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Google Propeller – a social news app for Android Honeycomb tablets as well as the iPad

Saturday, September 17, 2011 13:21 1 Comment

Google is hard at work creating a new way for you to view and share the latest goings-on in current events. Reportedly called Google Propeller, the new digital news platform is being developed for Android Honeycomb tablets as well as the iPad. It will revolutionize the way users interact with the daily news. At least that’s what Google wants to believe. A report on called it a “Flipboard killer,” referring to the social news platform that launched last year. Flipboard has been downloaded 3.5 million times and has received more than $60 million in venture capital from some of the top players in the industry. The app allows users to “flip” through

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Twitter now delivers 350 billion tweets each day

Sunday, July 17, 2011 2:13 1 Comment

Twitter now delivers an astonishing 350 billion tweets each day, the company said on Friday. ”Delivering 350 billion Tweets a day is a terribly fun engineering challenge. But, it doesn’t capture how passionate our users are,” the company said from its official Twitter Engineering account. Coincidentally we’re sure, the news comes just one day after Google bragged that it had amassed 10 million Google+ users in just two weeks, and that these users collectively share 1 billion items each day. Google+ has quite a way to go before it is anywhere near as popular as Twitter, of course, but it’s certainly doing well for a 2-week-old product. Read

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Twitter Negotiating data sharing deal with Microsoft’s Bing search

Saturday, July 16, 2011 23:49 No Comments

Twitter is reportedly renegotiating terms for a deal with Bing. The social networking and microblogging service failed to agree terms with Google earlier this month which saw Google suspend its realtime search product. Google had been allowed to access Twitter’s real time stream of tweet data. The agreement, originally announced in October 2009, expired on July 2. Microsoft has a similar deal with Twitter which allows it to use tweet data in its search results. All Things Digital reports that Twitter is attempting to renegotiate a deal with Bing. According to the site’s sources, Microsoft and Bing are “far apart” on a number of issues, including the price for a deal and the way twe

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Twitter Finally Acquires TweetDeck, terms undisclosed

Thursday, May 26, 2011 0:38 No Comments

Twitter has finally announced that it has acquired TweetDeck. “This acquisition is an important step forward for us,” Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said in a blog post. “TweetDeck provides brands, publishers, marketers and others with a powerful platform to track all the real-time conversations they care about.” Costolo and TweetDeck CEO Iain Dodsworth made it clear that TweetDeck development will continue and that it will remain largely independent. “Change may well be inevitable, but we remain the same team, staying in London, with the same focus and products, and now with the support and resources to allow us to grow and take on even bigger challenges,” Dodsworth said in

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Twitter Considering Facebook Style Brand pages

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 19:19 No Comments

Twitter might introduce pages for brands similar to those on Facebook, according to reports. The initiative, which Marketing Magazine reports is being lead by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and President of Revenue Adam Bain, is to give brands their own space on Twitter — a page they could point to and use to deliver content, while encouraging Twitter users to follow them. In a similar move, Foursquare launched Pages Gallery Monday, a showcase of different company pages on Foursquare. The question is: does Twitter really need branded pages? On Facebook, the entire brand experience revolves around the company’s page. That part of the experience is currently lacking on Twitter, whe

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