Groupe BPCE, one of France’s largest banks, is teaming up with social network Twitter to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.
Science Inc. has acquired mobile ad network PlayHaven from mobile analytics and marketing company Upsight. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Russian internet giant Mail.ru has bought the remaining 48% stake in the country’s most popular social network VKontakte for $1.47bn in cash.
Google has acquired the startup Polar, which specializes in online polls, signaling that the search giant is still investing in its fledgling social network.
Facebook has reached out to some of Youtube’s biggest content producers and encouraged them to test distributing their videos on the social network.
EBay is set to launch an ad network for its mobile app in the fourth quarter, opening up a new avenue for marketers to reach the app’s roughly 4.6m daily visitors.
Apple would be on the verge of announcing an acquisition of social network Path, possibly in a bid to restart a branded platform after the failure of Ping.
The employee referral platform Zao was acquired by legacy UK e-recruitment company Amris. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sony plans to reposition the video console warhorse as a hub for a network of streamed services, offering social media, movies and music as well as games.
Facebook is testing a feature that lets advertisers sell products directly through ads they purchase on the social network.