Hootsuite nabs $50M in growth capital for its social media management platform, passes 16M customers – TechCrunch

Over the last several years, social media has become a critical and central way for businesses to communicate, and market to, their customers. Now, one of the startups that helped spearhead this trend has raised a round of growth funding to expand its horizons. Hootsuite, the Vacouver-based social media management company that counts some 16…

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Fury as US social media stars given freebie trips to Scotland by Holyrood

American social media stars were given Government-funded, all-expense-paid trips to Scotland in exchange for gushing online reviews. Four online “influencers” were given the freebie visits and put up in five-star accommodation across the country. But the Twitter, Instagram and YouTube posts they published were not marked as advertising, in a likely breach of the US’…

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