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Spotlight: Starbucks ramps up mobile payment system

One in ten transactions at Starbucks' coffee houses is conducted using a smartphone, Adam Brotman, the firm's chief digital officer, said during the company's financial earnings...

Wal-Mart's lessons learned for social media success

Focus on delivering customer value--not just 'being there'--delivers results for retailer

Twitter's Vine stretches to Amazon's Kindle Fire, beats Instagram to tablets

Twitter is porting its popular Vine video sharing application from smartphones to tablets, releasing a new version optimized for Amazon's Kindle Fire. The free Vine app is available for download from Amazon's Appstore for Android.

Report: Vine shares on Twitter plummet after Instagram adds video

A week after Facebook added video capture features to its Instagram photo sharing application to combat Twitter's fast-growing Vine app, Vine shares have fallen off precipitously, according to data from social analytics firm Topsy obtained by  MarketingLand.

WhatsApp eclipses 250M active users, now bigger than Twitter

WhatsApp has surpassed the 250 million active user milestone, the over-the-top messaging services firm told  The Wall Street Journal.

Vine teases new full-screen video, messaging features

A day after stating it is working on new features, Twitter-owned video sharing service Vine issued a series of clips hinting at what users can expect in the weeks ahead.

Twitter buys Spindle local discovery app, shuts it down

Twitter has acquired Spindle, whose mobile search application leveraged the social graph to deliver real-time local recommendations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Report: Instagram adding video to combat growth of Twitter's Vine

Facebook will add video capture capabilities to Instagram, bringing the photo sharing application in line with rival Twitter's popular Vine,  TechCrunch  reports.

Facebook finally launches hashtag support

Facebook is introducing support for hashtags across its social networking platform.

Twitter finally sunsets API v1, killing off TweetDeck for Android, iOS

Twitter has retired API v1 and fully transitioned to API v1.1, a move that spells the demise of its TweetDeck clients for Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Adobe AIR.