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Social Media Monitoring is the Key to Developing Successful Gadgets

10/18/2010, Social Media Monitoring San Francisco is a two day conference that will bring together leading brand representatives, PR professionals, and marketing experts to discuss the latest ideas, trends and techniques in social media monitoring. It is an event...

Facebook Patents New Social CAPTCHA System

09/10/2010, Facebook has filed for an interesting patent on a new technology that it hopes will help ward of the scammers and hackers on Facebook. The patent describes a new CAPTCHA system that will make use of the user’s social graph, dubbed the social...

Facebook Search Patent Returns Results Based On Your Social Network

08/31/2010, If there was any doubt that Facebook and Google were on collision course, the recent patent that Facebook was awarded regarding certain types of search algorithms should dispel that. The social networking giant has managed to patent the “ranking of...

Google reportedly snaps up Jambool for $75 million

08/09/2010, Word has it that Google has purchased Jambool for as much as $75 million, where its main intention for doing so would probably be Jambool’s virtual currency payments product – Social Gold. San Francisco-based Jambool was founded in 2006 by...

Twitter glitch does away with all your followers

05/10/2010, A glitch in Twitter has wiped out all the followers of your Twitter account, which will definitely break the hearts and hurt the egos of those who have gained a large following over time, with the number of followers being reset to 0. This will certainly...

Microsoft Kin One and Two Pricing, Specs and Release Date

05/04/2010, We gave you an early peek at the upcoming Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two phones, and we told you that they were coming on Verizon’s network this month. Well, the time has come and we have the details about the launch, the specifications and most...

Microsoft Kin Cloud Phones Launched

04/12/2010, Microsoft has just launched its new phone service called Kin, along with two devices, named Kin 1 (Kin 1 photo gallery) and Kin 2 (Kin 2 photo gallery). The idea was to create a phone for heavy texters and those who love to stay in touch with friends and...

Loopt Revamped iPhone App with Pulse Feature

03/17/2010, [SXSW] At SXSW, I met with Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO, of Loopt, a location-based social networking site, and he showed me the new Loopt app for the iPhone. Loopt introduced its new Pulse button that allows SXSW attendees to access a consolidated...

Vimeo also supports HTML5 video

01/22/2010, YouTube isn’t the only one to play nice with HTML5, as Vimeo also ensures its library is compatible with HTML5 video. Bear in mind that HTML5 video will function in Safari and Chrome browsers only at point of publishing, although it might end up as...

Facebook Partners With McAfee To Offer Security Software

01/15/2010, If you’re currently evaluating antivirus software for your computer, you might want to take note that Facebook has partnered with McAfee to offer all of its 350 million users free security software for a 6-month period. It’s good to see...

MySpace Suite of API’s Leveraging Real-time Updates

12/09/2009, [LeWeb] Today, Mike Jones, Chief Operating Officer at MySpace, spoke at LeWeb to announce the new suite of open API’s that include: Real-Time Stream API: gives push access to the full MySpace activity stream to third party sites in real-time, it can...

Digsby To Launch Twitter Desktop Client

09/22/2009, [DEMOFall 09] Another day and another Twitter dashboard… dotSyntax the company behind Digsby, the popular IM and social networking aggregator, claims that it delivers the best Twitter experience, presenting the data in a conversation format while...

Piryx introduces the Social Commerce Platform

09/22/2009, [DEMOFall 09]The recent presidential campaign has highlighted the power of small online donations, and that has created a demand from candidates, non-profit, local governments, and other entities to have a web-platform to raise funds. It’s a good...