Mobile Minutes: Instagram’s real-time news; Facebook’s Web access; Google Music’s free model; Snapchat’s marketing
Facebook to offer South African Cell C users free Web access
Facebook Inc. will offer customers of Cell C Pty Ltd. access to its free application Internet.org in South Africa as the social-networking service seeks to add users in the continent’s most developed economy.
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Google dangles free music-streaming service to lure paid subscribers
Google plugged one of its music-streaming services into its vast digital-advertising business, making it free for users and stepping up competitive pressure on streaming specialist Pandora Media.
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Snapchat joins Daily Mail and WPP agency in marketing venture
Snapchat is teaming up with the advertising conglomerate WPP and the Daily Mail website to form a new company, called Truffle Pig, that will create social content for brands.
Read more on New York Times