Pinterest Now Tracks Everybody by Default, but You Can Opt Out

Pinterest will now compile profiles of people who visit sites that contain Pinterest buttons, so their social bookmarking experience can be automatically personalized around interests that correspond to those sites. This will happen both for people who are currently logged in to the Pinterest website, and for people who have never even joined Pinterest, via … Continue reading

Ahead of July Filing, Twitter IPO Designed as “Less Anti-Facebook Than Anti-Old-Twitter”

Did you know Twitter actually filed its IPO documents in mid-July? Or that an investment firm run by Suhail Rizvi will be one of the bigger shareholders listed when its regulatory documents go public? Or that the float for the IPO will be much smaller than Wall Street expects, because few current investors are selling … Continue reading

Facebook extends its TV data reports to overseas partners as Twitter TV data is set to be released

Facebook’s efforts to rival Twitter for the attention of TV networks and producers has spread overseas, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the social networking site will announce on Monday plans to provide data on its user interactions about TV programs to 10 networks in eight countries. Among them, TV stations such as Channel … Continue reading

Twitter fully integrated into iOS 5

As most of you should know by now (if you’ve upgraded your iOS devices) that Twitter is fully integrated into iOS 5. Now what does this all mean? Well, if you’re a huge user of Twitter, it basically means good news, and for those of you who don’t use Twitter – it doesn’t change your … Continue reading

Does anyone still use Twitter #Music? Why the Web and iOS app are quickly fading into obscurity

It’s been a little over three months since Twitter #Music was launched on the Web and iOS. The release signalled Twitter’s desire to broaden its influence on the Web. To be more. To leverage the ever-increasing number of tweets to disrupt the status-quo. Yet for all its hype, Twitter #Music has been a disappointment. The … Continue reading

Dick Costolo Admits Twitter May Be Confusing To Some

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has been doing the interview rounds, with Matt Lauer of the Today Show getting his turn today. As befitting the mass-market appeal of the morning TV program, Costolo admitted that Twitter can be confusing to some folks who are unfamiliar with the service. “For many people, when they come to Twitter … Continue reading

Does Anybody Really Care About Egypt?

It’s far from a scientific sample, but I noticed a lot of people in my Twitter feed over the past few weeks lamenting a lack of thorough media coverage surrounding the political crisis in Egypt. Certainly, when the George Zimmerman trial reached its apex, one might have assumed things in Egypt had reached a peaceful … Continue reading

Vatican: Following the Pope on Twitter Means Less Time in Purgatory

The Vatican has taken another step in its efforts to embrace social media by offering “indulgences” to followers of Pope Francis’ (@Pontifex) Twitter account. Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reports that the church will reduce the time Catholics have to spend in purgatory if they follow official Vatican events on TV, radio, and through social … Continue reading

Kamcord Raises Another Million for Mobile Gamecasting

Mobile gamecasting service Kamcord has raised $1 million from two Chinese investors. It’s the second round of seed funding for the startup, which lets players of connected mobile games record and share videos of their playtime. In December 2012, Kamcord raised $1.5 million from a diverse group including Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures and Tencent. This … Continue reading

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