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Living Social receives $175 million investment from Amazon.

The consolidation of the group buying systems continues: LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com) has secured a $175 million investment from Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN). LivingSocial has also secured an additional $8 million investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners. LivingSocial will use this investment to maintain a steady drumbeat of worldwide launches and overall business growth while continuing to serve more […]

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The Portable Social Graph

The Portable Social Graph is a killer concept behind the future social media business model. Very few can envision it because few live examples exist melding social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter into more traditional popular websites – ecommerce sites like Amazon, media sites like NYTimes or Hulu, and corporate/organizational sites like Toyota or […]

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The Slow Death of Advertising

The social media has opened up the alternative channel for consumer product marketing based on user-generated testimonials. Product review sites like epinions, service review sites like Yelp, and shopping sites like Amazon all qualify consumer purchase decisions. Just like polling data, these review sites have reached critical mass of users to make their wisdom of […]

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