Groupe BPCE, one of France’s largest banks, is teaming up with social network Twitter to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.
Social platform Hootsuite has raised a further $60m, and is acquiring Zeetl, a social telephony startup that integrates voice calls into social media interactions.
Video monetization platform ZEFR could be looking to extend its advertising reach beyond YouTube with its acquisition of social advertising startup Engodo.
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.
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.
Fox Sports will use the Burst app to put video on its digital platforms and social media to send viewers to its televised programs.
The employee referral platform Zao was acquired by legacy UK e-recruitment company Amris. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Poptip, a startup that helps companies conduct social media surveys and analyze online conversations, announced that its team will be joining Palantir.