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Week of Sept. 10 / 13 - Social Media News

Twitter Buys Mobile Ad Exchange Startup MoPub for $350 Million

Twitter announced on Monday that it has acquired MoPub, a mobile advertising exchange startup. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources familiar with the matter said that the acquisition price was a hefty $350 million in stock.

Facebook Ad Images Are Getting Bigger

You may begin to notice the ads on your Facebook News Feed with more frequency, but not necessarily because they are becoming more prevalent. Beginning Tuesday, Facebook ads will feature larger photos to go along with an ad's text and, in some cases, an image will be 3.5 times the size of old ad images, says a Facebook spokesperson.

Introducing Buffer for LinkedIn Company pages - The easiest way to keep your LinkedIn page up to date

After announcing the addition of being able to post and schedule to Google+ pages a few weeks back, we're super excited to bring you another one of the most popular feature requests to Buffer this week: Buffer for LinkedIn Company pages.

Best Time to Post on Facebook | Social Media Today

Until recently, there wasn't an easy way to see when your fans were likely to be online, and marketers had to experiment with different times to figure out what worked best. Well, good news - the new "When your Fans are Online" Facebook Insights tab was specifically designed to help you find the best time to post on Facebook.

Sheryl Sandberg on how Facebook made its move to mobile

A year after a rough initial public offering that the market spurned for months, Facebook has successfully made the leap from computers to mobile, according to chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Facebook's ability to grow mobile revenue was one of the biggest concerns in the weeks leading up to its IPO last year, and the stock didn't trade above its $38 US issue price until July of this year.

Twitter, in a tweet, says it has filed for its initial public offering

Twitter Inc. said it has confidentially submitted an S-1 form to the Securities and Exchange Commission to begin the process for an initial public offering. In a tweet, the San Francisco-based microblogging service said, "We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO.