Posts tagged as: Social Network

Byte Is The New Looping Social Video App From One Of The Creators Of Vine

The Byte app is now available to everyone, for both iOS and Android. Byte is a social network based on short video clips, with comment features similar to Instagram, and a “rebyte” feature similar to retweets on Twitter. Byte was founded by Dom Hofmann — one of the original creators of Vine — and is similar to Vine in many […]

Google Refocuses Google+ Around Communities and Collections

Google has revised its Google+ social network to focus on the two areas that garner the most interest among users: communities and collections. The changes are reflected across the web, Android, and iOS apps, which have been stripped down to simpler formats that make it easier to discover and participate in shared interests. Google said […]

Vine Updated for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iOS 8 Extensions

Twitter today pushed out an update to its Vine application for iOS devices. The app has been optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens, and adds support for extensions in iOS 8. The new share extension makes it simpler to share Vines with other people and /or social networks from within the […]

Apple Is Buying Path Social Network

Apple is poised to announce an acquisition of the Path social network, says a source claimed to be within Apple’s engineering team. “It’s almost done, if not signed already, but it’s essentially a done deal,” the person observes. The source adds that Apple is interested in more than just talent, and wants Path to be […]

FTC Follows the Path of the OTC and Clears Facebook Purchase of Instagram

In a 5-0 vote, The Federal Trade Commission has voted to close the investigation of Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram. The FTC has chosen to do nothing to block or otherwise hinder the merger, but reserves the right to “take such further action as the public interest may require.” Mark Zuckerberg claims that Instagram will still […]

Google Does Some Minor Updates to Google+ Profile Pages

Google has made some minor changes to its Google+ social network. The adjustments focus on the profile page, namely the addition of a share box at the top of the update stream, accompanied by a cover photo alongside the main profile image. Sara McKinley, a Google+ product manager, described the changes yesterday as tweaks made […]

Playstation Home to Get a Redesign

Sony Corp. this week said the Playstation Home online in the Playstation Network division of the Playstation 3 will receive a redesign this fall. The new version will include the Hub to allow users a direct path to free games via a teleporter and Activity Board to engage in quests and community activities. In addition, […]

MS Releases ‘We’re In’ for WP7 – Event Planner and Social Network

Microsoft today announced a new social location sharing application for Windows Phone 7 called called We’re In. Microsoft says that We’re In can be used to organize activities and/or events, and allow the participants to see exactly where everyone is. Rather than checking into locations, users send an invite to a select group (We’re In […]

The Twins Lose to Facebook, Now They Can Focus on London 2012

Today real life has proven the The Social Network wrong. In the movie Winklevosses get to walk away with a settlement worth $65 million.  Back here in the the real world, the Winklevosses appealed and litigated for three more years. But now it’s truly over, and the results are no surprise—Facebook won. The Winklevosses and […]

Ping the iLike Killer in iTunes 10

It looks like  Ali and Hadi Partovi sold iLike at the right time. Apple today has started its own social network around music called Ping. The service is targeted at the same people who love iLike.  The service lets you control who can follow you and let’s you follow your favorite artists.   Sharing is […]

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