Today, with their latest update, Google+ users on iOS can begin to experience their own stories and share those stories with their friends and family and followers.
Twitter has released an update for their mobile app today that lets users "see what's happening near you or around the world." The update introduces a location aspect to Trends that can localize tweets and and give users a way to find tweets and tweeters near them.
Additional changes include:
Today's update for the YouTube app adds a number of features, including:
- Quick access to new uploads from subscriptions via "My Subscriptions" feed on the Guide
- Queue up videos to play on TV
One new feature that should be of particular interest to businesses is "Access to Live Streams." Previously, if your business wanted to broadcast live, you would have to catch customers and viewers while at their desktop computers.
Foursquare announced today that they have released a new app just for business owners. Like Facebook's Pages, the app allows businesses to log in and manage their venues. The app supports multiple venues, and even allows the business to post status updates and respond to tips or comments as that business.
Facebook has been experimenting with video messaging for a short while now. Today, Facebook released version 5.4 of their mobile app for iOS to support it. There has been no official announcement yet from Facebook.
According to the update, Facebook users can now share their moments with voice messages and video recordings right from the app:
For local small businesses, one of the keys to search engine marketing is making sure that if a customer is searching for your business, they can find it easily. This means making sure that your business has a regional listing in each of the major search engine's local directory, like Google+ Local or Bing Local.