The Weekly Compete Pulse

It’s been a busy week at Compete, especially for the Technology & Entertainment and Financial Services verticals! If you missed Chris Collin’s webinar on Apple make sure to find some time to either watch it or review the slides: Think Different: The Decade of Apple. Also, here’s two free ebooks that we just released on the mobile money industry: Mobile Credit Cards and Mobile Banking. If that doesn’t keep you busy enough, check out these links to some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers.

Just in case you weren’t confused enough, Netflix took back it’s statement, removed Qwikster, and things will be as they were (just possibly, worse off for Netflix) because DVDs will be staying at netflix.com

If you haven’t noticed on your Twitter streams, people are saying the “F word” left and right – but the F word is “Famine” and the F bombs are for a good cause: ONE Launches Effort to End Famine (AdAge). Check out ONE’s campaign for more information and then read our list of things you do can do to help end the famine in east Africa.

Who doesn’t love a good infographic? We were intruiged by Mashable’s visual on the incorporation of brands into the social media sphere: What Drives Brand Sociability?

Alyssa Maine and myself have been putting together mini presentations for people to show them just how easy it can be to incorporate social media into a day to day routine. We liked Search Engine Watch’s report this week on 18 Minutes a Day to Social Media Time Management

Lastly, be sure to read Search Engine Watch’s talk with Clickable to find out some great Scalable Facebook Ad Campaign Tips

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About Jen Duguay:
Jen Duguay joins Compete to take on all things social media. She comes from a social issue background, most recently having worked for the Social Innovation Forum, the venture philanthropy arm of Root Cause, a nonprofit research and consulting firm. Jen's interests include singing, marketing, running, art, making guacemole, and using social entrepreneurship to tackle world issues. She has spent time in Belize and the Dominican Republic working on microfinance initiatives and recently traveled to Kenya where she studied the public healthcare system. Follow Jen @jenduguay on Twitter.