The Social 6: News Roundup, 9/5/12

MistoBox aims to boost your morning Cup of Joe w/the “@birchbox of Coffee”

“A new monthly delivery service, MistoBox, describes itself as “the BirchBox of the micro roasted coffee industry”…the company, which was founded by Connor Riley and Samantha Meis while in an entrepreneurship program at the University of Arizona, launched in June after just passing its Kickstarter goal of $9,000 in funding.”

How Pinterest and Instagram are changing your brand strategy

“In 2008, Steve Jobs took the stage at the Macworld Expo and shared what seemed like a startling statistic: “Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year…People don’t read anymore.” Many are saying this statement could be seen as a foreshadowing of the explosive growth in visual content. But that wouldn’t really be accurate. Direct marketers have long known this; creating compelling visual content has been at the center of their world for years.”

Android dominates Southeast Asia’s smartphone market: Report

“In a study of the major countries in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, 31 percent of smartphones were found to be running Android. Apple’s iOS has about 19 percent of the market with Blackberry, Symbian, and Windows Phone rounding out the remaining shares.”

Social Media’s Issue: Does It Drive Sales?

““The next 12 months are the make or break time for social media, but I do think the investments have been there. People have sizable communities and want to make them ROI [return on investment] positive. We will really see if the metrics prove one way or another,” said Maureen Mullen, New York University think tank Luxury Lab, or L2, director of research .”

Wolfram Alpha’s new “Facebook Report” lets you be a rockstar at mining your FB data

“Nearly 50% of my Facebook friends are married, which adds up to 123 people total. Meanwhile, 20.1% or 51 of my friends are in a relationship, and 13 are engaged. All this information I now know thanks to a new “Facebook Report” by Wolfram Alpha, which will gift you with more knowledge than you could possibly ever want to know about yourself and your Facebook profile.”

Marissa Mayer is now reviewing *every* single serious candidate for employment at Yahoo

Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Back in early August, there were reports that new CEO Marissa Mayer intended to do what Google’s cofounders have always done: review every single new hire the company makes. Now, according to a Yahoo executive involved in hiring, Mayer is actually doing it….Yahoo has about 15,000 employees and it is hiring all the time, so this is no small task.”

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By jeremygoldman

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