Jamie and I have been putting together social news email for the past couple of months and I’ve decided that I should definitely start dropping the news on my blog.

So here’s what happened this week.

From A to Z, Google has it covered with its new parent company, Alphabet. http://bit.ly/1INNTMH

What apps are holding our attention? Social apps and messaging platforms lead the way. http://bit.ly/1TAU7HK

1-800-Twitter. Should Twitter focus on managing our online complaints? http://wrd.cm/1INPlhZ

The company you keep. Facebook patents a technology to help lenders decide if we get a loan – based on connections. http://bit.ly/1h9XJzy

We need your vote! DMI submitted a panel to SXSW (South by Southwest) and needs your vote for finalist. http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/56337

If you have any questions about these items, feel free to reach out.