Traditionally the number 13 is frowned upon as being unlucky, but today Google has all the luck. It’s the online search superstar’s birthday today and for a teenager, Google has been keeping it pretty mellow. Just family and friends, a couple wearing little party hats, some balloons and a few neatly wrapped presents and a [...]
What a day. In the space of a few short hours, Google+wrenched open the floodgates, allowing anyone to sign up for the fledgling social network — while Facebook retooled its News Feed so you won’t miss any of your friends’ vital updates. Google+ managed to out-announce Facebook by a wide margin. The search giant offered a slew [...]
MasterCard is working on a number of fronts to bring mobile payments to the market, partnering with Google on Google Wallet and throwing support behind Isis, the carrier-led NFC joint venture. But it’s got some interesting ideas of its own on how to spur mobile payments, shopping and interaction with a mobile phone. The credit card company [...]
Old school SEO pros cover your ears, or be prepared to adapt your craft: Search engines are changing, and social media is a huge part of that change. Bing, Google, and an increasing swath of nimble little search engines like Blekko and DuckDuckGo are incorporating social data into their results. This is potentially great news for new businesses [...]
Twitter has launched its photo sharing service across the globe and you can start using it, the next time you login to your Twitter account. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat that this feature is live now and can be used by the people across the globe. This feature is powered by Photobucket, which will [...]
Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi, has resigned from her senior role at Facebook to start her own social media company. Randi Zuckerberg, who is two years older than 27-year-old Mark, had been Facebook’s director of marketing, responsible for initiatives such as coverage of US elections.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup set two new records for number of tweets sent per second on Sunday.
Google CEO Larry Page headlined Google’s earnings call today and of course revealed some interesting statistics on Google’s most recent product, Google+. Page said the new management structure he implemented is “working together fabulously,” and helping complete Google’s goal of making “sharing on web like sharing in real life.”
Phil Terry, a good friend, Web veteran, fellow lover of the classics and the cofounder of Creative Good, a user experience business, has put together some back of the envelope calculations for how much Google spent to build and launch its new social networking service Google+. The number happens to be eerily close to what News Corp paid [...]
Facebook’s “awesome” announcement next week has been spoiled. The social network will reportedly be unveiling a Skype-powered video chat platform. Facebook’s Seattle team was behind the new feature, according toTechCrunch. Skype and Facebook already have a serious partnership that integrated Facebook social data directly into the Skype client. Now it looks like Skype will be coming to Facebook.