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Oracle Buys Social Media Startup Involver
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Oracle said today it acquired Involver, a San Francisco-based startup that has created a development platform for social media marketing campaigns.
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Wall Street Journal (blog)
Oracle Gobbles Up Another Social-Marketing Platform with Involver Purchase
AdAge.com
Oracle has swallowed up yet another player in the social-media marketing space, announcing its intention to purchase Involver on the heels of its $300-million deal to acquire Vitrue in May.
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Lady Gaga Launches Social Media Platform, LittleMonsters.com
International Business Times
Lady Gaga finally launched her social media platform after months of beta testing.
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International Business Times
Oracle Buys Involver to Boost Social Media Presence
PC Magazine
In an effort to create the most comprehensive cloud-based social platform, Oracle announced today its acquisition of social media manager Involver.
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GroSocial Rebrands Its Customizer Product, Launches As The GroSocial Platform
MarketWatch (press release)
OREM, Utah, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Today GroSocial officially announced the launch of the GroSocial Platform, a suite of tools that helps small and medium-sized businesses create and manage their social networking profiles and
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Oracle Buys Another Social Media Company: Involver
Sci-Tech Today
Oracle is upping its bet on social media. The technology giant announced it is buying Involver, which will join other social mediaacquisitions as part of Oracle’s Cloud marketing platform.
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Sci-Tech Today
Worried about the risks and dangers of social media? Take the Army’s advice
Emergency Management (blog)
Social media represents a shift in the way we as a culture communicate. By using Internet-based platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube, social mediaprovides new ways to connect, interact and learn.People no longer look for news; the news 
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10 Tips: Tap Consumer Sentiment On Social Networks
InformationWeek
Social media monitoring platforms and sentiment analysis technologies can help you manage and make sense of the deluge of brand-relevant comments posted on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. But there’s no silver bullet in technology.
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Truli Media Group Launches Truli.net, Online Hub For Christian, Family 
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Today, Truli MediaGroup launches Truli.net, the world’s only dynamic Christian social community andmedia content hub. The platform provides access to sermons from hundreds of ministries, 
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South Florida Life Insurance – Kim Staples – Agent Launches Online Social 
SBWire (press release)
Press Release issued Jul 10, 2012: Kim Staples, a leading South Florida Life Insurance Agent, recently launched a social media platform including a Fan Page on the popular social network Facebook. Through this social media platform, Kim Staples will be 
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Salesforce Acquires TechStars And TechCrunch Disrupt Alum Thinkfuse

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Thinkfuse, a Seattle-based startup that allows companies to send regular progress reports to managers, executives and other stakeholders, just announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce.com. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Thinkfuse describes itself as “an enterprise software-as-a-service provider that turns status reports into a powerful business tool.” The service is shutting down completely on July 25, 2012 and current users will have to export all their data by that time. Thinkfuse recommends its users to move to Mailchimp.

Thinkfuse received its angel funding from TechStars Seattle in 2010 and famously landed about $500,000 in angel funding in 2011 by “hanging around” during Y Combinator’s demo day in 2011. Among the investors in the company are Ali and Hadi Partovi, SV Angel, Founder’s Co-op and Scott Banister. The company, which was founded by a group of former Google and Microsoft employees, launched at TechCrunch…

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