This Week in Social: Facebook’s iPad App, Manchester City Deal With YouTube, Foursquare Introduces Radar

By Rob McNair

 Facebook’s iPad app finally here


Facebook has finally launched its official iPad app, after months of speculation and leaks. Facebook for iPad, now available in the App Store, looks very simliar to the version that was leaked in July. The app is designed primarily as a consumption experience.

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Manchester City strike deal with YouTube






















Manchester City has become the first English Premier League team to sign a content deal withYouTube, letting the club control its rights-owned and club-created YouTube videos, as well as manage the advertising around its content. You can visit Manchester City’s YouTube channel here.

Carry on reading on The Next Web.


Foursquare introduces Radar











Initially Foursquare was centered around making the world easier to use and focused around sharing what you’re doing and building expertise, with features like checking in, tips and recommendations. Now, if you follow a list, Foursquare will let you know when you’re near to a aplce on that list. Or if you save something to your To-Do List it reminds you when you’re close.

For more information visit the Foursquare Blog.


StumbleUpon surpasses 20 million users

In the past 16 months, StumbleUpon, the personalied discovery engine has doubled its user base. It now has more than 20 million registered users who “stumble”. A “stumble” is clicking a button to load a webpage. The site has picked out, based on users’ preferences and behavior, more than 1 billion web pages every month.

Continue reading here.


Twitter secures “tweet” trademark

Earlier this week Twitter won their battle to trademark the term “tweet”. Twitter and Twittad have been in a legal struggle for years over the trademark. Twitter has argued that the term “tweet” was famous as a Twitter term before Twittad secured the trademark.

More on this story on Mashable.


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This post was written by Rob McNair

Rob has experience advising some of the worlds most iconic brands. He thrives on helping improving social media knowledge within organisations with the ultimate goal of making theirs brands more social, transparent and accountable.