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Social Media Today: New Partnerships, Top Brands & More…

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Foursquare partners with Microsoft…

foursquare Social Media Today: New Partnerships, Top Brands & More...

Foursquare and Microsoft are teaming up for dollars are data. Microsoft is investing $15 million into the location-based service. The four-year licensing deal will incorporate Foursquare’s data into Microsoft’s web and mobile platforms.

The deal is Foursquare’s latest move to step up its monetization efforts. Last week , Foursquare announced a partnership with GrubHub Seamless.

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Netflix series renewed…

Outstanding Drama Series: House Of Cards • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

The Netflix series “House of Cards” has been renewed for a third season. The show has served trailblazer for online- only TV with its first season it earned nine Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe nominations including a win for actress Robin Wright.

Season two of “House of Cards” debuts on February 14th.

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Social Media brands are most followed on Twitter…

Social media profiles continue to dominate Twitter’s most followed brands, accounting for six of the first seven spots.

According to Twitter Counter, @Youtube remains #1 with its close to 40 million followers (39,032,438), @Instagram is second with 30,580,781, and the official @Twitter profile come in third with 28,675,525 followers.
The Top 20 Brands On Twitter
1. YouTube (@YouTube, 39,032,438 followers)
2. Instagram (@instagram, 30,580,781)
3. Twitter (@twitter, 28,675,525)
4. CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk, 15,298,299)
5. Twitter en español (@twitter_es, 13,681,003)
6. Facebook (@Facebook, 13,443,939)
7. CNN (@cnn, 11,653,938)
8. UberSocial (@UberSoc, 11,248,738)
9. FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona, 11,035,246)
10. The New York Times (@nytimes, 10,832,547)
11. MTV (@MTV, 10,420,040)
12. Real Madrid F.C. (@realmadrid, 10,058,112)
13. NBA (@NBA, 9,248,845)
14. TwitPic (@twitpic, 9,016,448)
15. ESPN (@espn, 8,791,174)
16. BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking, 8,658,276)
17. A Googler (@google, 7,974,450)
18. Ramalan Indonesia (@TweetRAMALAN, 7,848,470)
19. Funny Or Die (@funnyordie, 7,785,564)
20. Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile, 7,146,967)

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