Some Social Media hot news:
IBM Aims to Bring Corporate Social Network to IPhone, BlackBerry
UK-based electronic components maker Electrocomponents plc, which specializes in fast delivery of a half-million products in 27 countries, is plugging social media analytics into its supply chain demand forecasting
Samsung mobile is on the hunt for a digital agency to handle its global social-media account, while HTC has approached agencies to look after its pan-European activity
eMarketer predicts that US marketers will spend $3.08 billion to advertise on social networking sites this year. Spending will be up 55% over the $1.99 billion advertisers devoted to social networks in 2010 and will rise by a further 27.7% next year to reach nearly $4 billion
Euro RSCG London is launching a dedicated social media unit later this month as part of its effort to provide a fully integrated offering. The new unit, Cuppola, will offer clients greater expertise in building relationships with consumers in the online space
Gartner has identified seven critical questions that designers must ask before developing a Social Media Policy
Despite the role that social media has played in the Egyptian uprising social media, and the internet more generally, there are only around 40 -45 million Arabs online across 16 countries. That is expected to more than double by 2015 to around 100 million, according to Google, but the problems of technology government, suppression and monitoring remain huge challenges.