Posted by A Ocean on September 29, 2010 ·
Twitter’s COO, Dick Costolo announced that Twitter would be retiring its Early Bird advertising product, which partnered with retailers and e-commerce companies to offer discounted deals to Twitter users.
“We had tremendous early success with it,” Costolo said, citing deals with Virgin America and Disney. “But it needs to be reworked or rethought.” Most of the deals offered [...]
Posted by A Ocean on September 27, 2010 ·
Apple released an update to its iTunes software with Apple iTunes 10.0.1 launching on Friday last week.
The new releases mostly adds bug fixes and changes the way users share music on Ping , it adds the ability to use Ping from within iTunes library, instead of having to manually search out music tracks you already owned in the database of the iTunes Store.
Apple lists the following change [...]
Posted by A Ocean on September 27, 2010 ·
Facebook Page Browser
Facebook has officially launched a new feature for helping users discover Facebook Pages, the tool is called “Page Browser,”and was briefly available to users earlier this month.
Page Browser suggestions are tailored based on pages users previously ‘Liked’, and following a new Page simply entails clicking on its icon.
Users can search for the pages based on “Country” [...]
Posted by A Ocean on September 15, 2010 ·
Twitter's new default image
With the newly refurbished website Twitter has also redesigned its default profile picture to a drawing of an egg, maybe it signifies the – hatching of a new version of Twitter.com.
Twitter had last changed its default avatar image last September, then it replaced the awfully terrible eyesore “the weird brown smiley face” with a wide variety of colored [...]
Posted by A Ocean on September 8, 2010 ·
Bad news for all the iPhone 3G owners who were looking forward to Game Center, Apple’s social and gaming networking application, which is included with iOS 4.1. Apple has confirmed that Game Center will work on the second-generation iPod touch, but not on the iPhone 3G.
The first-generation iPhone and iPod touch models are the only other iOS based devices that cannot access Game [...]
Posted by A Ocean on September 3, 2010 ·
mobile version of Twitter
Twitter’s mobile usage of the service has gone up 62% in just over four months, and 16% of all new Twitter users are starting out on mobile devices as opposed to web signups according to Twitter’s CEO Ev Williams.
“Our Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for BlackBerry clients are now two of the most popular ways to use Twitter. This may not be surprising. [...]
Posted by A Ocean on August 30, 2010 ·
Twitter has announced a new beta service called Site Streams a new feature on the Streaming API. The new functionality allows mobile push services to immediately display new tweets, mentions and other data as soon as they come in without having to deal with Twitter’s REST API rate limits.
“The initial version delivers events created by, or directed to, users that have shared [...]
Posted by Martin Beauchamp on July 15, 2010 ·
Image via Wikipedia
It’s the trailer you probably weren’t waiting for but heck, it is tech, it is social media, it should define a generation, heck it could be the next Matrix.
‘The Social Network‘ – depicts the early days of Facebook, you know when they has 22,000 hits in 2 hours. Before Zuckerburg had 500 million friends and a few enemies. Ah the life of an undergraduate, [...]
Posted by A Ocean on July 13, 2010 ·
Facebook will add a ‘panic button’ application for U.K. users which will report child abuse to Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Facebook had initially resisted the idea, but finally agreed after months of negotiation with the CEOP, BBC reported.
Facebook was under pressure from just about everyone after a 17-year old girl was lured to [...]
Posted by A Ocean on June 20, 2010 ·
Facebook has been proactive with its mobile apps particularly with iPhone app since iPhone launch three years ago. It has released an updated version of their mobile app for the iPhone . The latest version 3.1.3 contains several major updates and important bug fixes, including the ability to watch Facebook videos and upload larger pictures on the iPhone.
The app will have the Facebook [...]