Tech Stock Alert: Investor Ideas Updates Social Media Stock Directory: New Additions Include MeetMe, Inc (MEET)
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New York, NY - Point Roberts, WA - June 2, 2014 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including social networking releases the updated social media stocks directory with recent additions including MeetMe, Inc.
Social Media stocks including Twitter have been on the decline in May, initiated by Twitters release of restrictions on insiders and early investors’ shares . The sentiment for the overall sector has been under pressure as some of the stocks disappointed with their numbers and question of how over-inflated the sector is became a key theme. As the sector settles investors can look for opportunities in this downward trend.
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Social Networking Stocks
Apple Inc. ( NasdaqGS:AAPL ) designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices. The company provides many different apps for social networking.
Amazon.com, Inc. ( NasdaqGS: AMZN ) a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon owns part of LivingSocial , a leading marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city – or wherever you may be. We provide a trusted, convenient source for finding value on everyday items and activities and identifying novel, enriching and fun experiences for you to enjoy and share with your friends. With thousands of unique and diverse offers every day, we inspire our members to discover everything from weekend excursions to international travel, from exclusive gourmet dinners to family outings and more. We help local and national businesses grow by introducing them to high-quality new customers. We deliver compelling and cost-effective marketing solutions for businesses large and small and provide our partners with the tools to make our members their regulars.
Bizzingo, Inc. ( OTC: BIZZ ) is a global social media company that has developed Bizzingo.com as a unified social network designed especially for businesses. Bizzingo will provide a channel to negotiate transactions devoid of personal networking clutter. As the first true business-to-business social platform, Bizzingo also is designed to allow businesses a way to find each other by keyword and view promotional information, as well as synchronously communicate with their users. Bizzingo's profiling system will create one of the most detailed business databases in the world, delivering targeted search engine results.
Clicker Inc. ( OTC:CLKZ ) together with its subsidiaries, operates as a Web publisher brand builder primarily in the United States. The company focuses on developing stand-alone brands that incorporate social networking and reward properties that leverage content, commerce, and advertising for the global Internet users. Its Web properties include Sippinit.com, an online pop, entertainment, and gossip property that incorporates social networking with entertainment; Sportsgulp.net, a social networking Website and gossip channel for sports enthusiasts; Wallst.net and Mywallst.net, a news consumption property and advertising platform that aggregates financial news and information from the Web; Dahoodbuzz.com, a news consumption property and advertising platform, which aggregates hip hop and urban news from the Web; and U-Furnish.com, a furniture e-commerce site that offers urban style furniture. Clicker Inc. also owns Internet domain names, such as Forwant.com, Cashclicker.com, ItsMyLocal.com, and financialfilings.com.
Digagogo Ventures Corp. ( OTC:DOGO ) is a technology company based in Detroit with expertise in digital marketing, advanced Internet and telecommunication technology, and a strong background in the research and development of emerging technologies. Key members of Digagogo were involved in the development of software in areas ranging from security solutions for The United States Department of Defense (Air Force/NASA), Citibank Financial, ADP Payroll and Nissan Motor Corp., to high value interactive entertainment solutions for companies such as 20th Century Fox, Electronic Arts, Nexon and other online entertainment multi-nationals. In addition, Digagogo has a highly skilled International team that has worked with companies like Alliance Technology, Universal Music, and Esprit to identify market gaps and apply emerging technologies that drive business revenue. Digagogo has compounded all this knowledge to design DoGoNet, DoGoSearch and DoGoPay. These products and services aid in building strong local economies for any given region by facilitating digital sales, distribution and advertising networks.
East Coast Diversified Corporation ( OTC:ECDC ) is a holding corporation with a diversified group of technology companies. Its business portfolio includes companies offering technology for logistics and asset management, media entertainment, transportation safety and social media applications.
F3 Technologies Inc. ( OTC:FTCH ) is a software innovator that creates unique social networks for groups such as the entertainment industry law enforcement and homeowners associations. Its products include Fargotube™ for the entertainment industry, Interactive Defense System ™, for police and other municipal departments; and Interaction Community Services.
Facebook ( NasdaqGS:FB ) operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company builds tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other; enables developers to build social applications on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook; and offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users.
FriendFinder Networks Inc. ( NasdaqGM:FFN ) is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com. FriendFinder Networks Inc. also produces and distributes original pictorial and video content and engages in brand licensing.
Google Inc . ( NasdaqGS:GOOG ) maintains index of Websites and other online content for users, advertisers, Google network members, and other content providers. Its automated search technology helps users to obtain instant access to relevant information from its online index. The company provides targeted advertising and Internet search solutions, as well as intranet solutions via an enterprise search appliance. Google Plussocial networking
Groupon, Inc. (NasdaqGS:GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods. Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively.
Intertainment Media Inc. ( OTC:ITMTF ; TSX:INT.V ) is one of Canada''s leading technology incubators and is focused on developing, nurturing and investing in both North American and global technologies and companies that provide technology solutions for brands and consumers alike. Intertainment also owns and operates a number of key properties including Ad Taffy, itiBiti (KNCTR), Ortsbo, Deal Frenzy, The Sweet Card and Magnum, with investments in leading edge technologies and social media platforms including theaudience.com.
LinkedIn ( NYSE:LNKD ) connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 200 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from its talent solutions, marketing solutions, and premium subscriptions businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.
LiveWorld Inc. ( OTC:LVWD ) a user content management company, is a trusted partner to the world’s largest brands, including the number-one companies in retail, CPG, pharmaceutical, and financial/travel services. We revolutionize the management of user content through innovative proprietary technology, leading edge services, and deep integration with client marketing and customer support teams. Scaling human review of user content and human touch points, LiveWorld removes obstacles that brands face, allowing them to engage more deeply in social media. In an innovative approach that encompasses review, management, and analysis of user content, LiveWorld provides 24/7 brand protection through “always on” moderation and engagement across social channels, applications, and sites. The LiveWorld solution offers a competitive advantage through management of user content in sheer volume, resulting in amplified brand presence, and proven to improve social media marketing and increase customer loyalty.
MeetMe, Inc. ( NasdaqCM:MEET ) is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery (MEET). MeetMe® makes meeting new people fun through social games and apps, monetized by both advertising and virtual currency. With approximately 75 percent of traffic coming from mobile, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation. The company operates MeetMe.com and MeetMe apps on iPhone, iPad, and Android in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Turkish and Korean.
Obscene Interactive ( OTC:OBJE ) a subsidiary of OBJ Enterprises, Inc., is an emerging global developer of social gaming applications. OBJ’Es cutting-edge technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers all over the world, supporting multiple platforms for universal appeal. Obscene Interactive is focused on delivering the best in social gaming solutions to the mass market.
Rediff.com ( NasdaqGM:REDF ) is one of the premier worldwide online providers of news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services to Indians worldwide. Founded in 1996, Rediff.com is headquartered in Mumbai, India with offices in New Delhi, India and New York, USA.
Renren Inc. ( NYSE:RENN ) operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. It enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information and user-generated content, play online games, listen to music, shop for deals and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. Renren's platform includes the main social networking website Renren.com, the online games center game.Renren.com, the social commerce website Nuomi.com, and the video-sharing website 56.com.
Salon Media Group Inc. ( OTC:SLNM ) operates the pioneering, award-winning news site, salon.com. With an audience of 13 million monthly unique visitors Salon.com covers breaking news, politics, culture, technology and entertainment through investigative reporting, fearless commentary and criticism, and provocative personal essays. Salon.com has been a leader in online media since the dawn of the digital age and has bureaus in San Francisco, New York City and Washington D.C.
SINA Corporation ( NasdaqGS:SINA ) Is an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities. Our digital media network of SINA.com (portal), SINA.cn (mobile portal) and Weibo.com (social media) enable Internet users to access professional media and user generated content in multi-media formats from the web and mobile devices and share their interests to friends and acquaintances. SINA.com offers distinct and targeted professional content on each of its region specific websites and a range of complementary offerings. SINA.cn provides information and entertainment content from SINA portal customized for WAP users. Based on an open-platform architecture to host organically developed and third-party applications, Weibo.com is a form of social media, featuring microblogging services and social networking services that allow users to connect and share information anywhere, anytime and with anyone on our platform. Through these businesses and properties and other business lines, we offer an array of services including mobile value added services ("MVAS"), online video, music streaming, online games, photo sharing, blog, email, classified listings, fee-based services, e-commerce and enterprise services. We generate the majority of our revenues from online brand advertising, MVAS and fee-based services.
SNAP Interactive, Inc. ( OTC:STVI ) develops, owns, and operates a dating and social networking software application. The company offers its dating and social networking application under the AreYouInterested.com brand that can be accessed on Facebook; and mobile devices, such as iPhone and Android, as well as a stand-alone Website. It provides users with messaging, access to communicate with users` matches, the ability to see who viewed their profile, and access to various other features.
Tencent Holdings Ltd. ( OTC:TCTZF ) uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day, hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume information, seek entertainment, and shop online through our integrated platforms. Our diversified services include QQ, Weixin and WeChat for communications; Qzone for social networking; QQ Game Platform for online games; QQ.com for information; as well as our eCommerce open platform. Our company was founded in Shenzhen in 1998 and went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2004. We seek to evolve with the Internet by investing in innovation, providing a hospitable environment for our partners, and staying close to our users.
Twitter, Inc. ( NYSE:TWTR ) is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, we have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. The service can be accessed at Twitter.com, via Twitter mobile applications for a variety of devices, and by text message. Available in more than 35 languages, Twitter has more than 240 million monthly active users.
United Online, Inc. ( NasdaqGS:UNTD ) through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet, where their respective brands have attracted a large online audience that includes more than 100 million registered accounts worldwide. The company's FTD segment provides floral-related products and services (FTD, Interflora, Flying Flowers, and Flowers Direct) for consumers and retail florists, as well as other retail locations offering floral and related products and services. The company's Content & Media segment provides online nostalgia products and services (Classmates, SchoolFeed and StayFriends) and online loyalty marketing (MyPoints). Its primary Communications segment service is Internet access NetZero and Juno), including high-speed 4G mobile broadband (NetZero Wireless).
WebMediaBrands Inc ( NasdaqCM:WEBM ) is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii) InsideNetwork.com, a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii) SemanticWeb.com, a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data, and Big Data. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos (stocklogos.com) and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.
Wikifamilies, Inc. ( OTC:WFAM ) through its proprietary social media and mobile platform is a Web-hosted networking site where members, such as families, sports teams, churches and other membership organizations, can manage, store and share information, videos, documents, and more within close-knit communities. Unlike other social media networks that sell your personal information to advertisers, Wikifamilies, Inc. offers secure and complete privacy of data, which is never mined for advertisers. To information to advertisers, Wikifamilies, Inc. offers secure and complete privacy of data, which is never mined for advertisers.
Yahoo! Inc. ( NasdaqGS:YHOO ) Founded in 1994 by Stanford Ph.D. students David Filo and Jerry Yang, Yahoo! began as a hobby and has evolved into a leading global brand that changed the way people communicate with each other, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information. Today, Yahoo! Inc. attracts hundreds of millions of users every month through its innovative technology and engaging content and services, making it one of the most trafficked Internet destinations and a world class online media company. Our offerings to users on Yahoo! Properties currently fall into five categories: Integrated Consumer Experiences, Applications (Communications and Communities), Search, Media Products & Solutions, and Mobile. The majority of our offerings are available in more than 30 languages. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with a presence in more than 25 countries, provinces, and territories.
YELP INC. ( NYSE:YELP ) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland and Turkey.
YY Inc. ( NasdaqGM:YY ) is a revolutionary rich communication social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. Launched in July 2008, YY Client, the Company's core product, empowers users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities, including online games, karaoke, music concerts, education, live shows and conference calls.
Zillow, Inc. ( NasdaqGS:Z ) is the leading real estate information marketplace, providing vital information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through its mobile applications and websites, enabling homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters to connect with real estate and mortgage professionals best suited to meet their needs. Zillow, Inc. operates Zillow.com(R), Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Mobile, Postlets(R), Diverse Solutions(R), Zillow Rentals, Buyfolio(TM), Mortech(TM) and HotPads(TM).
Zynga, Inc . (NasdaqGS:ZNGA) is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by more than 100 million monthly consumers. The company has created evergreen franchises such as FarmVille, Zynga Casino and Words With Friends. Zynga's NaturalMotion, an Oxford-based mobile game and technology developer, is the creator of hit mobile games in popular entertainment categories, including CSR Racing, CSR Classics and Clumsy Ninja. Zynga games have been played by more than 1 billion people around the world and are available on a number of global platforms including Apple iOS, Google Android, Facebook and Zynga.com. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.
Internet Community (Social Networking) Stocks ETF’s
Global X Social Media Index ( NasdaqGM:SOCL ) is a New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds that facilitates access to investment opportunities across the global markets. The Global X Social Media Index ETF, the first ETF globally to focus on social media companies. The Global X Social Media Index ETF seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Solactive Social Media Index.
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