Come hell or high water, Google is going to figure out a way to get people using its social network and chat service -- and a wave of new features announced this week could go a long way toward accomplishing that goal.
Mean-spirited ads from both Microsoft and Samsung directed at Apple have become something of the norm as of late, but today Microsoft released a series of questionable videos on YouTube that touched a nerve that extended far beyond the Apple faithful. The series, called "A fly on the wall in Cupertino," was quickly pulled after a barrage of outrage and mockery across multiple social networks.
Following yesterday's announcements of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c, Apple updated its YouTube page with product videos that show the products in action for the first time. (Well, at least without the stain of rumors surrounding them.) Be sure to check them out, as they're a nice visual complement to the articles we wrote during the announcement.
Earlier in the week we reported that word got out that Apple had bought Matcha.tv back in May, which now appears to be the cause for its sudden disappearance from the App Store following its acquisition. (Compare this, too, to how Apple left HopStop up after acquiring it.) And now we know why the Cupertino giant acquired it: it simply gave the Apple the recommendations it really wanted.
It's been quite a week for iOS shutterbugs, with the launch of Stream Nation and an all-new Shutterfly for iPad 2.0, but there's one more new service vying for your attention that aims to become a better Photo Stream.
We're always on the hunt for new, cost-effective ways to store our photos and videos in the cloud, and the latest from the co-founder of Deezer seems like just the ticket -- especially with unlimited storage for $19.99 per month.
First, TechCrunch claimed Facebook's June 20 event would unveil a news reader, and now the website has an insider tip that the social network may go head-to-head with Vine by introducing video to Instagram instead.
The acquisition of Tumblr wasn't the only big news Yahoo! had to share with the tech world on Monday, unveiling an all-new Flickr experience at an event in New York City that definitely got everyone's attention.