Major Twitter Hacks, Yahoo’s New Look and New Funding for Pinterest

Weekly Roundup | February 22, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013

This week’s top news: Burger King was “sold” to McDonalds and Jeep was “sold” to Cadillac. Read more about the major Twitter hacks that occurred this week at Mashable.

Two characters may seem miniscule, but when you’ve only got 140 to work with it’s a very big deal. According to Technorati, Twitter has started reducing the character limit for tweets that contain a hyperlink to 118 characters and 117 characters for https links.  

There’s a fine line between business associates and friends. Social Media Today has advice on whether to add customers and clients as friends on social media channels and what you should consider beforehand. 

When Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo!, it was clear that change was coming. This week, she unveiled the new look for Yahoo!’s homepage on the “Today” show. Check out the video and some examples of the new design at Ad Age.  

Pinterest has once again proved it’s here to stay. This week the company confirmed $200 million in new funding. Sources are also indicating Walt Disney Co. may be interested in participating in future funding rounds. Read more about the funding and valuation at TechCrunch.

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