Welcome to the FAVES + CO. Weekly Recap. It’s our rundown of the top stories from the week you can read in five minutes or less. We want to make being in-the-know on all things digital, social and tech as easy as possible. Here is our top 10 rundown to keep your digital IQ above par.
Apps are constantly being updated with improvements and bug fixes. Sometimes you open your favorite app only to find there is a new look or new features. Without taking the time to read the “what’s new” description you might miss out on important updates. Have no fear! FAVES + CO. will start publishing our fave app iOS, Android and Windows updates.
We want to make being in-the-know on all things digital, social and tech as easy as possible. Here is our top 10 rundown to keep your tech IQ above par. Rest easy, busy one. We’ve got your back.
Time for your FAVE recap and mine… It’s what’s hot in tech and social.
Listen, I know you’re busy. When I first started this blog I considered making the tagline, “Putting in the man hours so you don’t have to.” I enjoy doing this research and I want to make it as easy as possible for you to always be in-the-know on all things social. If you read nothing else this week, this run down will keep your social and tech IQ above the rest. Rest easy, busy one, I’ve got your back.
Go ahead and copy and paste your favorite links and send them to your boss, co-workers, peers. They’ll remember (in case they forgot) what a rockstar you are. (Or you can always forward a copy of this post.)
- The Huffington Post wins a Pulitzer.
- Path Announces $30M+ Round Of Funding. That’s a lot of cheese.
- Read It Later rebrands as “Pocket.” Oh, it’s now free. Lets its 4.5m users save articles, videos, images and more.
- Foursquare confirms 20M users, 2 billion check-ins, on 4sqDay 2012
- Apple reportedly launching ‘iPad Mini’ priced at $249-$299 in Q3 (Wait, isn’t this an iPhone?)
- Social logos on TV actually work? In the U.S, about a third of TV viewers have liked a show’s or brand’s Facebook page or tweeted about what they saw on TV after seeing one of these logos.
- Twitter mobile ads can now be targeted by platform
- The MPAA says you can infringe copyright just by embedding a video. Eek!
- College students can win a paid summer internship with The Huffington Post, Techcrunch, AOL Video or About.me.
- The top 10 social media influencers, according to Klout.
- The first reality show about Silicon Valley is in the works. Meet the cast.
- Rackspace launches OpenStack-powered next-gen public cloud
Looking for a marketing and communications or writing job in the world of social and tech? Here are a few of my FAVE openings to help you get started. Tell ‘em Sarah’s Faves sent you.
foursquare, Public Relations Director
New York City, NY
We’re looking for a superstar PR person that’s passionate about our product and full of ideas on how to communicate its value proposition to the world. You’ll be working closely with the other members of our marketing and communications team to develop strategy and messaging around product releases, partnerships, and other major announcements. Experience working with business and tech press is a must. We need a creative thinker that can execute quickly in a high-pressure environment. Ideally, you also have a great sense of humor and can keep a smile on your face amidst the craziness that is startup life!
This is a full-time position based in our New York City headquarters in SoHo.
Zynga, Product Manager – Player Appreciation Team
San Francisco, CA
Do you want to define what PLAY means in social media? Zynga is looking for a Product Manager who can bring its games to the forefront of the world: creating unforgettable social experiences, connecting hundreds of millions of people throughout the world and delighting its players through games. Equipped with user data, the Product Manager will have the creative freedom to provide experience, direction, and measureable performance for our social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, etc …), resulting in creating player loyalty and engagement in our portfolio of casual games for millions. Put yourself to the test and come join us!
The Next Web, Tech Writer
San Francisco, CA
We’re looking for a full time (maybe PT if necessary) San-Francisco based tech writer.
You need to be incredibly passionate about technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship and Internet culture. You’ll be keen to immerse yourself in the SF technology scene – or indeed already be part of it. You’ll enjoy chasing up stories and the people behind them for interviews/comment. You’ll love people, events and developing relationships. You’ll be keen to learn the background to a story, thrive on the details and above all, be passionate about being first to a story.
You should be keen to make a name for yourself within the tech circle but more importantly, interested in being part of the Internet’s fastest growing technology blog and its team of global writers.
Google, Global Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Google.org
Mountain View, CA
As our communications manager based in Mountain View, you will lead communications and public affairs outreach for Google.org and Google’s Charitable Giving. You will work across the communications and Google.org teams to develop and lead our public affairs strategy. Your outreach will include efforts to inform thought leaders and partners about Google’s philanthropic work, as well as proactive campaigns to advance our public policy goals among journalists, commentators, academics, other companies and third parties. We’re looking for great communicators who can understand complex issues and explain them in person and also via well-written, simple blog posts, FAQs, video scripts and more.
Square, Field Marketing Specialist
Las Vegas, NV
Square’s looking for engaging marketing specialists on a contractual basis to represent Square at conventions/trade shows/events. This is an opportunity for people to hone their marketing skills while working for an engaging and rapidly growing company. The ideal candidates will assist Square by seeking out and attending events that cater to Square’s core demographic. They will engage and activate potential new merchants. They will also represent Square in and around Las Vegas. It is anticipated the position hours will be flexible around the event/convention schedules – more than likely to be Wed-Sun, roughly 40+ hours a week. We are looking for self-motivated creative individuals, who have exceptional ability to communicate their passions to others.
Calling Harold Hill! (The one at the end of the movie who leads 76 trombones. Not the greedy one who makes Marian cry.) Ready to lead the big celebration for your city on foursquare? Last week they announced the #visitUS city badge contest, inspired by this: White House
Love this idea.
How to make a list for your town:
- Create a list at foursquare.com/lists, and make sure it has your town and the #visitUS hashtag in the name.
- Add 20-30 of your town’s best places. Include a variety of spots, from restaurants and bars, to parks, monuments, and local businesses.
- When you’re done, get your friends to follow the list (or even help you make it) by sharing it on foursquare, Twitter, and Facebook.
- Share your list on twitter with hashtags #4sq and #visitUS, or submit it using this form
You have until midnight this Friday to tweet your list with the #visitUS and #4sq hashtags (you can also use this form). Good luck!
Here are a few places that already have city badges.