LinkedIn INTRODUCES Notifications and 4 Social Media Stocks Action

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): According to TechCrunch, following the closing of Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, several of Instagram’s employees may intend to leave for another startup. The shares traded up $0.18 (0.95%) recently at $19.14.

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LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) launched a new notifications feature this week, which allows users to know in real-time when an individual interacts with them on the networking site. Comparable of Facebook’s own notifications, LinkedIn has added flag and envelope icons to its header, and a red circle appears upon receiving a new message or other notice. It is very similar to comments or likes on their shares, an accepted connection request, new inMails, and more. The shares traded up $0.32 (0.27%) recently at $119.42.

Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P): Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently talking about licensing music for a custom-radio service similar to the popular Pandora Media, sources claim, in what could be a bid by the hardware maker for the expansion of its dominance in online music, according to the Wall Street Journal. The shares traded down $2.25 (17.90%) recently at $10.32.

Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA): Mini Putt Park, which is one of the first miniature golf simulation and construction games in the world, launches on and Facebook Platform. Developed and published by Majesco Entertainment (NASDAQ:COOL), Mini Putt Park enables players to have complete control over their very own mini-golf park, allowing them to build the course of their dreams and to play against friends from anywhere in the world. Because of Majesco’s recently-formed publishing agreement with Zynga, Mini Putt Park is currently available to play at and on Facebook at The shares traded down $0.03 (1.02%) recently at $2.91.

Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP): As if restaurateurs weren’t already concerned about Yelp, they’re about to be. A new study that was published in the Economic Journal claims that a difference as tiny as a half-star in a restaurant’s average rating on Yelp makes a huge impact on its reservations each night. The study, examining San Francisco area restaurants, used empirical data to support the widespread belief that internet review forums influence consumers to a huge degree: The shares traded down $0.30 (1.17%) recently at $25.25.

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