If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em out! According to sources close to the deal, Twitter has reportedly acquired TweetDeck, which for those unfamiliar, is an app for organizing the display of tweets, for more than $40 million in a combination of cash and stock.
The web was built to be open, with people freely sharing and accessing information. However, many employers and schools block access to certain websites to preserve the productivity of their employees and students. Your boss still insists that those reports be finished before you share pictures of last nights exploits on Facebook. What a party pooper.
Sometimes legitimate websites that you actually need to get your work done are blocked, or maybe you're on break you'd like to check your Twitter feed. For those times, you may want to consider setting up and using a Tor network. A Tor network is a network of proxy servers that can reroute your Mac's Internet traffic, bypassing any filters that your company or school may have set up.
There's a reason Google made a multibillion dollar pitch for Groupon. There's gold in them thar deals, and ever hungry for another advertising/data collating moneymaker, the gang out at Mountain View saw the dollar signs and the projected growth. They made their pitch -- tons of smaller companies dream of being bought up by one of the big boys -- and Groupon batted it away. Wise or no?
Yeah, yeah, that's all fine and good, but what you wanted was half off a footlong with everything, not a lecture on Google economics. Well, okay, then: two social couponing sites walk into the ring and only one can walk out.
Imagine a mashup of podcasting, Twitter, and YouTube for audio files, and you’ll have an idea of what SoundCloud is all about. It’s a social media service that lets you share original music, rambling diatribes, drunken party chatter, and other sound recordings with eavesdroppers across the globe. It’s a cool idea, but SoundCloud’s desktop Mac application lets users in on only half the fun.
Despite some interesting first impressions from publishers, Flipboard has proven itself as a very cool way to browse news and social networks on the iPad. The reader app lets you subscribe to various blogs, check up on your social networks, and just recently, given you the ability to read subscriptions from your Google Reader account. In this how to, we would like to show you how to maximize your social media use with Flipboard for iPad.
One of the rumors that had been bandied about before the Beatles announcement this morning for iTunes, was whether or not Apple and Facebook had perhaps struck a deal in regard to Ping. Well, we know now that wasn't the case, and given the Facebook CEO's comments, it would appear the two companies still need to sit down for talks a bit more.
You're probably familiar with Pulse, one of the many beautiful ways to enjoy RSS feeds on your iPad. You're also probably familiar with Flipboard, a new app that adds social functions to feed reading. Well, Pulse plans to add its own social functions tonight with a significant update.