Barnes & Noble College launches social commerce at more than 500 colleges & universities. College retailer becomes first in its industry to integrate Facebook with the online shopping experience. The campus retailer successfully integrated the social networking features of its more than 500 campus bookstore Facebook pages with its award-winning e-commerce websites, creating seamless social shopping experiences and expanding the company’s social media and communication capabilities.
Walmart announces acquisition of social media company Kosmix. Walmart wants to take a crack at social ecommerce. Kosmix’s innovative technology platform searches and analyzes connections in real-time data streams to deliver highly personalized insights to users. The platform powers TweetBeat, a real-time social media filter for live events with more than five million visits last month; Kosmix.com, a site to discover social content by topic; and RightHealth, one of the top three health and medical information sites by global reach.