Tag Archives: Web 2.0

VIDEO: Ways To Use Instagram To Promote ECommerce

24 May

VIDEO: Ways To Use Instagram To Promote ECommerce

Facebook ’s declining reach has set off a mad scramble of brands seeking the next social goldmine. Many brands are rushing into Instagram, staking their claim to a corner of the richly visual social site that Forrester Research recently pegged as one of the most effective social marketing tools. Great tips for using Instagram is […]

VIDEO: Spotify Tops 10 Million Paid Subscribers

21 May

VIDEO: Spotify Tops 10 Million Paid Subscribers

Music streaming service Spotify confirmed it has topped 40 million active users, and the number of users paying for a monthly subscription topped 10 million. Since launching six years ago, Spotify users have streamed 12 billion hours of music and created or updated 5 million playlists per day. “We’re widening our lead in the digital […]

VIDEO: Facebook Says ‘Paper’ Users Are Heavy Readers

18 Apr

VIDEO: Facebook Says ‘Paper’ Users Are Heavy Readers

Facebook says that users of its mobile newsreader app “Paper” are using it a lot. The social network on Friday said the average person who uses the app, which launched in January as the first product developed by its Creative Labs team, looks at a whopping 80 stories a day. But Facebook has given no […]

VIDEO: Facebook Messenger Adds A Dedicated Groups Tab

28 Mar

VIDEO: Facebook Messenger Adds A Dedicated Groups Tab

Facebook is gradually rolling out an update to its Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android. Users will see a new dedicated “Groups” tab for group discussions. Instead of mixing one-on-one conversations with group discussions, you can pin permanent group discussions in a separate tab. You can also pin existing group discussions or start a […]

VIDEO: Want More Privacy In Your App? Wickr Now Resells Its Encryption And Self-Destructing Technology

19 Mar

VIDEO: Want More Privacy In Your App? Wickr Now Resells Its Encryption And Self-Destructing Technology

Wickr, one of the wave of messaging apps built on the idea of private, encrypted and self-destructing data, has vowed never to make money off its users — with its app remaining free, and user data never getting sold or accessed by others. But it is starting the process of making money regardless. As Wickr […]

VIDEO: White House Releases New Cybersecurity Guidelines

12 Feb

VIDEO: White House Releases New Cybersecurity Guidelines

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has assembled a new guide for cybersecurity, laid out in a 41-page cybersecurity framework made public by the White House earlier today. President Obama first called for the framework in the State of the Union, signing the official order earlier this month. Designed to help businesses manage the […]

VIDEO: Instagram Direct Gives Users More Power, Freedom And Control

13 Dec

VIDEO: Instagram Direct Gives Users More Power, Freedom And Control

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom says Instagram is growing at a rapid clip. The photo-based social network has now attracted 150 million users, up from the 85 million it had back in the summer of 2011. To keep up this momentum, Instagram–like all massive platforms–must continue to make improvements and add capabilities to the product without crushing […]

VIDEO: Tech Stocks: Apple Buys Analytics Firm Topsy

3 Dec

VIDEO: Tech Stocks: Apple Buys Analytics Firm Topsy

Shares of Apple are up 1% in pre-market trading after the company confirmed it acquired the social analytics firm Topsy. The price of the deal wasn’t disclosed, but The Wall Street Journal reports it was worth $200 million, citing “people familiar with the matter.”Topsy allows its users to examine Twitter conversations and pick out trending […]

VIDEO: Instagram Expects To Begin Selling Ads Within The Next Year

9 Sep

VIDEO: Instagram Expects To Begin Selling Ads Within The Next Year

Facebook spent $1 billion to acquire Instagram in 2012 and is apparently ready to see a return on its investment. Although no ads currently appear on the photo-sharing site, Instagram’s new chief operating officer expects the site to be ready to begin selling ads for the site within a year

VIDEO: Google Axes Shopper Price Comparison Apps For iOS And Android To Focus On Google Shopping

26 Jul

VIDEO: Google Axes Shopper Price Comparison Apps For iOS And Android To Focus On Google Shopping

Google is starting to cut back on some of its less successful mobile apps. Google+ Local app has disappeared from the App Store a few weeks ahead of its planned shutdown and now, Google has also announced that it is going to shut down the standalone Google Shopper app for iOS and Android on August […]