The Weekly Scoop:Updates, Apps and Acquisitions

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Social:

Starbuck’s set the trend with “Tweet a Coffee”, and now You Can “Tweet a Coke” to a Friend for $5. It’s a great idea, but currently tied only to Regal Cinemas. Perhaps they should make QR codes that will scan into vending machines and work as coupons?

LinkedIn has been moving more and more towards content marketing. LinkedIn Acquires Bizo, doubling down on their current marketing direction.

WordPress:

Jetpack 3.1: Portfolio Custom Post Types, a New Logo, and Much More.  The latest Jetpack update adds exciting new features like additional JSON API endpoints and Custom Content Types — which includes the Portfolio Custom Post Type. Custom Post Types are a strong feature that will make JetPack even more indispensable than ever.

WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 is available for download. Read our full article about WordPress 4.0 here.

Apps:

GreenMellen has been a fan of Asana’s task management tool for awhile but the mobile app was weak. Now, Asana has rolled out a big mobile update to meet user’s needs when away from the desktop. Asana launched a redesigned iOS app Tuesday that makes it easier for teams to collaborate and helps individuals focus on the most important tasks.

Snapchat has audience Facebook really wants. First, Facebook updates it’s Slingshot app with unlimited reactions. Next, Facebook owned Instagram rolls out it’s app, Bolt — but there’s a catch.

Hate your native mobile mail app? Use Gmail on your phone instead. Here’s another reason why.  If you’re carrying an iPhone, a new version of Gmail iOS app has also rolled out.

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