Social Media


LOVEFiLM and Betfair investor leads big Series A investment into Urturn

Urturn, a business which labels itself as a 'social platform for self-expression', has closed a $13.4 million Series A funding round.


Channeling Instagram for start-up success

That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.

Social Media

Social media gaming to boost brands

Zak Shah, CEO and founder of social competition site WishFree.com, looks at how social media gaming could be a cost-effective way to engage new and existing customers.


PeerIndex scores Series A capital

As well as securing growth capital, PeerIndex has netted the backing of a number of business angels.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Social media M&A deal for Kantar

Kantar Media, which is owned by parent company WPP, has acquired CIC, a Chinese social business intelligence agency.


Populis adds blog networks with monoko acquisition

UK digital media company Populis is acquiring Berlin-based mokono for €8.2 million.


Social media acquisition for Kurtosys

London-headquartered Kurtosys Systems has acquired web technology business GetSponge.com as part of its strategy to build its financial services products.


DataSift receives funding from US investors

Social data mining platform DataSift has turned to US-based IA Ventures and GRP Partners to secure a $6 million (£3.76 million) funding round.


Advent takes stake in social media marketing

London-based venture capital firm Advent Venture Partners has joined in a $17 million (£10.3 million) Series C fundraising round for social media management software provider Vitrue.


YouTube in the workplace

Banning YouTube and Facebook tends to be among the first entries on a company's internet policy.


Michael Murphy: Murphy’s Law

It’s a brave man who becomes CEO of internet colossus Friends Reunited at a time when its phenomenal growth appears to be stalling. But from day one, Michael Murphy set about strengthening the brand, turning a potential one-trick wonder into an attractive acquisition for media giant ITV.