New Contacts App, Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Just Trying to Stay Alive

Page 1 of 2

Editor’s Note: Related Tickers: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN)

Facebook’s Finch stickers put livelier face on messaging (CNET)
Facebook is rolling out a new animated sticker pack created by illustrator Matt Jones as part of a much larger effort to make messaging more human.
Stickers, which are essentially a character-driven interpretation on emoticons, made their first appearance in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s iOS application in mid April. The social network has since added its warm-and-fuzzy, and sometimes kooky, digital machinations to the Messenger application for Android. Facebook will eventually bring the characters to its other messaging apps as well. Facebook announced Friday the release of a new sticker pack based on a character Jones created called Finch. The pack features 16 facial expressions such as surprise, sympathy, sadness, and cheerfulness. It’s available as a free download in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Sticker Store.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)LinkedIn Bundles a Personal Assistant Into New Contacts App (E-Commerce Times)
LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) unveiled a new contacts application for Web and mobile users this week with the goal of helping members manage the relationships they build on the professional social network. The company is billing LinkedIn Contacts as a digital personal assistant. It will pull information from user address books, calendars, emails and previous LinkedIn activity to create a single virtual Rolodex. To simplify the information, users can access it through filters such as recently added contacts, or those that have been out of touch for a while. LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) determines all that by accessing data from user e-mails, phone conversations and calendar events.

Zynga’s downward spiral continues as it shutters four more games (Digital Trends)
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) COO David Ko confirmed during Wednesday’s earnings call that it was closing down four social games that were at one time pillars of the company’s business. These include Facebook titles The Ville, Empires & Allies, and Dream Zoo as well as the company’s foray into China, Zynga City, on the Tencent gaming platform. It also confirmed the cancellation of two unreleased games that were meant to be a big part of its future. CEO Mark Pincus said those games would have brought “better short-term performance” but they wouldn’t have provided long term stability.

Gotham Cigars Partners with Groupon to Offer 2 Great Deals! (PR Web)
Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) launched a new Gotham Cigar offer this morning through their Groupon Goods promotional channel. The is the second Groupon that Gotham Cigars has run within the last 6 months, and this time there are two different deal options. There is an unbelievable Spring Sampler which includes 7 cigars and a cigar cutter for only $24.99 (retails at $51.40). This offer is the perfect assortment for any cigar lover. The second Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) offer is five sticks of Gurkha Legend Toro Maduro Cigars and a custom Gotham Cigars lighter with Lifetime Warranty and a can of butane for only $49.99 (retails at $110.00).

Facebook Inc (FB): This Underrated Metric Is Screaming ‘Buy, Buy, Buy’ (Insider Monkey)
Is Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) undervalued? Prominent investors are in a bullish mood. The number of long hedge fund positions inched up by 19 lately. Heading into 2013, a total of 67 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of 40% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably. When looking at the hedgies we track, Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital had the biggest position in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), worth close to $290.9 million, comprising 1.8% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, with a $226.2 million position; 1.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company.

match2blue presents new radar app for LinkedIn at the start-up alley of TechCrunch Disrupt in New York (The Herald)
For users of the world’s largest business network, LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), there is now a new app that makes networking more mobile and more effective. As the first app of its kind, mapp2link (http://www.mapp2link.com) sends users a push message on their smartphone whenever relevant LinkedIn contacts are…

Page 1 of 2
blog comments powered by Disqus
Insider Monkey Headlines
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months. Our beta is only 1.2 (don't click this link if beating the market isn't important to you).

Lists

The 10 Best Countries To Work In the World

A Profitable Day At The Track: 5 Tips For Betting On Horses

Tearing You Apart: 6 Bad Habits That Ruin Relationships

Learning on the Job: The 6 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make

Shopaholics Rejoice: The 12 Biggest Malls in the World

Fright Night: 10 Horror Movies Based on True Stories

Mach Mania: The 10 Fastest Jets in the World

Military Heavyweights: The 10 Countries with the Most Tanks

All In: The 7 Richest Poker Players in the World

Abracadabra: The 10 Best Magicians in the World

The 10 Richest Asian Countries in the World in 2014

Eyes in the Sky: 10 Things You Need to Know About Drones

Rising Stars: The 6 Best Silicon Valley Startups

Military Muscle: The 5 Most Advanced Armies in South America

All that Glitters: The 7 Most Luxurious Jewelry Brands in the World

5 Things You Didn’t Know About ISIS but Should

Empowering Your Money: The 5 Best Energy Stocks to Invest In

The 11 Best Android Apps You Can’t Get on iOS

The 10 Most Important International Conflicts in 2014

Mood Enhancers: The 20 Most Uplifting Songs of all Time

Lover Beware: The 8 Countries that Cheat the Most

Breath of Fresh Air: The 25 Countries with the Best Air Quality on the Planet

Singles Beware: The 8 Worst Mistakes Made on First Dates

Healthy and Happy: The 10 Countries with Lowest Healthcare Costs

The 6 Best Company Team Building Activities to Build Workplace Camaraderie

Ships Ahoy: The 10 Busiest Shipping Ports in the World

10 Productivity Tips to Save You Time and Help You Do More With Less

Grab a Bite: The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in America

Friday Night Thirst: The 10 Most Popular Cocktails in the World

The 6 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries We May Never Figure Out

7 Useless Products You Never Should’ve Bought

The 5 Reasons Why You’re Single and Miserable

The 7 Most Addictive Foods in the World We Can’t Stop Eating (Even Though We Should)

5 Amazing Places You Can Swim with Dolphins

The Top 7 Most Livable Countries In The World

The 10 Most Expensive Baseball Cards Ever Pulled From A Pack

The 5 Easiest Second Languages to Learn for English Speakers

Silver Spoon: The 6 Richest Families in the World

The 20 Countries with the Largest Prison Populations in the World

The Top 10 Richest Actors in the World

The 10 Best Airline Stocks to Invest In Before They Fly Too High

Burger Kings: The 10 Most Expensive Burgers in the World

The 10 Most Ethnically Diverse Countries in the World

The 10 Most Exclusive Credit Cards in the World

The 10 Most Expensive Cruise Ships in the World

The 10 Fastest Supercomputers in the World

The 10 Best Countries for Doing Business 2015

6 Most Expensive Fruits In The World

10 Worst Airlines in the World

The 10 Biggest Tax Havens in the World to Stash Your Money

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!