Black Friday sees record-breaking online shopping

By Sunday, November 30, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Although there was no shortage of in-store mayhem this Black Friday, shoppers are increasingly opting to take advantage of the major discounts online—and on their phones— new reports show.

Black Friday online sales broke new records this year, according to new data from IBM, with mobile traffic outpacing PC traffic for the first time ever leading up to Black Friday.

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Analyzing customer transaction data, IBM found that on Thanksgiving day, browsing on smartphones and tablets accounted for 52.1% of all online traffic, and online sales that day were up 14.3% compared to 2013. Read more…

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Social Media Jobs: KLOUT, High 5 Games, Education Management

By Wednesday, November 26, 2014 0 Permalink 0

This week, KLOUT is hiring a senior media sales account executive in San Francisco and a senior media sales account executive in New York. Meanwhile, High 5 Games is seeking a mobile account manager and Education Management is on the hunt for a social media and online assistant. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.

Senior Media Sales Account Executive KLOUT (San Francisco, CA)
Senior Media Sales Account Executive KLOUT (New York, NY)
Mobile Account Manager High 5 Games (New York, NY)
Social Media and Online Assistant Education Management (Chester, PA)
Truesport Digital Editor US Anti-Doping Agency (Colorado Springs, CO)

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Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms

By Wednesday, November 26, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Earlier this year, Instagram was leading the pack as the fastest-growing social platform. Now, it’s Tumblr and Pinterest, which have edged out the picture-sharing app for greatest increase in active users.

Tumblr’s active users grew by 120% in the last six months, according to new stats released by the Global Web Index first spotted by TechCrunch on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook’s active users grew by just 2%.

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Pinterest comes in behind Tumblr with a 111% growth in active users, who are users that say they’ve actually used the site with some regularity. Earlier this year when GWI released numbers, Instagram was on top but has dropped to third place. Of the top eight, in fact, Facebook is in last place, behind LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+. Read more…

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