social media

Twitter’s valuation – graphic of the day

Twitter revealed fairly modest ambitions, saying its initial offering would raise up to $1.6 billion and value the company at up to about $11 billion. Today’s graphic compares key statistics from Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin based on the full year ahead of each company’s IPO.

Twitter IPO

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Sentysis at the London Design Festival 2013

Translating social, financial and news data in a way to allow users to discover patterns and relationships that would otherwise remain hidden, Project Sentysis draws on and compares three key types of data to reveal fascinating insight through comparison; twitter sentiment, news and price data.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Eikon blog.

Will China’s crackdown create a Weibo ghost town?

A new report finds activity on main Chinese microblog Sina Weibo is declining. Reuters’ Anita Li looks into where social media users are going amid a campaign against online rumor-mongering.

Web 2.0 mania rebounds – graphic of the day

It’s been a mixed bag for the newest web giants as some have thrived, some have recovered and others have begun to fade. Today’s graphic shows the share price performance of LinkedIn, Yelp, Pandora, Facebook, Groupon & Zynga since IPO.

share price performance

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The Professional Revolution

As the global economy begins to emerge from the Great Recession, professionals are adapting to new realities with unique perspectives and work habits that embrace new ways of seeing and doing that redefine a productive path forward.  Today’s professionals have the knowledge, passion and innovative mindset to build, grow and revolutionize business. However, new solutions are needed to motivate, align and inspire today’s global professional to ensure continued productivity, growth and a better future for all.

A global survey from Thomson Reuters of more than a 1,000 professionals across Brazil, China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States reveals insight into a changing global workforce.

The survey highlights five key areas of insight into the mindset of the global professional:


Firms can duck NSA surveillance: Reddit co-founder

The best way for tech companies, from search engines to social media, to protect their users’ privacy is to simply stop storing their data, says Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian spoke with Reuters Opinion Editor Jim Ledbetter at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Does social really sell?

aspen ideas festival

As the Social Media Manager at Thomson Reuters, the panel titled “Does Social Really Sell?” instantly caught my attention while mapping out which panels I’d be attending on Saturday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. With no description from the Institute, I was flying blind, but it had a loaded panel featuring Brad Jakemen, Jerry Murdoch, Alexis Ohanian, Kevin Delaney and moderated by Alexis Madrigal. The session did not disappoint. The diversity of the panel allowed for a free flowing discussion that touched on a lot of different social media-related topics, from a variety of perspectives. (more…)

Heard Around Aspen – June 29-30

We’re wrapping up a great weekend at Aspen Ideas Festival and heard from an awesome lineup of speakers and presentations. Here are some of the most interesting, provocative and salient quotes we heard around Aspen over the weekend:

“Twitter is a global town square.” – Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter

“There’s no reason to believe that evolution stops with us.” – Charles Alcock, Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

“Instead of maximizing short-term ROI, we’re focused on long-term ROC (return on community).” – Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

“You cannot be free when half of your society is oppressed.” – Mona Eltahawy, journalist and Egyptian peace activist:

“You can’t deny the rights of half your population and hope to succeed.” – Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations

“You have to have great design to be competitive in today’s markets.” – John Doerr, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers

“How social media is used differs culturally.” – Brad Jakeman, president of the global beverages group for PepsiCo, Inc.




You: The Worldwide Leader in News

Professionals are becoming individual news networks as blogs and social media have become trusted news sources for professionals around the globe.

You: The Worldwide Leader in News

“Social media in the workplace: The impact of recent NLRB rulings,” by Todd C. Taylor, Moore & Van Allen


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