Tag Archives: Web 2.0

VIDEO: Facebook Experiments With Disappearing Posts

11 Sep

VIDEO: Facebook Experiments With Disappearing Posts

The ephemeral messaging apps space dominated by Snapchat keeps growing. Now it seems Facebook is adding to the trend again — in a whole new way. In a question and answer section on Facebook, the company now describes how to set a post you’ve published to expire, a process that allows the message to disappear. […]

VIDEO: TripCast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For IPhone

29 Aug

VIDEO: TripCast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For IPhone

A new mobile application called TripCast, built by the team that created photo-sharing app Cluster, allows travelers to privately share their photos with their friends back home. The app lets you create a travel journal of sorts, by not only collecting the photos and sharing them, but also plotting them on map, and inviting fellow […]

VIDEO: Pin Drop App Launches On US App Store With Smart New Features

26 Aug

VIDEO: Pin Drop App Launches On US App Store With Smart New Features

Pin Drop – an iPhone app and website which lets you save, organize, and share locations – has now launched on the US app store with new collaborative mapping features and the ability to have multiple profiles. It’s also had a privacy overhaul allowing the ability to toggle between making pins and tags public or […]

VIDEO: Facebook Is Shutting Down Gifts To Focus On Its Buy Button And Commerce Platform

30 Jul

VIDEO: Facebook Is Shutting Down Gifts To Focus On Its Buy Button And Commerce Platform

Facebook wants to help other businesses sell things, so it’s done selling its own. Facebook Gifts will shut down on August 12th and stop selling gift cards for businesses like Starbucks and iTunes. The social network says no layoffs will occur, and most of the team has already been reassigned to other commerce initiatives.



VIDEO: Twitter Is About To Improve Direct Messages

19 Jul

VIDEO: Twitter Is About To Improve Direct Messages

Twitter is about to make some obvious but much-needed improvements to its direct-messages feature. On Friday night, Twitter announced that it plans to update its iPhone and Android apps, so users can view their entire direct-message history on mobile. Twitter also said it’s planning to streamline the process of deleting direct messages on mobile and […]

VIDEO: Google Directors Wanted Page, Brin To Court Facebook Employees

14 Jul

VIDEO: Google Directors Wanted Page, Brin To Court Facebook Employees

According to newly released documents in a closely watched case alleging big tech companies colluded to suppress wages, Google considered having its cofounders personally recruit Facebook workers and instituted a policy to make counteroffers within an hour to workers offered jobs by Facebook. Google’s concern about Facebook hiring its employees has been a theme in […]

VIDEO: Google Adds More Musical Chops With Songza Deal

2 Jul

VIDEO: Google Adds More Musical Chops With Songza Deal

Google is fine-tuning its digital music strategy with the acquisition of Songza, a service that creates soundtracks tailored for people’s changing moods. That means the price is considered to be too small to affect Google Inc., which ended March with $59 billion in cash. Apple Inc. is buying headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3 billion […]

VIDEO: Quirky, Moiphe Founder Launches Wink For Smart Home Automation

23 Jun

VIDEO: Quirky, Moiphe Founder Launches Wink For Smart Home Automation

Serial tech entrepreneur Ben Kaufman — the founder of Quirky, a New York-based startup that helps turn tech ideas into real products, and the popular Mophie iPhone case — is getting into the smart home space. Kaufman is launching a separate standalone operation called Wink that will bring smart household items — think web-connected lights, […]

VIDEO: Microsoft Cuts Prices For OneDrive, Cranks Up Office Bonus To 1TB

23 Jun

VIDEO: Microsoft Cuts Prices For OneDrive, Cranks Up Office Bonus To 1TB

The cloud wars have begun. On the heels of Apple announcing cheap rates for iCloud storage and Amazon’s unlimited free photo uploads for the Fire phone, Microsoft is cutting prices for its OneDrive cloud storage service. Drastically. Starting Monday, you can buy 100GB of OneDrive storage for just $1.99 a month (down from $7.49), and […]

VIDEO: Facebook Moves To Single-Column Timelines For Pages

5 Jun

VIDEO: Facebook Moves To Single-Column Timelines For Pages

Facebook has announced a plan to revamp the look of Timelines on its Pages, moving to a one-column design more similar to the Timelines on individual profiles. This is a little change, but it illustrates that Facebook is making a concerted push to give itself a streamlined, stripped down look. It also further blurs the […]