StartupDigest Social – September 16, 2011by StartupDigest on September 16, 2011
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This week’s edition focuses on Facebook’s Product Director for Ads Gokul Rajaram explaining that majority of page views have social ads or sponsored stories on them, Electronic Arts‘ newest social game, The Sims Social, passing social gaming supergiant Zynga’s Farmville, Instagram announcing it now has 9 million users, and Conde Nast spinning out Reddit as a standalone operation.
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What You Need to Read This Week
Most Of The Page Views On Facebook Contain Social Ad Formats
By Leena Rao, TechCrunch
Great video highlight of Facebook’s Product Director for Ads Gokul Rajaram breaking down how social the ads’ product has become.
EA’s The Sims Social breezes past Zynga’s Farmville
By Matthew Lynley, VentureBeat
EA closes the gap with Zynga in the social game arms race.
How Instagram Is The Future Of Startups
By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, Business Insider
Why lean is the new craze of the startup world.
Conde Nast Spins Out Reddit, Without Letting Go
By Peter Kafka, AllThingsD
Interested to see where Reddit goes from here.